Coulter: Why not Senator Palin?

posted at 4:37 pm on June 24, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite. Granted, AC’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is more Chris Christie, but I’ve floated this idea before myself. Arizona makes sense superficially, but the media there would use a Palin candidacy as an excuse to revisit the ridiculous “crosshairs map” nonsense after the Tucson shootings. Why not take on Mark Begich instead when his seat comes up next year? Alaska’s a red state at heart and she’s the world’s most famous Alaskan conservative, and there’s enough bad blood with Begich that she’d probably relish bumping him off. I’ve seen polls showing her favorable rating down even back home, but those numbers are less credible than national numbers: Alaska’s always been hard to poll accurately and surely she earned some new goodwill from promoting the state in her TLC series. If she knocked off Begich, she could follow Hillary’s path by building policy cred in the Senate and then launch a run in either 2016 (if Obama’s reelected) or 2020 (if he isn’t). She’ll be just 56 in 2020, in fact, which is five years younger than Hillary was when she ran in 2008.

Or maybe she’ll roll the dice and run for president now. RCP reports that “The Undefeated” will debut in Iowa next Tuesday, the day after Bachmann formally announces her campaign in Waterloo. No word yet on whether she’ll attend, but ask Romney what happens to a presidential launch when the media gets wind of an imminent Sarah Palin appearance.

Update: Whoops, brain freeze on my part. Begich isn’t up until 2014. For some reason I was thinking he was elected in 2006. Apologies for the mistake.

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Although I agree with Lourdes on essentially nothing. I am in slight awe of anyone who can do 17 hours, basically without taking a breath.

eyesky on June 24, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Cocaine is a heck of a drug. /

portlandon on June 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Cocaine is a heck of a drug. /

portlandon on June 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Along with Depends/

Knucklehead on June 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

This is a Coulter thread, NOT a Palin thread. Typical Nistas making this all about Palin again. /

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Does Ann Coulter think that because Sarah Palin isn’t a lawyer that Palin is too stupid to be POTUS? On what basis is Coulter promoting the blowhard Christie (who finally did something!) over the high achieving Palin? Does Coulter have a problem with a genuinely Conservative woman POTUS?

SilentWatcher on June 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Along with Depends/

Knucklehead on June 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Lol.

Remember that Astronaut lady who put on Depends diapers and drove to Florida during a 27 hour rage to confront her husband’s mistress?

Good times. Good Times.

portlandon on June 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM

This is a Coulter thread, NOT a Palin thread. Typical Nistas making this all about Palin again. /

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

lol

Okay… then I’ll say that while I really like a lot of what Coulter says on a wide variety of issues…election politics is an area she clearly has no clue about.

powerpro on June 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Back on topic. Sarah Palin was given to us by the creator to serve in an executive role. The Senate is well beneath her capabilities.

POTUS or nothing.

eyesky on June 24, 2011 at 6:29 PM

For those of you wondering why I keep comparing the Palinistas to cultists or those worhipping a religious diety, eyesky has helpfully cleared that up for you.

Hollowpoint on June 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

eyesky on June 24, 2011 at 6:29 PM

PDS is like being amped up on PCP. Lourdes just sprinkles her Angel dust all over HA like so many other ABPers. Admittedly she is an extreme case and even surpasses the exploits of Petunia and csdevil. Oops I meant csdeven.

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

What does Coulter have against Jeff Flake, the next senator from Arizona?

Chris Christie is a global warming fool. NJ will be in deep doodoo if he gets his wish to not use coal to generate electricity.

Jasper61 on June 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Hollowpoint on June 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

PDS is an ugly, ugly phenomenon.

JannyMae on June 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM

PDS is like being amped up on PCP. Lourdes just sprinkles her Angel dust all over HA like so many other ABPers. Admittedly she is an extreme case and even surpasses the exploits of Petunia and csdevil. Oops I meant csdeven.

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Show some respect! csdeven isn’t just anybody. He’s an Olympic caliber bore. Don’t lump him in with the herd.

katy the mean old lady on June 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I was in St. Petersburg and you can’t see anything because of the rows and rows of old communist high rises. LOL A very sad place.

Knucklehead on June 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM

A missionary friend of mine lives in Moscow…she’s written in unofficial letters to my family of the scars the godless Commies left on that beautiful city.

If any of you are Tintin fans, the book where he goes to Russia is a pretty accurate commentary on how things were not so long ago.

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM

that’s like three made up narratives this week alone. Has journalism died?

unseen

Four, if you count your own made up narrative in this thread. No one said Palin is considering a run for the senate. This thread is about Coulter believing Palin SHOULD run for the senate:

Coulter: “I think she should run for Senate or something,” Coulter argued, a point she has made previously.

Not sure how you conclude that Coulter’s own opinion is somehow made up. Maybe if you cut back on the Palinade a little you could think more clearly.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Maybe if you cut back on the Palinade a little you could think more clearly.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

PDS is an ugly, ugly phenomenon.

h/t JannyMae

Roy Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I used to hold America in high regard. Thinking it was better than the rest of the world. The last two election cycles have shattered that illusion.

Are Americans REALLY interested in saving their nation?

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Your concern is underwhelming….

idesign on June 24, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Are Americans REALLY interested in saving their nation?

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

IMHO, the real question is this: is America as we know it worth saving, especially when it’s an all-or-nothing deal?

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 24, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Maybe if you cut back on the Palinade a little you could think more clearly.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

He made a funny.

portlandon on June 24, 2011 at 7:03 PM

If Sarah Palin were to run for Senate and keep that seat for a term, I think that a lot of the claims of her being a quitter would be put to rest.

Terrye on June 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM
Absolutely agree with that.

B effing S.

ladyingray on June 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Are Americans REALLY interested in saving their nation?

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Suggestions or just a pot stirrer?

Roy Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM

How about AC for a dog catcher position?

antisocial on June 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM

A missionary friend of mine lives in Moscow…she’s written in unofficial letters to my family of the scars the godless Commies left on that beautiful city.

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Yep. Every travel brochure out there is propaganda.

Yes, the Winter Palace and the Hermitage are beautiful. What they fail to show is the scars and the ugly that still surround them.

Knucklehead on June 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

I like Ann Coulter, but shouldn’t we be talking about how Sarah Palin’s tour bus is still parked? GRIN.

Okay Sarah Palin should run for the U.S. Senate seat from Arizona because….I give up why?

Dr Evil on June 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

What a moronic post.

She’s an executive. Putting her in this kind of political body would be an utter waste and ignores her gifts as an executive.

Good grief.

powerpro on June 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Palin quit the only “real” executive position she was given.

As far as before that:

“It’s not rocket science,” Palin said, “It’s $6 million and 53 employees.”

nottakingsides on June 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

How about AC for a dog catcher position?

antisocial on June 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Well she did catch Bill Maher, so she has credentials…

the_nile on June 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Suggestions or just a pot stirrer?

Roy Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I know what works for Australia.

I suppose Americans know how to save their nation but are they willing to go through the measures necessary to do so?

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

I’m not a Palinista but why are people afraid of her running?

I’m not afraid of her running. I just accurately point out that she can’t and won’t win if she’s our candidate. If she wants to run, more power to her. She’ll get my vote if she’s the candidate. We’ll lose, of course, but she’ll still get my vote.

Having said that, I doubt she would even get the Republican nomination. That’s how damaged she is. It’s too bad, really, because she is the most conservative of the candidates. But just being the most conservative isn’t enough. You have to actually be electable, and she isn’t.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Okay Sarah Palin should run for the U.S. Senate seat from Arizona because….I give up why?

Dr Evil on June 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Because otherwise, she is just another celebrity snarking from the sidelines.

nottakingsides on June 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I used to hold America in high regard. Thinking it was better than the rest of the world. The last two election cycles have shattered that illusion.

Are Americans REALLY interested in saving their nation?

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I can’t speak for all Americans, but I know I am. I also know that there are some Americans who comment here that are mostly interested in following polls.

gryphon202 on June 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I suppose Americans know how to save their nation but are they willing to go through the measures necessary to do so?

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Over the next year-and-a-half or so, we’ll find out.

gryphon202 on June 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM

katy the mean old lady on June 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

You have a point. Taking the Gold in the Boreathalon requires little more than the strength to click a submit button along with a zombie-like ignorance of all forms of societal Etiquette.

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

I see. So in your deranged world it doesn’t matter if your theory has already been shot down by the person it is based on you will simply keep repeating whatever you think no matter the facts or reality. Good to know.

Palin has stated she isn’t running for enate, she has no intention of runnign for Senate and never really thought about running for senate. Now knowing this in your world you will simply ignore this fact and continue to role play whatever fantasy your deranged mind can come up with. again good too know. And thank you for once again proving my theory that the antipalin people are completey divorced from reality…..

unseen on June 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM

You have to actually be electable, and she isn’t.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Do you have a list of the guaranteed winners among the current and potential GOP candidates?

I would love to know the names of these sure winners we have waiting in the wings.

Please elaborate.

chief on June 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

★★★SP12★★★

idesign on June 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM

You have to actually be electable, and she isn’t.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Only in your head Sparky!

idesign on June 24, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Palin quit the only “real” executive position she was given.

nottakingsides on June 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

No she didn’t.

powerpro on June 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I’m not afraid of her running. I just accurately point out that she can’t and won’t win if she’s our candidate. If she wants to run, more power to her. She’ll get my vote if she’s the candidate. We’ll lose, of course, but she’ll still get my vote.

Having said that, I doubt she would even get the Republican nomination. That’s how damaged she is. It’s too bad, really, because she is the most conservative of the candidates. But just being the most conservative isn’t enough. You have to actually be electable, and she isn’t.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM

On THIS planet, Sarah Palin keeps turning up as the most popular potential GOP candidate for President, but in the Bizarro-world dimension in which the ABP attention whores live, Palin is about as popular as Jared Loughner and has about the same chances of winning the nomination as he does.

The ABP posters’ posts are good only to be mined for stuff to goof on.

Aitch748 on June 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

If Palin is unelectable, then all the little ten-watt-bulb candidates waiting to run in her place aren’t going to beat Obama either. You might as well draft Pee Wee Herman to run against Obama, and claim that you’re doing so because Palin won’t win against Obama and we need someone who can win against Obama. It’s absurd.

Aitch748 on June 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM

You have a point. Taking the Gold in the Boreathalon requires little more than the strength to click a submit button along with a zombie-like ignorance of all forms of societal Etiquette.

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

He’s been very helpful with my insomnia problem.

katy the mean old lady on June 24, 2011 at 7:41 PM

If Sarah Palin can’t beat Obama then no Republican can. I can see that from 10,000 miles away.

Another four years of Obama and all its dreadfull consequences I’m afraid.

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

If Sarah Palin can’t beat Obama then no Republican can. I can see that from 10,000 miles away.

Another four years of Obama and all its dreadfull consequences I’m afraid.

Crux Australis on June 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

+100

idesign on June 24, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I would like to hear Mark Levin and Ann Coulter discuss just why it is that the Governor of New Jersey refuses to join the 26 state lawsuit against ObamaCare.

I would really like to hear that conversation, since it doesn’t ever occur to Hannity to mention it.

Brian1972 on June 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Brian1972 on June 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Ann Coulter is putting up a rouse for the time being..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Brian1972 on June 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM
Ann Coulter is putting up a rouse fillibuster for the time being..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Sorry..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Boreathalon

.

LMAO!

JannyMae on June 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Ann Coulter is putting up a rouse for the time being..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2011 at 7:56 PM

You nailed it. Something just doesn’t add up. She did a 180 on Romney. First he would lose to Barry, And Romney had to be stopped. And then she said more recently only Romney can win.

Her explanation: She says because things are different now, three months later. Loopy.

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 8:19 PM

..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2011 at 8:29 PM

How about AC for a dog catcher position?

antisocial on June 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Well she did catch Bill Maher, so she has credentials…

the_nile on June 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

We can send her after Washerman-Schultz and the any other democratic dog out there…

slickwillie2001 on June 24, 2011 at 8:35 PM

the_nile on June 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Nice one. I am so frustrated with people like Ann Coulter. When was the last time she said anything positive? Does she have an ideal candidate? Last I heard was Christie. But he isn’t running. She talks as if she knows best. So she likes a candidate who isn’t running… WOW says something about her intellect. She is just a stupid loudmouth.

PS: Her credentials with dog catching prove her bad judgement.

antisocial on June 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I’m not afraid of her running. I just accurately point out that she can’t and won’t win if she’s our candidate. If she wants to run, more power to her. She’ll get my vote if she’s the candidate. We’ll lose, of course, but she’ll still get my vote.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM

You can’t claim accuracy in a prediction when the outcome hasn’t happened yet. It’s nothing but proof by assertion and circular logic. Pathetic reasoning and a horribly negative outlook.

Tell me, if Palin can’t beat Obama, then shouldn’t she also lose the nomination? If so, then why are you so worried?

fossten on June 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Her explanation: She says because things are different now, three months later. Loopy.

Geochelone on June 24, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Coulter is like the girl with the little golden curl. When she is good, she is very very good, but then she reverts to a bleach-huffing 49-year old cheerleader wannabe.

Pathetic, really.

ebrown2 on June 24, 2011 at 8:43 PM

It is called an obsession.

csdeven on June 24, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Good for you! Admitting you have a problem is the first step.

tom on June 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

You have to actually be electable, and she isn’t.

xblade on June 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Oh, if only she were electable. Like John Kerry. Or John McCain. If she could just be more like them!

tom on June 24, 2011 at 9:06 PM

So she likes a candidate who isn’t running… WOW says something about her intellect.

antisocial on June 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM

You are talking about the Palinistas, right?

nottakingsides on June 25, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Coulter is like the girl with the little golden curl. When she is good, she is very very good, but then she reverts to a bleach-huffing 49-year old cheerleader wannabe says something that angers Palinistas.

Pathetic, really.

ebrown2 on June 24, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Yes you are.

nottakingsides on June 25, 2011 at 1:28 AM

You’re either a liar or dumb…

idesign on June 24, 2011 at 5:16 PM

idesign

Gohawgs on June 25, 2011 at 3:23 AM

I’ve heard Palin fans here at HA state Sarah was going to run her campaign out of Bristols house, so who know where the truth lies or where the rumors come from.

Knucklehead on June 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

See what happens when you’re off discussing star fruit? Both have houses in AZ, Bristol 1st then Sarah…The last was a thread here at HA…

Gohawgs on June 25, 2011 at 5:36 AM

Is AC trying to keep the cocktail party invites coming? Christi does have a lot of good qualities and is doing a great job in NJ, but he hasn’t been vetted like SP. We need to stop jumping on band wagons.

Kissmygrits on June 25, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Palin for Senator from Arizona! Yay! Finally a good idea for her!

Pablo Snooze on June 25, 2011 at 1:34 PM

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