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See Sarah Run? Run Sarah Run!

by Jean Ann Esselink on July 10, 2013

in Elections,Jean Ann Esselink,News

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I am sure you have heard by now that Sarah Palin has been teasing her minions, holding out the tantalizing prospect she might make a run for the Alaska senate seat now held by Democrat Mark Begich, which comes up for election next year. I’m not one of those who actually believes she’ll run. People who love power don’t voluntarily walk away from it, like Sarah did with the Alaska governorship. But I do admit I’d like he to.

I miss Sarah’s unparalleled “govertainment” value. I miss her Facebook proclamations. I miss the handwriting on her hand. I still remember fondly the interview with the turkey beheading proceeding behind her. There is no one alive who could light up my Twitter feed like a Sarah Palin announcement. Any Sarah Palin announcement. Each gem was worth 24 hours of snark and incredulity.

If the memory of Sarah’s wonderful word salads has faded, here’s what she told Sean Hannity about a 2014 senate run, one glittering “govertainment” star to another:

“Any American with a heart for service has to always have in the back of their mind that they would do anything, 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 said. “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.”

I, along with anybody, would have to say I miss her, in the same nostalgic way I miss Ann Romney loving on us women, and John Ashcroft ordering the boobie drapreries. And with Michele Bachmann retiring, we age going to need to bolster the ranks of Washington’s comic relief caucus.

I realize encouraging Sarah to run for office is living in a danger zone. She could actually win. Although my friends looking at her profile from the Left live in denial about her popularity, Sarah Palin still has her fans – except, of course, if she returns to politics we call them voters. A May poll by Harper Polling throwing her name into the Alaska senate mix, showed Palin with 32%, currently serving Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell with 30% and Tea Partier Joe Miller, who lost his last senate bid to an historic write-in campaign to Lisa Murkowski, with 14%.  The poll finds of the three, Sara Palin has the highest approval rating, so I suppose I should be careful what I wish for.

Sarah is a campaign tease. She’s never going to run. But hot damn it would be fun!


Photo from Sarah Palin’s Facebook page

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{ 1 comment }

James_M_Martin July 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Now, if she could just talk Rick Perry into running as her Veep candidate! They would then pose a real threat to Hillary Clinton. However, Clinton will win, because she isn't an evangelical religious nutjob; she has a fine, well-educated brain, and she can remember each and every department of state (whether intending to eliminate them or keep them going). She's never been a cheerleader or a mayor. And she served a full term or two as senator from New York, never resigning while in office due to impending scandals and a desire to make more money at Fox News.

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