Last night, Palin did an interview on the Fox News channel with Greta Van Susteren. When asked about her plans for 2012, she had this to say:
"Is a title worth it?" she asked. "Does a title shackle a person? Are they someone like me, who's a maverick? You know, I do go rogue and I call it like I see it, and I don't mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively, and to find solutions to or the problems that our country is facing."
Palin continued, "Somebody like me -- is a title and is a campaign too shackling? Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what political pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to effect positive change that we need in this country? You don't need a title to make a difference, truly."
After this interview many supporters became discouraged in hopes of Palin making a run for the White House.
The Governor is all about using common-sense to address issues, so let’s take a look at the situation at hand using the same principle…
Firstly, have you watched her interviews over the past few months? The commentary she uses to defer the "BIG question" is either, "still contemplating the huge life-changing decision" or more famously – “do I need a title to make a difference?"
It seems to me these statements are more like her 'I can't announce right here and now' rebuttal – and it's absolutely brilliant. She keeps the world guessing, gives the media the runaround, and formulates a strategy to give her competitors the shock of their life.
The purpose of this verbiage is to create an atmosphere for complete and total surprise. It’s her "poker face", her “expressionless face", a face without any interpretable expression – as that of a good poker player, someone who doesn’t show any emotion of reaction so that people don’t know what they are planning.
Speaking of planning, how many times has Sarah told us not to retreat but instead to reload? In this instance, to those who don't really know her, she is retreating but could it be that she is actually reloading/ preparing?
"When your enemy is prepared for you to attack, go on the offensive - retreat, but when your enemy thinks you are retreating to your stronghold, attack when they least expect it."
I'm convinced this is her strategy and I don't believe for one second that she hasn't already decided. Think about it, if she wasn't running there would be no reason to put off telling us her decision. This isn't rocket science folks, if it were; we would ask Herman Cain for help.
We could go on to discuss some of the red flags we've been given – as to why she is planning on running but quite honestly, I’ve become exhausted while struggling to convince my own colleagues of this announcement.
With that being said, we must keep in mind one other thing Governor Palin has said: "keep your powder dry". This means, to ensure that you are ready for action or for a crisis. In the age of muskets, soldiers kept small bags of gunpowder for the use of loading their guns. If the powder became wet by falling into a river or being exposed to rain, the soldier couldn't fight because their gun would not function.
Therefore, when someone tells you to "keep your powder dry", they mean to ensure that you're not going to come up short in a crisis because you haven't taken care of business ahead of time.
Will you be ready when the General announces the call to action?