It turns out that Tea Party members are not alone in their depressing view of the direction the country is headed. According to one over-caffeinated Left-wing hysteric — there are a few of those around — Michael Bloomberg will run for president in 2012 and take enough votes away from Barack Obama to elect Sarah Palin president.

I find several glitches in that scenario, not the least of which that we have yet to see a birth certificate proving that Sarah Palin was born on this planet.  That aside, I have already dreamed my worst-case Palin narrative, a hallucinated alternative history reversing the result of the 2008 election.

Think of it: President McCain in the Oval Office, mulling whether he can spare troops from the 200,000 boots-on-the-ground in Afghanistan to add to the 50,000 on-the-ground in Yemen, without reducing the number available for the pending invasion of Iran; while one heartbeat away Vice President Palin, just returned from her most recent book tour, preps her family for the first installment of the new Fox reality show, “Mama Grizzly Goes to Washington.”