Every once in awhile in my travels over the internet super highway I come across something so amazingly absurd and incredibly stupid that it makes my jaw drop and my back teeth hurt. Earlier this evening I had one such moment, for your consideration I submit the following:
By Craig Crawford | December 8, 2009 12:00 PM |
“The only way we’ll ever see the two-party monopoly shaken up is if a high-profile personality with a distinct following gets serious about really starting a third party. Sarah Palin showed some interest in a recent interview flagged by Political Wire.
Asked about a future run by radio host Lars Larson, she said, "That depends on how things go in the next couple of years… If the Republican party gets back to that [conservative] base, I think our party is going to be stronger and there’s not going to be a need for a third party, but I’ll play that by ear in these coming months, coming years."
Already, it sounds like Palin would pursue this more as a vanity play, along the lines of Ross Perot’s fleeting bids as a third party candidate.
This country needs a viable third party so badly that it really doesn’t matter much to me where it comes from on the ideological spectrum. I’d just like to see it happen before my political observing days are over.”