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Thursday, March 08, 2012

She's ready for her close-up, Mr. DeMille
Posted by Jill | 6:10 AM
Now that the spotlight has shifted entirely away from Sarah Palin, except in the minds of those Republican males who are still heading off to the bathroom with a bottle of lotion and an old 2008 copy of The Weekly Standard, it's almost enough to make you feel sorry for her sad attempts to recapture the magic of that year when she was practically America's Evita Perón without portfolio.

Perhaps Palin is thinking that she can be the shining vehicle to defuse the fact that Republicans have decided that the way to win an election is to declare war on women who are in any way sexual -- to join the war they've been waging for decades on any woman who DOESN'T pretty herself up for the male gaze. Of course for Republicans to do that, they'd have to address the incongruity between having as their feminine icon a woman who preened and winked and flirted her way through the 2008 campaign and bombastically declaring the sexuality of women to be something terrible. Not that such dichotomies have ever stopped Republicans before.

But the Quitta from Wasilla wants the GOP to know that she's ready to answer the call if they beg and plead and buy her enough candy, roses, and designer dresses to prove to Her Highness that they are worthy of her deigning to become the Leader of the Free World:
Although it would be an unlikely scenario, Palin said she might consider throwing her hat into the ring if pressed.

She was asked specifically what she would do if the Republican party faced an open convention this August -- meaning none of the current candidates would have sewn up the nomination by then -- and someone asked her to stand.

"Anything is possible. I don't close any doors that perhaps would be open out there, so no, I wouldn't close that door. My plan is to be at that convention," she told CNN in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.

Because the prettiest girl at the high school prom shouldn't have to actually WORK for anything...not even the presidency.

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