The New Sarah Palin? Sarah Palin
She's back in the political endorsement game for 2012
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2012 12:21 PM CDT
Sarah Palin addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, on February 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) Politico has discovered the Sarah Palin of 2012, and it's: Sarah Palin. Though the years since 2008 have seen her wild popularity and seeming omnipresence fade, she's edging back into the 2012 election with a string of successful endorsements. She's made four so far, and two have won their respective primary races; the other two races have yet to be decided. For comparison: Rick Santorum has also been making endorsements, "to no great effect," Politico notes. If Palin's picks continue to do well, she can use her success as evidence of her continued influence.

"There is a vacuum on the right now, and … Sarah Palin has as much a claim to that as anyone right now," says one Republican strategist. "I think she has settled into her role as the power behind the thousands [of] thrones, instead of sitting on one." But what does Palin ultimately want? The answer to that question remains unclear, as she has seemingly no desire for either an elected office or her own TV show. One thing is certain, as another GOP strategist points out: "Gov. Palin will be around and have a following as long as she’s on Fox."

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gunther84
May 29, 2012 10:07 PM CDT
Nothing shows just how hate filled and bitter Liberals are more than a article about Palin.
stlman1
May 29, 2012 10:02 PM CDT
." But what does Palin ultimately want"? OMFG! This is so simple. She wants to be relevant in an irrelevant election. She knows the general electorate is groping for a political lifeline and she wants to be the one that throws that rope. But, the Dems would love to see her name on a ballot. So much to say about that woman. But, she can make hay while the sun is setting, and rake in the dough. Papa needs a new pair of shoes. 7 come eleven. Shit, snake eyes, again. Jesus! from the comments below a person would think that Sara is less liked than the Big 'O'.
LetsBtolerant
May 29, 2012 8:42 PM CDT
Maybe she should forsake politics and head to the track since she prides herself on picking favorites.