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I ... I don't know how to feel right now.
I really don't know whether we should be happy or sad to hear this, but at least one tea party group is apparently pushing for Sarah Palin to enter the next Alaska Senate race:
"You and I both know that Sarah Palin is a fighter who will stand up to Harry Reid and his pals in the Senate to protect our Constitution in issues like amnesty, gun control and our nation's crushing debt," said the email from Todd Cefaratti of the Tea Party Leadership Fund.

"We know that, with Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America can rest a little easier at night knowing that she's at the watch," it said.

Oh my God. Can you imagine? Move over Louie Gohmert, what we have here is a senator who reads all the papers. They'd probably put her on every available committee, screw seniority, just so America could get all the Palin they can handle. And the speeches … my God … the speeches.

Happisadly, there's been no indication that Sarah Palin has been itching to get a Real Job, at least not one that would entail as much work as being a senator (yes, I know being a senator does not seem all that challenging a job, except for the constant asking for checks part, but bear with me on this). She quit her last government job out of apparent boredom, after America denied her even higher office, tried her hand at a few reality shows, and was a highly paid Fox News talking head until she got fired from EVEN FREAKING THAT. While that consistent string of failure seems to be exactly what the current tea party crowd is looking for, in their preferred gubbermint figures, it's not likely Palin will oblige. It would cut into the speaking gigs, and the speaking gigs are where the money's at.

So I expect we'll have to be content with Sarah Palin making the occasional bus trip, playing tourist and being a beloved gadfly at a host of official and unofficial Republican events without actually being invited or needed at any of them. I hope so. Mr. Bus has been lonely of late, and needs a new paint job.

Originally posted to Hunter on Wed May 01, 2013 at 10:24 AM PDT.

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