Grab your fishing rods and snow mobiles — Sarah Palin's back, and she's getting pretty serious. Like, maybe-we-should-move-in-together-and-adopt-a-cat serious. Over the last three days, Palin has dropped hints about the 2016 presidential election, ranging from she's thought about it to she's "seriously interested" to who even knows anymore. The former vice presidential nominee/Alaska governor/reality TV star now joins Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and basically anyone with an "R" next to their name, really, in the fight for the White House.
According to Fox News, Palin's 2016-tease media tour began on Thursday while she was serving chili to the homeless in Las Vegas. Then, Palin reportedly told ABC News that the White House appealed to her because she had a "servant's heart," or something:
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.
But Palin's big moment came Friday night in the lobby of a Marriott hotel is Des Moines, Iowa, where the almost-Veep gushed that she has thought about running in the 2016 presidential election — a lot. And she really wants you to know about it, but she doesn't want you to know how much she cares about it.
Politico reports Palin told reporters then:
Without putting any words in my mouth, you can absolutely say that I’m seriously interested. ... It’s a significant step, of course, for anyone to publicly announce that they’re interested. … Who wouldn’t be interested? Who wouldn’t be interested when they have been blessed with an opportunity to speak about [issues important to the country.] Who would just ignore an opportunity?
When asked to explain what she meant by the words "seriously" and "interested," Palin reportedly clarified:
I don’t know what all the politically correct terminology is when you talk about being interested in having an opportunity to serve your country. So I don’t know if that’s the right terminology or not.
So there you have it: Sarah Palin may or may not run in 2016, and so we may or may not get more Tina Fey-Amy Poehler political parodies. But before we brace ourselves for another round of media chaos that just might pit Palin and Hillary Clinton against each other, let's relish in this feminist phrase the Alaska governor gave ABC News:
We definitely had enough of seeing that — America has had enough of seeing that — sign on the Oval Office door saying, 'No Girls Allowed.' I know that.
On that, Sarah Palin, we definitely agree.
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