Tweets of the Week


The Crystal Ball’s Tweets of the Week is a look back at the highlights of the past week in politics in snippets of 140 characters or less. To get this analysis as soon as news breaks, follow University of Virginia Center for Politics Director, and Crystal Ball founder, Larry Sabato on Twitter by clicking here.

2:47 PM Nov 13th: Sarah Palin’s book? It will be long forgotten by the time the GOP POTUS contest begins in earnest. Views about Palin are firm, pro and con.

2:50 PM Nov 13th: But I hold to what I’ve said consistently. Palin as GOP nominee for POTUS would be 2012’s equivalent of 1964’s Barry Goldwater. D landslide.

2:52 PM Nov 13th: If Sarah Palin is the 2012 GOP nominee for President, the Republican party platform will be the longest suicide note ever written.

4:06 PM Nov 14th: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison(R-TX) now says she won’t resign until the March GOV primary. She’s in a death match with Gov. Rick Perry(R).

10:31 AM Nov 17th: Palin’s book should be titled, “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even.” Unprecedented for someone in her position. Final memoirs are for settling scores.

10:35 AM Nov 17th: No doubt it’s emotionally satisfying for Palin to do it. Making her a ton of money, too. But it’s unpresidential–soap opera pettiness.

11:17 AM Nov 17th: In Italy this week for U.S. Embassy-sponsored lectures to colleges and conferences. Given Italian parliamentary factionalism, they want me to

11:19 AM Nov 17th: address ‘bipartisanship’. But the U.S. system has become so polarized there isn’t much hope on that front to offer! Misery loves company.

11:24 AM Nov 17th: Yes, ‘Sabato’ means Saturday in Italian. At least my name is being pronounced correctly. Ciao and arrivederci for now.