I don't mind Sarah Palin. I am okay with her politics but have no interest in seeing her as a national political leader. She writes a book that I have no interest in reading. She is not that smart. She has no original ideas. She is not well read.
As far as the Republican Party is concerned, sure she's a member but nothing more. She's not going to be the Party leader. She's not going to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028 or 2032. She's not going to be a radio talk show host; she's not smart or witty enough. She's not going to be a conservative journalist or columnist; although Chuck Norris is, so maybe she'll just be a bad one.
She'll make some money with her book. She might be able to make some doing endorsements. But her political future, provided she's interested, might just be at the local level, as a Senator from Alaska at best.
I have nothing against her. But I do wish she'd just go back to Alaska, back to her family, back to her local political role. We always need good local politicians; that might just be where she'll make the biggest political impact.