Rumor of the day: Palin to announce she’s running for president in Alaska … on September 11? Update: “Ridiculous”

posted at 1:02 pm on September 1, 2010 by Allahpundit

The answer’s almost certainly no, as she surely knows how it would play for any candidate to coopt 9/11 for something as self-aggrandizing as a campaign launch. (Even Giuliani waited until February 2007 to declare.) As much grief as Beck got for holding his rally on the anniversary of MLK’s speech, she’d get a thousand times more, which is the wrong foot to start on for a candidate who needs to rehabilitate her polling among centrists. Besides, as I’ve said before, she’s the one person in the field who can afford to jump into the race late. This would make her the first one into the pool, even before sure-to-declares like Romney. So yeah, this is almost definitely just fun, idle, too-good-to-check speculation.

I say “almost,” though, because something involving Palin is happening in Alaska on September 11 and it’s significant enough to have Glenn Beck in attendance. From today’s new Vanity Fair hit piece (which is already being challenged for accuracy by even left-leaning journos like Ben Smith and John Dickerson), a tantalizing detail:

Moore, a green-eyed blonde who, like Palin, was once an Alaska beauty queen, albeit a few stripes more self-aware, drives her Subaru through downtown Anchorage, steering with one hand, holding a cigarette and her smartphone in the other. When Devon calls to tell her that Glenn Beck has booked the Dena’ina Center, the largest venue in Anchorage, for a speech on September 11, 2010, she sits bolt upright and yells. Immediately, they start trying to figure out what the news might mean. “Listen, listen, listen: Why in the world do you imagine Glenn Beck would come to Anchorage on 9/11? You think he might have a special guest? With a special announcement? Oh,” she says, her whole face falling as the implications of a Palin campaign kickoff hit her, “Jesus Christ.”

Just another embellishment in Vanity Fair’s piece, perhaps? Not quite. Via the Right Scoop, below you’ll find Beck himself on this morning’s show confirming his trip to Alaska and the fact that he and Palin will both be at the event (“a week from Saturday,” a.k.a. September 11). Note how theatrically coy he is about what’s going on: All he says is that they’ll both be speaking, and when asked if it’s political, he (twice) refuses to answer. Presumably they’re going to announce some sort of joint lecture tour or whatever and this is just Beck’s way of teasing the audience by vaguely hinting that it’s something more, but the location, the size of the venue, and the secrecy around it are curious. (For what it’s worth, Beck claimed as recently as three days ago that he won’t run for anything and has no idea what Palin’s doing.) Remember too that it was only yesterday we learned she’ll be in Iowa later this month for her first big speaking engagement — and according to the Des Moines Register, it was her team who approached the Iowa GOP about making that happen, not vice versa. Quote:

Palin began taking a more active approach toward Iowa in late July, when her political action committee told Iowa Republican Party staff that Palin’s people were planning a more aggressive fall campaign schedule and had asked whether the Reagan invitation was still open.

Iowa is actually the biggest reason why she might want to declare early rather than late. As Mark Halperin notes, “caucus goers expect (read: ‘demand’) to see potential candidates early and often,” which helps explain why she hasn’t polled well in the state thus far. But of course, she could let them see her early and often without announcing any sort of candidacy; just book a bunch of speeches and put in some face time.

Exit question one: What’s this really about? Some sort of “honoring the victims of 9/11″ memorial event, maybe? If so, why hold it in Anchorage instead of New York or D.C.? Exit question two: What happens to the rest of the field if she jumps in now? Do Romney, Huckabee, Gingrich, etc, then have to declare soon too or should they wait a few months for the Palin buzz to dissipate a bit before making a move this winter? Romney can get away with losing Iowa since he’s the presumptive heavy favorite in New Hampshire, but the rest of the field can’t afford to let anyone build up too much steam there. Hmmm.

Update: Rebecca Mansour of SarahPAC e-mails to say that the rumor that she’ll announce on 9/11 is “ridiculous” and to point out that Palin had a longstanding open invite from the Iowa GOP to come speak. She finally took them up on it this week.


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I say “almost,” though, because something involving Palin is happening in Alaska on September 11 and it’s significant enough to have Glenn Beck in attendance.

Glenn Beck is announcing that Sarah Palin will be the Dean of his College of Conservative Knowledge.

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Oh gosh! This is gonna be a bumpy thread! I’m ready to learn thou’ so let the wild rumpus begin!

Gob on September 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Ed Schultz just pooped his pants. It doesn’t have anything to do with Cuda’s possible announcement, I just want you to know that I have sources.

Akzed on September 1, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Rumor of the day: Palin to announce she’s running for president in Alaska

Alaska has a president? Who knew?

Bat Chain Puller on September 1, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Glenn Beck is announcing that Sarah Palin will be the Dean of his College of Conservative Knowledge.

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM

You’re funneh.

fossten on September 1, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Silly. How many times has she said her focus is on the midterms?

Ted Torgerson on September 1, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Presumably they’re going to announce some sort of joint lecture tour or whatever and this is just Beck’s way of teasing the audience by vaguely hinting that it’s something more, but the location, the size of the venue, and the secrecy around it are curious. (For what it’s worth, Beck claimed as recently as three days ago that he won’t run for anything and has no idea what Palin’s doing.)

I heard beck on the way in this morning and he sure was teasing about his AK trip next week. He’s got something up his sleeve and I agree with AP, SP has time to jump in late if she does it at all.

Let’s roll.

ted c on September 1, 2010 at 1:07 PM

BTW.

BATTLESTATIONS!

ted c on September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Exit question two: What happens to the rest of the field if she jumps in now? Do Romney, Huckabee, Gingrich, etc, then have to declare soon too or should they wait a few months for the Palin buzz to dissipate a bit before making a move this winter?

Romney,Huckabee,Gingrich Etc will re-enact the WWII Battle.…Sink the Bismarck. (Palin being the Bismarck).

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Santorum is giving a speech in Texas…

Palin
Romney
Huck
Santorum
Gingrich
Haley Barbour
Paul

Give it UP… You have no chance…

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Sarah Palin is an empty suit just like Obama. If she declares on 9/11, then she is more of an idiot than I thought. Anyway, Romney will be the nominee, after all the dust has settled. After the mess the messiah is making, we need serious people to bring us back, not celebrities.

Chudi on September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM

She’ll outlaw islam and declare a global crusade?..

the_nile on September 1, 2010 at 1:09 PM

I can’t see good coming from 9/11 being co-opted for anything except maybe something apolitical along the lines of what the last rally seemed to be. But still, to have it in Alaska seems a bit… inexplicable.

Esthier on September 1, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Or maybe…or MAYBE Palin is going to announce that Trig really is Bristol’s child! Or that she had an affair with John McCain! Or that she is really a man!

*runs around in a circle, arms flailing*

Bishop on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I’d guess that it probably has to do with some kind of midterm push to GOTV, etc.

INC on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Ed Schultz just pooped his pants.

Hilarious.

dczombie on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Oh man… why not wait 5 more months?

upinak on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Pleeeeeese not on 9/11. PLEASE.

*sigh*

Bee on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Do Romney, Huckabee, Gingrich, etc, then have to declare soon

This is so depressing. That these are the early front-runners in the advent of Turkmanbama. It annoys and saddens me every. single. time.

Gob on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Glenn Beck is announcing that Sarah Palin will be the Dean of his College of Conservative Knowledge.

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Whatever happened to the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies?

MadisonConservative on September 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

They are going to announce their support for Bristol in her Dancing With The Stars debut!

ornery_independent on September 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Obama would beat Palin at least 40-60… with 35-65 more likely… A 3rd party would likely get in and the split would be 30-30-40 with Obama winning…

Does Palin understand how important it is that the closer we get to November 2nd the more she needs to get out of the news?

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Or maybe…or MAYBE Palin is going to announce that Trig really is Bristol’s child! Or that she had an affair with John McCain! Or that she is really a man!

*runs around in a circle, arms flailing*

Bishop on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

She’s going to announce that she’s actually Levi Johnston’s good twin in disguise.

MadisonConservative on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

I thought it was funny on Glenn’s radio show today. He said he would run for President, but would promise to resign after one day. He wanted to replace the bust of Churchill that this bho sent back to GB.
L

letget on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

If it’s on 9/11 it probably involves troops. Maybe it will just be a monument or something to honor the Iraq war. My 2 cents.

petunia on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Whatever happened to the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies?

MadisonConservative on September 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

It’s still on 3 hours a day.

Ronnie on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

BATTLESTATIONS!

ted c on September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM

LOL.

It is a good day to die. PREPARE FOR RAMMING SPEED!

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

They are going to announce their support for Bristol in her Dancing With The Stars debut!

ornery_independent on September 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

And now YOU ruined it!

the_nile on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Whatever happened to the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies?

MadisonConservative on September 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

The professor went on vacation.

We’ve got Mark Steyn today, which is pretty damn cool.

ornery_independent on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Pleeeeeese not on 9/11. PLEASE.

*sigh*

Bee on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

more like ugh. I bought the tickets to see Glenn, not Sarah. Now it is going to be swamped with reporters and such…

can someone please stop the madness and make the media go home?

upinak on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM

It won’t happen on 9/11, but eventually both Beck and Palin are going to endorse Mitt Romney for President. You heard it here first.

rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Anyway, Romney will be the nominee, after all the dust has settled. After the mess the messiah is making, we need serious people to bring us back, not celebrities.

Romney is a serious person who gave us RomneyCare… 2012 will be a referendum on ObamaCare… Romney needs to go away…

Pawlenty and Daniels are the only worthy people on the 2012 radar.

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Obama would beat Palin at least 40-60…

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

With you voting for OBAMA. You already said you would.

YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY IN CONSERVATIVE CONVERSATION.

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Politics as a reality show – great….

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:14 PM

…albeit a few stripes more self-aware…

What exactly does this mean?

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Does Palin understand how important it is that the closer we get to November 2nd the more she needs to get out of the news?

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

That’s foolishness. No one wil bring more energy and get out more voters on Nov 2 than Palin. If we steamroll the Dems in November, it will be in large part due to her effort. The harder she works for the next two months, the better the turnout and the more seats we take.

dczombie on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

It won’t happen on 9/11, but eventually both Beck and Palin are going to endorse Mitt Romney for President. You heard it here first.

rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I get the same feeling.

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:14 PM

The Stache has more credibility then Daniels or Pawlenty. Thanks

upinak on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Wow, we’re less than 20 comments in and NP has already made a cameo to tell Sarah to give it up, and Chudi has made an appearance for his usual “we need a serious douche like Romney to run”. If we can get Ernesto, Dave Rywall and Proud Rino to show up and bash really quick we may be able to close this thread early.

Kataklysmic on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Anyway, Romney will be the nominee, after all the dust has settled.

Chudi on September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Doubtful. If he couldn’t beat McCain, I don’t see how he can win the nomination. I’m not against Mitt, but I just don’t see it happening.

Esthier on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

This is a media tweak after all that silly talk about a Palin/Beck 2012 run.

They are teaming up to play the media for the fools they are, before revealing what this really is, which I don’t have a guess at this point.

Brian1972 on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

It won’t happen on 9/11, but eventually both Beck and Palin are going to endorse Mitt Romney for President. You heard it here first.

rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I get the same feeling.

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I third that.

upinak on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

She’ll outlaw islam and declare a global crusade?..

Good. Somebody certainly needs to.

Tc0061 on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

She’s not announcing on Sept. 11th. End of story.

Beck is being coy because he wants people to show up. Shannyn Moore is human excrement with zero credibility on things related to Palin. Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter made an editorial decision to commit his magazine to anti-Palinism two years ago.

Keep your eye on the ball and let’s stop going for the play-fake.

Robert_Paulson on September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Well, maybe the two of them think that people who live so far away should have the opportunity to hear what they have to say. I doubt there were a large group of Alaskans at the Restoring Honor rally.

NoNails on September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM

This is a media tweak after all that silly talk about a Palin/Beck 2012 run.

They are teaming up to play the media for the fools they are, before revealing what this really is, which I don’t have a guess at this point.

Brian1972 on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Its funny to see who takes the CHUM.

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Exit question two: What happens to the rest of the field if she jumps in now?

1) Are you really convinced that she will?
2) I do not think she would use 9/11 to do that.
3) Think faithfully, not politically.
4) Nice to see the libs get all wee-weed up. Lots of pluses to that. Just before midterms they attack a conservative female(A popular respected female conservative). It gets it out of the way for when she truly decides to run. What more can they do to this strong woman? Nothing.

Exit conclusion: She is not announcing a run, but she is exposing libidiots and their idiocy(how much of this country is center right again?, and probably going to do some charitable advocacy that will rake in lots of $$ for whatever cause it is, because she and Beck will be headliners. Whats not to appreciate?

canditaylor68 on September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM

It won’t happen on 9/11, but eventually both Beck and Palin are going to endorse Mitt Romney for President. You heard it here first.
rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I get the same feeling.

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I third that.

upinak on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

WHY?!!!!??! Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Bee on September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Alaska has a president? Who knew?

Bat Chain Puller on September 1, 2010 at 1:06 PM

They will if AKIP ever gets its way.

Inkblots on September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Or that she is really a man!

Bishop on September 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I thought it was generally accepted that she’s more man than the current occupant is.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Please , No.

I agree with upinak…. Way too early.

LegendHasIt on September 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Go Bristol…I hope you dance well, I WANT to vote for you!

SgtRed on September 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Glenn Beck is gonna read another passage of his diary and declare his undying love for Sarah? LOL!

terryannonline on September 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM

It won’t happen on 9/11, but eventually both Beck and Palin are going to endorse Mitt Romney for President mayor wasilla. You heard it here first.

rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Yes, they need to stop Levi.

the_nile on September 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM

She’ll outlaw islam and declare a global crusade?..

the_nile on September 1, 2010 at 1:09 PM

My collie says:

Hah! We should BE so lucky.

CyberCipher on September 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Whatever Glenn and Sarah are up to, they know how to generate buzz.

kingsjester on September 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM

She’s going to announce that she’s actually Levi Johnston’s good twin in disguise.

MadisonConservative on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

That’s really disturbing on a few levels.

Esthier on September 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM

It’s way too early.

d1carter on September 1, 2010 at 1:20 PM

allah,

did you forget she has a book coming out and will have a book tour to go with it?

Palin will not say anything until after the elections and book tour as far as 2012 goes…

unseen on September 1, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Other Announcements.

Mitt Romney becomes spokesman for John Deere.
Tim Palenty for Politicans Anonymus
Mike Huckabee gets hungry and goes hunting with VW bug for Arkansas Roadkill.

William Amos on September 1, 2010 at 1:21 PM

president in Alaska

OMG Alaska is seceding! I knew it.

faraway on September 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Please, no! She is great, but she can’t win this time around.

LASue on September 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Maybe Palin will have a “day of service” to take back 9/11 from the evil democrates…..oh wait got my parties mixed up…

unseen on September 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Seriously. They shouldn’t be doing anything on 9-11 except for honoring the dead and reminding the world what happened.

We can do great things and still get the appropriate media attention without using a tragic day of remembrance as a platform for something else, can’t we?

Really hoping this doesn’t turn out to be anything other than a big memorial. Maybe a prayer service.

Good Lt on September 1, 2010 at 1:23 PM

That’s foolishness. No one wil bring more energy and get out more voters on Nov 2 than Palin.

dczombie on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Unfortunately, she motivates both sides. And since Republicans aren’t exactly lacking in that department, she isn’t helping.

Go RBNY on September 1, 2010 at 1:23 PM

No friggin way she announces on 9/11. This is twaddle.

CantCureStupid on September 1, 2010 at 1:23 PM

GLENN: Hey Sarah, will you come speak at my honor rally in DC?
SARAH: You betcha! Will you come speak up in Alaska to honor our troops on 9/11?

Probably all there is to it.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

WHY?!!!!??! Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Bee on September 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM

1. The press is going to go down in their burning battleship still firing shots at social conservatives. Better to have Beck and Palin in the media playing field shooting back.

2. The economy is going to dominate the electoral map into 2012 and beyond, as we are not getting out of the depression sooner. Only a candidate with a verifiable track record of fixing financial catastrphes will survive.

3. The US voters gave a chance to a young, untried candidate in 2008, just like they did in 1960, and based on the outcome, will not do it again for a while. They will vote for someone who looks and acts like a trust fund manager first.

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

GLENN: Hey Sarah, will you come speak at my honor rally in DC?
SARAH: You betcha! Will you come speak up in Alaska to honor our troops on 9/11?

Probably all there is to it.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Yep.

rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM

GLENN: Hey Sarah, will you come speak at my honor rally in DC?
SARAH: You betcha! Will you come speak up in Alaska to honor our troops on 9/11?

Probably all there is to it.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Here’s hoping.

Good Lt on September 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM

GLENN: Hey Sarah, will you come speak at my honor rally in DC?
SARAH: You betcha! Will you come speak up in Alaska to honor our troops on 9/11?

Probably all there is to it.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Stop it. Your ruining this thread with logic.

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Glenn Beck is announcing that Sarah Palin will be the Dean of his College of Conservative Knowledge.

portlandon on September 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Whatever happened to the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies?

MadisonConservative on September 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Shooom! Right over your head.

fossten on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

This is soooooo stupid. The midterms are in November and she’s going to announce on 9/11 that she’s running for President?

LurkerDood on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

No declaration. No endorsement.
She’s playing the game of “tweak the Obama propaganda machine” sweetly. Beck left them scratching their hair out with 8-28. This is designed to cause any number of explosions. They project onto her the game as they play it — or would, if they were playing — and she’s not there. It’s like the propaganda machine is playing checkers and she’s playing three-dimensional chess.

either orr on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

3. The US voters gave a chance to a young, untried candidate in 2008, just like they did in 1960, and based on the outcome, will not do it again for a while. They will vote for someone who looks and acts like a trust fund manager first.

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

In case you didn’t notice, fund managers haven’t been very popular the last couple of years either.

Think 401k.

Brian1972 on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

chudi, In your dreams. If I have to vote for a progressive which Romney is, I’ll vote for big ears Dumb0 instead.

Jayrae on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

She must win, Obi-Ron. To keep your dream alive she is our only hope …

Obi-Ron: No. There is another.

Bat Chain Puller on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

CantCureStupid on September 1, 2010 at 1:23 PM

GLENN: Hey Sarah, will you come speak at my honor rally in DC?
SARAH: You betcha! Will you come speak up in Alaska to honor our troops on 9/11?

Probably all there is to it.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM
This makes sense.

SHARPTOOTH on September 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Does Palin understand how important it is that the closer we get to November 2nd the more she needs to get out of the news?

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Wrong.Bigtime. At the Beck Rally I spoke to at least 150 people. Twenty of those were “converts”. These are women who didnt know what to think of Palin, or started out weary, believing the MSM about her, but after seeing her attacked so often began to pay attention to what she was saying, and now they are all for Palin. They may not want her to run for president, but they admire her strength and tenacity. Hell even my liberal prof in women’s studies at KSU said “Do you think Palin is a feminist? I’m not sure she is a feminist, but at least she is doing something. I dont know if I am weary of her because she is a conservative or because I am a Democrat.” –Dr.Reay 26 August lecture.

canditaylor68 on September 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM

He wanted to replace the bust of Churchill that this bho sent back to GB.
L

letget on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Did we ever get a reason as to why he sent the bust back?

BTW, Beck and Palin have too many smarts to announce for President of Alaska or the United States on 9/11. They are probably launching some joint, political venture to maximize getting out the vote.

Vince on September 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM

You’ve got it all wrong. Beck and Palin are going to declare the “s” word and combine their DNA to create a super ruling family of conservatives to bring liberty back to New Alaska, doncha know.

/Olberman

Laura in Maryland on September 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Beck’s way of teasing the audience by vaguely hinting that it’s something more,

This is Beck’s MO for ratings and viewers; just a fact.

If Beck and Palin endorse Romney they will BOTH officially jump the shark. They may have legions of adoring fans, but not drones. Their fans are capable of critical thought and know that Mittens is NOT the man for 2012.

Firefly_76 on September 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM

GLENN: Hey Sarah, will you come speak at my honor rally in DC?
SARAH: You betcha! Will you come speak up in Alaska to honor our troops on 9/11?

Probably all there is to it.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Yeah, I don’t think she’s going to announce. That’s why I led with the argument against it. But if it’s just an “honor the troops” rally, why the big secrecy? Just announce that it’s an honor the troops rally.

Allahpundit on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Ed Schultz announces counter rally at the Ground Zero Mosque with Imam Crashed Roof

faraway on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Does Palin understand how important it is that the closer we get to November 2nd the more she needs to get out of the news?

So, all of her endorsements have panned out and been successful because they didn’t happen too close to November 2. Gotcha…

joejm65 on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

GLENN: Hey Sarah, will you come speak at my honor rally in DC?
SARAH: You betcha! Will you come speak up in Alaska to honor our troops on 9/11?

Probably all there is to it.

MassVictim on September 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM
Yep.

rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Agreed. As for a date if she does decide to run? I like Hillbuzz’s thoughts that it will be on Reagans birthday (Feb. I believe).

WisRich on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

In case you didn’t notice, fund managers haven’t been very popular the last couple of years either.

Think 401k.

Brian1972 on September 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Mine is up 20% over 2007. It may very well crash again before November, but it ain’t the fund managers’ fault, and people know that now.

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Maybe she just wanted to make the most reactionary people’s heads explode, on the assumption it would take a heavier toll on the left. Based on this thread, I’m not sure it was a good bet.

I find it amazing that, no matter how often she proves that her most strident opponents are fookin’ idiots, they are always poised, quivering, on the edge to be made to look like an idiot once again, before the gloss has even been scuffed off of their last embarrassment.

Get over it fookin’ idiots. If you’re so anxious to disqualify people from running for President, please sign up with your local chapter of birthers and chip away at a disqualification that actually exists, rather than made up ones like “didn’t attend an Ivy League School” or “Isn’t Sufficiently RINO” or “Didn’t come from the state that elected Al Franken to the Senate”. If you don’t like her, don’t vote for her. I will be sure to return the courtesy.

Immolate on September 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM

So begins the ‘we will wear them out with rumors’ strategy.

Limerick on September 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM

why the big secrecy?

Allahpundit on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Palin: exploding liberal heads, and driving HotAir traffic since 2008

faraway on September 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Does Palin understand how important it is that the closer we get to November 2nd the more she needs to get out of the news?

ninjapirate on September 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Oh if only Palin had the political skills of an anonymous internet poster. /

Anyway, Romney will be the nominee, after all the dust has settled.

Chudi on September 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM
Doubtful. If he couldn’t beat McCain, I don’t see how he can win the nomination. I’m not against Mitt, but I just don’t see it happening.

Esthier on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Hard to understand how a guy who couldn’t win the nomination over McCain last time is now considered such a great pick. What has he done to make himself a better candidate, more appealing to the voters? OMO his leadership qualities still are poor – he might make a good Sec of something but not POTUS. And Palin endorsing Romney would make me question her commitment to the conservative movement more than any of her other endorsements.

katiejane on September 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Yeah, I don’t think she’s going to announce. That’s why I led with the argument against it. But if it’s just an “honor the troops” rally, why the big secrecy? Just announce that it’s an honor the troops rally.

Allahpundit on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Well I could let you know as I am going to be there. But it may be about her book tour, or the Troops, or something else. The Dena’ina is NOT that big.

upinak on September 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM

She needs to put some distance between herself and Beck. He’ll hurt her in the long run if she doesn’t.

a capella on September 1, 2010 at 1:32 PM

If we steamroll the Dems in November, it will be in large part due to her effort. The harder she works for the next two months, the better the turnout and the more seats we take.

dczombie on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

No..I think the November steamroll of Democrats will be due to Obie,Nanzi, and Dingy Harry..:)

Dire Straits on September 1, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Red Meat! Come get some!

30 pcs of silver on September 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM

But if it’s just an “honor the troops” rally, why the big secrecy? Just announce that it’s an honor the troops rally.

Allahpundit on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Publicity? Secrecy garners more attention, press.

Bee on September 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM

why the big secrecy?
Allahpundit on September 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM

To get folks like you all wee-weed up. They’re playing everyone. And, they’re having fun doing it. And, I’m having fun watching…

joejm65 on September 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM

It won’t happen on 9/11, but eventually both Beck and Palin are going to endorse Mitt Romney for President. You heard it here first.

rockmom on September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM
I get the same feeling.

Vashta.Nerada on September 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM
I third that.

upinak on September 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Mitt Romney is country club liberal republican. What is teh point of all this if we end up with someone in 2012 who is simply content to be the tax collector for liberal schemes? He would never work to repeal obamacare or any of the other atrocities that Obama passes.

I honestly don’t understand the people who support Mitt. Yeah, if I absolutely had to, i would pull the lever for Mitt over Obama, but a) he isn’t going to garner enthusiasm from the base or independents and b) if elected, he will do nothing to further the conservative cause. Indeed, he is likely to “reach across the aisle” to get stuff passed, which could end up actively hurting conservative causes.

Monkeytoe on September 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM

The earliest Sarah will announce would be July 3,2011. The mid-terms are all the focus now.

tim c on September 1, 2010 at 1:34 PM

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