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|Not sold on Sarah|
Gov. Bobby Jindal might be correct in saying that Sarah Palin is "absolutely" electable should she decide to run for president against Obama in 2012, but I'm not so sure she should be elected.
Jindal made the statement over the weekend on "Political Capital With Al Hunt" on Bloomberg Television while being asked about a statement by Joe Scarborough.
Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida who now works as a commentator for MSNBC, characterized Palin as a reality TV star who couldn't be elected president.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Palin-basher and I don't relate to people who seem to have a visceral hate for her. In fact, the hate that some people have for makes me want to like her.
Palin, for her part, hasn't yet said she would run for president in 2012.
She hasn't said she wouldn't run, either.
What she has done is worked hard to keep herself in the national spotlight since resigning as governor of Alaska in July of 2009, some 18 months before she completed of her first term.
Since she quit being governor, she has written two books and has continued to show up on television as a commentator on the Fox New Channel and, recently, as host to her own reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska."
She has also made the tea party circuit, turning out for speeches across the country, most notably at the Rally to Restore Honor in August that took place in Washington D.C.—an event that drew some 500,000 people.
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