I'm sorry, but Sarah Palin just makes it to easy. It's almost like she isn't trying to be taken seriously. She simply opens her mouth, and the Palindrones just keep pouring out.
She talks, you deride.
When talking with Sean Hannity, the host asked the former half-term governor about rumors that she might right for the U.S. Senate. She said that "I've considered it because people have requested me to consider it."
Well, there's a swell reason to run for the Senate. I'm just curious -- if there were people who requested that she consider not running, would she consider that, as well? If so, the sign-up sheet is over there over on the wall by the refrigerator.
But that's not where the losing Republican nominee for vice-president most shined. It's her total obliviousness in explaining what most bothered her about the currently-sitting senator, Mark Begich (D-AK). She said -- and apparently with a straight face, or as straight a face as she can muster -- that the damning charge about Sen. Begich is that he "has not done what he has promised to do for the people of Alaska."
Unlike her, of course, promising under oath to be governor of the state and then quitting.
The thing is, that elephant in the room (no pun intended) will always be the reason she likely won't be able to be elected to anything ever again. Call it Quit Quo Pro. And you don't get much more pro than quitting as governor. Indeed, it's why I had been insistent that she wouldn't run for president in 2012. Because she wouldn't get past the first debate, and probably the first question.
That first question would be: "Ms. Palin. If you're elected, what assurances do the voters have that you won't quit, like you did, as governor?"
Whatever answer she gives, however she tries to parse that the situations are oh-so different, however much she promises -- the response is, "Yes, but you see, you swore under oath to God that you would be governor, and you quit."
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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