Rousseff has been suspended from office while the Brazilian Senate considers charges that she illegally manipulated government accounts. Analysts are divided on whether she will regain the presidency.
SAD spokesperson Muito Improvável said that despite the current political turmoil surrounding Rousseff, she had many notable qualities. “She has decades of media experience and clearly is a powerful and charismatic storyteller. Plus she looks good on a TV screen,” said Improvável. “We don’t have a lot of females in leadership so this would be groundbreaking for us.”
Although Rousseff has not officially commented on the SAD job offer, she is reportedly weighing a number of factors. “We realize there would be significant adjustments involved in accepting this offer,” said Improvável. “For starters, she’s likely to end up with a camp meeting speaking appointment while the rest of the country celebrates Carnaval.”