Hell froze over this evening.
It happened the moment I read an online account of an interview that former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin did in which she proclaimed her desire to see a woman “on both sides of the aisle” campaign for the presidency in 2016.
Why did hell freeze over? I actually agree with Palin.
Then she talked some more about the next presidential race and said she gets asked whether she intends to run for the White House in two years.
Would the ex-governor be the Republican who runs, probably against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton?
Perish the thought. No, blow that thought to smithereens, never to be mentioned or even thought of ever again!
Sarah Barracuda must not run for president. Then again, were she to run, she might be exposed for the intellectual fraud that she’s always been. But the Republican Party is full of serious politicians who are committed to fulfilling their public responsibilities — unlike Palin, who quit halfway through her only term as Alaska governor. Reality TV and Fox News beckoned with big bucks. Moreover, New Mexico has a competent governor in Susana Martinez; Oklahoma is governed by Mary Fallin; newly elected U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa might turn out to be a pleasant surprise.
Palin for president? Good grief, no. A billion times no!
However, I concur with her desire to see women in both major parties suited up for a run for the presidency. It well might be time to cross that important political threshold.