Sarah Palin told Bill O’Reilly on Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor that she hasn’t lost any credibility politically just because she’s gotten into the reality TV game with her hit TLC show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska.
Watch the clip on RadarOnline.com below.
On the show, which has chronicled the outdoorsy life of the prominent Alaskan family, we’ve seen Sarah gutting fish, hunting caribou and even rubbing shoulders with another prominent reality TV mom, Kate Gosselin.
Palin told O’Reilly she lived up to her promise to “do all that I could to promote Alaska,” adding that with the highest-rated debut in TLC history, she feels she’d doing a good job of promoting not only the state, but its’ resources as well.
O’Reilly challenged the ex-governor, who’s openly discussed her presidential ambitions in 2012 by asking her, “Is that presidential? You and Kate Gosselin in the forest?”
The charismatic Palin replied, “I’m sorry that I’m not so hoity-toity,” laughing off O’Reilly’s suggestion she’d appoint Gosselin to a cabinet spot, and inviting him to appear on a future episode.
Palin also took a slightly veiled jab at Kate, who made no secret of her discomfort with the outdoorsy lifestyle during her cameo on her show — or, as Palin’s father Chuck Heath aptly put it: “She bitched from the moment she got off the plane.”
Said Sarah: “That episode certainly reflected a life lesson that I’m a believer in: Life is 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances.”
Sarah Palin’s Alaska airs Sundays at 9/8c on TLC; her new book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, is in stores now.