Here we are, 15 days from the presidential election and the question is burning in my gut …
Where on Earth is Sarah Palin?
You recall her, yes? The former half-term Alaska governor who long ago announced her support for fellow Republican Donald J. Trump. The former GOP vice-presidential nominee campaigned actively on behalf of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary opponent, who lost to the speaker by a million percentage points; she wanted to stick it to Ryan for his initial refusal to back Trump’s presidential campaign.
She’s disappeared from view.
Her Fox News gig has ended. Her reality TV show ended. Some of her children have been in “in the news” for less-than-flattering reasons.
Palin’s former 2008 running mate — U.S. Sen. John McCain — is in a tough re-election fight in Arizona. She hasn’t even campaigned for him, for crying out loud. Oh, wait! McCain has gotten into a terrible public spat with Palin’s pal Trump. OK, so that’s out.
In a perverse sort of way, I kind of miss listening to Sarah Barracuda making a fool of herself.
Oh well. This hideous campaign is nearly over.
Sarah, just know that at least one of us out here has missed you … more or less.