Sarah Palin hints at running for president, but I’m guessing she won’t

Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor of Alaska and running mate on John McCain’s unsuccessful presidential ticket in 2008, says she’s thinking of running for the GOP nomination next year. But my own sense of the matter is that she won’t. Along with several potential White House hopefuls, Palin will attend the Iowa Freedom Summit this weekend, which naturally raises questions about her own plans. She said THIS yesterday in response to such queries: “Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know...

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Wall Street Journal poll: Most Americans want Sarah Palin to shut up

As is so often the case, just when you’ve lost almost all faith in the wisdom of the American populace, something comes along to cheer you up a bit. The latest example is a survey co-sponsored by Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal, no less, in which a majority of Americans say they would prefer that a certain unsuccessful politician keep her thoughts to herself at least for a while. The story is HERE: According to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg Public Policy Center survey, Americans would like to tell Sarah...

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Is Sarah Palin’s call for impeachment of Obama actually bad news for Republicans?

The only thing that surprises me about Sarah Palin’s call for the impeachment of President Obama (see HERE)  is that she’s waited this long to lend her voice to the demands of her fellow wingnuts on this matter. Aaron Blake of the Washington Post SAYS Palin’s involvement in the push for impeachment poses potential problems for her party: She’s the first Republican of any significant national stature to make this call. And she’s the kind of figure who could potentially recruit others to the cause — people who will...

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Sacrilege? Sarah Palin likens torture to a Christian sacrament!

Political pest Sarah Palin outdid herself the other day with a speech in which she equated physical torture with the Christian rite of baptism. Still entertaining preposterous notions that she might someday become president, Palin said this at a convention of the National Rifle Association: “[I]f I were in charge, they [squeamish liberals] would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” Never mind that waterboarding has been applied to more than a few suspects who have never been convicted of terrorism. Such legal...

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Putin says he doesn’t want to take over Alaska

I can’t decide whether Sarah Palin should feel good or bad about the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not interested in taking Alaska back from the United States. After all, Palin’s a Republican, and most Republicans these days have had lots of flattering things to say about Putin. But on the other hand, Putin’s lack of interest in Alaska might be interpreted as an insult to our 49th state. I mean, what’s Crimea got that Alaska doesn’t have? The story of Putin’s snub of Palin’s state is...

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