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Sarah Palin Mulls Trading In Social Media Punditry For 2014 Senate Run

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Sarah Palin Mulls Trading In Social Media Punditry For 2014 Senate Run


Apparently unaware that being a senator is an actual job that lasts at least six years, confirmed lady of leisure Sarah Palin is hinting at a Senate run in 2014.

“Any American with a heart for service has to always have in the back of their mind that they would do anything [and] everything that they could to help the cause  — even if perhaps it’s something that doesn’t look necessarily appealing or necessarily fitting in with a conventional plan that they would try to orchestrate for themselves and their family,” she incoherently rambled in her patented word-salad fashion on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “I, along with anybody, would have to say that I would do whatever I could to help. And you know if that was part of that help, then it would have to be considered.”

Palin, whose previous legislative experience is limited to a stint as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska (a largely ceremonial role) and a truncated half-term as governor of the state, thinks she has a good shot at unseating Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), even though a recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 49 percent of Alaskans view the senator favorably… as opposed to 34 percent who have a positive opinion of the Tea Party princess. The only Alaska politician less popular? Palin’s personal pick in the 2010 Senate race, Joe Miller, who trails Begich by 58-30, and lost to a write-in candidate.

The Fox “News” maven, party girl and cultural commentator has been encouraged to run by the Tea Party Leadership Fund, which declared, “We know that, with Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America can rest a little easier at night knowing that she’s at the watch.”

And at the watch she is, threatening a challenge to the GOP establishment by forming her own party — the “Freedom Party” — in response to the possibility of an immigration bill that includes what she calls “amnesty.” Which in her view doesn’t respect “the rule of law” like her hero Ronald Reagan did when he, er… granted amnesty.

Still, it might take a bit of convincing to make The Happy Housewife give up her glamorous, devil-may-care life of appearing on reality shows, whining on Facebook and Twitter and showing up at conferences with silly props to childishly snipe at President Obama and NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. Because as bossy, attention-seeking and power-hungry as she is, the one thing she’s not is someone who has any desire to do an honest day’s work. Even if it is at a position that provides more time off the job than on.

 Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com


  1. dtgraham July 11, 2013

    Sarah Palin for Senate huh. Yes indeed, she’s the candidate for people who loved George W. Bush’s certainty but were bothered by his rationality and executive experience. So, for a long time they wanted Obama to produce his birth certificate did they? Well, before she runs for senate, I think the GOP should produce Sarah Palin’s high school diploma.

    1. Kansan July 11, 2013

      Actually, Sarah went to two colleges in Hawai’i, community colleges in Alaska and Idaho, and the University of Idaho twice, taking five years to get a degree in reading teleprompters.

      1. dtgraham July 11, 2013

        I heard it took her so long because her term papers were just one long run on sentence that averaged 7 “you betcha’s” per page.

    2. JDavidS July 11, 2013

      High school diploma? Shit. Her IQ puts her about one point above plant life…

      1. stcroixcarp July 11, 2013

        How dare you insult plants?

  2. JD Mulvey July 11, 2013

    When I saw this headline, my first reaction was “What state could she run from?” Surely she can’t think that after making Alaska a political laughing stock, the voters there will send her to the US Senate?? If she ever wants to win a Senate seat, she needs to go establish residency in South Carolina or Oklahoma. Maybe Idaho, but that’s even a stretch.

    1. Kansan July 11, 2013

      If Palin did run for Senate in Alaska, that would be great!

      She could win the primary, but never the general. I’m surprised she still owns a house there.

      Her candidacy would kill the chances of Mr. Pablum, Mead Treadwell, for the seat. He’s done so little, there’s not much to criticize him for.

      Joe Miller, the pathological liar and gun nut, also might run. If he won the Republican primary he would be toast as well.

    2. Russell Byrd July 17, 2013

      I liked your “what state could she run from?” because I can answer that question. ALL of them.

      I doubt if she will run. When I think of her an old saw comes to mind: If you have half a mind to run for office, that is all you need. She fails that minimum standard.

  3. Lorr July 11, 2013

    Let’s look at her resume:
    1.Walked away from being Governor 1/2 way through her term, after finding she LOVED the limelight and could make money at it being a media hog.
    2. Failed Vice President run.
    3. Failed Reality show(s).
    4. For the party of personal responsibility, Ms. Palin blames everyone else for her mistakes.

    Hope her record holds.

  4. Mark Forsyth July 11, 2013

    May we pray for an eternal clamp on her jaw!

  5. Jim Myers July 11, 2013

    Not to worry. Even if she does run, and somehow convinces enough MONEY that she is a viable candidate, and actually wins, she will quit halfway through her term.

    Old habits die hard.

  6. Sand_Cat July 11, 2013

    It is torturing the language far too much to refer to this idiot as a “Pundit,” meaning a learned or knowledgeable person, never mind the fact that it is a corruption of “Pandit,” which I believe implies some ethical accomplishments as well.

    1. Jason Jermaine Smith November 11, 2013

      I think the word “pundit” lost it’s meaning when they started applying to jokes like Limbaugh and Beck.

  7. howa4x July 11, 2013

    She would be a gift to the democrats if she ran. The tea party brand isn’t as popular as it was in 2010 when no one actually knew what they stood for. This is a marriage of 2 sinking phenomena. Her and the TP they are ach other’s life boat. Isn’t it sad!

  8. Pamby50 July 12, 2013

    Thanks everyone for the best laugh. After reading this article and all your responses, you have made me smile for the first time in days. Two funerals in two days. Sarah Palin thinking about running for the senate. The best joke.

  9. Jason Jermaine Smith November 11, 2013

    No one with at least a high school education would ever consider voting for this fraud to be anything involved with public service.


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