Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – Sarah Palin Will Bring Dignity?
Cecil, this one is for you. With the 17 and counting candidates for president already running in the GOP race, Sarah Palin is their answer? Even Ms. Palin does not want to be associated with these people. The bold highlights are mine.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would bring much-needed dignity to the 2016 Republican field, a new poll shows.
According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, Palin’s ability to articulate her positions on issues with precision and restraint is sorely lacking among other entrants in the G.O.P. race.
Additionally, voters said that the former governor’s breadth of knowledge in the fields of economics, foreign affairs, and American history would place her head and shoulders above the current crop of Republican hopefuls.
In the words of one voter who was surveyed, “When I hear some of these candidates talk, I sure do miss Sarah Palin.”
Despite the overwhelming sense that she would contribute gravitas* and intellectual rigor that have been woefully missing from the G.O.P. contest, a Palin candidacy appears unlikely, a spokesman said.
“Governor Palin is very flattered by this poll, but she is concerned that being associated with this field of candidates could harm her stature,” he said.
* gravitas – high seriousness (as in a person’s bearing or in the treatment of a subject) I had to look it up. Sounds like something one orders in a Tex-Mex restaurant. I’ll have an order of the gravitas.