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Brokered convention scenario? Palin willing to do whatever

In an interview with Fox Business Network, Sarah Palin was asked what she would be willing to do if no one locked up the Repub nomination during the primaries. Although her statement is a classic grammar-tortured Palinesque circumlocution, it sounds as if she would be willing to step forward and accept the nomination if it came to that.

 Here’s the quote:

“If it had to be kind of closed up today, the whole nominating process, then we would be looking at a brokered convention. I mean nobody is quite there yet. So I think that months from now, if that is the case, then, you know, all bets are off as to who it will be willing to offer themselves up in the name of service to their country. I would do whatever I could to help.”

Here’s the video:

Hat tip: Politico.

Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by Neal Rovick on 02/16/2012 - 11:45 am.

    The gods are teasing us now, that would be too fun !!!

  2. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 02/16/2012 - 02:57 pm.

    Mrs. Palin’s willingness to serve her fellow citizens – for half a term, at least – is truly heart-warming…

    I’m with Neal Rovick. I usually can’t stand to watch political conventions, but the entertainment value of this Palin self-promotion, combined with the sizable egos of others still in the actual race for the nomination, might make for some very interesting television, not to mention commentary from the punditocracy.

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 02/16/2012 - 03:09 pm.


    Does Google Language have a Palin <-> English translator?

  4. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 02/17/2012 - 08:25 am.

    Palin…sweet, sweet sympatico indeed

    Maybe someone should suggest Palin just bring a hot -dish…like Ground Kodiak Casserole; a sympathetic offering warming the sick-of-heart with a wee bit of consolation?

  5. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 02/17/2012 - 11:52 am.

    It’s no coincidence

    that Mrs.Palin’s biggest detractors are beta males.

  6. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 02/19/2012 - 10:46 am.

    Republican Party Chaos

    The flailing republican party is lost in the political wilderness. You ask who their leader is and they say they have many leaders. Yes they do! Just like anywhere else many leaders lead to the chaos. Running for the presidency they have Romney, who thinks the trees in Michigan are just the right height. They have Santorum who has all the answers for woman’s bodies. There is Paul who wants whine his way to getting rid of everything and make the world a free for all. Then there is Gingrich, the one who got run out of congress on ethics issues, throwing political bombs at will to see if anything sticks. None are receiving any political support from those in congress. It is quite the opposite they are running campaigns against some of them because of the toxic baggage they bring with them. Actions have consequences and apparently those running are receiving the benefits of their past performances. Not even the everyday republicans like their choices. Now Palin is hoping someone will draft her so she can spend at least a half a term as president and then decide something looks better because the job is too hard. Every solution the republicans offer contains a social engineering poison pill. There is no interest in helping get the country back on its feet. Proof positive is McConnell stating his ONLY goal is make sure President Obama is a one term president. Things the republicans were for yesterday they are against today. Purely self interest drives the republican party.

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