Bwahahahahaha — March 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Sarah Palin says, if asked, she’d run for president if the GOP convention is brokered


Settle down, Tina Fey. Settle down.

Really, CNN? You’re asking the woman that couldn’t even be arsed to finish her term as Alaska’s governor and was arguably the main reason why the McCain campaign imploded so hilariously in 2008 if she’d consider running if the Republican convention this year is brokered? Really???

Yup. It starts about 40 seconds in after she defends Rush Limbaugh (yes, defends Rush Limbaugh) and pretends she was hoping to get through the airport without being stopped by a major network:

John King: I’d ask the governor how likely does she think there’s a possibility of an open convention and, if there is an open convention and someone approached her and said, ‘Governor Palin, I want to place your name in nomination’, would she stop that?

Palin: As I say, anything is possible. And I don’t close any doors that perhaps would be open out there. So, no, I wouldn’t close that door. And my plan is to be at that convention.

I’m trying to imagine a scenario where this could become reality.

So, first, Romney would really have to fail to close the deal with Republicans.

Okay. I can believe that.

Second, Santorum would have to continue to scoop up significant numbers of delegates as he has done in the most conservative areas of the country.

Okay. I can believe that.

Third, Palin would have to get someone to actually nominate her.

Yup, I can believe that, too, sadly.

Finally, the Republicans would have to completely and collectively lose their minds, bypass the likes of Jeb Bush (third Bush president…?), Chris Christie (has said he’s not ready to be president) or Marco Rubio (is … well … Marco Rubio) and elevate her to the top of the ticket.


Holy crap. I can actually believe that, too.

Oh. Em. Gee.


[Image credit: Chris Savage/Eclectablog (from the 2008 campaign)]