Reihan Salam puts his chips on "Palin as entertainer":
I tend to think she really wants to leave politics behind and perhaps become the evangelical Oprah. One wonders if she’d do well as a radio talk-show host, a difficult and demanding job but one that requires her ease and natural charm.
Radio is too hard: you have to know something and be able to sustain an argument. She knows nothing and cannot string a logical sentence together. My bet is on some celebreality show. Or The View. She is as vacuous as Hasselbeck and shares the same grasp of natural history as Sherri Shepherd. Or a surreal Christianist version of "My Life On The D-List." There's a lot of camp value begging to be mined.
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