An Arctic wind sweeps through Washington on the news that Sarah Palin confirmed that she has a dinner date with President Barack Obama in DC this weekend at the Alfalfa Club. Obviously this is terrible news for those who fear her Siren-like influence on men in politics. If you cannot stand even the thought of her (like for instance if you are a New York Times writer) then you have to be uncomfortable the situation.
For someone who obviously wants to run for president in 2012, she did a great job denying it: “No. Not at all. Not at all. No.” Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
She also denied a possible book deal, saying that the rumors of an $11 million deal were “out of anybody’s realm of possibility of consideration.” Once again the reporters misunderstand her: she’s not saying that it’s out of the realm of possibility that she would be offered a deal of that size. She’s saying that it is out of the realm of possibilities that she’d give consideration to a deal that small. The lesson is never to underestimate her ambition.