Sarah Palin, conductor of the crazy train

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If the national Republican Party is going to recover, it better relegate Gov. Sarah Palin to her arctic backwater, forever. Or maybe just put Palin and Rep. Michelle Bachmann on the same ticket, blow up the works and start over.

This woman’s Fargo accent and bitchcakes-crazy political instincts played a role in sinking Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign, as numerous anonymous staffers will attest.

But, that’s not stopping her. She’s going out on TV making veiled references that God wants her to run for president in 2012. O, man. Somebody check her lithium dosage.

When’s the last time a failed VP candidate that ran again won the presidency? Not John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, Jack Kemp (though he ran in ’88 before Bob Dole picked him), Bob Dole, Dan Quayle, Walter Mondale, Hubert Humphrey, Ed Muskie, John Breckenridge, blah blah blah. To the best of Vierdsen’s knowledge, the only one in years was FDR, who was on the ticket with John James Cox in 1920 (Harding’d!).

The rule seems to be that they either 1) get ingloriously beaten in the primaries or 2) are blown out in the general election.

Can we just wall off Alaska? Just steal the oil and natural gas and leave the denizens of The Last Frontier to their “Northern Exposure” reruns. And, you know, shooting moose with high-powered rifles from helicopters.


4 Responses to “Sarah Palin, conductor of the crazy train”

  1. 1 Waldo
    November 12, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Sorry JV, but it’s no more John Cox in 1920 than it was Richard Dewey Truman beat in 1948, as Palmetto Scoop recently claimed. Try James M.

  2. November 12, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Except that now all the rumors about Sarah Palin which were leaked by an anonymous source have been directly refuted by the top McCain folks who were present during the events the anon. source reported.

    The more interesting question is: who was the source and who did he work for before he joined the McC campaign?

    Now, to your main point: It’s undeniable that Sarah Palin made a direct connection with millions of voters. The intensity at her rallies was something that had to be seen to be believed.

    Yes, she has that folksy way of talking that won’t win her any votes in posh East or West coast salons, but who thinks any conservative will get the votes of those elitist snobs?

    You don’t cite any women in the GOP who might make a good national candidate. Probably because there are so few if any. Another name that was mentioned during the runup to McCain’s VP announcement was Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas. No folksy unsophisticate she. But like so many others in what is considered the top stable of GOP presidential contenders she’s another old white, gray haired (dyed) Washington warhorse who last had an original idea 20 years ago.

    We need new leadership across the board and it’s not good enough to say we don’t need so and so from such and such. We need new leadership from wherever we can find it. But it has to be NEW. No more gray haired old men or women.

  3. 4 Mick
    November 25, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Sarah Palin reminds me of the Big Mac over at Mc Donald’s: All Style, No Substance.

    Here’s an idea: why not split the country into 2 halfs. The Red USA and the Blue USA. The Red USA would pay no taxes, have the pledge of allegiance, Jesus on the Dollar and thus watch their country fall to doo doo and the Blue (with East and West Coast Elitist) would have MAD CASH and in no time you RED USA bitches would be hopping our fences trying to illegally live the FREE DEMOCRATIC good life…yep yep

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