Last week I wrote a piece pegged to tonight's TLC pairing of Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin on Palin's "Alaska" reality TV series.

The core of my commentary was that Palin will never be president because she has sold herself too cheap to low-rent reality-TV venues like TLC, and now she is being perceived as another one of the channel's freak moms like Kate Gosselin or the women on the series "I Didn't Know I was Pregant." As the title so coyly suggests, that series features women who gave birth and claim they didn't know they were pregnant. You can also now lump Palin in with the twisted stage moms of "Toddlers & Tiaras," a show that sexualizes little girls, and the women of "Sister Wives," TLC's celebration of polygamy.

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You can read my piece here. And then, please take a look at this wickedly funny Jimmy Kimmel takedown of tonight's edition of "Sarah Palin's Alaska," with Kate Gosselin.

It makes my point perfectly -- with Kimmel treating Palin as another Kate Gosselin. This is the way that Palin has been reduced to the level of Gosselin by allowing herself to become part of the debased TLC stable of "stars."

Was it really worth a million dollars for Palin to allow herself to be associated with the rest of the folks on this freak show reality-TV channel? Either way, this is the kind of thing that will keep her from ever being president.

Yes, Sarah, Ronald Reagan did have a TV career, too. But it was never with bottom-feeding programs like this.

Palin can take a million trips outside the country to try and beef up her meager resume between now and 2012, and they won't repair the kind of damage she did to herself on TLC.

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