Palin: Maybe Bachmann should endorse someone and get out

posted at 3:10 pm on January 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

By which I presume that Sarah Palin thinks someone else may be the Tim Tebow of IowaWilliam Jacobson calls this a “political coup de grace,” and perhaps just a wee bit of payback:

“As for Michelle Bachmann. She has a lot to offer, also, but I don’t think it is her time this go around. And I believe that unless she, too, wants to spend her own money or borrowing money and perhaps go into debt. Which heaven forbid, you do that to your family? Perhaps she is one, too, who would start saying ‘supporters of mine, why don’t we coalesce around one of the other candidates and let’s move together as a team to get that right primary candidate chosen?’

William gives a brief review of the personal history between Bachmann and Palin that he thinks might be coloring (and vindicating) Palin’s analysis, but this sounds like good, common political sense more than payback.  Bachmann gave this a good run, but a last-place finish in Iowa among active competitors — if that’s what happens tonight — leaves very little reason for Republicans elsewhere to back her candidacy.  Social conservatives and foreign-policy hawks can move to either Rick Santorum or Rick Perry; the former is probably closer to Bachmann on the issues, while the latter is better organized and has a better resume.  Her Midwestern appeal as a contrast to the other two options would be minimal in places like South Carolina and Florida, and Romney will almost certainly own Michigan.

Bachmann insists that she will persevere into South Carolina, but you won’t hear a candidate acknowledge defeat until it arrives.  Unless a Tebow-like miracle arrives tonight, I’d expect Bachmann to start looking at her options in holding her seat in the House after the redistricting adjustments here in Minnesota, and the opportunity to play kingmaker.

Palin also lays into Jon Huntsman for skipping Iowa altogether, calling it “offensive” to Republicans everywhere.  The decision to ignore Iowa and concentrate on Mitt Romney’s backyard in New Hampshire is less offensive than it is puzzling, but Huntsman won’t drop out this week because of a bad result in Iowa.  He’ll drop out next week after getting clobbered in New Hampshire, without any other path to the nomination.

Update: Made a minor grammatical change to the headline, after reading it a number of times and thinking the original “think about” construction made it awkward.

Update II: John Ziegler wonders why Palin’s asking Bachmann to get out while defending Donald Trump.


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How ’bout we cast a few votes first?

catmman on January 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Endorse perry.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

catfight!

portlandon on January 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Quitter tells someone else to quit.

Bishop on January 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Spoken like a true quitter.

KeninCT on January 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Good advice. I’d look to see which of the Ricks has the best ticket out of Iowa (Santorum needs at least a couple of places ahead of Perry to level the odds as the not-Romney, IMO).

Oh, & Bachmann? Shouldn’t have hired Rollins, or at least tightened the leash when he went after Palin…

cs89 on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Bachmann only ran because Palin was considering it. I heard the newest ad from Bachmann, and it sounded more like she was running for gov of Iowa instead prez

ConservativePartyNow on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Oh Palin, I used to like you. Bachmann should probably just quit representing her district too huh?

MNcommonsense on January 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Honestly, both these women are irrelevant to me. One used the TEA party to score awesome TV contracts, the other is trying to use it to score major political points. Both are opportunists to the core.

/Putting on my helmet preparing for the incoming fire.

cajun carrot on January 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

He’ll drop out next week after getting clobbered in New Hampshire, without any other path to the nomination.

You shut your mouth, Capt. Ed! :-)

Also:

Spoken like a true quitter.

KeninCT on January 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM

SNAP!

Abby Adams on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The only thing missing from that Palin clip was the “bless her heart.”

Personally, I think Bachmann should have gotten out a long time ago. I always believed her running was more about raising her profile, garnering influence, and possibly getting a cabinet position in the next GOP administration…but she has done herself more harm than good, even on that front.

DRayRaven on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I wonder when Sarah Palin came to the conclusion that I gave a rat’s ass about what she thinks?

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Palin’s right at usual….

Bachmann’s staff has left her, She’s out of money, and she has no chance of winning.

idesign on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Bachmann just took an arrow in the knee.

pedestrian on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

maybe she should be more concerned that her two oldest daughters are working to be the next “kardashian’s”

chasdal on January 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I wonder when Sarah Palin came to the conclusion that I gave a rat’s ass about what she thinks?

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The day you stopped commenting about it…

the_nile on January 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Palin may be laying into Bachmann because of the Ed Rollins garbage, but she’s right. If Bachmann finishes 6th tonight which is looking very likely(unless Perry’s campaign is completely toast), then what logical reason would there be to stick around? She’s not some washed up wannabe like Alan Keyes or Mike Gravel. This is someone who could have a bright future in the House or as a Senator. She’d be wise to step aside now that her national profile has been raised and do whatever she can to make Obama a one-term President as she’s prone to say.

Doughboy on January 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Palin’s right. Bachmann best use what clout she has left and bow out gracefully. Problem is on whom to spend that clout!

Bob in VA on January 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Sell your tardasil stocks!

lorien1973 on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I’d prefer that Bachmann stay in for a while, at least, but there’s nothing wrong with what Palin said and she has a good point about going into debt for a run that is pretty sure not to be a winner (though I have been a Bachmann supporter from long before she announced).

Bachmann was torn down by the Vichy Right over her correct attitude towards Perry’s asinine forced (essentially) Gardisil immunizations. Most conservatives were ticked off, at least somewhat, by that when it happened. Just go check the archives of any righty blog to see. But, it was fatal for Bachmann, with all of the “ostensible” conservatives calling her “crazy” and the like and making sh#t up about her record and how hard she had fought (almost alone, in the start) for America when the whole of the Vichy Right were on their knees to Barky – even talking about how smart the idiot was and other nonsense. Bachmann had the guts to speak plainly then, unlike many of those who viewed it as their job to take her out of the race and just smeared her until it was pretty much over.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

“I quit. You should too.”. SP

*ducks projectiles thrown by remaining Palinbots*

VibrioCocci on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Palin stole Bachmann’s sweet roll. :(

lorien1973 on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

No, neither Bachmann nor anyone else needs to drop out now so that we can “coalesce” around the nominee. What is this obsession with having the nominee nailed down before the first vote has even been cast? There’s a long way to go during primary season and a lot of delegates up for grabs across many states.

Let’s continue through several primaries, let the candidates make their case to more people than just the small sample of Iowa caucus goers, and see what happens? There’s plenty of time to “coalesce” down the road.

And, BTW, explain to me why anyone cares what Sarah Palin has to say anymore?

Shump on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I wonder when Sarah Palin came to the conclusion that I gave a rat’s ass about what she thinks?

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

When FoxNews dropped off a truckload of money at her house so she’d express her opinions on their network.

On that note, how much do you get paid for posting in the comments section of Hot Air?

DRayRaven on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

More interesting were her comments defending Trump and Paul and 3rd party runs. She’s going to jump the shark with comments like that.

swamp_yankee on January 3, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Palin’s right. Bachmann best use what clout she has left and bow out gracefully. Problem is on whom to spend that clout!

Bob in VA on January 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Bachmann still has clout?
With who?

DRayRaven on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

This just confirms what true conservatives have known all a long; Palin is nothing more than RINO cog in the powerful out of touch inside the beltway establishment republican machine.

Support a REAL conservative; Romney 2012!!!

MikeRuss on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Bachmann should probably just quit representing her district too huh?

MNcommonsense on January 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Bachmann hasn’t represented her district since she started her run for POTUS. She’s probably figured out that she’ll lose if she runs for re-election and is hopeful for a job in Romney’s admin. Anyone have a guess as to why she’s attacked all of the candidates except Romney?

NoNails on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Sell your tardasil stocks!

lorien1973 on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

*Gasp* You made coke come out of my nose!

dmn1972 on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

to quit is human Palin

hanzblinx on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

More interesting were her comments defending Trump and Paul and 3rd party runs. She’s going to jump the shark with comments like that.

Except she never said that. Now back to rubbing Romney’s feet with you.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I like Sarah, and I would have voted for her if she had been in the election. That being said, the more choice we have in the primaries is a good thing and she is wrong in this. So what if Bachmann loses, atleast she ran.

melle1228 on January 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Ed Rollins was just being interviewed by Shep Smith. Rollins basically said the same thing. Ed Rollins also stated, it doesn’t matter what Ron Paul does he’s not going to win the nomination. These probably aren’t risky statements to make – neither is Sarah Palin’s she’s just stating the obvious. Ron Paul’s son Rand Paul came on to rebut Ed Rollins after what he said, but Rand Paul kind of has to defend his father…even when his own father has stated, no I probably won’t win the Presidency.

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

She should endorse Perry now because he’s the only one left with the war chest and conservative principles she has. She should also shut up about people getting out before 1 vote is made.

jrfromdallas on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

hanzblinx on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

that’s a thread winner!!

chasdal on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

What an immature thing for Palin to say.

Wasn’t she just a few months ago saying “the more candidates, the better?”

I’m so sick of Sarah and her thinking she is the final word on anything political.

stenwin77 on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Bachmann is preparing an answer… she just needs to look through her bag of bumper-stickers first before she can respond.

mankai on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Support a REAL conservative; Romney 2012!!!

MikeRuss on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

You forgot the /sarctag. Someone might think you were serious about Mittens being a conservative.

VibrioCocci on January 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

swamp_yankee on January 3, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Going to?

Abby Adams on January 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

ROMNEY WINS!!!

Actually I’m hoping for a Ron Paul victory just to bring home the fact just how much this political process has become a JOKE, a farce, a Saturday morning cartoon, with the news media spoon feeding brain numbed voters their thought for the day.

Skandia Recluse on January 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Sell your tardasil stocks!

lorien1973 on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

You tell me now?!

the_nile on January 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Support a REAL conservative; Romney 2012!!!

MikeRuss on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

You forgot the /sarctag. Someone might think you were serious about Mittens being a conservative.

VibrioCocci on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Give it a rest Sarah. Endorse someone or be quiet.

jrfromdallas on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I wonder when Sarah Palin came to the conclusion that I gave a rat’s ass about what she thinks?

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The day you stopped commenting about it…

the_nile on January 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

+1

Cue the outrage against Palin in a Plain thread. Irony.

Midwestprincesse on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Bachmann is preparing an answer… she just needs to look through her bag of bumper-stickers first before she can respond.

mankai on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Bachmann needs to look through her Sarah Palin crib notes.

idesign on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

How ’bout we cast a few votes first?

catmman on January 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

As far as I am concerned, this thread could have ended right there. I love Palin, but sadly she has accepted the premise as established by polls whose proponents’ agendas are not like-minded with Tea Party Conservatives.

Let anyone who wants in to the race in. And let us all wait until real people vote before we begin to start asking candidates to excite the race.

itzWicks on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Bachmann is preparing an answer… she just needs to look through her bag of bumper-stickers first before she can respond.

Lol. Palin takes Tardasil!

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

One used the TEA party to score awesome TV contracts, the other is trying to use it to score major political points. Both are opportunists to the core.

Everyone who gets to the point where they run for the Presidency or VP are “opportunists to the core.”

melle1228 on January 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Sorry for dupe comment. My iPad had a brain fart.

VibrioCocci on January 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

When FoxNews dropped off a truckload of money at her house so she’d express her opinions on their network.

On that note, how much do you get paid for posting in the comments section of Hot Air?

DRayRaven on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

You imbecile, what does her being paid have to do with whether or not I give a rat’s ass about her opinion? With your imbecilic logic, I must give a rat’s ass about the opinions of Rachel Maddow, because MSNBC pays her.

Now, run along, boy.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

More interesting were her comments defending Trump and Paul and 3rd party runs. She’s going to jump the shark with comments like that.
Except she never said that. Now back to rubbing Romney’s feet with you.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/02/palin-says-critics-should-just-shut-up-about-possible-trump-third-party-bid/

swamp_yankee on January 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Palin may be laying into Bachmann because of the Ed Rollins garbage, but she’s right. If Bachmann finishes 6th tonight which is looking very likely(unless Perry’s campaign is completely toast), then what logical reason would there be to stick around? She’s not some washed up wannabe like Alan Keyes or Mike Gravel. This is someone who could have a bright future in the House or as a Senator. She’d be wise to step aside now that her national profile has been raised and do whatever she can to make Obama a one-term President as she’s prone to say.

Doughboy on January 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

+1

She’s served her purpose well as Mitt’s stalking horse. She can go back to the House knowing full well she has the eternal gratitude of the GOP insiders of keeping Palin out and crippling Perry out of the gate. I’m going to have a serious case of schadenfreude when the GOP pass her over for a leadership position.

WisRich on January 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Who in the world cares one bit for what Palin has to say about anything?

Dante on January 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Quitter tells someone else to quit.

Bishop on January 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Fishing again, Bishop?

Count to 10 on January 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Bachmann hasn’t represented her district since she started her run for POTUS. She’s probably figured out that she’ll lose if she runs for re-election and is hopeful for a job in Romney’s admin. Anyone have a guess as to why she’s attacked all of the candidates except Romney?

NoNails on January 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

That meme needs to stop. She probably could have attacked him more but very often on radio shows and interviews she would call him out for RomneyCare and his more liberal positions. The better question is why didn’t the better funded candidates take on Romney more.

MNcommonsense on January 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Let anyone who wants in to the race in. And let us all wait until real people vote before we begin to start asking candidates to excite the race.

itzWicks on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Er, make that EXIT the race.

itzWicks on January 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Palin rarely “speaks big.” This is bigspeak.

anotherJoe on January 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

*ducks projectiles thrown by remaining Palinbots*

VibrioCocci on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The term is Palinista, and I hurl explosives. Duck all you want.

BobMbx on January 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

And, BTW, explain to me why anyone cares what Sarah Palin has to say anymore?

Shump on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Palin’s opinion means alot to those who post “Why does anyone care what Sarah Palin has to say anymore?”

portlandon on January 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Who in the world cares one bit for what Palin has to say about anything?

Dante on January 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Yet here you are posting Sparky……LOL

idesign on January 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

You imbecile, what does her being paid have to do with whether or not I give a rat’s ass about her opinion? With your imbecilic logic, I must give a rat’s ass about the opinions of Rachel Maddow, because MSNBC pays her.

Now, run along, boy.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

For someone who doesn’t give a rat’s ass what Sarah Palin thinks, you display odd behavior. Not only did you click on the link, you commented on it…twice!!!

Now, maybe you should run along….boy.
Especially since you don’t give a rat’s ass.

DRayRaven on January 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I wonder when Sarah Palin came to the conclusion that I gave a rat’s ass about what she thinks?

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

You logged in and commented on a thread you didn’t give a rat’s ass about? I thought PDS was contigent on her being a contender.

BoxHead1 on January 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Bachmann has no future in the House. So where to go to still SERVE?

Palin is right but really seems like a bucket of Yukon Moose crap coming from Americas number one quitter (twice).

At least MB gave it a shot and ran………now who was the real Mama Grizzly??

PappyD61 on January 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Bachmann is preparing an answer… she just needs to look through her bag of bumper-stickers first before she can respond.

mankai on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Bachmann needs to look through her Sarah Palin crib notes.

idesign on January 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

LOL. You two aren’t up on politics, I see. Bachmann has never needed to check with anyone before she gave a response. She didn’t waver from the start of the TARP fiasco (when everyone else was looking around the room to see what others were saying). Bachmann was one of the backbone of House GOPers who were able to put the TARP 1.0 insanity to a stop – even as the Vichy Right squealed like stuck pigs … worried that the Dow might fall to 6500 if TARP 1.0 wasn’t passed (the Dow dropped to 6500 after TARP 2.0 was passed, but who cares about that fact?).

As to following Palin, that is an even bigger joke. Bachmann was so far in front of Palin that it is inconceivable that anyone would not know this. Like I said, you must just not keep up with politics.

If you people want to rag on Bachmann, then try to do it without making stuff up – and stupid stuff, at that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Tomorrow is the time for irrelevant ex-govs to opine. Today is vote day.

Southernblogger on January 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

That meme needs to stop. She probably could have attacked him more but very often on radio shows and interviews she would call him out for RomneyCare and his more liberal positions. The better question is why didn’t the better funded candidates take on Romney more.

MNcommonsense on January 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Bachmann is a Romney stooge.

It’s ok. Just look right to WI for commonsense. :)

Midwestprincesse on January 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Boy a lot of Palin haters registered on HA the last go round. The PDS is oozing…

As for Bachmann, payback is a b**** huh Michelle? I really used to like you, but you’ve been bought and paid for by Mitt and the establishment from the beginning. You won’t be re-elected or ever win again in MN, so just drop out now and accept your spot in Mitt’s administration..

Oh wait, never mind, Mitt’s going to get clobbered by Obama.

davek70 on January 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

1. Vote
2. Count votes
3. Check bank account
4. Decided to continue running or not

Seven Percent Solution on January 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

For someone who doesn’t give a rat’s ass what Sarah Palin thinks, you display odd behavior. Not only did you click on the link, you commented on it…twice!!!

Now, maybe you should run along….boy.
Especially since you don’t give a rat’s ass.

DRayRaven on January 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Look, imbecile, the fact that I’m posting on HotAir about the Palin comment has nothing to do with the importance of Palin’s comment. Like I said, I don’t give a rat’s ass about her opinion … and I expressed same here. This is a forum for my expression, you imbecile.

Unfortunately, pissants like you have a problem grasping simple logic.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

LOL. You two aren’t up on politics, I see. Bachmann has never needed to check with anyone before she gave a response.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Ed Rollins…..

Double LOL

idesign on January 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Social conservatives and foreign-policy hawks can move to either Rick Santorum or Rick Perry; the former is probably closer to Bachmann on the issues, while the latter is better organized and has a better resume. posted at 3:10 pm on January 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Rick Perry will surprise the pundits in Iowa

Gig Em’
Perry 2012

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Palin may have stated the obvious, but she elected not to run, so she should just sit back and let Bachmann run her campaign. If Bachmann wanted Palin’s advice she would ask for it.

ak moose stew on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Dante on January 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Check the comment totals on this thread in a couple of hours, and compare it to threads on Romney, Gingrich etc.

Unless that was a rhetorical question…

cs89 on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Palin would have said more, but she had to leave the interview early to film a commercial for some feminine hygene product, then go perform some magic tricks at a bar mitzvah, and she’s on the Center Stage tonight at the Good Times Lounge.

You know, it’s all about the Benjamins.

TiminPhx on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Look, imbecile, the fact that I’m posting on HotAir about the Palin comment has nothing to do with the importance of Palin’s comment. Like I said, I don’t give a rat’s ass about her opinion … and I expressed same here. This is a forum for my expression, you imbecile.

Unfortunately, pissants like you have a problem grasping simple logic.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

^^^ Symptoms of PDS include rage, name calling and nonsensical statements.

darwin on January 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Who in the world cares one bit for what Palin has to say about anything?

Dante on January 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

I would imagine Palin realizes fewer and fewer people are paying attention to her opinions since she decided not to run. However, I would also guess that as long as Ailes is willing to pay her a million dollars a year to offer her opinions, she will continue to do so.

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Look, imbecile, the fact that I’m posting on HotAir about the Palin comment has nothing to do with the importance of Palin’s comment. Like I said, I don’t give a rat’s ass about her opinion … and I expressed same here. This is a forum for my expression, you imbecile.

Unfortunately, pissants like you have a problem grasping simple logic.

And you are being redundant. Here’s a thought how about you tone down the namecalling…

melle1228 on January 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Debbie Wassermann Dunce is on Shep’s show spewing Obama’s socialist bile. She drives people away from any party, let alone the Democratic Party. I’m glad she’s the DNC chair – the day Obummer hired her our chances got even better.

Nails on a chalkboard.

Philly on January 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

You logged in and commented on a thread you didn’t give a rat’s ass about? I thought PDS was contigent on her being a contender.

BoxHead1 on January 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Wow, another imbecile who can’t follow simple logic. To express a thought about Palin’s opinion has NOTHING to do with whether or not her opinion has any value to me. It doesn’t, you moron, and HotAir is my forum for saying so.

You should call yourself Flathead, instead.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Palin would have said more, but she had to leave the interview early to film a commercial for some feminine hygene product

TiminPhx on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

She’s cutting ads for Huntsman now? When did this happen?!

Kataklysmic on January 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Bishop on January 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Will you MB her all the way with money? Volunteer work? I am guessing no. Palin is offering sound advise.

You keep working on your saw.

antisocial on January 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Palin may have stated the obvious, but she elected not to run, so she should just sit back and let Bachmann run her campaign. If Bachmann wanted Palin’s advice she would ask for it.

ak moose stew on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

She was asked a question and answered it.

darwin on January 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

TiminPhx on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Yawn…

idesign on January 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Typo…
Will you back MB all the way with money? Volunteer work? I am guessing no. Palin is offering sound advise.

You keep working on your saw.

antisocial on January 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

antisocial on January 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

melle1228 on January 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Imbeciles need redundancy … clearly.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Look, imbecile, the fact that I’m posting on HotAir about the Palin comment has nothing to do with the importance of Palin’s comment. Like I said, I don’t give a rat’s ass about her opinion … and I expressed same here. This is a forum for my expression, you imbecile.

Unfortunately, pissants like you have a problem grasping simple logic.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

We have a live one folks.

Midwestprincesse on January 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Look, imbecile, the fact that I’m posting on HotAir about the Palin comment has nothing to do with the importance of Palin’s comment…OhEssYouCowboys

You don’t give a rat’s ass about Palin but you give a big fat rat’s ass about some stranger who calls you out on your No Rat’s Ass obnoxiousness.

BoxHead1 on January 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

She drives people away from any party, let alone the Democratic Party. I’m glad she’s the DNC chair – the day Obummer hired her our chances got even better.

Yep it is funny when Democrats pick their “representatives” they never go moderate. When Republicans pick their “reps” we are told we should go moderate to not offend people..Does that every really work for Repubs?

melle1228 on January 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

swamp_yankee on January 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

From your article
Palin: “I couldn’t do that because I believe personally a third-party candidacy will allow greater assurance that Barack Obama would be re-elected, and that is the last thing on earth I want do see happen”

Now Romney needs someone to wipe his butt. Hurry up.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Er, can she wait till people actually vote first?

changer1701 on January 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Tomorrow is the time for irrelevant ex-govs to opine. Today is vote day.

Southernblogger on January 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

From the Jacobson link above:

So now that Bachmann is on her political deathbed, Palin delivered a political coup de grâce yesterday, announcing that it was not Bachmann’s time and that Bachmann should not waste more money on further campaigning:

So… I guess your “Yesterday… Today” comment is irrelevant?

cs89 on January 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Palin would have said more, but she had to leave the interview early to film a commercial for some feminine hygene product, then go perform some magic tricks at a bar mitzvah, and she’s on the Center Stage tonight at the Good Times Lounge.

You know, it’s all about the Benjamins.

TiminPhx on January 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Get out of the 80 degree temps dude.

She’ll also be on Fox tonight. Enjoy. :)

Midwestprincesse on January 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I wonder when Sarah Palin came to the conclusion that I gave a rat’s ass about what she thinks?

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

When you either listened to the clip or decided to comment.

You know you could have bypassed the clip AND this blog post.

But here you are.

kim roy on January 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Barring a stunning showing, Bachmann is toast. And no,

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

She was waaaay out there on that and had her facts all wrong.
Rick Perry is our only real choice. His record will beat Obama’s.

cartooner on January 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

hanzblinx on January 3, 2012 at 3:23

PMthat’s a thread winner!!

chasdal on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

We’ll always disagree over the definition of ‘quit’, as it pertains to her.

listens2glenn on January 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

What an immature thing for Palin to say.

Wasn’t she just a few months ago saying “the more candidates, the better?”

I’m so sick of Sarah and her thinking she is the final word on anything political.

stenwin77 on January 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Exactly.

And saying that Bachmann could hurt her own family going into personal debt was unnecessary. At least Bachmann had the nuts to do something other than failed reality show pitches and spitballs.

Still looking forward to the “I’m not saying I WON’T be a VP….teehee….*wink*….oh shut up Bristol!…teehee…Oh and buy my books and DVDs!”

nottakingsides on January 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Maybe she should quit, huh….well $arah is the authority on that.

rubberneck on January 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Bachmann is a Romney stooge.

It’s ok. Just look right to WI for commonsense. :)

Midwestprincesse on January 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Ah, yes. Wisconsin, the breeding ground of commonsene.

Ok, ok MN and WI can be a little…interesting at times :)

MNcommonsense on January 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I’d like to see Michelle Bachmann be the next Speaker of the House.

ITguy on January 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

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