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Sen. Sarah Palin? Not a Chance

The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC is apparently trying to draft former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to run for the Senate from that state. But they also have never spoken to Palin to see if she’d have any interest in doing so.

“Do the words ‘Senator Sarah Palin’ excite you?”

That’s the opening line of a recent email by The Tea Party Leadership Fund, which is trying to draft the former Alaska governor and past Fox News commentator to run for the Senate in 2014. The fund argues Palin has a clear path to victory in part due to recent polling showing incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, with less than 50 percent of the vote.

But, it being a draft, the group hasn’t talked with Palin about whether or not she’s interested. And Palin – whose PAC didn’t respond to request for comment from Whispers – is believed to be currently residing in Arizona, not Alaska. The fund’s Niger Innis says the interest of Tea Party members in a Palin run, however, is clear.

“We didn’t know that [the draft] was going to catch fire to the degree that it has. And what that tells us is that this is just the beginning,” he says. “It’s gone viral.”

Let me answer the question of whether Palin will run: No. Not a chance in hell. Why? Because that’s work. And Sarah Palin wants nothing to do with work. She’s interested in being rich and famous and that’s about all she’s interested in.

Comments

  1. Trebuchet says

    Running would be work. Actually being in the Senate, not so much as far as I can see.

  2. says

    The problem with your prediction, Ed, is that she can run without doing any work other than making dumbass inflammatory speeches and basking in the attention. She’s lazy and can’t haldle the real work (let alone the real responsibilities); but that doesn’t mean she won’t try to reap any of the benefits. Or that she won’t listen to any of the opportunistic loons who have her ear.

  3. Draken says

    “Do the words ‘Senator Sarah Palin’ excite you?”

    In the sense that a dungheap full of maggots excites me.

  4. TGAP Dad says

    Do the words ‘Senator Sarah Palin’ excite you?

    Short answer: no. But the words ‘senatorial candidate Sarah Palin’ excite the shit out of me!

  5. jameshanley says

    “Do the words ‘Senator Sarah Palin’ excite you?”

    None of these words excite me, individually or in combination.

    Not a chance in hell. … Sarah Palin wants nothing to do with work. She’s interested in being rich and famous…

    Is the money train still rolling in? If it begins to diminish at some point I could see her making the run just to get the attention and income flowing again.

  6. says

    Are these the same morons who are behind all those “Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano for President” emails I’ve been getting?

    “It’s gone viral.”
    Well, the thought of Palin as the leader of the U.S. Senate Teabagger Caucus does make me feel ill.

    But in the event there really is a Satan and he has a bet with Gob over whether Satan can make Palin a senator: Would there be some friction between Palin and Bachmann? As in: “This town ain’t big enough for both our crazy/stupid.”

  7. Michael Heath says

    TGAP Dad writes:

    . . . the words ‘senatorial candidate Sarah Palin’ excite the shit out of me!

    That was my initial reaction but upon immediate reflection, I’m not so sure. Sarah Palin, like Michele Bachmann, is a national figure with a cultish following. I’d hate to see the Democrats spend time and energy attempting to attract a ton of out-of-state money to compete with Palin’s nation-wide base. I’d prefer campaign funds be spent promoting good candidates, not defending candidates from demagogues like Palin. And I state this as someone whose long contributed, albeit grudgingly, to whoever is running against Michele Bachmann.

  8. abb3w says

    The Democrats likely would be delighted if she gets on the statewide ballot under the GOP banner, as an independent, or explicitly as a “Tea Party” candidate. PPP polling back around February put the Alaska approval rating for Congress at around 8%… and Alaskans favoring Congress over Sarah Palin 50-34.

  9. says

    She couldn’t finish a four year term as governor, so how could finish a six year term in the Senate.

    Still, I can see her running. It would bring the cameras back to her front door. And people will start giving a shit about her Facebook and twitter posts again. But she can’t win. Even against unpopular democrat, Palin has worn our her welcome in Alaska and they won’t get burned by her again.

  10. shouldbeworking says

    Every talk show host and comedian is excited by the thought of Senator Palin. Six year and no term limits means material for decades. I bet she can still see Russia from her new home in Arizona.

  11. says

    I’d hate to see the Democrats spend time and energy attempting to attract a ton of out-of-state money to compete with Palin’s nation-wide base.

    On the one hand, I agree that that would mean a lot of money diverted to beating Palin that otherwise could have been spent on better Democratic candidates elsewhere. OTOH, the last two Congressional elections saw the most famous and visible teatards getting crushed — which implies to me that if Palin runs for the Senate, we could use that as an opportunity to a) loudly and publicly discredit right-wing “ideas,” and b) show the world that the teatards are not unbeatable and Democrats can indeed put up a fight.

  12. unnullifier says

    The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC should have checked with actual Alaskans before declaring Begich’s seat vacant and pushing for Palin to occupy it. Even among conservatives up here she’s not very popular. When you make your state look like ill-educated greenhorn redneck quitters during a national election, your former constituents tend not to forget.
    Frankly even if she has convinced conservative Alaskans that she’s one of them, she’s also definitely convinced all but the most ardent Palin fans that she does not have the chops to hold political office. She’s a has-been also-ran conservative talking head, nothing more.

  13. vmanis1 says

    If it were legal for Canadians to give money to U.S. political campaigns, I would definitely contribute to a Sarah-Palin-for-Senate campaign. I’d even hope she’d win (as incredibly unlikely at that might be). Just imagine, Jeff Flake would no longer be the least popular member of the Senate (by his own admission, he’s less popular than pond scum). Not only that, she would expose herself in the Senate, with her ability to spew word salad on any subject. This might translate into further opportunities for her: Ted Cruz might pick her as his running mate in 2016!

    We Canadians quite properly rail against the government of Stephen Harper here, but I will say in his defence that he keeps his wingnuts properly tightened and quiet. So we must look southward for entertainment.

  14. Ichthyic says

    “Do the words ‘Senator Sarah Palin’ excite you?”

    The only thing Sarah makes rise in me is the contents of my stomach.

  15. Ichthyic says

    If it were legal for Canadians to give money to U.S. political campaigns, I would definitely contribute to a Sarah-Palin-for-Senate campaign. I’d even hope she’d win (as incredibly unlikely at that might be). Just imagine, Jeff Flake would no longer be the least popular member of the Senate (by his own admission, he’s less popular than pond scum). Not only that, she would expose herself in the Senate, with her ability to spew word salad on any subject. This might translate into further opportunities for her: Ted Cruz might pick her as his running mate in 2016!

    NO, screw that. If elected, they’d probably sit her at the heads of the science and education committees.

    …and I’m not joking.

  16. shouldbeworking says

    Ace of sevens:

    If you need some right wing comedy relief, there’s always the Wild Rose Party, Alberta’s version of the Tea Party. Help yourself to the whole loony bunch.

  17. slc1 says

    Re vmanis1 @ 318

    Despite his unfortunate name, Flake is one of the saner Rethuglicans in the Senate, which admittedly ain’t saying much.

  18. says

    I wonder if Palin stays up at night thinking of all the opportunities that could be hers if only she could change her name to ‘Kardashian’.

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