Sarah Palin isn't too pleased that President Obama's campaign used footage of her in this recent fundraising video, and she's decided to fight back by challenging Barack Obama to a good old-fashioned debate. It's a curious strategy, but we have no choice to hear her out because she posted a 583-word missive about it on Facebook. She said, in part,
I'm not running for any office, but I'm more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama's "enemy of the week" if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about.
Yes, Sarah, you are Barack Obama's enemy in the way that a mosquito buzzing annoyingly near someone's ear is their enemy. Anyway, the fact that facing off against such a master orator would virtually guarantee that she went down in a self-created blaze of nonsensical run-on sentences did not stop her from getting all Wild West on his ass:
I'm willing and free to discuss these issues with the President anywhere, anytime.
Whoa. Obama must be quaking in his practical dad sneakers since he has no choice but to accept this insane challenge—tradition dictates it, after all. You know, the tradition where a sitting president who is busy running the country must debate a television personality who is not even running for office. (Well, not yet anyway.) Umm, remember when George Bush had that ugly showdown over foreign policy ideas with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and, of course, before that Bill Clinton was forced to argue the finer points of his domestic policies with Jerry Springer. So, yeah, prepare yourself, Barack, I guess? Because any day now, you're going to be getting a wax-sealed invitation that says simply, "Meet me in the Walmart parking lot at dawn."
Sarah Palin challenges Obama to debate [The Hill]