Opinion: Joe Scarborough tells GOP to man up and confront Sarah Palin - Joe Scarborough - POLITICO.com Republicans have a problem. The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. And yet the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012 are too scared to say in public what they all complain about in private. Enough. Its time for the GOP to man up. Everybody knows that Palin is a busy woman. The former half-term governor of Alaska stays so busy these days that one wonders how this mother of five manages to juggle her new reality show, follow her eldest daughters dancing career and launch her latest frenetic book tour while still finding the time to insult a slew of revered presidents and first ladies. Youve got to admit hers is a breathtaking high-wire act. What man or mouse with a fully functioning human brain and a résumé as thin as Palins would flirt with a presidential run? It makes the political biography of Barack Obama look more like Winston Churchills, despite the fact that the 44th president breezed into the Oval Office as little more than a glorified state senator.