FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger - a Republican and supporter of John McCain - told national public radio yesterday that Alaska governor Sarah Palin is not prepared to take over the job of President if she had to. He said, "I devoutly hope that [she] would never be tested."
But the fact is that if some people in the Republican Party get their way, she could be tested one day. Should John McCain lose the race for the White House, you can bet your last dollar this moose huntin', gun totin', pro-life hockey mom will not fade from the political spotlight. She's a huge hit with a group of social conservatives who embrace her values and see her as a fresh face for a divided party… to them, a 2012 Palin run for President may be on the horizon.
But a lot of other people feel quite differently. Sarah Palin quickly became a national joke for her lack of experience, failure to grasp the issues and inability to handle herself with the media - especially those awful interviews she did with Katie Couric. Recently she's gone off script and off message on the campaign, angering several of McCain 's campaign advisers. She's been called everything from a "diva" to a "whack job," and yet through it all she remains remarkably unphased.
In an interview this week on ABC's 20-20, Palin said, "I'm not doin' this for naught." Yet another pithy utterance.
Here’s my question to you: If John McCain loses, what’s next for Sarah Palin?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Anne from Seattle, Washington writes:
With that pushy personality, we will unfortunately see more of her. I won't be watching though. And if the Republicans see her as part of their future, I see the U.S. as a one party system. My wish is that she'd spend her life gazing at Russia quietly, very quietly.
Sherry from Pennsylvania writes:
She will go back to Alaska, a state that we in the lower 48 should stop casting such a dim view on, and she will continue to govern the energy rich state, be herself, and a mom. There is no job in the world more important than being a good parent. I wish everyone would give her a break and stop demonizing her.
Dennis from Cleveland, Ohio writes:
James from Chuckey, Tennessee writes:
Her name will become synonymous with the anti-intellectual, intolerant, theocratic, base of the former GOP. She will be the candidate of choice for those who do not read, those who still look under their beds for communists at night, those who wish to limit the freedoms that most of America wants. She will hopefully be required to repay the state of Alaska for flying her family around as if they were royalty.
Roy from Chicago writes:
With her comedic delivery, she is well suited to situation comedies. How about "Third Rock from Russia"? Political mother of pregnant teenager with snowmobiling husband deals with the trials and tribulations of Alaskan life in the midst of a hilarious impeachment!
What's next for Princess Palin? Nothing.
She and Joe the Plumber can hook up and get a reality TV show on MTV.