The Reality of a Sarah Palin Presidency

Andrew Sullivan looks at the distinct possibility of a Sarah Palin run for President in 2012:

Beltway types roll their eyes. But she’s not Obama, they say. She

doesn’t know anything, polarizes too many people, has lied constantly

and still may have dozens of skeletons in her unvetted closets.


which the answer must be: where the fuck have you been this past year?

It doesn’t matter whether she’s uneducated, unprincipled,

unaware and unscrupulous. The more she’s proven incapable of the

presidency, the more her supporters believe she is destined for it. It’s

a brilliant little gig she’s devised. She may be ignorant, but she is

not stupid. She has the smarts of all accomplished pathological liars

and phonies. And this time, she will not even bother to go on any

television outlets other than Fox News. She will be the first

presidential nominee never to have had a press conference. She will give

statements by Facebook. She will speak directly to the cocoon that is,

at least, twenty percent of Americans. The press, already a rank failure

in exposing her fraudulence, will be so starstruck by the chance to

make money that we will never have a Couric-style interview again. it

will be Oprah all the time. Because Palin lives in an imaginary world,

the entire media world will be required to echo it or be shut out.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.