Palin’s Redemption: Senate Seat

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, enters the stage to speak at the “Patriots in the Park” Tea Party rally at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

Run, Sarah, run.

So says Bill Kristol, that one-man compass of conservatism, offering not so much a suggestion as an analysis that, if Alaska’s Sarah Palin wants some political redemption, then running for the Senate is perfect.

If she were to take out an incumbent Democratic senator, Kristol noted today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” not only would the Republicans have an additional vote in a Senate they are trying to turn their way, but also Palin could erase the damage done by her resignation as governor.

Kristol suggested that Palin wasn’t the drag on Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign that everyone made the unknown running mate and former mayor of Wasilla to be, but rather the announcement of her selection gave the campaign two of its best weeks. Yet her subsequent resignation as governor midway through her term is something that is simply inexplicable. A clean Senate win would wipe that slate clean.

He is not suggesting this, the editor of The Weekly Standard, emphasized — just sayin.’

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