Daily Archives: March 5, 2011

Sarah Palin: Wiil She Or Won’t She?

The ever unpredictable Sarah Palin is keeping the pundits guessing again. This time the question is: “Will she or won’t she run for President?” Last night she refused to even give her Fox News co-conspirator Bill O’Reilly the inside scoop. While appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor”, she only said that her decision as to whether she will run is still “months away”. Over at MSNBC however, host Lawrence O’Donnell has already declared that Palin will not run. He said that she is too beholden to her million dollar salary at Fox to give it up for a certain doomed presidential run. As you can see, the pundits’ opinions as to whether the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska are like sphincters. You know, everybody has one!

Nevertheless, we were treated to a couple of more in-depth and/or unique takes on Sarah Palin this week. The first was in a Boston Globe editorial by Scott Lehigh on Friday, titled “2012: Yes, Maybe and Unelectable”. Lehigh’s contention is that if “you start with the assumption that a candidate must have a plausible path to both the nomination and the presidency, the prospects of the might-be candidates fall into three categories: Believable, conceivable, and unachievable.” He places Sarah Palin in the category of “unachievable”.  Lehigh succinctly states that she was ,

“So far over her head in 2008 that some of John McCain’s own advisers fretted at the prospect of having her a septuagenarian heartbeat away from the presidency, Palin has hardly allayed doubts about herself since. If the GOP really wants a lighter-than-air disaster, why not just nominate the Hindenburg?”

By the way, Lehigh also places Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour , Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and moonbat-crazy Michele Bachmann in the unachievable categaory. As for his insightful take on the rest of the GOP contenders and pretenders, please read his great editorial here.

Slate.com is also offering an innovative prognostication tool known as the “Palin Meter”. This device measures the percentage probability that Sarah Palin will run for the Presidency on a daily basis. For instance, as of March 3rd, Slate states that there is a 45% chance that she will run and that is 6% lower than the previous day. Slate describes the drop as resulting from Fox News‘ failure to suspend Palin as they did Gingrich and Santorum (who the network believes will both be running). Additionally, they predict that all of Palin’s recent poor polling may dissuade her. On the up-side however, Slate references Palin’s recent rash of tweeting and the fact that Dana Millbank’s “Palin-Free Month” has now ended. The website states, “Palin obviously wouldn’t have wanted to drop any big news without him along for the ride.”

Although we must all continue to speculate on a Palin candidacy, one thing is certain. Progressive bloggers everywhere are praying that Sarah Palin runs for President. The laughs will be off the charts if she is involved in any primary debates.

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Born To Run song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oL0YSYz4eo


(sung to the Bruce Springsteen song “Born To Run”)

In the day she sweats it out on the streets, she’s a runner-up beauty pageant queen
At night she tears her hair out in worry atop Todd’s snow-machine
Hate filled rages at the five and dime
High heeled, misdirected and sporting a sixties beehive, Whoa
Wasilla town hopes she never comes back
She’s a dumb quack, a political hack
Sarah speaketh with a forked tongue
But tramps like her, baby they were born to run
(yes she will run)

Sarah’s got thin skin but she’ll run again
She can’t find work on television
SarahPAC will cater to her whims
Their dedicated to her mission
Together they will dish out crap
She’ll run till she drops, maybe from a heart attack, Whoa
All her friends, she’ll continue to hire
‘cause baby she wants to be the next “Decider”
But her wagon has lost all its wheels
She behaves like a little child girl, a pitbull refusing to heel
(full of baloney)

(Twitter break)

She’s filled with malice right down to the bones buried in her backyard
She casts no reflection in brand new mirrors
Like a vampire caught off guard
Her unfeeling heart, rises cold and dark
A dominatrix with an iron fist
She’s gonna try to befriend thee in the deep dark night
With a wink and a blown kiss, Huhh

(Facebook break)

(one two three four…)

She’s got a bunch of Fox News zeroes that fuel her hopes and drive
Sarah Palin likes you if you are white and have no use for gay pride
Every Wednesday she will give an address
That will reveal all the madness in her soul, Whoa
Someday girl, we don’t know when, you’ll learn that you’re a disgrace
Something we already know, her career will be done
But till then just like puss, Sarah will return to run

Oh, Sarah just like puss, baby we hope that you run

Please believe me, all of us baby, sure hope that you will run