The Hill has a mildly interesting piece about how Alaska Govenor Sarah Palin is beginning to irritate some GOP senators:
Sarah Palin has begun to get on the nerves of Republican senators who say the former GOP vice presidential nominee is taking her own White House aspirations entirely too seriously.
But those same senators may have their eye on a 2012 White House run or be friends with senators with presidential ambitions. And Palin, who does not have a lot of Washington connections, energized the party’s grass roots in 2008 while bucking the D.C. establishment, leaving much of the party’s elite grumbling about her appeal to the conservative base.
Several GOP senators offered searing criticism of the Alaska governor when asked in recent interviews whether she could pose a credible challenge to President Obama in 2012.
“She has to hunker down and govern and show she’s not a joke,” said a GOP lawmaker who represents one of the southern battlegrounds of the 2012 election.
Palin re-emerged in the national political spotlight this week, attending fundraisers in New York and sitting down for an interview with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.
Heh… I’m glad someone in the Republican Party is taking 2012 seriously. It’s shame those same GOP senators aren’t getting irritated over and speaking out against Barack Obama’s economic policies.
Here’s Gov. Palin’s interview with Sean Hannity: