Memo to the punditocracy: You've got it all wrong. Sarah Palin aims to run for president in this election cycle. You don't even have to read between the lines of the transcript of last night's 'Hannity" program to find all of the clues left by the first woman to win the vice presidential nomination in the history of the Republican Party:
Assessing the field of candidates, Gov. Palin said she was "looking for others who are ready to go rogue and fight against the machine on both sides of the aisle in order to get the economy back on the right track..." She said she intends to "make sure that we have a candidate out there with Tea Party principles, understanding that we are taxed enough already."
If you still have any doubts that Sarah Palin considers herself one of the players on the field of presidential dreams, consider her words that "every one of us -- not just potential candidates, everyone of us as human beings -- we bring strengths and weaknesses to the table," and "there is still a lot of work to be done on each one of our parts to finally see that line-up solidified."
Still a doubting Thomas? The warrior princess from the Arctic lands dropped enough additional hints than you don't need to hire a Native Yup’ik Eskimo (such as Todd Palin) to guide you to them:
"Sean, we need to look at every one of this potential candidates and declared candidates records. See if they've had opportunity to veto overspending in their city or their state and some governing body. See if they've seized the opportunity to save other people's money and not squander it. See if they've had opportunity to go to the mat in protecting second amendment rights and every constitutional rights. See if they have in their own personal lives lived a physically and socially conservative life and really walked the walk not just talk the talk, if that is really important to you as the one doing the assessing of these candidates."It's not difficult to see that Sarah Palin has defined the kind of presidential candidate she's looking for in 2012 as... Sarah Palin. We don't think any others, especially those with Tiffany's bills substantial enough to support several Bristol Bay native villages for the duration of a long, hard winter, will measure up to her high standards. Those who dwell in many earthly mansions won't cut it either. No, Gov. Palin is the mama grizzly who, when she wants a job done, will do it herself.