No, Sarah Palin Can’t ‘Resurrect Herself.’ Ever.

Bill Kristol is wrong again:

In an interview on Sunday, ABC’s Benjamin Bell asked Kristol if Palin had disappointed him after he pushed so hard for her to be on the 2008 ticket.

“I was for taking the gamble of putting her on the ticket, I don’t think it hurt the ticket in 2008,” Kristol explained. “I think her stepping down as governor of Alaska was a big problem. People don’t like to see a candidate, a governor, an executive — absent some medical reason or whatever — just leave office early. And she had been a good governor — incidentally — of Alaska until then. So, I think that is something, I think, she has to recover from in terms of being a serious leader in the party. Still has a lot of loyalty, still can shape the debate, she still has a great political touch.”

You can’t put the idiot dilettante egg back in the shell. She’s a grifter empty-suit with nothing of value to add. Alaska hates her, and most of nation thinks she’s a doofus.

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  • Ipecac

    I wouldn’t hire Sarah Palin to manage a kiosk at the county fair. Why these nitwits think she’s any type of leader is beyond me.

    • GrafZeppelin127

      Because she says things that make them feel good about their own meanness. She’s the epitome of what it means to be a Republican voter these days: Self-congratulation and resentment.

      • WAAngel

        much as I disagree with their feelings, I agree that you’re 100% on your analysis.

      • Ipecac

        And here I thought being a leader meant promoting policies for the good of your constituents and being an example for your fellow citizens. But then I’m a stupid progressive. :-)

    • Lady Willpower

      They like her because she pisses off liberals. That’s really all it takes. Same reason they like Ann Coulter.

      • Ipecac

        The funny thing is that they think we dislike Palin because she’s so smart and insightful when actually the opposite is true. She pisses us off because she’s dumb and arrogant, a terrible combination in a human being.

  • muselet

    “I think the way Palin would possibly resurrect herself — if that’s the right word or rehabilitate herself, I think is a better way of putting it — run for Senate in Alaska in 2014,” he continued. “I’m not urging that. I’m just saying, if I were her adviser, I would say, ‘Take on the incumbent, you have to win a primary, then you have to beat an incumbent Democrat, it’s not easy.’”

    “But if she did that, suddenly — if you can imagine that,” Kristol added, smiling. “Sarah Palin, freshman senator, January 2015 in Washington having beaten an incumbent. That would be pretty interesting.”

    And what if she were a robot? No, a robot from outer space? And if she could jump real high and had laser beams and a big saw that came out of her arm … that’d be wicked cool!

    What the hell is it with middle-aged Righties and Sarah Palin?

    –alopecia

    • i_a_c

      What the hell is it with middle-aged Righties and Sarah Palin?

      Starbursts.

      • muselet

        Yeah, I tried to work Rich “She Winked At ME!” Lowry’s … erm … excitement over Palin into my comment, but I kept getting nauseated.

        –alopecia

    • Zen Diesel

      Visions of Cats with Laser Beams shooting out of their eyes!!!!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      The fact that she fixes their erectile dysfunction better than Viagra.

  • Zen Diesel

    Why on earth would the Caribou Word Salad Queen leave the Fox News bubble for one of those awful guvmint jobs that she hates so much.

    • Ipecac

      I have to admit, the idea of watching her go head to head with Al Franken or Elizabeth Warren does have a tremendous appeal.

      • Zen Diesel

        I would grab some popcorn and enjoy watching “The Professor against The Village Idiot” debate each other.

  • fry1laurie

    The only “political touch” Kristol ever cared about was Palin’s shaky hands on his withered … ideology.

  • mdblanche

    ‘Bell also asked Kristol about the presidential ambitions of billionaire mogul Donald Trump.

    “I don’t think he’d be a particularly good one, and I don’t think he’s going to be one,” the conservative columnist quipped.’

    Yikes. Either Donald Trump is going to be the next president or Bill Kristol was right about something. Either way, I’m pretty sure that means the apocalypse is at hand.

  • r_dale

    Kristol just wants to bone her. His obession with Caribou Barbie has gone from weird to downright creepy.

    • muselet

      It’s not just William “The Bloody” Kristol. National Review‘s Rich Lowry had much to say about Sarah Palin after her performance at the 2008 vice-presidential debate (the only link I could find 404s, so either NR revamped its website and the post got lost or NR purged it). Those of delicate constitution are warned to avert their eyes:

      A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It’s one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O’Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.

      Compared to Lowry’s tongue-hanging-out horndog routine, Kristol was positively chivalrous.

      –alopecia

      • Ipecac

        Great. I can’t unread that.

        • muselet

          And once again, I quote Tim the Enchanter: “I warned you.”

          –alopecia

      • Lady Willpower

        Every time I read that article by Lowry I need to take a shower.
        Uhhh, because I feel gross. Not because I want to rub one out.

        • muselet

          The less I know about Rich Lowry’s starbursts, the happier I am.

          –alopecia

  • Victor_the_Crab

    All the polish in the world couldn’t leave a shine on that turd Bill Kristol left us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/felonious.grammar Felonious Grammar

    I think she gets most of her public support from Christian Reconstructionists who see her as the kind of “leader” who could cheer them into a Christian theocracy. What other explanation could there be for the adulation of a dumb and trashy grifter such as herself? She’s “Christian”, which makes her above reproach.