Bad news: Sarah Palin not running for President in 2012

8 October, 2011

At least it’s bad news for Obama.  His best hope for re-election as POTUS was to have as an opponent a bonkers Tea-Party type (pardon the tautology).

His next best hope is that Michelle Bachmann is selected as the Republican contender.  In terms of who would be the ideal head-banger for Obama to have as an opponent, Bachmann runs Palin a close second.  The evidence for her madness is not hard to find, but I particularly like the following example, quoted from an article in the New Yorker, August 2011:

In the spring of 2009, during what appeared to be the beginnings of a swine-flu epidemic, Bachmann said, “I find it interesting that it was back in the nineteen-seventies that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat President, Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama—I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”

Rick Perry is a paragon of sanity and erudition by comparison with Palin and Bachmann.

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