Who do you think will be the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012?
That’s conservative pundit Bill Kristol, calling into Fox News after the only governor who can see Russia when she stands on a really, really tall building announced she is quitting her job in a few weeks.
And why not? Top GOP contenders for 2012 are dropping like adulterous, love-sick flies — and let’s not forget “Eruptions of know-nothingism from conservative savior Bobby Jindal.”
And let’s certainly not forget this post-election Rassmussen poll about the woman who wears a polar bear pin even though she is working overtime to wipe the species out: “64% of GOP voters say Palin is their top choice for 2012, 69% say Palin helped McCain.”
So here’s a little Palin primer on energy and climate:
- McCain VP Palin is a global-warming-denying, polar-bear-dissing, Pat Buchanan acolyte
- Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor [Palin]
- Palin’s axis of evil animals: Beluga whales join polar bears and wolf cubs
- Must see ad: Palin “champions “¦ savagery”
- Palin does not even know basics of Alaska energy
- Palin in debate STILL gets global warming backwards and repeats Big Energy Lie twice
- Palin on CBS: “I’m not going to solely blame all of man’s activities on changes in climate.” Seriously.
- Sarah Palin is the fungible candidate
It’s quite ironic she’s known as Sarah Barracuda — given that her positions, if adopted at a national level, would wipe out most ocean life, especially those that tend to dwell around reefs (see Ocean dead zones to expand, “remain for thousands of years”).
But is she going to go national?
Think Progress notes that, on the one hand, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports:
“Talking to people who are very close to Sarah Palin, I have been told that she has told her supporters that she is out of politics, period. She is fed up with politics. She doesn’t like her life. She feels like she has to raise her family. She’s sick of the commute from Wasilla to the capital and she really does not want to run for higher office. This is not the case where she is stepping down in order to figure the way for a presidential run. In fact, she has told some of her biggest backers in the national Republican Party that they are free to choose other candidates for 2012.”
On the other hand,
Palin political adviser Fred Malek said that Palin isn’t ruling out a future run for office, and he expects her to help other Republicans raise money. “She’s not going to go hide in a cave,” Malek said in a telephone interview. “She’ll continue to be a major friend and force for Republican figures in this country.”
What do you think the future holds in store for the thrilla from Wasilla — and the GOP in general in 2012?