I read the other day where Sarah Palin is starting her own news agency, online. On Sunday, the sarahpalinchannel.com aired and for a nominal fee of only $9.95 a month, you too can get the benefits of the pearly tidbits coming out of her mouth; $99.95 a year of course and obviously, service men and women can subscribe for free.
It’s not that I’m surprised that Palin is starting her own website; I wonder what took her so long to do so. I mean, it was obvious from her neophyte Vice-Presidential campaign that she’d begun to enjoy the spotlight and that once we got her off the farm, we would be hard-pressed to send her back again. And watching her forays on Fox News led me to believe that she was maneuvering herself to be a future player in the political game.
What does throw me aback is that there is a cost. Albeit $9.95 is not a lot to subscribe to a news service; even one threatening to be as partisan as Palin’s. Nevertheless, it is a cost and for one who wants to no, prides herself on being connected to the common man, she needs to realize that for some, regardless of how low the cost is, it may still be prohibitive.
If anything, this shows just how disconnected she is with many of the American public. Ten dollars to some is not a lot of money. But for more people than many would probably realize, an extra ten dollars a month doesn’t present itself that readily. It’s the type of thing you’d only appreciate if you’ve gone hungry in the past and at the time, wished to God you had an extra ten dollars.
Someone needs to slip Palin a note about the opportunities of WordPress. She can start her website for free here and pass the savings on to her public. Unless, of course, it’s about the money and that wouldn’t surprise me at all if it were.