Best Moments From Sarah Palin's Alaska
She rock climbs! She builds fences! She encounters mama bears!
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2010 7:11 AM CST

(Newser) Sarah Palin's Alaska debuted last night, complete with the inevitable references to mama grizzlies and the fence she built to block her pesky journalist neighbor. Some of the best, funniest, and/or cringe-inducing moments, depending on your POV:

  • The mama bear: Palin, of course, made sure to dole out some wisdom about her favorite animal. Female bears have a "nature that humankind can learn from," especially when it comes to caring for their cubs and doing "anything and everything, laying down her life for her kids."

  • Rock climbing: Turns out Palin isn't good at all outdoorsy activities. Her rock climbing expedition appears to be fairly difficult for her, although she does find time to joke—when someone points out that she always wanted to be a rock climber—"Was it a rock climber or rock star?"
  • The fence: Todd bemoans the fact that next-door neighbor Joe McGinniss is writing a "hit piece" on his wife—but fortunately for us, it gives Sarah a chance to discuss the 14-foot fence they built and note that some might look at it and say, "Oh, this is what we need to do to secure our nation's border."
For more similar moments, check out Gawker or the Daily Beast. Click here for an early review of the show.