Today is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s 45th birthday. Three months after the electoral defeat of the McCain-Palin ticket, she remains a highly visible figure. For the Religious Right and other key elements of what Karl Rove called his “base” (including the party’s radio-control mechanism, Rush Limbaugh), she is the party’s future—its presumptive nominee for 2012. University of Illinois educator Bill Ayers was vilified by Palin in the final weeks of the election campaign, when she accused Barack Obama of “pallin’ around” with the former student radical. Now Ayers has a proposal for Palin. CNN’s Political Ticker reports:
“I did send her a note after the election,” he says of Palin in the upcoming issue of the New York Times magazine. “I suggested that we have a talk show together called ‘Pallin’ Around With Sarah and Bill.’ I haven’t heard back.” Ayers assiduously avoided interviews and press attention during the presidential race, but he insists the Obama campaign never told him to keep quiet.
Now that Hannity and Colmes are no longer–there’s an explosive substitute.