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Um? Palin to run for Stevens' seat when he resigns?
Rut-roh. Though she would be less likely to run in '12...
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From: ex_hellocth126 Date: November 5th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh god no please let it end... can't the Inuit abduct her and strand her on an ice floe with a hungry polar bear?
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: November 5th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, is anyone surprised? It's Alaska. So long as they keep the pork flowing in, they'd elect Vladimir Putin himself.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 5th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally saw this coming - she's going to get herself on a bunch of committees to get plenty of defense and international relations experience. She's young - they're grooming her to be the next Bush. There are Karl Rove and a Donald Rumsfeld equivalents out there right now thinking, "Hm...."
assfingers From: assfingers Date: November 5th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pretty sure that if he resigns that she - as governor - can just appoint herself. And be mavericky in DC.
darkskywatcher From: darkskywatcher Date: November 5th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not saying it won't happen, but will say that the author is right, it would be a terrible idea for her were she to run. In addition to all of the reasons the author gave, I'd like to add another: Sarah Palin does not do well with being subordinate to anyone. The pat election is an excellent example of this. This is going to be a problem for her in the Senate, as she'd step into the bottom of a hierarchy that rewards seniority over...whatever her merits are.

Furthermore, she'd be stepping into an environment where Democrats are going to have control, and given some of the shit she said on the campaign trail are not going to be predisposed to treat her well, and are likewise going to smell the ambition she reeks with. That aren't going to let her script her time in the Senate as well as she might like.
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