Meet Judge Sarah

3:30 PM -- The Hollywood Reporter tells us the real barracudas are busy looking for ways to cash in on the lipsticked barracuda's 15 minutes (we hope) of fame:

    As campaign managers for Sarah Palin plot last-minute tactics to get her elected, Hollywood bigwigs are convening strategy sessions of their own. Their goal: finding the ideal on-air vehicle for the vp candidate if and when she exits politics.

    Love her or hate her -- there doesn't seem to be much middle ground with Palin -- the 44-year-old hockey mom has captured the public imagination in a way no politician has since, well, Barack Obama.

    But as more and more polls cast doubt on the McCain-Palin ticket, producers and agents across the entertainment world are discussing possibilities for capitalizing on her fame, ranging from an Oprah-style syndicated talk show to a Sean Hannity-like perch in cable news or on radio...

    And then there are those who are thinking outside the box, as in reality television.

    One producer floated the idea -- only half-joking -- of taking advantage of the curiosity surrounding the entire Palin clan and their Alaska setting and packaging "The Palins": Think "The Osbournes" meets "Northern Exposure."
Well. It's better than "Enid Loopner" meets "The White House."

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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