As I have previously mentioned, there has been a lot of criticism of and discussions about Sarah Palin from sections of the GOP concerned that she has not yet announced her intentions with regard to the 2012 presidential race. Many political observers and several critics from the GOP believe that Sarah's tease has gone on long enough.
On Tuesday, in an interview with Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter joined the fray when she answered Ingraham's question that "This has been a loooooooong tease with Sarah Palin and at some point that tease has just got to deliver or go away. What's going to happen here?"
Coulter responded that:
"Newt Gingrich carried it on for about fifteen years and I kind of think that that might be what we are getting here, largely because of the polls...........some not quite as high as 74% but 65% said that they would never definitely, positively, ever vote for Sarah Palin........and that it doesn't seem likely with those numbers that she will run. "
Palin of course has her own views about the polls and the statistics that they produce. She thinks that they are for strippers. Which reminds me:
Palin, now that the polls are against her, believes that they are unimportant. But wasn't it her own poll figures (which were manipulated by her own campaign team and supporters during her run for AK Governor in 2006) that convinced McCain that he should place her on the 2008 ticket? See, that is my point about Palin. She just does not see things the way that the rest of us do. The polls are against her now and so she reduces them to the level of Bristol stripping on Dancing With The Stars. Suddenly, they are no longer important.
Coulter and Ingraham realised that they would suffer significant blowback from Palin fans angered at their evaluation of Queen Palin, and they did. Coulter stated:
Most Americans don't want Sarah Palin for president. But she's become sort of the Obama of the Tea Party. She's just "The One" to a certain segment of right wingers. And the tiniest criticism of her -- I think many of your viewers may not know this. No conservative on TV will criticize Palin, because they don't want to deal with the hate mail. You know, you say her voice is a few octaves too high or perhaps Michele Bachmann's speaking voice is more modulated, and you will be inundated with enraged e-mails and letters.
The Washington Times printed the reactions of Palin supporters on Twitter. They were predictable and those of us who have been following this story will not be surprised at the content because we know that Palin's supporters are as convinced of her deity as she is. That want to see that crown placed on her forehead and will go after any one that they perceive makes their goal that bit more difficult.
Some might think that Palin's ambitions are the stuff of fantasy and dreams. More realistically I see it as an operation based on lies and deceit coupled with intimidation and bullying tactics.