I drew the above cartoon about two weeks ago. Palin had been silent for months while the GOP hashed it out, and then suddenly she started talking to the press again. Everyone wondered “will she or won’t she?” Now I think that concern has faded a bit and Palin is offering her two cents in dribs and drabs. Is she positioning herself to be chosen as VP again? Testing the water for an independent run? By unofficially endorsing Newt in South Carolina, and saying “…I want this to continue” (ABC), it could even sound like she hopes they all strangle each other. Then she will step into rescue the GOP.
That would be excellent for humorists. Perhaps even good for Obama, but I have learned never to relax when it comes to politics. Anything could happen–we elected Bush Junior and Richard Nixon, didn’t we?
Please don’t tell anyone I said this, but I think I would actually welcome Ms. Palin charging in on her steed (or moose) to save the GOP from their current Gang of Idiots. They need SOMEONE to rescue them, whomever that may be. Frankly, the General Election, being held only every 4 years, should be EXCITING, not the pathetically boring contest it’s shaping up to be.
Referring to your cartoon: as a small child, I was always afraid of alligators hiding under my bed, ready to chomp me if I got up to go to the bathroom. Sarah waiting underneath would have been far scarier!
I sort of agree, Palin would make it interesting. But my blood pressure! Newt is bad enough. I wish I had confidence that neither of these would actually win the election, then I could just have more fun watching it roll.
They say the best humorists (which I assume include cartoonists) are those who suffer the most. Although I wish you no suffering, isn’t a degree of anxiety, tension — and a tad of elevated blood pressure (within safe limits) — helpful in contributing to your comic “edge”?
Fun is not funny (unfortunately!), and neither is nice. (Darn!) Not having confidence in the results, I’m afraid, is fuel for your funny fire. But I still have confidence, at least, that there is no sweater vest in our long-term future!
I think you are right! Maybe a sweater-vest VP candidate, ya think?
Oh, God — I didn’t think of that! I won’t be able to sleep tonight!