The Paranoid Guide to Better Living: The Sarah Palin Factor - Page 2
Frankly, and not just 'cause of the whole Paranoia thing, I believe this was the plan all along. If not the GOP chair, then something else just as important and public facing. There is no way in hell she'd ever make a serious bid for President; her own party voters clearly decided that she's not fit for actual politics. She's fit for public relations, as long as she sticks to the script.
That's going to be an important point for the GOP if they decide to put her in that position and oust Steele. As a MILF with a down home attitude who can relate to the people, she's a very powerful weapon. As a loony religious zealot with hard right beliefs and opinions, she's a bug zapper. She draws you in with the charm and legs, then zap! Anti-abortion and pro-creationism rants.
All that being said, she's a factor. A strong one. Her opponents and critics try as hard as possible to deny her existence. That is going to be tougher than just letting her screw up on her own. However, if the GOP knows what's good for them, they'll throw some money at her (because this is all just about money anyway) and she'll be a good pretty soldier and do what is asked of her. Most importantly, she'll say what is told to her and that will then make her an "important" factor.
Take away the crazy but keep the legs and tell me that woman wouldn't be a very powerful PR tool for the GOP. Yeah, that's what I thought. Paranoia out.