MSNBC’s chief White House correspondent says he thinks Sarah Palin may run for president in 2016 — but only to build her brand for financial gain. “I have always believed she is going to run, too, but for much more cynical reasons,” Chuck Todd said on Thursday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” speaking of the former Alaska governor. “I think it’s a financial reason. I think it’s to get back into the spotlight, get the speaking fees back up.” Todd also suggested a similar motivation could prompt former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to launch another presidential campaign in 2016. “You know, there’s some question in my mind about Huckabee’s motivation, how much of that is about — you know, there’s a lot of people now who run for president for their careers,” Todd said. “Some people run for president because they see the benefit — ‘hey, losing will make me more famous’ — because of the way this perverted process works,” he added.
Yeah, cuz Sarah Palin has a long history of running for office just to make money.
But wait, there’s more!
ABC’s David Wright is obsessed with Sarah Palin. The Nightline correspondent on Wednesday gratuitously attacked the former vice presidential candidate in a segment that has nothing to do with politics. Wright investigated angry, violent coaches of youth sports.
After featuring clips of men encouraging third grade football players to hit each other in the head, Wright made an abrupt left turn into liberal bias: “That full-throated passion, part of the culture of sports in this country. Lampooned in movies like Kicking and Screaming and celebrated by the original hockey mom herself, Sarah Palin, in 2008.”
What the fuck?
Did I miss something? Has Sarah made any big announcements or new career moves recently? Why were they even talking about her? If they aren’t gonna take her seriously, why mention her at all?
To answer my own question, because she is still living rent-free inside their heads.