PELLA, Iowa — Sarah Palin stared a bit uncomfortably at a movie screen Tuesday night watching a montage of Matt Damon, David Letterman, Madonna, Howard Stern, Bill Maher, Louis C.K. and other celebrities malign her, then asked The Hollywood Reporter: “What would make someone be so full of hate?” – The Hollywood Reporter
Nothing will keep the press from following Sarah Palin around like lap dogs.
“I’m very grateful that someone would bother to go to these efforts to make a documentary about the record of my team in Alaska that worked so hard for energy security and ethics reform and privatizing businesses that should never be in government’s hands,” Palin said. “This film really is a great illustration of what it is that you can accomplish as a team, a bipartisan approach, just common-sense solutions to some tough issues. We tackled it, we succeeded, and someone went to the trouble of documenting what it was that we accomplished. I appreciate that, so that brings me to Iowa.” – Real Clear Politics
I’m more amused than anything with the hoopla following the infomercial masquerading as a film that reinvents Sarah Palin through her Alaskan political career, which she chose to quit for greener pastures via her never ending publicity tour. Her political relevancy at this point is at the lowest ebb we’ve seen since she blasted on to the scene as McCain’s vice presidential nominee. The credibility she built up before the 2010 midterms a distant memory.
Sarah Palin faces an uncomfortable reality, even as she teases about 2012 saying, “We’re still thinking about that.” She’s allowed Michele Bachmann to take over where she left off, with Bachmann appearing infinitely more articulate, professional and determined to be a political force inside the Republican Party, which is becoming a reality as she moves up into the cat bird seat in the GOP primary contest, though there’s a long way to go and fading is always a possibility.
Why would Tea Party activists and other conservatives looking for an alternative to Romney and the establishment pols choose Palin over Bachmann at this point? There’s no logical reason, though partisan politics is driven by emotion, which is the only thing that could make the difference.
Still, Bachmann has the same political platform as Palin only she’s stayed in the arena. Bachmann isn’t a media coward, no matter how she trips over her own tongue, something both women have in common, unfortunately. Palin’s scared of unfriendly media, unlike Bachmann, who shows the maturity needed for national politics, with Palin’s policy prowess now reduced to Twitter and Facebook belches. Additionally, with Bachmann at 65% or so approval in Iowa, as a home state girl, why would notoriously conservative Iowans switch to Palin?
Shrouded in the aura of 2008 and the disaster gaffes everyone can recite by heart, Palin looks far less interesting, though her fans continue to flock around her. This is the real dilemma she faces in the charade she’s concocting surrounding whether she’ll run for president. How can she stiff her fans? What will happen to her career if she doesn’t run, which seems the most likely choice, because the obstacles loom large. Fox talking head is all she’s got.
Where would Sarah get the money to run? Bachmann has proven a formidable financing foe, with there no evidence Palin has the backers to pull off a presidential run at this point. She’ll need a political sugar daddy to manage it, which isn’t out of the question, especially with her adoring fans holding their breath for her pending announcement.
Sarah Palin simply looks like old news today, a wannabe political star who decided to choose celebrity, fan cultivation and media gamesmanship to become the most popular Fox News babe who amazingly isn’t blonde.