During Washington’s long-running debt debate, one name you didn’t hear very often was that of Sarah Palin.
But then, just as the debate lurched to a final close on the day the country threatened to default, the 2008 vice presidential candidate suddenly reemerged on the political scene.
She was on Fox News where she criticised Mitt Romney saying, "waited until it was a done deal that we would increase the debt ceiling” before coming out against the compromise.The author noted:
Those kind of headline-grabbing comments raise questions about Palin’s future plans. But the former Alaska governor has a tendency to insert herself into debates with a splash and retreat just as quickly as she appeared, going dark for weeks at a time. Given recent history, it won’t be long before Palin disappears again.She gave the following examples:
- Palin is barely a presence in Iowa or any other primary state. She has shot down reports that the high-profile bus tour that took her to New Hampshire in June is over, but two months later it has yet to restart.
- On June 28th, she went to Pella, Iowa, for the premiere of “The Undefeated,” a movie about her governorship, but said little. At no point did she get back into the political debate.
- Until late last week, Palin was on the sidelines of the debt ceiling debate, aside from one Hannity appearance on July 13th in which she criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).\
- Promoted her daughters book on twitter. posted a few vague comments on Facebook.
- Palin reemerged. On July 26th, she was on Greta van Susteren’s show. Two days later, she posted a Facebook comment that included a threat to House Republicans at the end: “P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries.”
“Doggone it, I want these candidates who are in there,” Palin said of Romney yesterday. “I want them to not be sitting back.” Her sporadic involvement in the political debate suggest that she won’t be one of those candidates. If she does, it would still shake up the race in a major way — but she would be forced to follow her own advice.Read the full article HERE.
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