Not From The Onion But It Should Be: A Palin-Giuliani 2012 Ticket

New York Newsday (subscription required) has the story:

While he says he’ll consider another presidential bid, ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 campaign committee still reported itself $2.7 million in debt just a few weeks ago. He’s said a Sarah Palin candidacy might make him more likely to jump in, but some who have known him for a long time believe Giuliani could be her running mate for vice president, for a “balanced” ticket….

If the goal was to turn the 2012 GOP ticket into a comedy act, then this would be perfect.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2012, Politicians, Quick Takes, Sarah Palin, US Politics
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Comments

  1. tom p says:

    “If the goal was to turn the 2012 GOP ticket into a comedy act, then this would be perfect.”

    The ticket might not yet be, but the 2012 GOP race already is.

  2. TG Chicago says:

    Sure, Giuliani wants to be part of a “balanced” ticket — one that will balance the books on his last failed run.

  3. Steven Plunk says:

    I wonder who the ‘some’ are? A reliable source apparently since it made it valid enough for discussion here. How about this, neither will run for office so talking about them is a waste of time say some.

  4. Marvin says:

    balanced? haha!

    I sure hope this comes to pass… Obama = biggest blowout victory since 1984.

  5. Smooth Jazz says:

    “I wonder who the ‘some’ are? A reliable source apparently since it made it valid enough for discussion here. How about this, neither will run for office so talking about them is a waste of time say some.”

    Doesn’t matter who “some” are; As long as she is mentioned somewhere in the Liberal echo chamber, the far left Palin Haters will pounce – snarky comments and put downs at the ready. This guy keeps telling us the reason he keeps talking about Palin is that she keeps injecting herself into the discussion. Yet he manages to cobble together his daily, obligatory anti Palin blog post based on some conjecture in a newspaper article that makes no sense and that she had nothing to do with.

    This guy has this weird attachment to Gov Palin that he has to psycho analyze every tidbit in any newspaper or blog about her. It will be interesting to see if he has withdrawals if she settles into a quiet life in Alaska. I don’t think he’ll survive a world without Palin based on his weird obsession with her.

  6. wr says:

    “I sure hope this comes to pass… Obama = biggest blowout victory since 1984.”

    Maybe the biggest since 1789…

  7. Dustin says:

    Is it time for us to start harping about Doug Mataconis Derangement Syndrome yet, because it’s just as bad.

  8. Gustopher says:

    I’d rather see a Palin-Bloomberg ticket. I can’t picture anyone more “Real America” than an aloof, mildly-liberal, jewish billionaire.

  9. K Miller says:

    Although the family values trainwreckage alone would make this matchup a classic, anyone who has heard Palin and Giuliani speak could predict the resulting inch-deep campaign message:

    Real Americans….values…..9/11….guns, commonsense conservatives……bla bla bla 9/11, moose chili, founding fathers…..9/11, brave troops, bla bla bla……patriots, SNOWmachines, Alaska!!…..9/11……lamestream media, 3am phone call, 9/11……..