According to Sarah Palin, there’s still time to jump into what’s bound to be an “unconventional” presidential race.She could wait until election eve, then buy a TV ad to declare her candidacy and ask everyone to write-in her name. Palinbots might be able to learn to spell p-a-l-i-n overnight, but would that be a vote for Todd or for Sarah? Bristol? That they can open their wallets for her doesn't mean they can string two words together.
“There is still time, Sean, and I think on both sides of the aisle I think you’re going to see people coming and going from this race,” she said on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show tonight. “And I’m still one of those still considering the time factor.”
When Hannity said the former Alaska governor would have to decide by November, at the latest, for legal reasons, she agreed — to an extent.
“You do, I mean legally you do,” she said. “But I do think Sean, this is going to be such an unconventional election cycle. … Mark my word, it is going to be an unconventional type of election process.”
The republicans should add a lectern for her at their debates. If she doesn't show, they could occasionally go for a wide shot of the stage and flash a cartoon picture of Sarah the Hockey Mom, Sarah the Frontierswoman ... whatever, trying to hide behind her lectern. It would be even better if the other candidates looked in the direction of Sarah's lectern with a startled, scared look, saying things like, "What was that?" For a little variation, the candidates might also sing in unison that old favorite line of Ronald Reagan, "There she goes again," in Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show style, to the tune of "There She Is, Miss America." There are a lot of possibilites there. The ratings for the debates could go way up. Isn't almost everyone ready to laugh at Sarah Palin?
The ABC News item is "Sarah Palin Says There’s ‘Still Time’ to Get in ‘Unconventional’ Race." More seriously, what does Palin mean by saying in response to Hannity's remark about the legal filing deadlines, "You do, I mean legally you do,” she said. “But I do think Sean, this is going to be such an unconventional election cycle. … Mark my word, it is going to be an unconventional type of election process."
My copy of "The Rogue" is in the area and "out for delivery," so it should appear today. If so, I'll try to post something about it tomorrow morning.