Palin – Beck 2012

“Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday did not rule out running for president alongside Fox News host Glenn Beck in 2012,” Andy Barr reports for Politico.

Palin was asked during an interview with Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” about the chances that she “would run on a ticket with Fox’s own Glenn Beck,” as the conservative outlet Newsmax reported might be a possibility in 2012.

“I saw that, I saw that; he probably got a kick out of that,” Palin said. “It was just a hoot, too, to hear such a thing.”

“I don’t know,” she said. “We’ll see, we’ll see.”

Palin did not specifically tell Newsmax that she was considering a run with Beck but did tout the controversial television and radio host as “bold” during her interview with the conservative magazine.

Glenn Beck, I have great respect for,” she said. “He gets his message across in such a clever way.”  “He calls it like he sees it, and he’s very, very, very effective,” Palin added.

This is one of those silly stories that circulates from time to time.  But a Palin-Beck ticket would certainly energize the race!  And assure that I don’t vote for the Republican presidential ticket, breaking a string of seven straight going back to 1984.

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Comments

  1. I have a hunch you’re disinclined to vote GOP if Mme. Palin won the nomination, unless of course she actually redemmes herself in your eyes. I can bet she has a better chance at convincing you than the other professional pundits on such channels as the Beast, but my money is on “nope, not gonna happen.” Personally? If she gets the nomination her campaign will have to center on the cabinet she’ll build should she become president. That’s already a sad way to go.

    “Going back to 1984” –> You voted for Jimmeh?

  2. “Going back to 1984” –> You voted for Jimmeh?

    Think age.

  3. I may have overestimated the good Doc’s age. It’s the gravitas, I tellz y’all’s.

  4. sam says:

    Well, how about

    Palin/Dobbs
    Dobbs/Beck
    Beck/Dobbs

  5. James Joyner says:

    I may have overestimated the good Doc’s age. It’s the gravitas, I tellz y’all’s.

    Heh. I turned 44 last week. I turned 18 in November of 1983, so was ineligible to vote in 1980.

    Palin/Dobbs
    Dobbs/Beck
    Beck/Dobbs

    Those all strike me as fanciful but, no, I can’t imagine they’d be able to sway me that they’re fit to serve.

  6. steve says:

    At least Dobbs only quit a TV job.

    Steve

  7. Choosing Glenn Beck as a VP candidate would just further underscore Palin’s general lack of seriousness.

  8. This Guy says:

    James said: And assure that I don’t vote for the Republican presidential ticket, breaking a string of seven straight going back to 1984.

    James,
    What makes you think they would be a GOP ticket? They or the other options (agreed fanciful), of
    Palin/Dobbs
    Dobbs/Beck
    Beck/Dobbs
    seem to me likely Independent/Conservative tickets. And I think any of those tickets would do more than 5% better nationally than Perrot in the 90s.

  9. Gustopher says:

    How about Palin/Vitter?

  10. Wayne says:

    James
    Are you claiming you think Obama would make a better President than Palin?

  11. G.A.Phillips says:

    How about Obamatep/Scorpionking?

  12. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    So, the truth comes out. Joyner would vote to reelect a communist. Closet liberal. That would make this blog the Daily Kos lite. Joyner, you call youself a scientist. You could have worked at East Anglia. Same ethic.

  13. Richard Gardner says:

    I’m now about 5 miles away from Palin’s Aunt’s house in Richland WA where Sarah Palin is spending the holiday. She is getting large local coverage though I had to laugh at the second page headline in today’s Tri-Cities Herald, “Palins |Turkey Trot expects 3,000” [not online with that “from page A1” headline].

    Sarah Palin definitely draws a crowd. She and much of her family (except Todd Palin protecting the family house in Alaska from the media, or something like that) participated in the local Red Cross Turkey Trot – not sure if she did the 1 mile walk, or 5Km run but she was pushing a double baby stroller. I’ve seen some snide comments about how she didn’t go over the finish line in national press, but locally it is said she diverted a couple hundred yards short to avoid the big crowd at the suggestion of the Kenniwick police. I wasn’t there but talked to a few folks who were. Their general comment was they were surprised at how short/small she is.

    Anyway, the Red Cross run had 1000 more participants than last year. This in a metro area of 240K. This is a government lab area (Hanford), so a higher education level than most other areas of this size, at least among non-immigrants.

    I’m not a Palin booster but I can see her populist appeal out West.

  14. Herb says:

    I’m not a Palin booster but I can see her populist appeal out West.

    Populist appeal? Sure…but look at what you’re citing: A turkey trot.

    If your ambition is to be a media star, impress the plebes with turkey trots and book signings.

    But if your ambition is to hold a prominent position in the executive branch, you might want to do something else…something perhaps less populist and a bit more serious.

  15. sam says:

    Jesus, here comes the wingnut shitstorm (Thank you, Lord):

    Glenn Beck Dismisses Palin-Beck 2012 Because Sarah Belongs ‘in the Kitchen

  16. G.A.Phillips says:

    Jesus, here comes the wingnut shitstorm (Thank you, Lord):

    Glenn Beck Dismisses Palin-Beck 2012 Because Sarah Belongs ‘in the Kitchen

    What in the Hell are you talking about?

    But If she runs and wins, why would she waste the greatest investigative reporter we have ever known on VP?

    AG rings a louder bell for me….Maybe Director of the FBI

    New sheriff in town and all that.:)

  17. sam says:

    Listen, GA, if you’re gonna vie with Zelsdorf for the title of “Stupidest Commenter at OTB”, you’re gonna have to do better than that. Come to think of it, you’d lose no matter what you did. Close second, though.

  18. UlyssesUnbound says:

    sam,

    I don’t think you can accurately compare G.A. to Zelsdorf. It’s like comparing Red Skelton to Richard Pryor. Star Wars to Indiana Jones. My left testicle to my right testicle. Both are similar, but vary wildly in their approach to life. Zelsdorf’s modus operandi is to take 3 or 4 wingnut talking points, loosely tie them together in a vapid stream of conscious, and then end with [sometimes he begins with] a personal insult.

    Example:

    Sam,

    Clearly some of us are not blinded by the red glare coming from ObaMao’s halo. We see G.A. for who [sic] he is–a lieutenant in the fight for freedom against the tax-and-spend libarals [sic]. Like a typical defender of crugate, go ahead and support taking away our guns so that we can pay our taxes. When climate change fails to happen, the only socialized medecine [sic] will be the one from the barrel of my gun.
    /end

    Whereas Mr. Phillip’s typical bit of insanity writes more of a 14-year old WOW troll. He uses lot’s of lol’s, yet little or no punctuation or spacing. Scatalogical humor and attacks on a person’s character, rather than political views are common.

    Example:

    Loldefend your liberal heroes! Maddon’t and Olbermann got nothing on Beck! Keep on watching them lol I’ll be wiping my ass with your Manifesto when Beck and the other freedom fighters bring back the true USA.

    While his particular comment of his in this article contains a bit more grammatical coherence than normal, please don’t believe that he is now rising to the level of Z’s stupidity. He is on an entirely different plane of existence.

    I suggest doing what I have–try to cultivate an appreciation for the whole spectrum of insaneness represented by these to fine…people?…bring to our discussion.

    -Neil

  19. sam says:

    Oh, believe me, I do appreciate them. Comb back through the archives and look for “Zelsdorf’s Job Interview” (quite recent) and “The Dumbposium by Pluto” (a bit ago).

    I really do appreciate them.

  20. UlyssesUnbound says:

    Ahh, I do remember the Zelsdorf Job Interview, but didn’t remember the author. Tip of the hat to you, sir! Now I’m off to find “Dumbposium.”

  21. G.A.Phillips says:

    Whereas Mr. Phillip’s typical bit of insanity writes more of a 14-year old WOW troll. He uses lot’s of lol’s, yet little or no punctuation or spacing. Scatalogical humor and attacks on a person’s character, rather than political views are common.

    lol, like you deserve any better….

    back to I can’t spell, I’m not grammatical, lol, gimp.. thats from gamer slang in case your sorry *** has A disability, oh wait your a liberal, my apologies.

    And I kind of LIKE of Sam, communist Nazi that he is, but you not so much.

    Cry all you want, maybe you can get James to ban me.

    Try using the spell checker when you MISTAKINGLY use your rules for punk*******!!!

    Scatalogical LOL,YA YOU ARE.

    oh and Z has more common sense and understanding then MOST all of you indoctrinated losers WANT TO ever know.

    But you know what, I’ll do you a favor, cause I’m sick of playing games with most of you retards and having to read your 90 yards of mindless worldly bullshit every time someone tries to educate one of you purposely ignorant ****heads.

    I think I’ll go be what I was getting close to when I started reverting to L,**** all you liberals I don’t like, right up your little commie/Nazi *****, and for the rest of you, it’s been fun and I’ll miss you.

    I quit, find yourselves another troll.