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Palin for RNC Chair: National Review About to be Cheered on by Democrats

From the National Review Online:

An Idea for the RNC: Dump Steele, Hire Palin [Kevin D. Williamson]
Re: Steele and the RNC: Allow me to chime in with my usual observation on this subject: 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. Sure, she’d be polarizing, but so is Barack Obama, and these are polarized times. And it’s one thing to have a polarizing party chairman, another to have a polarizing candidate.

Anybody disagree?

Political comedians everywhere will scream their delight. As one comment put it: “Oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please”.

UPDATE: NPR has a longer article about Michael Steele’s troubles, and other supporters wanting to replace him with Sarah Palin. Here’s another right-wing blog that likes the idea:

There is no other Republican today that the progressives hate or fear more than Palin. The GOP desperately needs her leadership, star power, and fund raising abilities to accomplish the political victories in November that the party is hoping for to regain either the House or Senate. After the latest foot in mouth incident by RNC leader Michael Steele, the time for Palin may be near if she is up to the challenge.



  1. pat andrews wrote:

    I really don’t understand why this “barbie doll” keeps getting serious airtime — does it really improve the dicourse in any way????

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Permalink
  2. Morrius wrote:

    The reason people hate and fear Palin is because she is the new case of conservatism; anti-intellectual and proud of it. She’s a shepherdess leading her flock to the shearing pen.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Or to slaughter?

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink
  4. coloradoblue wrote:

    Except Palin is a grifter, not a politician. I said when she quit her day job that she is going after the big money and she can’t “write” books and charge $75k per speech in a “real” job as RNC Chair.

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 8:56 am | Permalink
  5. Chris wrote:

    The G.O.P. desperately needs her star power? No, they must have them confused with a different party. Just two years ago the G.O.P. lambasted Barack Obama for being a star, and the Democratic party for treating him like one.

    They wouldn’t pick Sarah Palin for her star power. That would be . . . hypocritical.

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 10:05 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    Chris, your point about “star power” is very interesting (and very ironic). The GOP has been making fun of star power, especially in regards to Obama. And yet, I’m trying to think of ANY republican who shows any kind of star power at all, and (other than Palin) I can only think of Colin Powell, and the GOP definitely put the kibosh on him. So maybe Palin is all they have left.

    Am I missing someone? Is there any other Republican that you can think of who has anything resembling “star power”. At one time in the past, maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger or Charlie Crist, but as moderates they won’t work in today’s Republican party either.

    On the Democratic side, I can think of Obama, Clinton (both of them), Grayson, and others. Isn’t that curious?

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

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