Skip to main content

Thrilled to get to connect with @seanhannity's wise radio listening audience today! Interview with Hannity Radio airs today at 4pm EST.
John McCain's most hilarious prank keeps paying dividends:
Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Tuesday that she's considering a run for U.S. Senate in Alaska.

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.

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."

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.

9:01 AM PT: Shocking development: Sarah has a book coming out. Who could have possibly guessed?

The. Grift. Is. On.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 08:04 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site