Sure, Sarah Palin is not actually a judge. But what she lacks in the singular most important requirement of the job, she makes up for in folksy sayings and a deceptively attainable MILF-ishness.
People — Move over, Judge Judy. There could be a new TV courtroom judge coming to town – and it’s none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a planned reality court show that would premiere next year, if it gets picked up by stations. She signed a deal in February with Montana-based production company Warm Springs, a source close to the process tells PEOPLE. “It’s a production deal,” the source explains. “What happens next is she’ll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it.” Warm Springs first approached Palin with the idea in 2015 and has since put together a team that includes the TV executive who found Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown. Unlike the two famous TV judges, Palin does not have a juris doctor degree. But the source notes that the bestselling author has a variety of other qualities that make her perfectly suited to the job.
That last line there is an absolute gem.
“Palin does not have a juris doctor degree. But the source notes that the bestselling author has a variety of other qualities that make her perfectly suited to the job.”
What she lacks in the singular most important requirement of the job, she makes up for in folksy sayings and a deceptively attainable MILF-ishness.
Well alright then, let’s make ourselves a courtroom show!
When you think about it, this was the only logical outcome here, right? If anything, I’m kind of surprised it’s taken so long. Ever since she submarined McCain in 08, we’ve all kind of been wondering how long it would take for her to have a TV show. If I had to guess back then, my money would’ve been on talk show over reality show. Basically as a “folksy, down home, we hate gay people” alternative to Ellen. A Judge Judy-esque show never even crossed my mind since… you know… she’s not a judge.
So the fact that this is going to end up being a daytime courtroom show… deciding the petty quarrels of the stupidest fraction of the country… outside of actual legal barriers? That’s incredible. It’s better than I could have ever dreamed of. But in a weird way, this is exactly what we were head for with Lisa An– I mean Sarah Palin the entire time.
P.S. Shoutout to all the porn directors out there with writers block who just stumbled into one of the most perfect porn parody plots of all time. The script just writes itself.