Sarah Palin not running. I’m disappointed there won’t be a woman in the race for me to vote for. I guess I’ll have to write in Jill P. Smith or something. Palin says she will be “coordinating strategies” during the campaign. Not sure what that means, probably making sure the Republican candidates toe the Tea Party line. Or maybe she’s setting up a campaign consulting career? She doesn’t really strike me as a Karl Rove or David Axelrod type, though. She shares their dead-on sense of the pulse of people in their parties and she’s crazy like a fox, just like them. But unlike them, she oozes charisma and charm. And she’s gorgeous, which silly as it may be, IS a boon to both men and women candidates. She has rock star charisma vibes. What she really should be is a Candidate. Oh well. Anyone else think she may have been promised Perry’s VP spot in exchange for not running?
In truly sad news, Steve Jobs has died. I did really like the line obama’s speechwriter wrote for him last night: “There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he created.”
Very true. I was putting together a cheap Ikea dresser last night when my iphone beeped me with a Breaking News email from CNN: “Steve Jobs has died.” I called upstairs to my husband (in person, not on the phone) and at the same time started texting my family. Then I jumped on the Macbook to read the tributes for a few minutes. I fee like a lot of people did when Michael Jackson did. Really sad for no really good reason. Here’s one of my fav Apple ads. And this classic made an appearance in the 2008 Dem primary, though not in a good way. (damn, watching that again makes me mad.) Blech, it’s too early to drink.