I wish I would have found this sooner, but unfortunately tracking talk radio is much more difficult than monitoring the blogosphere and the print media.
Micheal Medved, as many of you know, is one of the nation's most prominent talk show hosts (3.75 million listeners every week), and the subject of Sarah Palin came up on his program last Friday. The broader discussion was about John McCain, congressional earmarks, and the "bridge to nowhere"...but then came this comment:
"The Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, who is a possible Vice Pesidential candidate...great lady...has come out and told her own congressional delegation, all Republicans, 'Stop with the earmarks! It's wrong, it's wrong! Even when it benefits us in Alaska.'" (emphasis mine)
So there you have it, a national conservative radio host confirming that Sarah Palin might just be the next Vice President of the United States (and seeming to like the idea). Yes, it was a brief quote, but it was still heard by hundreds of thousands or listeners. Furthermore, he acknowledged Gov. Palin's status as a leading fiscal conservative.
The snowball just keeps rolling!
Hat tip to the Anchorage Daily News' anti-Palin "Alaska Ear" columnist. If you want to hear the quote, it was on The Michael Medved Show on December 21st, roughly 14 minutes into the broadcast. It is available at michaelmedved.com, but you will need a "Medhead" subscription to access the archives ($4.95 for one month of access).