May 27, 2011, - 3:17 pm
I don’t know if Sarah Palin is actually so deluded that she believes she would actually be elected President against Barack Obama. But she has nothing to lose because she’s already made millions and if she runs and gets trounced, she will make millions more thereafter, even if she’s a proven loser in addition to be a proven quitter. That conventional wisdom about the birthrate of suckers is conservative. As Palin’s millions in book sales and fans shows, it’s far more than the claimed one per minute. I doubt these numbers will mean a thing to the people who fall for this empress with no clothing, but they say it all to anyone who really wants Barack Obama defeated:
A Palin confidant said he is 95% certain she won’t run. Ms. Palin’s image among the broader public has dimmed in recent months, polls show.
The April Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that 25% view her favorably, while 53% view her unfavorably. Only 9% felt very positively toward her, a low in Journal polling, while 41% viewed her very negatively, a new high.
Ms. Palin still places in the top tier when GOP voters are asked their choice for president. She was second, at 15%, in a Gallup survey of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents released Thursday, trailing only Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with 17%.
Gallup said Ms. Palin was the top choice among voters most concerned about social and moral issues, while Mr. Romney’s support was more broad-based, including a larger share of voters concerned with government spending and the economy.
Still, the confidant of Ms. Palin said she doesn’t want the negative scrutiny that would come from a run, and she doesn’t want to jeopardize the lucrative speaking, broadcasting and book-writing career that has followed her unsuccessful run for the vice presidency.
Ms. Palin is a contributor to Fox News Channel, which ended its contracts with several other Republicans when they began to campaign for the White House. “We are not changing Sarah Palin’s status,” said Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for Fox News, on Thursday. Fox and The Wall Street Journal are owned by News Corp.
No dolla, no holla. That’s the Palin family theme song. And if you think she’s truly a conservative, you’re easily fooled. I love how the family values crowd (with which I identify) thinks this self-promoting feminist–who abandoned her family to run for office, endlessly promotes, glamorizes, and farms out her baby mama daughter to lucrative reality TV shows–somehow represents “family values.” Uh-huh, halfway between Osborne and Sheen family values (with the Osborne Family–yup, Ozzy–showing more conservative family values than the Palins).
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