Palin pledges a plow-through presidential plunge

The door to 2012 hasn't even closed on her yet, but she's ready.

By Thomas Schaller

Published November 11, 2008 3:59PM (EST)

Refusing to go away silently, Sarah Palin vows to "plow through" what, I gather, in her mind is some giant Eastern liberal elite media door between her and a possible 2012 presidential bid.

You go, girl!

Now, I think the Pal Gal should worry more about resistance from the Wall Street and defense wings of her party than about resistance from the Eastern liberal media elite, who, because they like to sell papers and blog ads and television commercials and can recognize a rich commercial vein when they see one, will be less of an impediment than she imagines.

So, fret not, Governor: No plowing necessary. And chivalry, far from dead, demands that I be first in line to hold that door as wide open and for as long as you need it. If my arms grow weary, I suspect I'll have plenty of help.

Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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