This week's episode began with a close up of a "Live Broadcast, Do Not Enter" sign -- handwritten on cardboard -- which the Palins tacked up outside of their house while Sarah delivered her Fox News commentary from their home studio. No fancy-pants Hollywood set here, commies -- just Todd, a camera and a wooden fish hanging on a wall as set decoration. Welcome to the real America.
Once the broadcast was done, the Palins took to the RV again for their next Alaskan adventure -- this one in multiple parts. First order of business was an exploration of the Talkeetna Mountains, a place that, as Sarah explained, "our family has been visiting for the last 40 years," which of course meant that she'd probably never been there.
The first day they took a rafting trip down the Matanuska River with Piper, Willow and her nephew -- Happy -- led by their white water rafting guide, Mud Flap (Sneezy, Dopey and Doc were meeting up with them later…) "We're going to be barreling down some pretty intense Class 3 rapids today," Sarah explained, which is akin to saying they were going to be partying hard on Grape Ne-Hi and Planter's Cheese Balls (Class 3 rapids are the rafting equivalent of driving over a speed bump at 10 miles per hour in your grandma's Plymouth.)http://www.salon.com/ent/tv/2010/12/20/sarah_palin_s_alaska_recap_episode_6_open2010/index.html