Sarah Palin Not Running For President. But What About an Arizona Senate Seat?

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Arizona Senator Sarah Palin?
Former Alaska Governor/the best person Governor Jan Brewer could find to write the foreword to her new book, Sarah Palin, isn't going to run for president this year -- but there's a Senate seat in a certain Southwestern haven for far-right-wing-nuts that she's rumored to have been eying for several months.

That state, of course, is Arizona, and according to polls taken earlier this year, Palin would be pretty hard to beat in a Senate race.

In a letter to supporters, Palin writes the following:

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

For months, there's been buzz that Palin's considering running for the Senate seat getting vacated by retiring Senator Jon Kyl, the logic being that 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 she helped create is much less popular.

National polling numbers have consistently shown that if Palin were to run for president she'd probably never make it out of the primary. However, in an Arizona Senate race, according to the last poll conducted including the former Alaska governor, Palin tops the list of potential GOP candidates with 35 percent of the vote, followed closely by Congressman Jeff Flake, who tallied 33 percent.

Flake already has declared his candidacy for Kyl's seat.

Adding to the Arizona Senator Sarah Palin buzz is the fact that she recently bought a house in Scottsdale. In fact, GOP sources told New Times earlier this year that Palin "fell in love" with Arizona while traveling around the state with Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Then there's Palin's daughter Bristol's inexplicable, although brief, move to Maricopa, where she purchased a house. She's since rented out the home.

If you ask us, it seems Palin tested the waters and realized she didn't stand a chance in a national race.

It may seem like a bit of a stretch, but perhaps she views the Arizona Senate seat as a "plan B?"

See Palin's entire note to her supporters below.

October 5, 2011
Wasilla, Alaska
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office - from the nation's governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the "fundamental transformation" of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back - and as I've always said, one doesn't need a title to help do it. 

I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs. 

Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation. 

In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

Thank you again for all your support. Let's unite to restore this country! 

God bless America.

- Sarah Palin

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42 comments
Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Voters have just recalled a bumbling state senator. I certainly hope we don't get the opportunity to have to recall someone like Palin, too.

Sen. McCain lost the election because of his choice of Palin as his running mate, in my opinion. I'm wondering if he might not just decide to retire and endorse her for his seat....

Or, has someone whispered in his ear recently, "Oh My God, Dad, she really is such a twit"...

Inquiring minds...

Bobby
Bobby

Nonsense. Senator McCain lost the election because his message was weak, he was too old, and his campaign was primitive. An analysis of the Democratic campaign showed that they used all the latest technical advances and made extensive use of internet campaigning. Palin had nothing to do with it. McCain lost because he was an uninspiring boob and was himdered by the previous Republican Presidents lying and duplicity. They could have run Moses himself against Obama and he'd still have won.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I still say that McCain spent his time at the Hanoi Hilton dreaming about how big a political whore he would someday become. And, without a doubt, Az is the biggest political whorehouse in the country.

Bobby
Bobby

His devotion to his first wife was touching. He showed what a slob he is early on. Funny how he keeps winning in Arizona, and yet polling showed most Arizonans detested him.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Yep, and I still say the last thing on his mind while he was a POW was planning to be a rich politician some day. When one is being held as a POW all you can think of is hoping you make it to see the next day. I wasn't a POW but during my 366 days in Viet Nam the constant thought was if we would see the sun rise the next day.... simply trying to stay alive long enough to take the big bird back across the pond from whence we came...

Guest23
Guest23

Palin is no true public servant. She's a servant to the almighty dollar that fox news is paying her.

Bobby
Bobby

Versus the rest of the democratic politicians, that are altruistic and near Mother Teresa like in their devotion to the American public.

Guest23
Guest23

I wouldn't be as moronic as you to limit it to democrats when republicans and independents are just as guilty.

Are you under some misperception that I am a democrat?

I see to hell with the two party system...

Http://www.americaselect. org

teknik1200
teknik1200

and dispute what she said, she played no roll in breaking up the corrupt GOP in Alaska. They aren't as extreme as we are, but were  far more corrupt, state politicians were accepting bribes for votes from an oil field service company and called themselves the "CBC" they even had hats made with the logo.  CBC= Corrupt Bastards Club.

She says she broke them up, but the FBI did that in 2005 before she was elected.

Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa

I wonder if it's true she did some lines of cocaine on an oil drum?   I sure wish there is a video of that.  

Mistalee
Mistalee

What's with the face? Looks like she's squeezin' one out.

Bobby
Bobby

"Wouldn't" look good wearing a string bikini.

Guest23
Guest23

I bet you dream of russell pearce in a bikini and think he is hot. So your opinion doesn't really matter.

Bobby
Bobby

Think hard about that reply, did ya?

Bobby
Bobby

It's the best photograph leftists could find of her. Really boring and uninspiring folk, I tell you. It's to counteract the pictures of female leftists that are availabe to them. You know, the ugly horrendous broads with cropped hair who would look good even wearing a string bikini.

Guest23
Guest23

Heh, since I am a friend of a big porno producer in Hollywood and had a girlfriend who was a stripper for a couple years, I would say the majority of strippers and female porn stars are democrats/liberals or independents if they even think about such things. Many are not that bright while some of them are quite intelligent. My girlfriend had a stripper friend in Portland with a masters degree who published a magazine for strippers rights and also ran the needle exchange program in portland, Oregon as well as fought for dancers rights. So I am sure the dems or liberals have much more access to hot women than conservatives can ever hope to. You just keep revealing that you are not all that bright booby.

Bobby
Bobby

Your'e revealing a lot about your intelligence with your whole argument in your reply, including having a porn producer as a friend. You know, all the drugs and shit that goes on in the porn industry. Haven't you ever heard of the American saying, to "not hang your dirty laundry on the clothes line, it's not very "bright".

Car_del99
Car_del99

" After thinking it over ( well,  my handlers did ) I found out that there are not enough idiots in the U.S. to vote for me, therefore I will seek the Senate seat for Az. knowing full well that in Az. are enough morons that will vote for an idiot like me " Sarah Palin

AlW
AlW

Sarah Palin believes in a secure border, no amnesty, whereas, Flake is an open border advocate who would vote for amnesty for the illegals. Yes, I like the sound of this:

the next Senator from AZ, Sarah Palin and the next Vice President of the United States,  Jon Kyl.

Guest23
Guest23

Problem is that the solution that will actually work in reality will have to include some sort of amnesty. Tea party windbags and other right wing nuts don't want to accept this and erroneously believe that a working reformation of immigration policy that will actually solve the majority of problems both parties have with immigration without amnesty will work. And if anyone from moderate liberals to just of right independents attempt to broaden the debate to include amnesty than they are immediately branded commie pinko liberal open border amnesty for everyone liberal scum. This behavior will never lead to a resolution. Why don't the right wing republicans and tea party supporters understand this?

The immigration problem is so ingrained and now part of the agricultural economys survival that locking everyone out or making it more difficult than a background check to get a working visa will never work, that the borders will never be 100% secure, hell even chinas great wall and the berlin wall and shoot to kill zones didn't prevent everyone from escaping those countries. The very simple process of looking at history and not reapeating the mistakes of the past is lost on too many. There is simply too much border and difficult terrain to police all of it effectively or financially soundly.

Until the far right understands that many of the problems they attribute to illegal aliens actually have a different causes, that some regulation is needed because corporations can't be trusted to do what is in the best interest of all, and that some entitlement programs are necessary in this country (just spend a couple years unemployed and w/o insurance to realize the reality of this.)

The far left needs to realize we can't legislate a fix for everything, that over regulation strangles business, and that we can't give amnesty to anyone that wants it.

Both sides of the political spectrum need to find a spot somewhere in the middle to resolve this because sticking strictly to party idealism and not budging an inch is what is causing the current stalemate and lack of any change being made.

Http://www.americanselect.org

Rick
Rick

If the Palins are believers in Secure Borders then why did her daughter hire an illegal immigrant to do the landscaping maintenance at her Arizona home?  That is what her neighbors are reporting.  Cheap illegal immigrant labor trumps political posturing again!

Bobby
Bobby

Cheap, illegal labor turns the capitalist system on its head and depresses the pay of every blue collar job imaginable, along with ruining unions. The only benefit is to the owners of the businesses. The savings are never passed on to the consumer.  That's good isn't it Rick? It isn't about picking fruit, mowing lawns and doing dishes, because if it was, most people who have seriously studied the issue wouldn't give a rats ass. Are you by any chance one of those employers?

Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa

I saw her daughter dancing on that freak show, She needs to skip a few meals.

Guest23
Guest23

Heh, Kings true colors being that he has the ability to discern who is a douche bag when he sees one. And interesting tidbit is that douchebag as not only defined by King, myself and many others here but also most of the right wing nuts over on the sonoranalliance forum who appeared to unanimously agree that anyone that brings a politicians family members into a political exchange/debate/argument is scum of the earth or IOWs a douchebag.

Bobby
Bobby

Sorry, my comment was for goawaysarah.

Bobby
Bobby

Sorry my comment was for GoawaySarah.

Bobby
Bobby

Sorry, I'm a conservative and totally agree with Mr. King on that comment.

Dubbledub
Dubbledub

No vitriol there. Wouldn't have expected anything else from the left. Way to show your true colors...

James King
James King

Classy -- you fuckin' douchebag.

GoAwaySarah
GoAwaySarah

Maybe Sarah's gonna have another little bastard grandchild soon....

Bobby
Bobby

Couldn't AGREE more.

Guest23
Guest23

Not surprising you would think so. What is your criteria for voting for a politician... whomever is the most moronic.

Palin has so little experience with the people of arizona that she wouldn't be able to effectively put forth any agenda other than her own which effectively wipes out actually representing a large portion of arozona residents.

All I can say is that having palin as a representive in arizona is a rather frightening thought.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

A cons, criteria for voting for a politician is simple. Vote for the candidate who best panders to their fear and hatred.

Dubbledub
Dubbledub

Completely correct in your assessments of Sarah Palin's lack of experience with Arizona. Also, see: Hillary Clinton and the state of New York.

What a perfect pollyanna rag, espousing all things liberal the New Times is. Have things your way; progressive politics - so long as they fit your agenda - and everyone else is stupid. You are, by far, the more passionate party. More emotional, more irrational, illogical and certainly more lock-step in your buffoonery.

Rick
Rick

Good, she can quit in the middle of her first term as Senator, like she did as Governor of Alaska.  I always thought that rather than calling her book "Rogue", a better title would have been "Quit".

Bobby
Bobby

All politicians do it. So what?

Mistalee
Mistalee

All politicians quit midway through their terms as governor?  Time for you to set the crack pipe down, Bobby.

Bobby
Bobby

Ok. I can accept that distinction.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Bobby seems to have trouble differentiating between quitting and being criminally indicted. While politicians from other states quit to run for a different office, politicians in Az. leave at halftime due to their criminal behavior. Do the names Mecham and Symington ring a bell Booby?

Guest23
Guest23

All politicians quit halfway through their term? I think not and it is hardly the behavior of a politician that desires to be trusted or show any signs of being reliable.

I suppose you also think palin would have made a good vp.

Once again booby shows us all what a moron he can be.

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