For example: "He’s been going rogue left and right," she hollered at a rally. "He’s been able to tear the veil off this idea of the system."
She added, "Well, and then, funny, ha ha, not funny, but now."
Okay, so Trump has the coveted endorsement of governors who got bored and wandered off to become TV personalities. Is this one speech to be Palin's only contribution to the race? Oh dear God, let's hope not. She's clearly been workshopping new material, and I can't wait to see her try it out in the bigger comedy clubs of Iowa and New Hampshire.
And you quit footing the bill for these nations who are oil-rich, we’re paying for some of their squirmishes that have been going on for centuries. Where they’re fighting each other and yelling "Allahu akbar," calling jihad on each other’s heads forever and ever. Like I’ve said before, let them duke it out and let Allah sort it out.
I just want to point out her choice of words in there, since I understand if you couldn't bring yourself to read it all. "Squirmishes," she said. "Squirmishes." This is adorable, in a "kids say the darndest things" sort of way.
And it gets better: Trump told NBC that there is "certainly" a role for Palin in his administration. Truer words were never oozed.
Then he added, "I haven’t discussed it with her," as if the thought simply had never occurred to him. Sure.
But the pairing of Palin and Trump—which is so perfect that they may at some point join hands and meld into a single being of pure energy—may already be unsteady. Palin was supposed to show up at an Iowa rally following the endorsement, but she was nowhere to be seen. A campaign spokeswoman pointed out that they never promised she'd be on stage—just that she'd be traveling with Trump. Okay, that makes as much sense as I'd expect it to.
She might've been called away to deal with her son, who is still for some reason named Track and just had to spend some time in jail over a domestic violence dispute. Some of my friends are gleefully posting this news on Facebook but I have a hard time finding any humor in the subject of domestic violence, so let's just stick to the real comedy: brand-new Palin material like "We’re talking about no more Reaganesque power that comes from strength. Power through strength."
From a practical standpoint, the effect of her endorsement on Donald Trump's polling numbers is likely to rate somewhere between "meh" and "ugh." Trump's already polling very well against his Republican rivals in all of the early-voting states—much better than Bernie's doing against Hillary, as much as I hate to say it—so he doesn't exactly need her right now. Trump's association with Palin is probably an investment meant to bolster his numbers throughout the rest of the country, where most people still hate his guts.
But for Palin, this opportunity to jump into someone else's limelight must've been too good to resist.
"Honestly, this is more of a boost to Sarah Palin than it is to Donald Trump," said Daniel Horowitz, senior editor at Conservative Review.
In other words, it's just Sarah Palin doing what Sarah Palin does: Glomming onto whoever's popular, sucking out as much power and popularity as she can, and then moving on to wherever she sees the largest crowd of TV cameras. In Trump, she's certainly found her equal.
So the only question left is: Will she destroy Trump? Or will he destroy her?