Here’s some news that will make you forget all about the oil spill and whether Charlie Rangel violated ethics rules and how freakin’ hot it is. This news, in fact, will make you forget possibly everything except the clear and present reality that we are all most certainly doomed. Kate Gosselin, yes, the television personality famous for showcasing the dangers of in-vitro and having the bad judgment to marry someone with a penchant for Ed Hardy tees, will reportedly be traveling to Alaska with all eight of her children (’cause that’s what they do for TV) and going camping with Sarah Palin (’cause that’s what they do for TV).
You cannot imagine the bleakness that fills our soul at this news. Sarah Palin is her own beast, and she very well knows it, but teamed up with those eight children and the mysterious mullet forces of Kate Gosselin, this thing could be unstoppable and mean the demise of everything good and holy in this world. Now, keep in mind the story is being reported exclusively by In Touch and that when we called TLC to confirm they said they would not comment, not even one tiny bit — but if it’s true, we will never be able to look at TLC the same way again.
From In Touch:
“Sarah, Kate and the kids will go camping,” a source says, adding that Sarah’s father, a retired science teacher, and brother, a third-grade educator, will conduct a hands-on natural history lesson for 9-year-old twins Mady and Cara, and 6-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Collin, Leah, Hannah and Alexis. A mother of a big family herself, former vice presidential candidate Sarah is thrilled about the upcoming visit. “She’s excited because it will be fun and educational for the children. Sarah will even teach Kate how to avoid bears!” the insider adds.
We can’t really blame Palin or Gosselin for this enterprise, if indeed it is to happen, because why would either of them say no? In fact, we’re only surprised it’s taken so long. And perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that the channel behind a show about a religious family called 19 Kids and Counting would be okay with associating itself with Sarah Palin, but you know what? It kinda did. Probably all those episodes of A Wedding Story we grew up on, or something.
Also, FYI: Not only did Oprah Winfrey have Sarah Palin on her show in November of 2009, the Oprah Winfrey Network is owned by Discovery Communications, which also owns TLC. If Oprah gets involved with these two, all hope is lost.