(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)
JB: Whoa, baby, the GOP presidential sweepstakes is looking like it could be a ton of fun.
BE: Because of the number of candidates? What is it now, 12? 13?
JB: Because of the players and the potential.
BE: How so?
JB: Well, I told you yesterday Sarah's a no-show at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, where Santorum was a Day 1 speaker.
JB: Right is right. It's all right. It's righter than right. But it also previews potential for a fun right fight. Rick had noted Sarah's absence with comments about her being busy with "other business opportunities," a clear slap at her making money while stiffing the conference.
JB: Momma Grizzly (GRRRR!) slapped back with a reference to Santorum being "a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal."
BE: She's just anti-Pittsburgh.
JB: Sadly, they seem to have reconciled through an intermediary, according to a Pittsburgh P-G piece today. But I think the promise of future run-ins remains intact.
BE: One can hope.
JB: Yeah, just like I hope The Donald gets in. He was a surprise speaker at the conference and announced he's now pro-life. Then he said that last year's CPAC straw poll winner, Ron Paul, has zero chance of getting elected. Check out the story on Politics Daily.
BE: Wow, a straight-talking, socially conservative business guy with the flair and financial resources of The Donald could shake things up.
JB: All they need is for Snooki to get in as his running mate.
BE: Trump/Snooki. The perfect American pop culture ticket.
JB: I can also see The Donald as referee at a Palin/Santorum, Mama Grizzly meets Neanderthal throw-down.
BE: You're fired.
JB: Right, that's what he'd say to both.
BE: No, I mean you. YOU'RE fired if you keep this nonsense up.