Is Sarah Palin Considering a Senate Run...in Arizona?

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Arizona Senator Sarah Palin?
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, we learned earlier this week, is rumored to be planning to base her hypothetical presidential campaign in Scottsdale, but GOP sources tell New Times the one-time darling of the Conservative movement might be coming to the Grand Canyon State for a different reason: to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jon Kyl.

Sadly, it makes sense.

Arizona is the Mecca of Conservative kookdom, so it would be much easier for someone like Palin to get elected here than it would be for her to get elected nationally -- where the far-right-wing agenda is much less popular.

In fact, early polling numbers show that if Palin were to run for president, she'd probably never make it out of the primary.

According to a recent poll of Republican voters in New Hampshire -- a critical state in any presidential primary -- Palin is viewed unfavorably by a full 50 percent of likely Republican primary voters, compared to the 33 percent who view her favorably.

She trails both Mitt Romney and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (neither of whom ever starred in their own reality TV show).

In other words, despite her one-time popularity amongst the far-right-wingers, even Palin has to know that any chance of her becoming president is slim.
 
GOP sources tell New Times Palin fell in love with Arizona while campaigning with Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential race, and that she already owns a home here. Although, no record of any Sarah Palin-owned property in Maricopa County is found on the County Assessor's website (there are, however, four homes owned by people with the last name Palin, and homes owned by people with the same names as Palin's sister and father).

Not to mention, Palin's daughter Bristol's inexplicable move to Maricopa, which we'll now assume had more to do with her mother's future plans than her desire to see Mexico from her back porch.

Congressman Jeff Flake is the only declared candidate for the seat, however, former TV pitchman J.D. Hayworth, fagala-fearing Congressman Trent Franks, and several other local GOPers have expressed an interest in the seat.

Palin's capable of raising a lot of money, which spells trouble for other Republicans looking to run. Hayworth and Franks would likely bow out (although, watching three crazy people argue over who's crazier could be fun).

Flake, a refreshing voice of sanity in Arizona's Republican Party, would likely have his hands full, too.

Flake's position on amnesty doesn't sit well with many brown-fearing Arizonan Republicans, and he, too, would be at a disadvantage when it comes to coming up with the cash needed to take on Palin in a primary.

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but if Palin were to run for Senate in Arizona, there's a pretty good chance she'd win.
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JonnyForever
JonnyForever

I think Palin as the GOP nominee would give the Democrats a great opening at winning this seat. 

John H
John H

I sure hope things don't get so crazy 50 years from now that Palin looks kind of normal. She's an entertainer-businesswoman--basically, the top salesperson in the country.  Selling corny, person-next-door, commonsense image.  I guess there is a god, because it still looks highly unlikely that we'll ever have to say President.... ( I can't finish it...bad luck!)

Koopagene
Koopagene

Not a problem. She'll quit after 3 years.

teknik1200
teknik1200

if she did, she would simply quit once she grew board of the job, so it's not that big of a deal.

Tyros2
Tyros2

God Bless Gov Palin and God Bless conservative Az. Her move would be good for both Arizona and the United States. I live in CA. the bastion of liberal kookdom and would travel to Az to compaign for her.

rincon
rincon

Yes there is kookdom here in Arizona. But not all of us subscribe to the kookiness. Most Arizonans were born and raised elsewhere, so the kookdom is a reflection of the rest of the country as much as it is of Arizona.McCain wouldn't be the Senator from Arizona if it weren't for his wife being from here.Carpetbagger politics is nothing new in Arizona, but even here Palin has NO chance.

Llh48
Llh48

The author of this so called news story need to have his LEFT SIDED head twisted off his stupid shoulders. I have NEVER read a more liberal piece of trash than this piece of chit of a so called story. Maybe so day he will grow up and get a REAL JOB.../.

nellpost
nellpost

palin and sharron angle in the US congress. OMG.

evt
evt

Oh wait, jk, it's actually nine years a resident of the US...okay, now I'm scared.

evt
evt

Constitutionally, she'd have to be a resident of the state for nine years prior to the election so we're years away from having to worry about a senate bid from Palin.

Maria
Maria

She will fit in fine with the current Political dummies, raciest and fascist over here in AZ.

Hock
Hock

Our voters are stupid enough to actually elect her.

DownriverDem
DownriverDem

It sure does make sense and with all those tea bagging nut jobs that live there, she just might win.

me
me

She is hot but empty head lol

mitch kircher
mitch kircher

I would have to move, that would be the last straw.

James
James

She won't run. Holding an official position is too much like work and she's too lazy for that.

Wanda
Wanda

If Sarah runs for the Senate I hope she wins but really want her to run for POTUS....she would be a great improvement over Obummer.

KarenJ
KarenJ

Ha! Sarah Palin, hopefully, will be to Arizona like Sharron Angle was to Nevada -- a really stupid and dangerous ideologue with an excruciatingly incompetent campaign staff (especially if Palin appoints her baby-factory oldest daughter to lead the campaign staff).

KatieAnnieOakley
KatieAnnieOakley

FROM THE ARTICLE ABOVE:

Although no record of any Sarah Palin-owned property in Maricopa County is found on the County Assessor's website ******(there are, however, four homes owned by people with the last name Palin, and homes owned by people with the same names as Palin's sister and father)*****.

Um..... this would be the part where the local media would investigate this lead. You know - like a real journalist would, Duh!

KatieAnnieOakley
KatieAnnieOakley

She has branded herself as an Alaska tough-girl. Alaska is a HUGE portion of her public image: wild, untamed... moving to Arizona would just make her one of many, many over-wintering snowbirds...

guest
guest

Carpetbagging, brainless, blabbering, beauty queen wanna-be. GO BACK TO ALASKA!

XSoldier
XSoldier

That's too scary a thought.....

But then again, take a look at who runs this disaster area..... Governor Jan "Headless Bodies" Brewer, Attorney General Tom "Invasion" Horne, Senate President Russell "Adolf Hitler" Pearce, Joe "Flaccid Fool" Arpaio, etc.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Palin knows that as long as Brewer's in office, she'll only be the second dumbest politician in the state.

Gary Kiggins
Gary Kiggins

Im not in favor of that, but would love to see Tina Fey live here and work the comedy clubs and as a senator..I think it would have a far more positive impact for all of us than having Palin here.

Vapor Trails Overhead
Vapor Trails Overhead

Not only is Arizona the petri dish of idiotic, lunatic ideas, it can be the dish for idiotic, lunatics also. Can we expect a whole boat load of lunatics moving here, next, Michelle Bachmann, Michelle, Malkin, Michelle the dancing Wonder Lizard??? All teamed up with Tea Partiers, the Nazi Storm Troopers, and the East Mesa nutjobs. With security against Pei Wai cooks provided by the King Himself, R Pie Hole.

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

The public is finally coming around to seeing the true Sarah Palin. Instead of smiling and nodding while talking about murders and national tragedies, she should have shown some humility. I was compelled to create a visual commentary of her political rhetoric and its effects on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot... Drop by and let me know what you think.

Searl
Searl

True, if she ran she'd probably win. She'd quit after a year though, so it's all good.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Each time I see that lovely picture of Mrs. Palin I wonder if that's the expression she makes when flatulating? It looks like she is building pressure...

Roro
Roro

If she is elected and runs true to form, she'll start a 6 year Senate term in 2013 she'll run for President in 2016 so we might only have the pleasure of her company for three years. On the bright side, if she wins the Presidency, she might put the Palin Presidential Library with all its' coloring books in AZ.

ryan
ryan

Yeah Llh48, responding with insults and violent rhetoric is always the best way to convey your ideas. That is of course, if you actually wrote something worth reading. Next time talk less about how hurted your feelings are and tell us why you actually disagree with the article.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Don't move to Utah, it'll just piss you off... While the liquor law controversy is overrated(Plenty of ways to get decent drinks, if you know what you're doing), our batch of lawmakers makes the AZ group look positively angelic.

DownriverDem
DownriverDem

Not to mention that the senate pay will not allow her to make the millions she wants to make either.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Well, at least you can sleep at night knowing that if you set your sights low, you won't become disappointed.

If she were to get elected to anything anyway, she'd quit about 1/2 way through, just long enough in place to really screw shit up.

DownriverDem
DownriverDem

Wanda, your comment proves that tea bagging nut jobs are clueless. Unless you are rich (billionaire) you have been duped big time. I honestly do not expect you to understand what I am saying, but the rest of us here sure does.

fashionplate
fashionplate

Just to chime in along the same line, KAO, duh, yeah, investigative reporting on the part of the print media would be nice. Is the Phoenix News Times still around? They did that investigative report on Cindy and John McCain, "Opiate for the Mrs." http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com...

DownriverDem
DownriverDem

AZ is full of tea bagging nut jobs just like Palin. A friend of mine is moving as soon as she can because she says AZ is bat shit crazy.

JAn Bruwur
JAn Bruwur

Chad...and Brad...and Tad (chortle at my own wit),

Ms. Palin has did manty manty good things. She has fought back against Washington and Obama, who is a Muslim not borned in this country. She has went all over the country to manty places - I can't think of any off the top of my hat. But, there, but for the grace of God, went I, and she, I think. She would be like the Calvary riding over the hill.

Sincerely,

Jan Brewer

cc: Chuck CoughlinC.C.A.: my best buds

DownriverDem
DownriverDem

How can you even stand to live there? It would drive me insane.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

We already have a boatload of lunatics living here. How do you think the wingnuts keep getting elected?

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Vapor, please call us by our given nickname, "The Methlab of Democracy".

James Baker
James Baker

I hope she runs it would actually add some spice to the 2012 elections. Maybe for once in her life she could stop being so ignorant and learn some things in the senate.

Dragon
Dragon

Every time someone from Arizona runs for president, they lose.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Cute, but I have to say I think you might be an impostor. The real Jan couldn't throw together a sentence containing multisyllabic words. Although, I suppose she might have copied it from a teleprompter, which would explain her breakdown....

Also, Jan, I hear the local crane company is offering deep discounts to female Republicans next week for face lifts. They have their heavy duty crane reserved for you!

DownriverDem
DownriverDem

It's her supporters who need to stop being so ignorant.

NJfan
NJfan

She's incapable of learning but quite good at parroting the same old talking points over and over again.

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