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Why Sarah Palin can't be president
Some people would follow Palin anywhere—but there aren't enough of them to get her elected
 
Tish Durkin
Tish Durkin

By Tish Durkin

If you already love Sarah Palin and would follow her anywhere, her sudden decision to trash the governorship of Alaska halfway into her first term strikes you not only as comprehensible, but brilliant, fantastic, ideal!

If you don't already love Sarah Palin and might or might not follow her to any given place, her sudden decision to trash the governorship of Alaska halfway into her first term seems loopy, insulting, suspicious, and reckless.

Newsflash: Sarah Palin cannot be elected president on the strength of people who already love her and would follow her anywhere.

Therefore, she is never going to be president.

For a spotlight hound like Palin, that's no biggie. She can be an obscenely paid talk show host and author. She can be a rabidly sought-after public speaker. She can be a powerfully influential Republican fundraiser-thus-powerbroker. But she cannot be president.

So let's stop talking about that, shall we?

 

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