With Sarah Palin fever sweeping across the media again, persistent Palin critic and conservative commentator George Will clearly was not excited by the speculation surrounding her potential run for President. Donna Brazile, Jonathan Karl and Ed Gillespie joined in on the conversation, yet Will had the most pointed remarks regarding how Palin is a “genius at manipulating” the infinite media attention she receives.
Christiane Amanpour began the segment commenting “no one steals a show like Sarah Palin,” and while Will admits she will have a huge impact on the nomination process if she does decide to run, he still dismisses the idea that she has even the slightest chance of winning. Will suggests Palin’s problem:
“The threshold question, not usually asked, but it’s in everyone’s mind in a presidential election. ‘Should we give this person nuclear weapons?’ And the answer [in Palin’s case], answers itself.”
Karl sees no evidence that Palin is actually going to run, but Brazile warns everyone that Palin can do whatever she wants and doesn’t have to follow conventional wisdom. Instead, Brazile predicts that Palin in fact will run. But maybe Brazile just likes the idea of scaring her frequent Sunday morning sparring partner Will, who would then have to do a lot of heavy-lifting to get the media to focus on his predicted “man to beat” Tim Pawlenty.
Watch the clip from ABC below:
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