Much to the delight of her fans, Sarah Palin has been hinting that a 2012 run for the presidency is not out of the question.
This news has also delighted some left-leaning commentators, who appreciate the comedy fodder that a Palin run would provide, but who seem too quick to discount any possibility that she could actually win.
Unfortunately, I don't think that's a safe assumption to make.
After all, the equally unqualified George W. Bush won the presidency in 2000 (albeit not via the popular vote) and was even reelected in 2004. Don't misunderestimate the power of the right wing.
That said, for the sake of this nation, I hope I'm giving her too much credit.