Ever wonder why such a serious politician like Sarah Palin is so worried about selling reality shows about herself or her family?
The fact that she's not actually serving in any kind of political office probably has something to do with it, but we're willing to bet there are a few financial motivations too.
According to John McCain's former running mate, however, money has nothing to do with it! While attending the TV Critics Association press conference in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Palin told sources that the reason her family keeps popping up with a reality show is because their "mantra is to live life vibrantly."
We're not exactly sure what that means, but she made sure to emphasize beforehand, "I'm certainly not doing it for the money, no!"
Here's what the Sarah had to say about her husband Todd's participation in NBC's Stars Earn Their Stripes:
"Our family's mantra is to live life vibrantly. And participating in a show like this, especially for Todd, is exactly that. It is living life vibrantly. Having the offer come from Mark Burnett, who is the best of the best, and having worked with him successfully on Sarah Palin's Alaska, [we] had a great connection with Mark to start with. That's what opened the door for us to even consider the idea of doing a show like this. But first and foremost, knowing the cause, honoring our troops and first responders … it was a no-brainer. And we had promised that we would do all that we could, through the different doors that have been opened, to honor our home state of Alaska and the resources that we have up there, that can be shared with the rest of the nation, and to honor our troops."
In this particular case, we actually believe Todd and every other cast member on the show is supporting our troops because contestants are competing for a cash prize on behalf of a military, veterans or first-responder charity.
However, let's not forget that his wife raked in somewhere around $250,000 per episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska. Life probably got a lot more "vibrant" after that!
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