As Sarah Palin prepares to release her memoir next month, it seems like so much of her life is already an open book. Palin - who quit as Governor of Alaska in the middle of her first term - has been having a nasty public battle with the father of her grandson.
Levi Johnston - the former boyfriend of Palin's daughter, Bristol - says Sarah Palin describes her son Trig, who has Down syndrome, as "retarded." Johnston also claims to know a lot more about what went on in the Palin household - so presumably, there is more tabloid trash to come.
Sarah Palin is pushing back - calling Johnston's claim "inflammatory," and saying Trig is their "blessed little angel" who knows it and is lovingly called that every day of his life.
Palin also suggests that Johnston - who is preparing for a photo shoot with Playgirl Magazine - is desperate for publicity. Sort of like Sarah Palin is.
Meanwhile - a new poll suggests Palin may have run her course with the American public. Only 29-percent of Americans think she's qualified to be president. 71 percent - including nearly half of all Republicans - say she's not.
And, 51-percent of Americans have a negative view of her.
Here’s my question to you: What are Sarah Palin's chances in 2012?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jeff from Hawaii writes:
Jack, As someone who has worked all across this nation, I'd say her chances are good. It never ceases to amaze me what Americans will believe or who they will vote for, whether it's in Monterey, Calif., Des Moines, Iowa, or Waterford, Conn. We are not a nation of thinkers; we are knee-jerk reactionists who will follow anyone who has the ability to push our buttons. If the jobs situation doesn't improve by 2012, this nutcase may well be the GOP nominee.
Guy from Hawaii writes:
Chances at what? You said it best, Jack, when McCain first picked her "she comes from a state with 13 people and some caribou." She followed that up with blunder after blunder. She just ain't that smart; the only thing she's got going for her is enough of the voting public ain't that smart either. Just elect Tina Fey, she's got Palin down pat and at least we'd have a laugh!
Buck from Maine writes:
Sarah Palin is at least as qualified to be president as the current office holder. Her chances in 2012 are not good, mainly because of mudslingers like you, Jack. Stick to intelligent discussion of the issues instead of taking cheap shots.
I am a registered Republican and if Sarah Palin is the nominee, I will vote for whoever the Democrats have running against her no matter who it is.
We had George Bush. Two terms.
Eric from Midland, Michigan writes:
Sarah Palin has a better chance of winning the bronze medal in men's weightlifting in the Pan-Am games than winning for president. Still, I hope they run her. It will be a landslide. The third party will actually have a chance at being the second party!
Jon from Atlanta writes:
The same chance that you will one day see Russia from the windows in the CNN building.
Amber from Austin, Texas writes:
About as good as the Redskins winning this year's Super Bowl. Slim to none.