Sarah Sanders has left the building, but she’ll not be going far. Conservatives’ favorite White House press secretary ever is moving home to Arkansas in August, according to Axios, and is apparently planning to write a book about her time in Washington, D.C.
Axios sources frame the pending book “as an account of her life in politics and experience inside the Trump administration, which she sees as very positive.”
It will be a best seller, guaranteed, but that is just a start on what comes next for Sanders.
The popular press secretary who proved adept at managing the obnoxious White House press corps could probably be a success at herding cats if she chose to take on something like that. But the word is, according to Axios, that she will also hit the speaking circuit as well as help with President Trump’s re-election campaign.
In other words, we’ll be sure to catch plenty of Sanders going forward.
In fact, it’s clear that she is probably going to feel free to be more critical and opinionated about the idiocy that passes for normal in the swamp. On Sunday, Sanders took a swipe at former bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her baseless attack on Ivanka Trump’s qualifications. She wrote …
Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY. @realDonaldTrump & @IvankaTrump actually created millions of new jobs and continue to make the US stronger on the global stage but thank you for reminding Americans everyday why they elected Trump. https://t.co/uGN4GXgAsC
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) July 1, 2019
Governor Sarah Sanders
Sanders is just getting started. She has told close friends that she is seriously considering a run for governor in her home state of Arkansas, a position her father Mike Huckabee once held. The current Republican governor cannot run again due to the state’s term limits.
She already has picked up a pretty nice endorsement, should she choose to run. At the President’s June rally in Florida that kicked off his reelection campaign, Trump teasingly said: “I have a feeling she’s going to be running for a certain gubernatorial position. She’d be tough, right?”
Sanders is now a household name through the last two years in the White House, gaining millions of admirers for going toe-to-toe with hatefully aggressive reporters during regular, televised press briefings.
“I’ve told Sarah, it used to be you were known by your dad,” said former state Rep. Jonathan Barnett, a member of the Republican National Committee for Arkansas. “Now your dad is known by you.”
Today, Arkansas is a Republican stronghold, with the GOP controlling both chambers of the legislature, most all political offices statewide, and every seat in the congressional delegation.
“In terms of a liftoff, in terms of launch, in terms of a game plan, she got major support from a president that’s extremely popular in Arkansas,” Skip Rutherford, dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, told the AP. “And that base for President Trump seems to be growing in Arkansas — her nature to take on the national media is a plus for her politically right now.”
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