• Sarah Palin for Newt Gingrich in 2012, Sarah Palin in 2016

    Sarah PalinDon't read this unless you're sitting down. It appears that Sarah Palin may have realized that she might do well in a 2016 election, now that she's wrapped up her lengthy 2011 national faux-campaign — the same one in which she was openly flirting with a real presidential run. And she maybe sorta doesn't especially want a Republican to win this time around.

    Quick, warn the people!

    Or you can decide for yourself

    "Look at Newt Gingrich, what's going on with him via the establishment's attacks. They're trying t[o] crucify this man and rewrite history and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years," Palin said on Fox Business Network after being asked about Ron Paul. "So it's not just Ron Paul. I believe it's also Newt Gingrich, that the establishment, that the liberal media, certainly that the progressives and the Democrats don't like."

    Come on, Sarah. Saying Democrats don't like Gingrich is like saying Superman doesn't like Lex Luthor: they're natural enemies. (Actually, most polls show that any analogy where Newt Gingrich is Lex Luthor makes perfect sense to most Americans.)

    What Palin doesn't seem to get is that it's not liberals who're scared to death of Gingrich getting the nomination — it's the conservatives. They're worried that Americans know everything (or anything, really) about his past and will re-elect Obama. Could it be possible that Palin doesn't know this?

    Or could it be possible that Palin — whose supporters didn't want her to run this year — has already ordered her 2016 campaign buttons and just wants to go all in?

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: 2016, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, Sarah Palin


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