The Hollywood Reporter is wondering (presuming she will lose the election) what Sarah Palin will do afterward. How can Hollywood cash in on the shop-a-holic pitbull with lipstick? Is she with us to stay? Or are we only paying attention because her being in over her head and publicly drowning is reparation for failed neocon policies?
Eric Wattenberg, an agent at N.S. Bienstock, a New York-based agency that counts many news anchors among its clientele, believes syndication is a safer bet. “I could see her getting more traction as an Oprah than as an Anderson Cooper,” he said.
Some combination of talk and news could even be in the cards: One agent recommended News Corp. let her hone her chops for a few years on Fox News in anticipation of rolling out a broader-appealing talker over Fox’s O&O stations after 2010.
And then there are those who are thinking outside the box, as in reality television.
One producer floated the idea — only half-joking — of taking advantage of the curiosity surrounding the entire Palin clan and their Alaska setting and packaging “The Palins”: Think “The Osbournes” meets “Northern Exposure.”
Monica Lewinsky was also on SNL ‘making fun of herself’, you know. She also had executive experience. And look at where she is now. Ahem.