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.