For those of you who are avid fans of "The Daily Show," you know we've recently spent some time analyzing how Sarah Palin has been traveling the country in a Constitution-wrapped bus frequenting early primary states and talking about her plan to save America.
For those of you who are avid fans of “The Daily Show,” you know we’ve recently spent some time analyzing how Sarah Palin has been traveling the country in a Constitution-wrapped bus frequenting early primary states and talking about her plan to save America.
It suggests two very distinct possibilities: She is either running for president or a crazy person. Last week Palin went on Fox News to provide the answer.
“No, I’m not running,” Palin said.
So I’m ready to call it, with 100 percent of Sarah Palins reporting, the winner is crazy person. Crazy person was the obvious frontrunner, and the only thing left is for Palin to make her concession speech.
Well if I may ask you, Mrs. Palin, what were you doing with that ridiculous nationwide bus tour, going around stealing the political thunder from actual prospective candidates?
She’s like the guest at a wedding who shows up wearing a wedding dress but insists she’s not spoiling your big day; she’s just helping get your message out about fidelity. Oh, and if you don’t mind, she has some vows to read — it’ll only take a minute.
It’s not that terrible a thing, because Palin’s narcissism is a victimless crime … except for one thing.
Two weeks ago, Palin supporters got a letter from the political action committee SarahPAC that was curiously specific about its purpose, saying: “As you know Governor Palin is on the verge of making her decision to run for office … Someone must save our nation from this road to European socialism. Do you think it should be Governor Palin? If so, can you send your best, one-time gift to SarahPAC … and show her that we support her if she decides to run?”
Let me translate that: If you want Tinker Bell to live, clap harder.
SarahPAC isn’t just some grassroots Palin fan club that sprouted up naturally out of the manure fields of Wasilla. It’s Palin’s PAC, and by pack, I mean pack of money.
It’s her money; she controls it. She’s already used previous donations for her “family vacation necessities” like the $14,000 on the “bus wrap,” $10,000 on “logistical trip consulting,” $7,000 on “lodging” and $3,200 that went to her parents, Chuck and Sally Heath, for “purpose of disbursement, correspondence and card mailing.”
You may say to yourself, “Wow, that’s f---ing crazy,” but those are the rules that are set up. The only way that the little scheme would be dishonorable or shady would be if Palin knew all along what her decision was, yet continued to dangle her indecision as a lure to unsuspecting donors.
How are you going to prove that? You’d need to find someone close to the operation, but perhaps too naive to realize she’d inadvertently spilled the beans on, say, June 28.
“She definitely knows … but some things just need to stay in the family,” Bristol Palin said on “Fox & Friends” about her mother’s decision.
That kind of takes this out of the self-involved category and puts it into the Nigerian prince territory.