Palin was a lazy college student and doesn't like to work that hard
This has been true of Palin throughout her life. She appears to like excitement and being the focus of attention, but does not like the nitty gritty of day to day work routines. It may not be laziness, but more of a lack of self discipline and a developed work ethic. She really has a hard time following through on things once her initial interest fades.
She did change colleges five times before she finally managed to graduate. As mayor of tiny Wasilla, she hired a city administrator to actually do the "hard stuff" of management. She chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until she resigned in 2004--just one year. And she quit as governor of Alaska after just half a term.
Where does anyone get the idea that Palin is interested in pursuing anything resembling a "job", including running for high office? She is wisely capitalizing on her instant celebrity and parlaying it into millions, while milking the spotlight for as long as possible. And daughter Bristol appears to be doing the same.
Can anyone state Palin's positions on major issues, beyond her one-liner's? Does she have any policy positions that she can coherently articulate? What is there for people to support?
She looks good, delivers her ghost written speeches with energy, sass, and a folksy manner, and revs up crowds with sarcastic jabs at the current administration. After all this time in the spotlight, has she bothered to acquaint herself with any facts, by actually spending some time doing reading and research and homework? No, that would bore her and take too much effort. That's not Palin's style. Far easier to toss out lies and distortions, because they appeal to her base and get her lots of media attention, making her probably one of the biggest, and most unabashed, liars on the current political scene.
Palin has never expressed interest in wanting to be President. She just won't issue a flat denial because her current money making ability would take a nosedive if she did that. And she has another book due out in November (wonder who wrote this one for her), and sure as hell doesn't want to hurt those sales.
Within a very short span of time she has managed to become a very wealthy woman. Will she continue to ride the gravy train of her celebrity for as long as possible? You betcha. And that won't include a detour to try to run for office--that would involve too much of a pay cut, and the renewed scrutiny might damage her luster.
Paris Hilton has similarly managed to cash in on her name and celebrity with stints in movies and modeling, as well as a slew of successful business ventures and endorsements. She is testament to the fact that a lack of brains, and an antipathy to hard work, is not an obstacle to gaining media attention and big bucks. I suspect Paris is Palin's role model.