Sarah Palin Will Never Run for Office; Here’s Why

By: Mike Tuttle - April 28, 2014

Hillary Clinton is running for President. Oh, sure, she hasn’t announced it yet. But all the signs are there: speeches to certain groups, third-party money-raising apparatus, little hints dropped by Bill Clinton on Twitter. Hillary can play coy, but no one in the Democrat Party believes for a second that she did not walk out of the offices of Secretary of State and right into a campaign meeting.

But what about the other big female name in American politics? No, not Elizabeth Warren. She is going to run with Hillary for the VP job.

We’re talking about Sarah Palin.

Ever since John McCain plucked Palin from Alaskan obscurity and thrust her into the spotlight of big league presidential politics, Palin has been the darling of the Tea Party.

Every time Palin turns up at some convention or another or even just on television or radio, speculation starts about whether or not she is running for some office again.

And she always teases it.

When asked if she is running for (fill in the blank), Palin’s usual answer is couched as “considering it because people have asked me to.”

She has said that she would “never say never” to a presidential run. It depends on what “Americans really, really want in a candidate.”

And now Sarah Palin has flashed that bit of political skin once again, this time before the NRA. Saturday during a Stand And Fight rally at Lucas Oil Stadium, Palin had choice words for anyone who thought guns should not be allowed in schools (“stupid on steroids”).

She threw red meat to people who still believe that kids are not allowed to pray in schools — despite that myth having long been busted (students are free to pray in schools, only administrators may not lead prayer during school hours.)

She said that all liberals are hypocrites.

But her most incendiary line of the evening was about terrorists.

“If I were in charge,” Palin said, inserting a pregnant pause for applause from the crowd, “[our enemies] would know that water boarding is how we’d baptize terrorists.”

It was shocking enough on the surface of it, with it’s linking of water boarding torture with the Christian practice of baptism. But that pause was what she was masterfully playing.

Sarah Palin likes to tease the idea of running for office. She likes to hear the applause of those people who buy tickets and fill seats and like her Facebook rants. But Sarah Palin will never run. Because if Sarah Palin actually put herself on the line again, she would have to answer questions, and not just the “gotcha” questions about policy and what newspapers she reads.

She would be outside the bubble of her fans, and Americans who find her statements like this to be offensive would want her to be called out by a responsible press.

It’s a pretty nifty career setup. Wink and hint that you might be, possibly, depending on what “the people” want, thinking about maybe running for something. Then collect speaking fees, write another book, and head back to the safety of a fan club.

Contrast this with Bobby Jindal, a Republican who is making no bones about the fact that he is running. A man who breaks protocol to speak out against the President to further his own political aspirations. Whether you like his approach or not is subjective. He may be preaching to the choir, but he isn’t hiding behind it.

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  • Exodus2011

    wrt waterboarding the terrorists:

    Yet ANOTHER instance where Sarah Palin is CORRECT … It could be Ronald Reagan talking .. remember how those Islamist Radicals held Americans hostage in Iran for 444 days, throughout ole Jimmy Cahter’s malaise-ful Administration? … as soon as Reagan took office those American hostages were RELEASED…. I wonder why …………… not

    Putey Pute, the Rads in Iran, ole Kim Yung the despot and murderer …. they will all have 2nd AND 3rd thoughts before crossing swords with this particular American Warrior

    btw

    Gov Sarah Palin has had Obama’s measure since before he was elected in 2008; she knew his weak equivocating over the Russian invasion of Georgia back in 08 could encourage Putin to waltz into Crimea in the future, should he be elected ,…… boy, was she RIGHT

    and that’s not the only instance which has found Sarah Palin prescient wrt Obama’s decision-making ..

    Sarah Palin ~> RIGHT on INFLATION, ARAB SPRING, DEATH PANELS, RARE EARTH MINERALS, COMMON CORE

    right on Obama tying gun-grabbing to his Obamacare BULLSCHMIDT Bill

    ~> she’s ALWAYS correct!

    Sarah Palin has displayed sound judgement, CORRECTLY predicting the consequences of decisions taken, especially by Obama .. over and over again …

    Who else in leadership has demonstrated such remarkable accuracy in this realm?

    Answer: – NOBODY

    America desperately needs a Commander-in-Chief with DEMONSTRABLE sound judgement …

    • Yarp

      That is some of the greatest satire I have read in a while! Do you write for the Colbert Report?

  • gthog61

    She really lives inside liberals’ heads.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • info warrior

    Sarah Palin, Karl Rove’s worst nightmare. loL!

    I hope she runs. Maybe with Ted Nugent as VP.

  • Bingostingo

    Go Sarah! Home, that is.

  • Exodus2011

    uh … more *Happy Talk* from the minions of those who FEAR Big Mama Grizzly … **__**

    we have had Rob at WaPO write about * a diminished Sarah Palin*, and also Mike at The Week write that this is *the end of Sarah Palin*… and now we have Tuttle at webpronews write that *Sarah Palin will never run for office* …

    (oh yes … nods head wisely …)

    HA!

    you guys are gonna look right Ninnies when your GOP Establishment Pals get knocked out one by one in the Primary Season by Big Mama Grizzly’s endorsees, are ya not?

    **__**

    but, I suppose ya gotta do your poor, but inadequate best **__**

    btw, tuttle, have you and your GOPe Pals noticed *this*, by any chance? **__**

    Gov Sarah Palin has had Obama’s measure since before he was elected in 2008; she knew his weak equivocating over the Russian invasion of Georgia back in 08 could encourage Putin to waltz into Crimea in the future, should he be elected ,…… boy, was she RIGHT

    and that’s not the only instance which has found Sarah Palin prescient wrt Obama’s decision-making ..

    Sarah Palin ~> RIGHT on INFLATION, ARAB SPRING, DEATH PANELS, RARE EARTH MINERALS, COMMON CORE

    right on Obama tying gun-grabbing to his Obamacare BULLSCHMIDT Bill

    ~> she’s ALWAYS correct!

    Sarah Palin has displayed sound judgement, CORRECTLY predicting the consequences of decisions taken, especially by Obama .. over and over again …

    Who else in leadership has demonstrated such remarkable accuracy in this realm?

    Answer: – NOBODY

    America desperately needs a Commander-in-Chief with DEMONSTRABLE sound judgement …

  • welcometo1984

    She’s just lost the committed Christian vote.
    You wouldn’t see jews making a joke about sticking a Shabbos candle where the sun doesn’t shine.

    • mcrognale

      Nope, not this committed Christian. I agree with Ann Coulter.

  • mcrognale

    “Americans who find her statements like this to be offensive would want her to be called out by a responsible press.”
    That’s funny as hell! First off the only “Americans” who are offended are leftist traitors. Second, and I am still trying to catch my breath from laughing, is the part about “responsible press”. We have no responsible press other than Fox News. Oh, and spare me the “Faux news” bullsh–. Your article is the perfect example of what I refer to.