|Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, respectively
Just one last quick post before hitting that torturously inviting bed for the night, and I come bearing good news: Sarah Palin has (indirectly) confirmed that the much talked-about meet-up in Anchorage, Alaska with Glenn Beck this Saturday, on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, will not be a venue for launching a Beck-Palin presidential campaign for 2012.
You may remember that in the recent Vanity Fair piece on Palin, some bloggers were sent into an analytical frenzy trying to figure out what Glenn Beck’s appearance in Alaska on 9/11 meant. Rumors and unfounded speculation ran wild that this would be the day that Palin would make her 2012 plans known. Well, it turns out that Beck’s Alaska visit means absolutely nothing for 2012.
Palin took to her Facebook page today to urge her zombie minions to head to Ticketmaster and buy tickets for the big 9/11 event, “Glenn’s coming to the Last Frontier! I hope my fellow Alaskans (and anyone visiting from Outside) will join me this Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Anchorage’s Dena’ina Center at 8:00 p.m. Glenn Beck will be there – you won’t want to miss it. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.”
Yep, it turns out that this is nothing more than another stop on Beck’s planned post 8-28 rally national tour. Anyone who believed that this was anything bigger was overeagar to say the least. Beck and Palin have appeared on stage and hit the road together before. Beck and Palin held a rally together this past March in Tulsa, OK, where the tickets ranged from $45-$100 and surprise, surprise they were sold by Ticketmaster.
And the world – or at least, America – sighed in relief. Though there be much disappointment for liberals who would’ve loved to see the GOP tear itself apart for good with what would undeniably be the single most laughably ridiculous presidential campaign in U.S. history.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Palin won’t end up declaring her intentions to run at some later point. There’s still a full year to go before the elections, which is more than enough time for someone like Palin, who already has a considerable electoral base (not to mention crazed loyalists), to set up a campaign, especially if Beck becomes her running partner.