Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ candidacy for governor of Arkansas is one of the funniest things I’ve heard this year.
Funny, because, well of course. Sanders’ political ambitions have been obvious ever since she departed as former President Donald Trump’s press secretary, telling The New York Times in a 2019 interview that she felt “called” to serve as senator or governor. Funny, because her announcement — less than four weeks after the outgoing president incited a riot intended to keep him in power — could not be more ill-timed. And downright hilarious, if Sanders believes voters of Arkansas don’t deserve better from their leader than a stooge for Trump.