Sarah Palin highlighted sportsmen — including two women — who exhibit the grit and determination that exemplifies America’s frontier and pioneer spirit on the debut of her new show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin, on the Sportsman channel on Thursday.
She rode on a dog sled, invited viewers into her home, and promised to highlight Americans that make the nation exceptional.
When she is not in the field, Palin narrates from a studio as her co-hosts travel across the country and meet “amazing Americans” such as master craftsmen, unsung heroes, and extraordinary sportsmen.
Palin said Golob had a tenacious spirit and praised her for “kicking butt and taking names” in a male-dominated sport. She also called Golob a modern-day “Annie Oakley.”
Palin said America is a nation of shooters and noted that women are defending the country and are “more enthusiastic and skilled shooters” than ever before.
Viewers are tuning in for Palin, and the second episode was much more engaging than the first, largely because Palin was in her element in Alaska and out in the field. Palin is a natural on the stump, and she authentically lights up when she meets with crowds and voters. Palin’s curiosity, wit, and warmth come across on the small screen like it does when she is on the stump, and she is a lot better out in the field than in the studio, just like she is better with voters than in a room full of stuffy academics and elites.
In the second episode, Palin spends the day in Alaska with DeeDee Jonrowe, a musher in the Iditarod who has overcome a car accident and breast cancer. Jonrowe completed the nearly 1,500-mile race three days after completing chemotherapy. Calling Jonrowe a hero of hers, Palin took a ride on the dog sled on the Iditarod track, and she even invited Jonrowe to her home for dinner with her husband and parents.