Sarah Palin is moving to Arizona. Is she simply following her daughter Bristol who purchased a residence in the same state earlier this year? Or is the caribou killer from Wasilla planning to run for the U.S. Senate in 2012? Probably both.
Although former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin has hinted recently that she may still run for President of the United States, she has, so far, neither visited any early primary states, nor has she taken steps to hire any campaign staff members. She has, however, reportedly bought a multi-million dollar house in Scottsdale, Arizona, and her sudden decision to seek a sunnier, more southerly zipcode might mean she's gunning for Jon Kyl's U.S. Senate seat. Senator Kyl announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.
Actually, rumors of a Palin run for the U.S. Senate from Arizona have circulated for months. And unlike a similar bid for the U.S. presidency, La Palin would definitely emerge as the front-runner for the position. So far, the only politician to announce his candidacy for the Senate seat so far is Arizona U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake. Sadly, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is still hospitalized after her attempted assassination by crazed gunman, Jared Lee Loughner. Although her name has been "floated" as a possible candidate, Giffords may be unable to or unwilling to run. Reportedly, a "recent poll showed Palin and Ms. Giffords as the leading candidates for the seat."
If Sarah Palin does indeed throw her hat into the ring in Arizona, at least it will put an end to speculation about her attempting a presidential run in 2012. If she wins a U.S. Senate seat, at least she'll get some much-needed experience under her belt before attempting once again to climb to the pinnacle of the American political ladder. Unless she quits. Or unless a more lucrative reality show comes calling.
Oh well, at least she'll be able to see Mexico from her new house.
Â© Hope Carson