In 2008 John McCain shocked the Republican establishment by selecting Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Palin had no national name recognition, foreign policy experience or practical wisdom, but McCain was counting on her youth, beauty and energy to trump her total lack of qualifications.
The McCain/Palin ticket lost to Obama/Biden, but the Palin candidacy laid the foundation for the rise of another totally unqualified candidate for national office, Donald Trump.
Since her baffling resignation as governor in 2009, Palin has served as a Fox News contributor, hosted several outdoor lifestyle shows on the Sportsman Channel, and acted in a plethora of reality shows.
Recognizing a fellow moron, she endorsed Donald Trump’s run for president in 2016 before the first caucus primary votes were even cast.
Palin declared her run for Alaska’s only House seat on April 1 — just weeks after visiting New York City to pursue a defamation suit against the New York Times.
It’s got to be an April Fool’s joke; Alaskans haven’t forgiven her for inexplicably quitting as their governor in 2009. The 58-year-old Palin has lost her beauty, she looks like a third-rate drag queen is impersonating her.
Palin’s husband of 30 years, Todd divorced her in 2020, and Alaskans should follow suit and kick her to the curb, where she belongs.