Both Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and pretend-Arizona-governor Kari Lake would like a job allegedly not worth a bucket of some warm liquid. Both are cozying up to Donald Trump in an attempt to woo him. Each is now in a fight to the death to take the other one down. They distrust each other intensely. Greene is calling Lake a "grifter" and says she is not even a conservative. Lake is accusing Greene of leaking negative stories about her to the media. One of those lines of attack seems rather nastier than the other, at least from where we sit.
This wouldn't be the first time Greene was jealous of another woman on the right getting more attention than herself. She called Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) "a little bi**h" on the House floor earlier this summer. She is at least partly right. Boebert is 5'0," which certainly qualifies her as "little."
The veep situation is complicated because no one can predict whom Trump will pick as his running mate (assuming he gets the nomination). He might not even make the decision until the July convention. This is more of a headache for Lake than Greene. Greene will simply file to run again in her district and get the nomination. She won't be opposed by anyone serious. Lake, however, is also considering running for the U.S. Senate. The filing deadline for the Republican primary in Arizona is April 8, 2024. She will have to decide by then. In theory, she could file and then drop out if Trump picks her, but if Trump quietly tells Lake that she's the one and she files in Arizona just in case, he would certainly see that as a slap in the face and it would probably cause him to pick someone else. Both women are extremely polarizing, so Trump's advisers will probably try to talk him out of picking either one. If he really wants a woman, someone like Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is very Trumpy but less polarizing and might be more acceptable to independents, mostly because they know nothing about her. Of course, some people will remember Sarah Palin in 2008 and think "Oh God, another weird woman from nowhere." One advantage Noem has, however, is that you can't see Russia from her front porch. Maybe Canada on a clear day, though. (V)