Time magazine’s cover story this week suggests that Sarah Palin is probably going to run for president even though she doesn’t really seem like she’s running for president. In an interview, she explains why she might throw her mooseskin cap in the ring:
“I would run because the country is more important than my ease, though I’m not necessarily living a life of ease,” says Palin, who answered questions from TIME via e-mail. And in a shot at Obama’s habit of playing golf during the “recovery summer,” she added, “I’m very busy helping people and causes. So busy, in fact, I haven’t had time to hit the links in quite a few years.”
Seriously? The woman who RVed down to Hollywood to watch her daughter compete on Dancing With the Stars, and who spent the past several months shooting and editing a cheesy reality show produced by the guy who does Survivor, has the chutzpah to claim that she’s just too busy with the people’s business for any of that skylarking around stuff? Wow.
Anyway, it’s good to see that she doesn’t really want to run for president, but is willing to make the sacrifice if the nation demands it. It’s a very 19th century attitude, which is oddly appropriate.