July 12, 2011 at 06:39 PM EDT

Sarah Palin has spent the last couple of years running a presidential campaign by specifically refusing to run a presidential campaign, leaving her beloved constituency and her much-despised media nemeses engaged in a Waiting for Godot-like stasis, even as she undertook various activities that would typically indicate an utter disinterest in higher office — resigning as the governor of Alaska, starring in a reality show, appearing in a hagiographic documentary that portrays the GOP establishment an evil-looking trio of clones and/or triplets — but on the cover of this week’s Newsweek, the former Veep candidate comes as close as ever to outright stating a decisive plan to stare down the Romneybots and socialists who have taken over the 2012 Presidential Race: “I believe that I can win a national election,” she says, and hey, if a one-term senator with name that sounds remarkably like the names of three anti-American supervillains — by which I mean Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, and Baraka from Mortal Kombat II — could emerge as the victor from the Guernica-like confusion of the 2008 election, maybe she’s right; and anyhow, there’s no way she can be worse than Ulysses S. Grant, right?

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