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Senator Sarah Palin? Get used to the notion; it could happen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, is currently the junior senator from the great state of Alaska. On the Alaskan endangered species list, a Democratic senator beats out the humpbacked whale and the short-tailed albatross. Alaskan Republicans will be tripping over themselves to get the nomination and run against Begich in 2014.
The first time Sarah Palin came to Philadelphia as a national figure, back in 2008, she went to a Flyers game and got booed. Loudly, magnificently booed. In retrospect, it’s difficult to believe anybody expected a different reaction: Philly sports fans had a national reputation to uphold—booing is what we do!—and in any case, this city in 2008 was always going to be Barack Obama’s town. Palin, then John McCain’s vice-presidential candidate, never had much of a chance for a warm welcome, did she?
Politico reports: "The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera. "Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network," the Post's Suzi Parker writes today in a post on the She The People blog. Al Jazeera spokesman Stan Collender confirmed to POLITICO that Sarah Palin is not joining the global news network, which -- as Parker notes -- was recently called “an anti-American terror mouthpiece" on Fox News, where Palin was a contributor
Sarah Palin’s rock-star status is fading fast. Rewind one year ago and cable news networks were carrying her speeches live and in their entirety; her book tour was attracting record crowds; her “One Nation” bus tour featured embedded network correspondents.
One good thing about President Obama’s re-election: It seems to have prompted some sober thinking by Republican Party leaders and allies. Oh sure, there’s been some loose talk of secession, but mostly what you’ve found is top GOP leaders trying to figure out how to broaden the GOP’s appeal and shed its reputation for anti-intellectualism while staying true to their conservative values. This is a good thing.One sure way for Republicans to blow it: If Sarah Palin runs for president.
Maybe Sarah Palin was on to something
Sarah Palin warned of government “death panels” on her Facebook page and was nationally ridiculed. Politifact.com awarded Palin with the “Lie of the Year” for that statement. President Obama called her out during a joint session of Congress saying the claim is “a lie, plain and simple.”I thought of Sarah Palin when I heard the story of Helen Wagner. Helen is 91 years old and is the mother of my sister-in-law Peggy. Give Helen five minutes and she will list a dozen times she has held death at bay. But now she is up against a much greater force: Medicare.
Sarah Palin might be running
Okay, so there's no real proof of this, but the folks over at Runner's World are postulating that former VP candidate and reality star Sarah Palin is gearing up for a marathon this fall. Here's how they put the pieces together: She completed a half marathon in Iowa over Labor Day weekend, coming in at a super respectable 1:46:10. According to RW, no one runs a late-summer half unless they're planning to run a full marathon in the fall—because why else would you put yourself through 13.1 miles of treacherous heat and humidity if you're not using the race to
Don't blame Sarah Palin
Doctors are now cautiously optimistic about the recovery of Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman who was shot in the head during an open meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday. In total, 14 people were shot, six were killed. A deranged and socially isolated 22-year-old man who was turned down by the military and recently thrown out of community college wielded the gun. But if you've been reading Internet dialogue or listening to cable news, you'd swear Sarah Palin was an accomplice.
Bob Brady’s idea is dumber
Two things before we begin:1.) Obviously, this Jared Lee Loughner fellow is deranged, possibly schizophrenic (although, we shouldn’t give too much weight to armchair diagnoses), and a cold-blooded would-be assassin who may be linked to a right-wing, anti-semitic, anti-immigration group [update: probably not; also: good job there, Fox News] (Giffords is Jewish, and her district runs along the Mexican border). He also had a rather wide-ranging reading list. (Good analysis here.)