At least she was running. 13.1 miles, in an Iowan half marathon. She didn’t win the race, but competed well:

she’s a veteran runner and kept a speedy pace, finishing the 13.1-mile course around the lake in 1 hour 46 minutes and 10 seconds.

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A clip from Sarah Palin’s new documentary previewed on Fox News’ “Hannity.” Did you see it? Will you check it out in the theater? It will play at select locations. But, I’m guessing there won’t be a White House screening.

Do people who would be considered hoity toity, use the word “hoity toity?”

How do you tell the difference between the run of the mill political junkie and the high end hard core junkie? On the eve of a potentially transformational election, look for ones who are talking about a future election. You know who I’m talking about. “I can quit anytime.” Of course you can.

And what are they saying? No surprise to PoliticalDerby faithful, the current race is largely between Romney and Palin. Romney holds the advantage, but the race has hardly begun.

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Sounds pretty good. That’s what Sarah Palin said yesterday when asked if she would consider being part of a Mitt Romney – Sarah Palin ticket. Wow.

Last night, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the idea. “I have a lot of respect for Mitt,” she told the Herald. Asked who would be on top of the ticket, Palin roared, “Ha! I haven’t even thought that far ahead yet.”

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Am I the only one who thinks this ‘r word’ debate is getting a little ridiculous? First it was Potty Mouth Rham in the White House using the ‘r word’ (with an ‘f word’ added for a little extra dazzle). Now it’s an aide to Governor Perry in Texas being accused of using the ‘r word’ twice on a conference call. Is this really what we’ve come to? Resignation calls? Front page stories?

Look, unless you’re willing to have every word you’ve ever said transcribed and posted online for all the world to see, can we please put an end to the vocab gotcha games? It’s not the single, individual words people use that should offend us, it’s the way they string those words together to actions that actually affect us. Maybe I’m alone here, but personally, I find the ‘r word’ much less offensive than Obama’s infamous 2008 phrase, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

If Palin is reading this, and why wouldn’t she be, right? I’d want her to be reminded that other people can’t offend us, we only allow ourselves to be offended. Just because someone calls you an ‘r word’, an ‘i word’ or a ‘butt head’, doesn’t make it true. If it did, I wouldn’t have this fantastic head of hair.

So let’s take a deep breath everyone. Words only hurt if you let them, but congressional budgets? Well — those hurt like heck.