Consider the Source Department:
Mother Jones on The Rise and Fall of Sarah Palin
Byron York at the Washington Examiner: Without running, Palin stays near top of GOP field:
There’s a near consensus among Washington insiders that Sarah Palin will not run for president. But a new poll suggests the former Alaska governor would become an instant force in the race if she did choose to run.
Los Angeles Times: Palin second only to Romney in Washington Post/ABC News poll
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air: Palin: Obama now a Lame Duck President:
Palin also warns the House leadership not to “get wobbly on us now,” but says that the main problem with Obama is that he “leads from behind.”
Maggie Walsh in Human Events: Palin and Bachmann: Room for Both on the Ballot, But Not in the Tiny Minds of the Media
Why Are We Not Surprised Department:
SayAnythingBlog.com: New York Times Columnist Calls Palin, Conservatives “Ideological Fellow Travelers” Of Norway Terrorist
Interview with Greta Van Susteren: Palin Blasts “Obama Drama” in Debt Debate: “It’s the Spending, Stupid … The President Does Not Know What He’s Doing”
The former Alaska governor will headline a major “tea party” gathering in Iowa in September, just as the Republican nomination fight begins in earnest. Tea Party of America Wednesday announced Palin’s participation in the Sept. 3 “Restoring America” event.
“We don’t need a ‘fundamental transformation’ of America. We need a restoration of all that is good and strong and free,” Palin says in the group’s news release. “The 2012 election will be a great debate between those two conflicting visions for our country.”
“Gov. Palin embodies the spirit of public service that our founders believed was essential to the survival of our liberties and our republic itself,” Charlie Gruschow, Tea Party of America’s co-founder, said in the release. “We couldn’t be more delighted to have this citizen leader who represents the values that Iowans and Americans hold so dear.”
Paul Bedard in U.S. News: Why Palin, Bachmann Have Plenty of Time for Their Kids:
GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway has an answer for those who think Palin, Bachmann, or other women with children don’t have enough time to raise them while serving in public office.
“As far as I can tell, she doesn’t have a boyfriend. So right there it frees up like 15 extra hours a week,” she says of Palin, with a swipe at the parade of male politicians caught in affairs.
“And she doesn’t play golf,” adds Conway. “That’s like seven hours every Saturday, eight hours every Sunday because there’s always a brunch involved. I just gave her 30 extra hours a week. These kids will be fine.”
Palin at Facebook: Congressional Freshman — For Such a Time as This. A biblical allusion exhorts new conservative members of Congress to stay true to the principles on which they were voted in November 12.
The Right Scoop: Rush: We Are All Sarah Palin Now:
I don’t want to hear any more crap from Democrats about civility! I don’t want to be preached to one more time by these holier than thou, better than everybody else, smarter than everybody else craven villains about civility!
I have to tell you folks and I know I am not alone, I am mad as all get out [that] the Democrats and their cohorts in the drive-bys have collectively ratcheted up this divisive, uncivil, reactionary language to trash the Tea Party and by extension conservatives. We’re not terrorists! We’re not killing people! We are Americans who disagree with YOU! We are Americans who disagree with statism! We are Americans who disagree with socialism, communism, and liberalism! We’re not holding anybody hostage, we ARE the hostages!
Associated Press: Ethics complaint against Sarah Palin dismissed:
Alaska officials have dismissed an ethics complaint filed against former Gov. Sarah Palin that alleged she violated state law because the TLC docu-series Sarah Palin’s Alaska took advantage of a state film production incentives program she signed into law.
Just part of the relentless targeting which caused her to quit the governorship to save Alaska (and herself) the time, trouble, and funds to defend herself.