E! Online asked a D.C. insider about Palin's chances in 2012:
... Like, could she really stand a chance to unseat Obama?
Not really, according to our bipartisan insider:
"I can't imagine for one minute that the national party leaders would be OK with it. That said, [Palin] could very likely pull a Ross Perot and run on her own, which would be a freaking nightmare for both parties, actually. It all makes my head hurt, and kinda makes me want to pull the covers over my head and never leave the house." ...
... After all, this beauty-pageant moose-hunter really does come straight from the Reese Witherspoon cut—way crafty and you really wouldn't know it. Sure, Reese does it with a perky smile while Sarah does it with a Paris Hilton dumb-dumb attitude, but the media-manipulating is something Sarah P has picked up and learned to do quite well. Clearly, she didn't entirely realize these powers back when she ran alongside John McCain, but, she does now.
Tom Diemer of Politics Daily wrote:
[I]n response to a question from Fox News' Greta Van Susteren: What would be a reason for her to run in two years?
"If nobody else wanted to step up, Greta, I would offer myself in the name of service to the public. But I also know that anybody -- anybody -- can make a huge difference in this country without a title, without an office, just being out there as an advocate for solutions that can work to get the country on the right track."
Palin [...] said she was currently in a "comfortable place" in her private role. Palin, since resigning as Alaska's governor midway through her term last year, has emerged as a sought-after public speaker, television personality and successful endorser of Republican candidates she considers "common-sense conservatives" or, in the case of like-minded females, "mama grizzlies."
E! Online also tells us that Mama Palin (!) will be there -- where? -- DWTS, where else?
Usually, producers save the big guns for the end of the season, but Dancing With the Stars' string-pullers are wasting no time in capitalizing on Bristol Palin's family connections, as her Very Special Homecoming episode is, from the looks of things, airing Monday night.
Finally. Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco -- Batman and Robin, if you will -- have answered the question mainstream media refused to touch. Not because it was scandalous, but more likely because nobody gave it a thought until it was raised on "The T. Ocho Show."
Whatever, it's out there now and the Bengals' wide receivers give their measured takes on this very serious topic: Sarah Palin: In the White House or in Playboy?