By taking on this topic, it’s almost as if I’m conceding I’m a lefty-liberal-apologist-nutjob. I’m not the first three, but I am someone who, for better or worse, has an opinion.
First of all, Tim Allen (as of now) won’t win a lifetime achievement award from the Oscars or whatever group takes care of that. Why? Because he, for the most part, stars in a family comedy, one lifelong lesson at a time. The same reasoning applies to Sarah Palin as to why she will never be President. She’s a favorite amongst her base and her base only, just like how it will be hard to make more fans beyond my mother, because I continue to make poop jokes (her favorite).
In her first appearance as a Fox News contributor on The O’Reilly Factor, Palin cites her common sense conservative values as a reason why certain folks (i.e. flaming liberals and their homosexual brothers) dislike her.
Give me a break. Every politician has the same common sense values. Don’t kill people, don’t steal and don’t touch little kids, the latter of which draws the ire from both parties whenever a politician violates that value, proving my point. The rest of their values are values based off their political ideology, which is then supported by the studies and polls they pick. Everyone’s guilty of it. Hell, I know I am. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed on a piece of information without actually doing the research to see if what I passed on was, in fact, true. I’m almost as guilty as someone who passes on a chain e-mail. Okay, not quite that inane, but within the same hemisphere.
Lastly, she’ll never be president because she all but said she doesn’t want to be. The quote that seems to be overlooked the most from the same book that quotes Sen. Reid’s “Negro” comment is Palin admitting that if she knew what would happen when she was asked to be McCain’s VP, she would have never agreed.
Think about that. We very well could have had a Vice President, a heart condition away from the Presidency, that didn’t even want the gig. And don’t give me that crap “She would serve proudly if called upon!” Idi Amin pulled that same schtick and look how that turned out (Yeah, I finally saw Last King of Scotland).
Palin’s hiring as a contributor will only continue to alienate the non-Fox News audience, getting rid of any chance she’d have at the Presidency. If she were to run, nobody could take anything Fox News had to say about her seriously after having worked there as a contributor. But then again, Fox News’ audience hasn’t caught the conflict of interest in their promotion of Tea Party protests, so I guess I can’t put it past them to take everything Fox has to say about Palin to heart.
In the meantime, look for more middle-age+ white males to soil their shorts as Palin will most assuredly hop on the “Socialism-Marxist-Killing American Dream” fear-rhetoric that reigns supreme on that network. Unless, of course, you’re watching Shep Smith, who is, in fact, awesome.