Palin: In or Out, or In… Or Out. Maybe.
In the never ending edge-of-your-seat boredom that is Sarah Palin’s future “political career,” we’ve got some hot breaking news!
Remember how she wasn’t considering a senate run in Alaska?
Then, she was… unless someone other than Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell stepped up to run.
Nobody has. Still just them.
Yet now she says she currently has no plans to run. Someone else can do it.
But she’s also not ruling anything out.
She’s not closing the door.
Back in the day, an open door was God’s message to “plow through.” Now, it’s merely an option. It’s just there, open, and she’s not plowing, but neither is she closing.
Here’s where I picture God played by my mother. “In or out! Make up your mind, but I’m not paying to heat the outside!”
I’ve never completely discounted that Palin might run again for something. Those in the Lower 48, or who only paid attention to her after her disastrous run for VP in 2008, tend to think she’s motivated solely by George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Not because they’re her favorite founding fathers, but because they’re green and flat and made of paper, and you can trade them for jet skis, and cool boots, and fancy houses.
But people forget what motivated the old Sarah – the basketball player, the woman who towed her toddlers around in a red wagon knocking on doors to become Wasilla Mayor, the underdog who took on the establishment and summarily kicked its ass in the 2006 governor’s race.
She likes competition. A lot.
But she also hates losing. Maybe even more. So, it’s possible that she’s listening to someone who is telling her that even if she won the Republican primary (which she very well might), there’s no way she’s winning in the general election. And THAT would mean losing – and losing to a Democrat. In Alaska. Who voted for Obamacare. Kiss that last shred of attention buh-bye. It’s hard enough as a half-term governor to be ridiculous enough for people to notice you.
So, if winning isn’t an option, there’s only one thing to do – pass the ball to others, and sit on the bench emitting sounds that are similar to English sentences.
(My comments below in red)
SARAH PALIN: Well, our present Senator, Mark Begich — Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch is kinda how we refer to him up here, (No, it’s kinda how YOU refer to him. And by “up here” you must mean Arizona, yes? Because if you mean Alaska is “up here” I’ll have to remind you how you are “referred to up here,” Caribou Barbie, Bible Spice, Ms. Quittypants, the Ex-Half-Governor, Darth Palin, She who shall not be named, The Quitter, Someone who used to be Governor *eyeroll*) because he’s being led by a bunch of… Harry Reid and President Obama. (At least he’s not being led by a gaggle of … you.) Mark Begich, having been so supportive of their agenda, ushering in Obamacare and incurring more and more debt. He certainly needs to be replaced and we need someone there who understands that our country is going bankrupt and we need to rein in government, some ‘We the People’ type principles need to be enacted. And that’s not going to come from Mark Begich. He needs to be replaced, but Greta, it doesn’t have to be me. There are thousands of good Alaskans with that servant’s heart, and the ability and the desire to serve we the people. It doesn’t have to be me. (Because I will lose.)
I think it’s kind of hilarious though that Mark Begich seems to want to use my name as his fundraising tool so often with his far-left friends because every time I speak about this issue, he’ll fire off emails and fundraising pleas saying, ‘Sarah Palin is talking about taking my job.’ He’s kind of in a panic there being threatened, I guess. But it doesn’t have to be me. And as of this date, I am not planning to run for the U.S. Senate, but I certainly would never say never in this case.
Yes, Sarah Palin was the greatest fundraising tool Democrats could have ever asked for. Why? Because the thought of her holding office makes people want to clutch their knees and rock back and forth in the corner. But, I’m glad that she finds the most tried and true political fundraising tactic in the history of ever (whether using her, or President Obama) is “hilarious.” This is the woman, remember, who accused Obama of stealing her whole gubernatorial campaign theme. You know… “change.” That was totally hers.
VAN SUSTEREN: So does that mean if I could sort of sum this up, that the door is open, but no decisions have been made, it’s not closed on the thought. Is that what you’re thinking about?
PALIN: The door is never going to be closed in terms of opportunity that could be out there to serve people who are deserving of those with common sense conservative values. But Mark Begich and, heck, all those far-left Senators, they do need to be replaced. President Obama does not need more numbers on his side of the aisle when it comes to incurring more debt and burdening Americans with more and more Big Brother government.
(So the door is open and not closed, and she’s not planning to walk through it, but she’s not saying that she never will. And by the way, I’m slamming 100 bucks on the table that says Sarah Palin has never read 1984. And if you’re in DC, or Alaska progressive circles, and you refer to Mark Begich as “far left,” expect a reaction that ranges from laughter, to odd stares, to outright weeping.)
At least we can console ourselves by observing a recent back-and-forth between Palin and noted progressive scholar Noam Chomsky.
She doesn’t admire herself either. We’re not so dissimilar, Democrats and Republicans.