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Bristol Palin has plans to follow in her mother's political footsteps.

The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she would "probably" run for office one day, "but that would be further down the road."

"If I saw something that needed to be changed, then I would step up to the plate and do something about it," she told E! News' Guiliana Rancic in an interview airing Thursday night.

Ah yes. If no one else is willing to stand up and be the voice for all of the underrepresented not-really-abstinent, born-again virgin reality TV stars cashing in on getting knocked up, Bristol might "step up to the plate."

Like mother, like daughter, eh?

Or whether there's nobody willing to do it, to make the tough choices and not care what the critics are going to say about you, just going forward according to what I believe the priorities should be.

If there's nobody else to do it, then of course I would believe that we should do this.

I guess the self-delusion that the country desperately needs the voices of the fame-seeking, barely educated, self-serving, dumb-as-dirt ditzes from Alaska runs in the Palin family.

Of course, Bristol, if you're really thinking about getting into politics, remembering to vote might be a good start. After all, voters don't take kindly to political candidates who can't be bothered to participate in the electoral process until their name's on the ballot. Just ask failed gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 06:30 AM PST.

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