Now this is cool!
Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard devoted his entire column in this weeks issue to heaping praise on Sarah Palin. (Click here to read) Referring to her as "the GOP's newest star", Barnes did everything except come right out and say that the woman should be drafted for national office ASAP (though I kind of got that vibe from his subtext).
Here's my favorite passage, I think it illustrates in very blunt terms why Palin could be a major force on the national scene: "In the roughly three years since she quit as the state's chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the 'body count' of Palin's rivals." Yes, the analogy is a little morbid, but the point is a good one. Standing in Sarah Palin's way is political suicide, and you'll have to forgive me for wishing that fate on the 2008 Democratic ticket.
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