Bristol Palin stood up former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Monday, failing to show for an arranged interview on Huckabee’s radio show.
Speaking to Politico, Huckabee talked about the no-show that left him hanging at the last minute:
“We had said earlier in the hour that Bristol Palin would be joining us about a new reality show that she’s gonna be doing and, apparently, she just didn’t show up. Too bad. But you know, I guess sometimes kids don’t have anything to do with their parents getting in the spotlight when they become candidates, but they do choose to continue to be in the spotlight. And that’s a choice that she, for whatever reason, has made.”
He added that Bristol, whose
main only source of fame is her mother and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is now “fair game” for criticism:
“The sad thing: I hope that she is ready for it. Because now, it’ll come not because of what her mother chose to do but because she has said, ‘I want to be in the spotlight.’”
The reality show Huckabee referred to was Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, which is set to premiere Tuesday on Lifetime.
Early reviews are not exactly that glowing, with David Wiegand at the San Francisco Chronicle sneering that Palin is “just not that interesting,” and Robert Lloyd at the LA Timesnoting that “anyone expecting an unvarnished, unmeditated look at her life or any substantial take on the challenges it represents [...] will be disappointed.”