Sarah Palin, I've decided, isn't a dummy. She's making a pretty penny by keeping her name in the news… without actually doing anything newsworthy. But if she woke up tomorrow and was completely honest, saying "Of course I'm not going to run for President in 2012", her star would decline rapidly. In other words, the only thing that makes Sarah Palin relevant today is the prospect that she might be some political force in the future. And she knows that.
But like I say, she's not going to run. She's just riding the gravy train.
But fear not. We still may get some of that crazy factor into the running, according to ABC News:
ABC News has learned that Bachmann, R-Minn., also is seriously weighing whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
A source close to the three-term congresswoman said Bachmann will travel to Iowa this month for multiple meetings to seek advice from political forces there and party elders close to the caucus process before coming to a final decision regarding a potential presidential run. Bachmann, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, also is set to deliver a keynote speech at an Iowans for Tax Relief PAC fundraiser Jan. 21 in Des Moines, Iowa.
I don't have a joke here. I'm too busy salivating….