Promoting her new television show this week, Tea Party icon and former Republican Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska compared the Republican establishment to the New England Patriots’ so-called ‘Deflategate’ scandal. She also expressed interest in a 2016 presidential run.
Sarah Palin Knocks GOP’s Testicular Fortitude: “It’s Not Just The New England Patriots Who Are Dealing With Deflated Balls”…
— I’m Ur Huckleberry (@jeanniemcbride) January 23, 2015
“I’m not going to talk politics except to say the GOP had better go on offense. Man, they are not going to win any game on defense,” she told The Blaze. Being in the majority there in D.C. – we’re blowing it if we just bend our back.”
The GOP leadership, that establishment, they’ve got to get their stuff together. I love what they believe in, I believe in it too. But they’ve got to get tough, man. You know what? It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.
In a separate interview with ABC News Thursday, Palin admitted she could be interested in a 2016 run. “Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested,” the former Alaska governor told reporter Neal Karlinsky while serving chili to the homeless in Las Vegas.
News of Palin potentially running for president generated some positive buzz:
Personally, I support Sarah Palin running for the GOP nomination. http://t.co/LFCqOcIJRT
— Ray Lawson (@Lawsonbulk) January 23, 2015
For others, the reasons had little to do with any of Palin’s policies:
— Lee Garfinkle (@lgarfinkle) January 23, 2015
Every comedian in America is secretly hoping Sarah Palin runs for president.
— protolalia (@protolalia) January 23, 2015
The 2008 vice presidential nominee gave the interviews to help plug her Sportsman Channel program Amazing America. They, along with a Facebook posting by Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer slamming Michael Moore for his comments about the blockbuster biopic American Sniper, have helped her garner plenty of publicity. The Facebook posting was first flagged by Mediaite:
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h/t: IJ Review