"Teen Mom" Stars and Their Kids

From Alaskan governor to vice presidential candidate to MTV reality star, the former Republican politician's career is going in an interesting direction.

While reality star Donald Trump has ascended to the presidency, Sarah Palin has been on the slow and steady decline toward a new low: "Teen Mom OG."

Yes, the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate will in fact appear on one of MTV's trashiest reality shows, as evidenced by the network releasing the first footage of the once-prominent politician's daughter, Bristol Palin, on the new season, arriving Oct. 1.

"I was a teen mom. My life is not perfect at all," Bristol says in the clip, and Sarah replies, "Amen."

"Teen Mom OG" follows the drama between mothers who shot to fame on MTV after giving birth as teenagers and have continued milking that fame by allowing cameras to document their family drama well into adulthood.

Now Bristol -- a 27-year-old former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, who gave birth to her son Tripp when she was 17 -- joins the lineup including Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowell. Farrah Abraham left the series this season after producers gave her the ultimatum to choose between reality television and the adult entertainment industry. She filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, and ultimately settled out of court.

It's not clear how much Sarah will appear on "Teen Mom OG," but historically, she's been just as hungry for camera time, appearing on and producing "Sarah Palin's Alaska," which aired eight episodes on TLC before being canned. After becoming a Fox News regular, she even tried to launch her own subscription streaming network, which lasted about a year before shutting down in summer of 2015.

Here's your first taste of the Palin brand descending into the world of "Teen Mom" on MTV, which is currently wrapping up a season of "Teen Mom 2" highlighted by Jenelle Evans following a man home and whipping out a handgun to confront him, all while her young son is riding shotgun, plus a "Jerry Springer Show"-style brawl during a reunion episode.

Sarah may also have another TV appearance we can all look forward to (and cross our fingers she made the cut) when the final episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who Is America?" airs this coming Sunday.

The former leader of the Tea Party movement, which has been mostly dissolved or absorbed into Trump's #MAGA army, was vocal in speaking out about her unpleasant experience with the British comedian disguised as Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., his conservative conspiracy theorist character who we've already seen interview Bernie Sanders and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Sarah even appeared on "Good Morning America" to condemn the "bizarre, really embarrassing, humiliating interview," and said Cohen posed as a disabled war veteran. He disputed that claim, in character of course.

While Sarah Palin seems to be moving in the opposite direction as President Trump -- who famously got his groove back as the host of NBC's "The Apprentice" after a series of bad investments tanked his real estate empire -- perhaps she's just taking a page from his political playbook and using the platform of reality television to rally a new base of supporters. Only time will tell if she can propel herself from "Teen Mom OG" back to public office, but she's already made it clear during that previously mentioned "GMA" appearance that she's ready to get back into the political ring.

"I am very thankful that I have a platform now, still. Proof that you don't need an office and a title to get out there and make a difference and stand up for what you believe in," she said on the ABC morning show. "Appreciate the position now, but certainly always ready to go through an open door that perhaps is in my future to get out there and serve the public. I would love to."

The closest she's come so far is joining Ted Nugent and Kid Rock to visit Trump in the White House shortly after he took over the Oval Office in 2017.

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