Palin Says She'll Support Democrats?
While I have my doubts about this latest revelation, the obvious question remains: what Democrat would want her support? Especially since many Republicans aren’t too keen on being linked to her either.
The former Republican vice-presidential nominee and heroine to much of the GOP’s base said in an interview she views the electorate as embattled and fatigued by nonstop partisanship, and she is eager to campaign for Republicans, independents and even Democrats who share her values on limited government, strong defense and “energy independence.”
“I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation,” she said over lunch in her downtown office, 40 miles from her now-famous hometown of Wasilla â€” population 7,000 â€” where she began her political career.
“People are so tired of the partisan stuff â€” even my own son is not a Republican,” said Mrs. Palin, who stunned the political world earlier this month with her decision to step down as governor July 26 with 18 months left in her term.
Does she seriously think she has that much pull with Americans? Sure, the base Republicans love her, but that’s 20% of the electorate. Everybody else is scared that somehow, someway she’ll find her way into Congress or (gulp) the Oval Office.
I don’t know, it just seems like she has a very inflated sense of self and doesn’t really appreciate that her fame is not about her ideas and is instead all about the novelty of a historic VP pick that McCain made because he was desperate.
More as it develops…