December 17, 2010

Ice Capades

Call it a lovely example of the day-to-day machinations of the political infotainment complex.  Here’s the caption to this ABC publicity shot circulating on the newswire (and yep, I’ve pasted the AP spelling verbatim):

In this Dec. 16, 2010 photo provided by ABC, a cameraman tapes as Robin Roberts, far right, rides a snowmobile with Sarah Pailn (in orange helmet) and her daughter Piper during an interview with Sarah Palin for ABC’s Good Morning America at the Palin home in Wasilla, Alaska.

This photo of ABC in the act of collecting more Palin nature PR to foist on the American public demonstrates that, contrary to what you see here, Palin and ABC are actually piggybacking off each other.

And then, I’m sure you’ve seen who’s looking pretty foolish because that vista conjures up somebody else.

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(photo: (ABC/Matt Hage via AP)

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