Stumpin’ for Democrats? Say it isn’t so, Sarah

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she plans to return to the national political stage — stumping for conservative issues and even Democrats — giving a brief glimpse into her plans just a week after abruptly announcing her departure from the governor’s post.

“I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation,” she said

“People are so tired of the partisan stuff —  even my own son is not a Republican,” said the 45-year-old Palin, who stunned the political world earlier this month with her decision to step down as governor July 26 with 18 months remaining in her term.

She has made no secret of the fact that both her son, Track, 20, an enlisted soldier serving in Iraq, and her husband, Todd, are registered as “nonpartisan” in Alaska.

Palin confirmed signing a book contract — rumored to be $6 million or more. She declined to discuss other employment prospects, including becoming a television commentator, according to a fascinating three page report in the Washington Times.

8 Responses to Stumpin’ for Democrats? Say it isn’t so, Sarah

  1. ron says:

    Some of us have not trusted this woman from the moment she was invited to share the platform by Senator McCain. Many of us saw through the coy smile long ago. Maybe the right will finally lose some of its blind lovefest.

  2. Stanford says:

    Stumping for Democrats? Next thing we know, she’ll tell us she engages in witchcraft. How much can she throw at us in one week? We Republicans are still reeling from the major loss facilitated by McCain’s Amnesty Heresy.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Didn’t think I’d say this, but the words “not ready for prime time” spring to mind.

  4. nightcrawler says:

    I think many people are reconsidering partisan politics. This comes from all angles in the GOP, conservatives, constitutionalists, RINOs, you name it. Independents are now the fastest growing group of voters. They will determine elections. What is ironic is this case is that Palin was supposed to bring the party back to it conservative roots, hence the sting is a bit more toxic than usual.

  5. Night Owl says:

    What’s the big deal, guys? Sarah Palin was “stumpin’ for a Democrat” (albeit one wearing a Republican mask), when she was campaigning with old liberal John McCain.

    How does he differ from Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al on amnesty for million of illegals in our country? What about his duplicity on the so-called gun show “loopholes?” Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten the McCain-Feingold provisions that bring a greater hammer down on GOP candidates? The list is endless. but it’s late. Just wantd to bring you back to reality.

  6. DeAnn says:

    The point Sarah makes when she says she will work for a conservative Democrat (since there is such a remote chance one exists) is the same kind of statement that McCain makes when he says he will reach across the aisle to work with Republicans (it isn’t going to happen, it is just talk).
    I say “Go Sarah”. Shake up the liberal Republicans and force our party to go back to where there is a substantial difference between the parties. Democrat lite is getting old.

  7. John Q says:

    Lets not eat our own just yet. I am a diehard believer that the Republican Party is the only viable venue to bring the country back to its founding beliefs, however it we could get two conservative Democrat senators to replace Collins and Snowe in Maine, that could be good for the country.

    And how proud were we of Specter? If our CD4 and CD7 congressmen were replaced with conservative democrats, they could see the light at Bob Stump saw the light a few decades ago. This does not indicate that we should not fully support our Republican candidates in all districts, but some districts are almost impossible to take over at this time – LD 13, 14, 15, and 16 for example.

  8. Army of One says:

    John Q makes a good point. However, I would add CD 3 to his list of political arenas where a conservative Democrat would be preferable to the increasing liberal Shadegg. You might have noticed in his last congressional race, he even removed the word “conservative” from his billboards and replaced it with “Independent.”

    Way to go, Johnny.