Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Will Never Run for Office; Here’s Why
Posted on 04/28/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary Clinton is running for President. Oh, sure, she hasnt announced it yet. But all the signs are there: speeches to certain groups, third-party money-raising apparatus, little hints dropped by Bill Clinton on Twitter. Hillary can play coy, but no one in the Democrat Party believes for a second that she did not walk out of the offices of Secretary of State and right into a campaign meeting.
But what about the other big female name in American politics? No, not Elizabeth Warren. She is going to run with Hillary for the VP job.
Were talking about Sarah Palin.
Ever since John McCain plucked Palin from Alaskan obscurity and thrust her into the spotlight of big league presidential politics, Palin has been the darling of the Tea Party.
Every time Palin turns up at some convention or another or even just on television or radio, speculation starts about whether or not she is running for some office again.
And she always teases it.
When asked if she is running for (fill in the blank), Palins usual answer is couched as considering it because people have asked me to.
She has said that she would never say never to a presidential run. It depends on what Americans really, really want in a candidate.
And now Sarah Palin has flashed that bit of political skin once again, this time before the NRA. Saturday during a Stand And Fight rally at Lucas Oil Stadium, Palin had choice words for anyone who thought guns should not be allowed in schools (stupid on steroids).
She threw red meat to people who still believe that kids are not allowed to pray in schools despite that myth having long been busted (students are free to pray in schools, only administrators may not lead prayer during school hours.)
She said that all liberals are hypocrites.
But her most incendiary line of the evening was about terrorists.
If I were in charge, Palin said, inserting a pregnant pause for applause from the crowd, [our enemies] would know that water boarding is how wed baptize terrorists.
It was shocking enough on the surface of it, with its linking of water boarding torture with the Christian practice of baptism. But that pause was what she was masterfully playing.
Sarah Palin likes to tease the idea of running for office. She likes to hear the applause of those people who buy tickets and fill seats and like her Facebook rants. But Sarah Palin will never run. Because if Sarah Palin actually put herself on the line again, she would have to answer questions, and not just the gotcha questions about policy and what newspapers she reads.
She would be outside the bubble of her fans, and Americans who find her statements like this to be offensive would want her to be called out by a responsible press.
Its a pretty nifty career setup. Wink and hint that you might be, possibly, depending on what the people want, thinking about maybe running for something. Then collect speaking fees, write another book, and head back to the safety of a fan club.
Contrast this with Bobby Jindal, a Republican who is making no bones about the fact that he is running. A man who breaks protocol to speak out against the President to further his own political aspirations. Whether you like his approach or not is subjective. He may be preaching to the choir, but he isnt hiding behind it.
Andrew Kaczynski ✔ @BuzzFeedAndrew
Being forced to transcribe Sarah Palin speeches
is how we baptize journalists.
3:15 PM - 28 Apr 2014
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Mr. Tuttle has just soiled himself. Waterboarding is NOT TORTURE!!!
Ahem. Back to your regularly scheduled programming...
Is there anyone on the planet that scares the hell out of liberals(And the GOP Establishment) more than Sarah Palin..if Sarah were a liberal those same people who trash her would instead adore her
OK, I've said it - flame on!
Ever heard Hillary’s voice?
Sarah Palin has no problem holding the attention of the libs when they are in PDS mode.
I can bear anyone’s voice who is as strong and pro-America as Palin is.
What I cannot bear is hearing a President Hillary Rodham for 8 years.
Actually, her voice grates on me too. I love what she stands for, I agree with what she says but....the voice - I see where you’re coming from.
I just can’t see her holding people’s attention and gaining a widespread respect because of the way she sounds.
OK, I’ve said it - flame on!
You like repeating what other dolts are saying, huh?
How many people were saying such nonsense when she was keeping McCain afloat and almost single handedly pulling off a presidential election from the VP slot?
Have you heard that Mrs. Obama is considering a run?
Coulter had these people pegged years ago. To a certain small faction of the Tea Party, she's the Obama, "the One". Instead of being passionate about ideas and policy, the Palin Cult, like the Obama Cult, is obsessed with the political theater she performs.
Lets play 'find the logical fallacy'.
“...would want her to be called out by a responsible press.”
WHAT responsible press?
Her content is great. But I agree - she could use a voice coach.
I have said why I don’t think Palin could be elected in other threads.
However, at least if she was running against Hillary she’d not be running against another woman.
The side by side comparison between the way the two look would be fun
Alot better than that bedwetting Hawkeye Piece of Chit
It is not as if she were in good enough health to withstand a campaign.
Sarah put the kabosh on any chance of ever being elected to national office with her cutsie-cutsie “now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t-maybe-I-will-maybe-I-won’t” bus tour fun and games in the run up to the 2012 nomination. And I speak as a die-hard Palin fan (back then, anyhow).
It would be impossible for me, and I suspect many former Palinites to work up the same level of enthusiasm we had in 2012 again. That’s just the way it is.
What she needs to do is decide on a good Conservative candidate to support, and then get behind him or her with everything she can muster.
When did the commie p!$$@nts become so concerned about Christian practices?
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