“Laura Chase, Palin’s campaign manager during her first run for mayor of Wasilla in 1996, remembers a night they chatted about her ambitions:
“I said, ‘You know, Sarah, within 10 years you could be governor,’ ” Ms. Chase recalled. “She replied, ‘I want to be president.’ “
And she’s not going to let John McCain stop her. At a rally yesterday in Omaha, Nebraska, playing defense far within the red state zone, Palin also claimed to be making her own calls about which states she barracudas into:
“The pundits were saying, ‘Check out where she’s going. She’s going to Nebraska.’ The pundits were saying, ‘The only reason she would be going there is because they’re scared. They have to shore up votes,’ ” Palin said. “I so wanted to reach into that TV and say ‘no.’ I’m going to Nebraska because I want to go to Nebraska,” Palin said.
These incidents are not the first time Palin has bared her naked ambition. In September, she made a revealing slip when she flipped the ticket at a rally in Iowa, referring to a “Palin and McCain administration.” This happened back when the campaign was still babysitting Palin by restricting her to joint appearances with McCain. Now all bets are off as to what she’ll say next out on the trail on her own.”
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One thought on “Friction between McCain and Palin: Palin wants to be President”
Palin definitely wants to be President. She’s hoping that McCain “checks out early,” so that she can finish his first term, and then run in 2012. It’s obvious that she’s power-hungry and loves the attention and spotlight.