Just a few days ago I was savoring Katha Pollitt’s valedictory address to Sarah Palin, “Sayonara, Sarah.” Go read it if you haven’t already. Bask in it for a moment. And then come back for today’s dose of harsh reality.
… okay. Deep breath.
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Palin plans to run for high office again, should it be God’s will:
“I’m like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I’m like, don’t let me miss the open door,” Palin said in an interview with Fox News on Monday. “And if there is an open door in ’12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I’ll plow through that door.”
I realize that Palin herself is leaving a door open here. No more, no less.
But. Given her lack of reflection, her fundamentalist religious beliefs, and her apparent blindness to her own inadequacies, what do you suppose her God will do? Will he swing open that door?
Let’s just say that if Palin’s God had a barn, His livestock would be scattered all over the universe by now.