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Governor Obsessed Paparazzi

Photos of Sarah Palin Poolside

— November 18, 2008 — Social Good
Articles on TrendHunter.com about Hot Vice Presidents and Sarah Palin’s Glasses are still going strong. When will Palin-Fever end? Who knows, but in the meantime, the paparazzi too are still obsessed with the Governor of Alaska, and these are the photos they snapped of Sarah Palin poolside.  

The fact that the paparazzi is still obsessed with Sarah Palin, gives the Trend Hunter article on her pop culture icon status a whole new meaning.  Since when, outside of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton, have they tried to obtain photos of government officials?

I learned about these photos through an MSNBC article discussing a possible Sarah Palin book deal that could rake in $7 million or more. In the same article, some editors estimated these photos of Sarah Palin could sell for anywhere from $300-$7,000.

I’ve looked at the photos of Sarah Palin in shorts at a governor’s conference in Miami posted at celebuzz.com; to be honest, I don’t think it’s Sarah Palin; however, I’m not accustomed to seeing her without make-up, her designer glasses, or out of business attire, so I could be wrong.
Trend Themes
1. Government Officials as Pop Culture Icons - The continued fascination with Sarah Palin by the paparazzi presents opportunities for more government officials to become pop culture icons and embrace disruptive innovations like viral marketing.
2. Monetizing Political Figures - The potential for Sarah Palin's photos to sell for thousands of dollars highlights opportunities for individuals and industries to profit from political figures' personal lives and their influence on social media.
3. Invasive Paparazzi - The persistent efforts of paparazzi to obtain personal photos of government officials could lead to disruptive innovations like increased privacy laws, security measures or advancements in facial recognition technology.
Industry Implications
1. Publishing - The possibility of a $7 million book deal for Sarah Palin presents an opportunity for the publishing industry to capitalize on the fame of political figures and offer disruptive innovations in literary works.
2. Photography - The high estimated value of Sarah Palin's poolside photos highlights opportunities for the photography industry to create disruptive innovations in exclusive, political figure photoshoots and digital publishing.
3. Security - The invasive nature of paparazzi presents opportunities for the security industry to create disruptive innovations such as facial recognition technology and increased physical security for public figures.
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