Sarah Palin Still Not Running For President; Does She Have “Thin Skin?”
By Ben Glaser
I got pretty excited last week when I heard that Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin was in fact running for president. But it turns the whole thing was just a big tease.
The rumor mill started off when Fox News commentator Karl Rove said that Palin’s best (and last) opportunity to declare her candidacy would be at an event titled “Restoring America” on Sept. 3. “I think she gets in,” Rove told the Washington Examiner.
Rove is a former adviser to Pres. George W. Bush, and has had several well-publicized feuds with Palin, the former Republican candidate for Vice President.
Palin’s Political Action Committee fired back, saying any “professional pundit claiming to have ‘inside information’” was intentionally trying ”to mislead the American public.” Of course, she didn’t deny anything about an upcoming announcement or possible presidential run.
And as far as I can tell, Rove didn’t claim to have any “inside information,” he was only saying what he thought.
The final blast (for now) came when Rove accused Palin of having “enormous thin skin” 3 or 4 times in the course of the interview:
I’m pretty sure he meant “enormously” thin skin. And there’s a big difference, because otherwise, he was calling her fat. Let’s see Palin respond to that!
Would a Palin announcement even matter? Sarah Palin might have her own reality show and all the attention she wants, but 41% of her own party wouldn’t vote for her. Would you?