Palin's TV Series a Stage for Political Future?

"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."