Donald Trump and Sarah Palin at a restaurant in New York in 2011
Donald Trump and Sarah Palin at a restaurant in New York in 2011

Brace yourselves America, because the hurricane of political farce is building pace with unfettered vigour.

As if the US political scene isn't already barmy enough, Donald Trump has hinted that he "would love" to enlist former Alaska senator, Tea Party campaigner and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on to his campaign, and, eventually, administration.

Trump, inexplicably the best performing Republican candidate at this early stage in the presidential race, recently spoke on Palin's own "Mama Grizzly" radio station and was unsurprisingly fawning.

"She’s really somebody who knows what’s happening," he said with no sense of irony. "She’s a special person," he said. "She’s really a special person," he actually added. "And I think people know that and she’s got a following that’s unbelievable.”

I’m looking at some of these candidates, they’re weak, they’re ineffective and to a degree that’s almost hard to believe. And, you know, they [voters] like the Sarah Palin kind of strength. You just don’t see very much of it any more.

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