Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Tuesday that she's considering a run for U.S. Senate in Alaska.Obviously, Sarah Palin doesn't actually want to run for Senate. If she wanted to run, she'd say so. Instead, she's saying she wants to find out who else is running before making up her mind, which is just a really long way of saying "I don't want to run, but please pay attention to me anyway."
The former half-term governor of Alaska said supporters have urged her to launch a challenge to Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) next year.
"I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it, but I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that, there again, there will be some new blood, new energy, not just kind of picking from the same old politicians in the state that come from political families...because too many of them have been part of the problem,” Palin said during a radio interview with right-wing pundit Sean Hannity.
Who knows, maybe she'll change her mind and decide she wants to run. But as soon as she finds out that Senate terms are 50 percent longer than gubernatorial terms, I guarantee she'll give up. Consider this: Six years is such a long time that six years ago, nobody knew who Sarah Palin was. She had just been elected governor of Alaska and was barely seven months into her first term. Bristol wasn't pregnant. It would be another year before she became McCain's running mate, and two years before she resigned to cash in.
Don't get me wrong, I'd pay good money to see Palin run for Senate. It's just that she's not going to do it, and if she does, she's going to quit halfway through the campaign anyway. There's just no chance she's going to seek a job that would require her to fly all the way from Wasilla to Washington a couple of times a month. This is the person who made her deal with Fox contingent on a studio inside her home so she wouldn't need to leave.
Maybe she'd run for Senate if Senators could vote by Twitter or Facebook. But they can't. She's not doing it.
The. Grift. Is. On.