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Jul. 3 2010 - 5:03 pm | 474 views | 1 recommendation | 7 comments

Sarah Palin, RNC chair?

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Writes Kevin D. Williamson at The National Review on Steele-gate 145,824.0 and the RNC leadership spot:

This is a job for Sarah Palin. Palin would be a much better RNC chairman than presidential candidate or freelance kingmaker. She’d raise tons of money and help recruit good candidates, i.e., she’d excel at doing the things Steele should have been doing instead of appointing himself Republican pundit-at-large.

A Chairman Palin would help set the right tone for the Republican party without having to get herself entangled in the minutiae of policy-development, which has not been her forte. …

Let me just start by saying that a Chairwoman Palin would be the greatest gift Republicans could possibly give to political reporters. Secondly, I think the GOP establishment would be pining for Steele a couple months into a hypothetical Palin reign.

The fact is Steele’s not an idiot, he’s just got a loose tongue and tends to rattle off before conceptualizing the impacts of his words in print. And as much as he slips up, he is capable of answering questions from reporters without necessarily looking like a total buffoon.

Palin, however, is not. That’s why she’s exclusively reliant on Facebook and Twitter — along with the home-turf Fox News — when dealing with the media. And being RNC chair would require you to go up against adversarial journalists and field tough questions.

Also, Williamson says she’d “help recruit good candidates.” But according to a recent NBC/WSJ poll, the mere fact of Palin endorsing a candidate makes 52 percent of the national electorate is either very or somewhat uncomfortable with said candidate. Do Republicans really want a party chair who will instantly alienate half of all voters?

Besides, Palin isn’t a hard worker, nor is she competent at much other than energizing the tea party crowd. In that sense she’d be a great fundraiser, yes, but she’d be a disaster on all other fronts.


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    And being RNC chair would require you to go up against adversarial journalists and field tough questions.

    What? You mean she couldn’t just accuse the ‘gotcha media’ of asking ‘gotcha questions’?

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    Gotcha media?? lol I love the right wingers those guys have a phrase for everything. As a democrat I think Palin would be a perfect chairwoman she represents the majority of her party very well. Selfish, hypocritical, all for the common man but enjoys the finer things in life. Thats why she charges 100k a speech to inspire people who make 30k a year to be inspired about taking their country back from the elitist. I can’t lie when I see Palin and the tea baggers I love this country even more, where else are you going to find this many potential ignorant potential consumers who will buy anything from a half assed pitchman. What a joke sad thing is that there people out there who look at her as the savior for this country.

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    Republicans are such vile,disgusting, evil creatures that having Steele and, damn! I hope, Palin to laugh at provide welcome comic relief in the furnace of my hatred.

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    We dont really care if Sarah Palin, Michael Steele, or Whozit McWhatzit is heading the RNC. We care about jobs and the economy creating some time this millenium, which looks doubtful right now. When are the elites (a very few economists who crafted the thing) going to realize the stimulus gave us very little bang for our buck? When are we going to see any recovery? Cause we’re dying out here. Literally.

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    Gorgeous, gifted Gov. Sarah Palin would bring energy, enthusiasm, & excitement to the position of RNC Chairman; and, she is dauntless, daring, and dominant enough to enforce the discipline & develop the sense of direction the Party needs.

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