There are lots of reasons a Palin-Trump presidential bid might make crazy sense, if you know what we mean. We’ve written about that before.
But you don’t negotiate a deal like that while TV crews fog up the windows of Famous Famiglia Pizzeria and you munch on a pie with pepperoni and sausage. No, the actual words that passed between Ms. Palin and Mr. Trump in this encounter weren’t that important. What was important, particularly for Palin, was the image. She almost certainly just wanted this confab to be seen to have occurred.
Why? Palin wants Trump voters. Or ex-Trump voters, since The Donald says he’s not running. And she wants to associate herself with one of the few people on the planet who is better at getting attention than she is.
If Palin does run, she’s going to want Trump and his money on her side. Who else is he going to endorse? Mitt Romney? Mr. Romney doesn’t seem like Trump’s type: We bet he eats pizza with a knife and fork. (So do we, but only because it slows us down.)