Because Sarah Palin believes that the threat of her running for president is that scary.
Sarah Palin took the media and even President Barack Obama to task Thursday in a Thanksgiving message posted online.…
Palin’s Facebook statement served as both a warning shot to the media and to the White House. She has made it clear in the Past several weeks that she is considering running for president, telling ABC that she could defeat Obama. [emphasis added]
So – if I’m reading this right, Sarah Palin is warning us about how the price to be paid, if the media and others do not apply standards evenly to all candidates on their slip-ups, is that she’ll become a presidential candidate. And that that “sanction” should frighten us enough to apply even standards, or else…she’ll run.
This means that, now, even she is buying how scary she is. Maybe we’re making some progress, except I suspect that as with so many words in the English language, she just doesn’t define them the same way most people do.
Of course, the reality is that it doesn’t matter if everyone on the left and the right and in between write about this person every waking moment of every day. Sarah Palin is a world-class narcissist and her need for attention will never be satiated, neh-ver ever ever. As in – at no such time as will ever exist in any dimension.
To boot, she is a person who trusts no one except possibly but not even necessarily those who espouse precisely what she does. Who within her circle who has influence on her deviates from her preferences? This nearly 8,000 word piece from last week’s New York Times magazine sure doesn’t seem to indicate that there’s anyone. And she spends day in and day out defending her paranoia and deflecting criticism in anyway she can. For more understanding of what her behaviors tell us about her, read this.
And now, if you believe Politico’s take, she wants us to behave the way she thinks we should behave by virtue of the power she believes exists in the threat that she may run for president?
This takes fearmongering to a whole new level.
Hattip to Joanne Bamberger.