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Andrew Breitbart Says Sarah Palin Not Lame Enough to be President

If Sarah Palin was looking for a good excuse not to run for president in 2012, conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart may have just found it for her.

In an interview with GQ, Breitbart argued that the woman who was too good stay the governor of Alaska for a full term might also be just too talented and powerful to ever actually run for president.

Asked for his dream 2012 ticket, Breitbart said he’d like to see the virulently conservative ticket of Alan West and Michele Bachmann and the Republican one-two punch. The obvious omission caught interviewer Lisa Depaulo by surprise, and she asked the following:

Not Sarah Palin?
I think the presidency is beneath her. There’s more power in being Oprah Winfrey than in being Barack Obama. It would be my goal for Palin to become Oprah and be the ultimate kingmaker for twenty-odd years. Oprah anointed Barack Obama.

Classic Breitbart. Kingmakers are bad when they are named Oprah, but good when named Sarah.

So, despite the fact that Republicans seem to be abandoning Palin as the election cycle nears its official kick-off time, Breitbart clings to the idea that she remains the ultimate game changer. More laughable is the thought of Palin attempting a Winfrey-esque talk show. As we’ve seen from her performances on reality TV and Fox News, the former governor will certainly need a bit of polish before she’s ready to be compared to the queen of daytime talk.