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David: You know what is going to be very lucky for Democrats if it actually happens, I doubt
it will? If Sarah Palin is the next RNC chair. With Michael Steele in the house, so to speak,
we heard he was going to run again, he wasn't going to run again, he was running, then now
he has no support, so he's not running, and some people are actually saying, some Tea
Partiers are saying, I know the Tea Party, it still exists even though it's basically
gone completely off the map since the election, which we predicted.
Louis: Right, right.
David: We'll see what happens in January when those people are sworn in. Some people are
saying, including Judson Phillips at Tea Party Nation, that Sarah Palin should be the head
of the Republican Party, of the Republican National Committee, and I could not agree
more with that, Louis. That would just be fantastic. Please, Sarah Palin, be the next
Louis: Fine with me.
David: It would be a gift from above. I mean, I can't even... I don't even know how to put
it into words. They want her. Some people do.
Louis: And so do we.
David: And we, absolutely we do. It sounds, though, like that actually involves some work.
I know that Michael Steele... from the job Michael Steele's been doing, you might not
realize that it does involve work, but I think Sarah Palin is not going to want to give up
her celebrity status, her reality show, to do something as boring as being the head of
the RNC, right? I mean, she would find that boring, I assume.
Louis: It will not get her as much attention as a good reality show.
David: It's too mundane for her.
David: She's not going to like it. And speaking of Sarah Palin, she got another attempt...
remember that crazy "gotcha journalism" where she was asked what she reads? It's just filthy,
these journalists, Louis, asking lowbrow trick questions like, "What do you read?" Well,
she got another attempt at it with Barbara Walters. Let's see what that... how that turned
Barbara Walters: Well, you know, Governor, many people find the thought of you as president
a little scary. You hear, 'Oh, she's very charming, but she's uninformed.' Would you
like to tell us what newspapers, magazines, or books you are reading right now?
Sarah Palin: I read a lot of C.S. Lewis when I want some divine inspiration. I read "Newsmax"
and "Wall Street Journal". I read all of our local papers, of course, in Alaska...
David: All of them.
Palin: Because that's where my heart is. I read anything and everything that I can get
my hands on, as I have since I was a little girl, and that's one of those things, Barbara,
where that issue that I don't read or that I'm not informed, it's one of those questions
where I like to turn that around and ask the reporters why would it be that there is that
perception that I don't read?
David: Why would it be that that perception exists, Louis? She reads... [Laughs]
Louis: Anything and everything she can get her hands on.
David: And she reads C.S. Lewis for divine inspiration. I mean, can you even imagine
this, Louis? She's reading C.S. Lewis for divine inspiration, and "The Wall Street Journal",
and she likes "Newsmax", also. And she can't understand why people wouldn't understand
why... why some people thinks she doesn't read. She doesn't get that. I think it's telling
that she's the one who doesn't understand why reporters think that. I mean, Louis, I've
been asked that question at job interviews during high school, and she doesn't get why
that's a valid question if you're going to be the vice president.
Louis: At least she could answer it this time around.
David: She had an answer, that's right. So C.S. Lewis for divine inspiration, "Newsmax",
"The Wall Street Journal".
Louis: Everyone has to gather divine inspiration from somewhere.
David: All of the Alaska newspapers. And what else? Anything and everything that she can
get her hands on. That's what she's reading. And she also... she likes to ask reporters
that question, 'Why don't you think I know how to read?' What reporters is she talking
to? Sean Hannity in softball interviews? She's doing a piece with Barbara Walters where the
premise is that she's one of the 10 most fascinating people of the year. That's the premise. That's
the question she asks reporters. I haven't seen her talking to a single reporter.
Louis: Hardly a fascinating question.
David: [Laughs] She doesn't understand them.
Louis: That's fine.
David: Well, we've gotten the answer, finally.
David: And if nothing else, we can now know...
Louis: We can put that one to rest.
David: That she does read.
Louis: Anything and everything.
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