Sarah Palin's Campaign To Drive You Crazy

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Sarah Palin still gets asked about running for president, and since she doesn't have to officially declare til the end of October, she might as well soak up whatever attention she can in the process.

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In an interview with Sean Hannity, she said,

"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. And I'm still one of those still considering the time factor."

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Maybe she's going to primary Obama! That would certainly grab headlines. She added, "Mark my word, it is going to be an unconventional type of election process." She might as well rewrite electoral laws while she's rewriting facts.

Palin is even testing the patience of conservatives. Not long ago, Erick Erickson wrote at Red State,

To paraphrase Ann [Coulter], a lot of us fell in love with Sarah Palin because of her enemies and a lot of us have fallen out of love with Sarah Palin because of her fans.

In other words, conservatives with media platforms loved Sarah Palin because she annoyed liberals, but there's only so much politically-suicidal craziness they can stomach. (Erickson compared rabid Palin fans to Scientologists and Ron Paul fans.)

A McClatchy-Marist survey found this week that "By a 72 to 24 percent margin, Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP do not want Palin to run for the White House." Then again, it also found that a hypothetical matchup between Obama and Palin would go in the president's favor only 49 to 44 percent, a big jump from August. Luckily, that's not how presidents are elected in this country.

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Sarah Palin Says There's Still Time To Get Into "Unconventional" Race [ABC News]
Poll: Palin Making Gains But Most In GOP Don't Want Her To Run [CNN]

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Conservatives loves Sarah Palin because she annoyed liberals.

Right. Because having a debate with her, or anyone who liked her, was like having a debate with ... fuck, I can't even think of a decent analogy:

Me: Sarah, You do realize that no matter what you believe 2+2 will always and forever equal 4, correct?

SP: I like turtles!

Me: That's great Sarah. But back to the discussion at hand ...

SP: Have you seen my baseball?

Me: *sigh* No Sarah, I haven't seen your baseball. I'll help you look for it in a bit, but first I'd like to discuss your opinion on 2+2...

SP runs over to iPod dock and hits play. "I like Big Butts" by Sir Mix-A-Lot starts to fill the room. She comes back to the table and pulls a 1 gallon ziplock bag out of her bra. It looks like it's full of cocaine. She dumps the bag out on the table and starts cutting up lines as thick and long as Glen Rice's middle finger

SP:We're goin' snowsleddin' baby!

Me: Sarah, do you really think you shou-

*SNORT SSSNNNNOGGGG SNORT*

SP: FUCKING MEETINGS!!!! RAAWWARGGHH. I HATE fucking meetings. Don't these dipshits know that God Loves ME! It's on my fucking screensaver fer chrissake!

Me: Sarah! You're kids re in the next room!

SP: Fuck 'em! No good worthless POS's! Toss 'em some Mac N' Cheese. Trig'll whip that up right quick. There's no freeloadin' off ol' Sarah. Them kids need to earn their keep.

Me: Umm, ok ... but I'd like to get back to our earlier discussio-

*SNORT SSSNNNNOGGGG SNORT* *sniffle*

SP: ARRGHH!!! It Burns!! Fawk! Todd and I cut this with our own diesel / gas mix from the pipeline we got runnin' out back plus a little wolf blood. Someone needs to show them furry bitches whose boss.