As of this hour, nearly 5,000 people have “liked” a short Politico story about a political development that probably won’t happen. Sarah Palin was asked by Sean Hannity whether she’d run for Senate in 2014. Doing so would mean challenging Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell in a Republican primary, and possibly also challenging Joe Miller, whom she endorsed in the messy 2010 race against Sen. Lisa Murkowski. If she won the primary, she’d face Sen. Mark Begich, the first Democrat to be sent to Washington from Alaska since 1974. (That was the last year Mike Gravel won.) Democrats are openly goading her to run.
David Weigel is a writer for Slate.