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While I was sitting on roller coasters on Saturday, Sarah Palin was in the running — just not in the political sense:

The morning after Palin’s speech at a tea party rally in Indianola, Greta Van Susteren of Fox News posted a photo she said was snapped of Palin during the “Jump Right in and Run” half-marathon organized by the Storm Lake Running Club.

Hannah Campbell, webmaster of the Storm Lake Running Club, confirmed the former Alaska governor’s participation in the event. She said Palin’s official time was 1 hour 46 minutes 10 seconds.

Palin ran under “Sarah Heath,” her maiden name (if I ran in a half marathon the record would show my name as “dead on arrival”). She finished second in the 40-49 division, running an average eight minute mile for 13 miles.

Did anybody see her speech Saturday? I watched it last night and thought I missed an announcement earlier, because she was talking about “my plan,” which makes it sound as if she’s leaning towards a run, but there was no announcement during that event.

Palin is in New Hampshire today for a noon speech in Manchester, and possibly an appearance in Nashua later on in the afternoon. If she hasn’t announced a run officially by the end of the day, it’s highly unlikely she’ll be entering the race. A Fox News poll found that 74% of Republicans don’t want her to enter the race — but maybe that’s why Palin’s speech Saturday included the following homonym play to dismiss that: “Polls are for strippers and cross country skiers.”

Happy Labor Day all! We’ll be back up and running full speed as the week goes on.

Comments

4 Responses to “Sarah Palin Runs… in a Half-Marathon Kind of Way”

  1. Pasadena Phil on September 5th, 2011 1:25 pm

    The most important quote from her speech (IMHO):

    “Folks, you know that it’s not enough to just change up the uniform,” Palin said. “If we don’t change the team and the game plan we won’t save our country.”

    So far, the GOP front runners, Rombama and Perrybush, only offer to change the uniform but the globalist one-world-without-borders plan remains the same.

    Now let's all sit back and watch the glories of the multiculturalism riots in Europe this week. Multiculturalism is not a culture. We learned that a few thousand years ago when God punished our ancestors with the fruits of multiculturalism while they were building that foolish tower to Heaven. Babel, muticulti, same thing.

  2. SignPainterGuy on September 5th, 2011 2:24 pm

    I turned on Sarah`s speech in Iowa just in time to hear "Here`s my plan ….". I too wondered if she`d announced she was in.

    Sarah has "driving everyone nuts" down to a fine art. ;-) I do so hope she will continue to deliver the conservative message and throw her support behind Bachmann, Santorum or Cain. The rest are unacceptable for many reasons.

    Welcome back Doug ! We didn`t trash the place too bad ! ;-)

  3. Rosalie on September 5th, 2011 2:55 pm

    About a month or so ago, she said that she would make her decision by the end of September. She also mentioned that she does not want to string anyone along. So I have to believe that she will keep her word.

  4. Dexter_Alarius on September 6th, 2011 1:52 pm

    My wife and I watched "The Undefeated" last night. I was aware of some of her accomplishments as Mayor and Governor, but this film shows much more, and how significant her impact. It's a shame this movie will only be seen by 'the choir'. Given the chance, and absent PDS, she would be a *great* President.

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