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Palin's TV Series a Stage for Political Future?


In this July 2, 2010 publicity image released by TLC, former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is shown by the family boat in Dillingham, Alaska, in a scene from the reality series "Sarah Palin's Alaska," which premieres on TLC on Nov. 14. (AP)

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" portrays the show's heroine as an adventure-loving wife and mother enjoying a whirlwind of activities amid spectacular settings in her home state.

There are no overt clues to her future political ambitions in the first episode of the eight-part TLC documentary series that begins Sunday.

However, Palin's outdoorsy image against the stunning scenery often plays nicely with her familiar political message.

There are scenes that are sure to suggest to some viewers that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is positioning herself for a 2012 presidential run.

There are contrary messages, too. In a promo for the show with a montage of outdoor scenes, she says would rather "be being doing this than in some stuffy old political office."