According to the Associated Press, Sarah Palin's post-gubernatorial debut in the Lower 48 states is closed to the media, so my question is "Sarah, what are you on?". There has been much speculation as to what Sarah from Alaska will do following her early departure from the Governor's Mansion at the weekend. Will she or won't she run for the Presidency in 2012? Will she run as an independent? Or will she ditch politics altogether?
Palin has been the butt of many jokes, including impersonations by Tina Fey and more recently William Shatner. But will she be a joke in 2012?
Palin is uninformed, undisciplined and not a confident public speaker, so I can see why people would discount her as a potential candidate for the White House in 2012. If she decided to ditch the Republican Party and stand as an independent, she wouldn't stand a cat in hell's chance at winning the Oval Office, however don't count her out just yet. We have two more years until the republican primaries, so I wouldn't be suprised if Sarah from Alaska goes on a tour of the Lower 48 states and learns a hell of alot of stuff she doesn't know now and gains alot more supporters.
British Bookmakers have her at 10-1 odds of winning in 2012 but [if she decided to run] she would be running against a Democratic incumbent who won his first election with a sweeping landslide. Unless Barack Obama does something really stupid like NOT running, Sarah Palin doesn't stand a chance.
She is a renegade, she doesn't like to follow party instructions and she is a royal pain in the ass, but she has a loyal following and she will be around for a long time yet. No getting rid of a self-described "Hockey Mom" that easily.
My advice to Palin is LEARN, LEARN, LEARN.