WHEN SARAH Palin burst on the national political scene in 2008, her star power was blinding to both her fans and detractors. Love her or hate her, the Alaska governor tapped by Senator John McCain to be his running mate became an instant celebrity. The GOP ticket’s loss that November seemed not to affect her popularity. Palin’s public appearances continued to draw enormous crowds, and her sometimes dubious political comments invariably were treated as news. When she joined Fox News in 2010 as a commentator at a salary of $1 million a year, her future in the limelight
Comments: Every celebrity is eventually "eclipse"d, some sooner than others.
Um..Ted Cruz was picked by Sarah Palin to win. Bobby Jindal was on the scene long before Gov. Palin and has yet to emerge on the National scene because he is working his tail off to correct the royal screwups of the demorats before him. Nikki Haley has been slammed, slandered, vilified by the very same press that hung Gov. Palin out to dry. It is funny to see that even after all the lies the obama/socialist/marxist press has told on the Gov. they still declare her a "non issue" but yet they are still scared to death of her. Hence the pointless article by the Boston Globe Head Kneelers to obama.
No matter how many times the true Sarah believers repeat the "scared to death of her" mantra it is still a joke. No one, absolutely no one, is afraid of Palin. There are some serious conservatives out there who are willing to work to earn an office where they could make a difference. Sarah has no intention of ever doing that.
The liberal´s absolute obsession with Sarah Palin shows how much they fear her. Look at the recent Hollywood awards shows-- she STILL plays a major role in the jokes and slams, 4 years after she was VP candidate. We should listen to their fear of her and run her for president in 2016.
While it´s true that Palin will have a difficult time remaining politically important without holding office, the fact is that she is still part of the national conversation more than four years after her last run for office.
It wouldn´t surprise me if she runs for office--senate or president--Mark Begich is up for reelection in 2016 in the Senate, and I frankly don´t see a clear front runner for the GOP presidential nomination at this point.
By 2015, a lot of the furor over 2008 will be old news, and Palin will have a much better chance at a fresh start politically than she would have had last year.
Please. Jindal was considered in 2008 and again this year. He too scares Obama because he is what Obama pretends to be--- the antiWashington who attacks problems. As great as he is, he´d be the VP right now if the situation had presented itself. His time shall come. Jealousy of Palin and her ability to articulate things old guard republicans don´t wanna hear is probably something you need to address with your therapist.
I always liked Palin, a real political talent. To be honest when she stepped down as governor and had a TV reality show, I took that to mean she was no longer interested in a running for higher office. As far as the future it´s always a mistake to count anyone out, remember Nixon a loser that was finished in politics, Reagen a washed up old actor who was to simple minded to be elected president.
OP and gang hopes she might be eclipsed, but even her condolence message with reference to Kyle was grabbed by many, and for days. Let any article with the hint of demeaning/belittling her be printed and we know just who readily brings it to the forefront. Keep trying - Gov. Palin has not gone away.
I would like to think Sarah is gathering dossiers on the major Media players who constantly lie about her. Later, when she reemerges and one of the Major Media folks lie about her she then releases the dossier on that person to the public.
The media folks don´t have IQ´s high enough to comprehend that "Paybacks are a mutha" (put your word of choice there). They just may learn it one day, the hard way.
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