Sarah Palin in an interview with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren, Oct. 5, 2011.
A little disingenuous religious pandering while strutting around New York.
Here, a look at who stands to gain — or lose — if Palin jumps into the race:
WINNERS Mitt Romney
“Nothing panics veteran GOP pols like the idea of having Sarah Palin at the top of the 2012 presidential ticket,” says John Ellis at Business Insider. She could do a huge amount of damage to down-ballot candidates who count on a strong presidential contender from their party to help with voter turnout.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Jon Stewart’s defense of Common from last night’s Daily Show is pretty much an instant classic.
Click through for the second half of the segment, wherein Jon himself raps about Fox News.
Five reasons why at least one of these tea-party darlings is a force to be taken seriously.
One of the better lampoons from Jon Stewart (this time related to Libya). Well played, sir, and a solid point on a long history of freedom-based rhetoric definitely well meant but executed with US interests in mind.
It’s been a pleasure watching our life-long Alaskan gal, Sarah Palin, campaign for governor these past six months. I am impressed with her leadership skills, experience, ethics, and energy. And I’m most impressed with how she communicates her message that is connecting with so many Alaskans. Sarah tells it like it is and is obviously not your typical politician. She doesn’t just go with the flow or test the waters with political polls before taking action. It’s clear Sarah is committed to just doing the right thing, even if her Republican Party bosses try to punish her for it.
Palin drafted her own letters to the editor during her run for governor and sent them in under supporters’ names, according to former aide Frank Bailey’s manuscript for his tell-all book, In Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years. (via cheatsheet)
A new memoir from an embittered former aide to Sarah Palin includes a trove of emails that vividly illustrate her intense focus on image and depiction in the media. The emails, apparently from the former Alaska governor, portray Palin as nearly obsessed with her political adversaries and consumed with every slight, real or perceived.
The still-unpublished manuscript, obtained by POLITICO, reveals Palin, as a candidate for governor, penning letters-to-the-editor in praise of herself, to be sent under other names.
It blames the candidate for inflaming, rather than ignoring, scurrilous rumors. And it quotes her pledging to avoid appearing on any network other than Fox News, referring to the rest as “the bad guys.” (via Ex-aide’s book paints harsh portrait of Sarah Palin - Ben Smith and Andy Barr - POLITICO.com)