The Appeal of Sarah Palin

Carl Sagan once observed:

All of us long for a competent, uncorrupt, charismatic leader. Preferably someone who is attractive, commanding, patriotic, and exuding leadership.

We leap at the opportunity to support, to believe, to feel good.

Now we know why Sarah Palin has such appeal. As many of us knew all along, it has absolutely nothing to do with her abilities, experience, or skills.

Carl Sagan certainly had a grasp of human nature.

Sarah Palin Amps Up Her Political Career Aspirations

In her interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Sarah says she would “be honored to help President-elect Barack Obama in his new administration …”

What? Help a terrorist? Oh yeah. She did add ” … even if he did hang around with an ‘unrepentant domestic terrorist.'”

How things have changed.

It would seem Ms. Palin definitely has her eye on bigger things in the political world. But then, we knew that all along, didn’t we?

I guess the Governor of Alaska feels it’s time to get out of the helicopter, put aside her gun, and start hunting for something more challenging than wolves. She should find several varmints in Washington.

ADDENDUM: Excerpt from Larry King Interview on 11/12/08:

KING: As you look at yourself, think about it, are you — are you ready to run for the presidency? Is that something that would interest you?

PALIN: Again, I’m not going to close any doors of opportunity that perhaps are open out there in the future. Not having a crystal ball, I do not know what those opportunities will be. If I have to call an audible down the road here and circumstances change and the door is open for me to do so, it would be something that I would take that challenge on, that responsibility if I believe that it is in the nation’s best interests.

A rather ’roundabout’ answer, but it’s still pretty obvious that she’s ‘gunning’ for bigger and better opportunities in the political world … and you can bet she’s hoping the people that matter hear these interviews!