An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

Dear Sarah,

I am writing to you to let you know that I am glad that you decided to stay active in politics. Your message – “I can see 2022 from my house” – has given me a lot of reasons of joy and hopes that you will re-enter the political arena as energetic and assertive as you were in 2008.

I voted for you in 2008 and I am grateful to the late Senator John McCain that he selected you as a Vice President nominee. Although I finally voted for the senator, he was originally only my fifth choice among the Republican contenders (after Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson) and only before Ron Paul. But you, Sarah, were my first choice as a Vice President. Actually, I consider that I voted for you and, indirectly, for Senator McCain.

I had the chance to meet the senator in the second half of 2009, in Washington, DC, in a Senate conference room, during a presentation of his about Transnistria. For the event, I brought a Pentagon student of mine, who was to serve in Romania, to question the senator about that issue, given his well known extended expertise in East European culture and politics. Pushed by me, my student managed to put his (very technical-military) question, before many who were lined up for questioning, among them members of the press. McCain replied in an equally technical manner. His answer lasted about 10 to 15 minutes, according to my recollection. Needless to say, I was extremely proud of my student.

I used to like the senator before the 2008 presidential election. He was an affable person and his military career used to impose respect. I was one of the Washington, DC six-percenters who voted for him, although, again, he was not my favorite Republican candidate that year.

I didn’t like the senator too much after, when he lost to Barack Obama. I sensed he was too soft and politically correct. I couldn’t imagine how a decorated hero, with a long military and political career, could lose against a quasi-unknown rookie senator, with no notable accomplishments except his oratorical skills.

Also, I didn’t like the fact that McCain and his campaign staff dissuaded and criticized you behind the closed doors. This, despite the fact, or maybe because, many of his voters voted having you in their minds.

Finally, I disliked profoundly that McCain became such a harsh anti-Trump critic. And, by the way, it was not Donald Trump who started the feud with McCain. As reported by “Politico” and “The New Yorker,” McCain was displeased with Trump supporters and, following a Trump rally in Phoenix on July 11, 2015, called them “the crazies.” The rest is history.

Coming back to present, your fellow Alaskan, Senator Lisa Murkowski should be ashamed for her totally emotional, and reasonless, vote against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She has become an embarrassment for both the Alaskan voters and Republican Party. President Trump has done a tremendous job helping the state to “drill, baby, drill” gas and oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In return, Senator Murkowski showed how petty a NeverTrumper can be, hiding behind her “conscience” when casting a vote of capital importance for the nation. I wonder, who does Senator Murkowski represent: “her conscience” or the voters of Alaska?

That is why, dear Sarah, I urge you to run for the Senate seat of Alaska in 2022, when Murkowski’s term expires. Murkowski was appointed senator by her father, and this is crass nepotism! After that, she never won Alaska with over 50 per cent of the vote. Do not let this specimen run and win again with less than 50 per cent of the vote. Alaska deserves much better.

You are the one who can truly represent President Trump’s agenda for Making America Great Again in the years to come. Our President fully deserves this from, literally, the greatest state of the nation.

I need you to run in 2022, Sarah. And I know that I am not the only one who thinks that.

God Bless America!


NOTE – A version of the article was previously published in AMERICAN THINKER.


TIBERIU DIANU has published several books and a host of articles in law, politics, and post-communist societies. He currently lives and works in Washington, DC and can be followed on MEDIUM.





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