2008-11-07

Sarah Palin Has Entered the Tyson Zone

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Did you hear the one about Sarah Palin not knowing that Africa is a continent? What about the one that Trig is really Bristol's child? Or the one about her being pregnant again?


OK the second one was a rumor in the liberal blogosphere and I made that last one up, but if you believed any of the above statements it's because Sarah Palin has officially entered the “Tyson Zone” (a phrase describing the point at which the public will believe any information about a person as the gospel truth, coined by Bill Simmons about the time when you'd believe absolutely everything written about Mike Tyson).


To counter act this effect, the “good” folks over at RedState have begun a red-scare of their own known as “Operation Leper” with the sole intent of exposing and tracking any rogue McCain campaign staffers who dare speak ill of the dead Sarah Palin (referred to as “classless cowards” by Michelle Malkin). Apparently the video below is what sparked the controversy:



This whole thing reeks of CYA on the part of McCain staffers, but the unfortunate truth is that if any of it is true, it says more about John McCain than Sarah Palin. Plus, no matter what you believe about Sarah Palin (my thoughts here), it may be worth noting that she is currently the #1 conservative choice for the Presidency in 2012 and that if she is still the governor of Alaska in four years, she will have more likely than not crossed the experience threshold that she (unlike Obama) was unable to cross in the eyes of the public this year.


So with all that in mind, let me be the first to officially ask the question, do you think Sarah Palin will be on the Presidential ticket in 2012?

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