Just saw this story in the NYTimes speculating on whether Ms. Governor-of-Alaska-for-a-while Sarah Palin will announce she is running for president.
I am fascinated that Utah’s Oct. 15 deadline for a list of potential candidates is the first hint that we’ll see, nation-wide, that she intends to toss her hat (expensive like last time?) into the ring.
Other than that, who cares? All the other GOP candidates have flamed out — the latest Great Political Hope (a hint at the old “Great White Hope” construction, but Cain is black) Texas Gov. Perry is in the process of making a ass out of himself, proposing to get American Troops involved in the Mexican drug war, as if we don’t already have our troops involved in enough expensive quagmires around the world. Perry is apparently doing this to look tough on immigration because his statements that letting school children of immigrants stay in school was being humane was apparently was too wishy-washy for the Tea Party crowd, and these brave bold leaders in the GOP don’t dare offend the tea party.
Seriously, they all do it. The Tea Party crowd — old white rich and pissed off Republicans — farts and these guys all change their minds to demand it smells like roses. Are they really leaders? Or followers?
And who are they following? Old white rich and pissed off Republicans.
The GOP presidential race is looking more and more like a clown car with a never-ending supply of clowns. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad.
Meanwhile, the eyes of the world watch UTAH! Whoot!