Sarah Palin, RNC chair?
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.