I love days like this. You know...the ones where you have to write a "wrap-up" instead of a post because there is just too much good news!
First off, Gov. Palin got a big mention on Hannity and Colmes tonight. She was mentioned by Colmes as the newest name to surface in the GOP Veepstakes, and guest Dick Morris called her "a very bright woman" and "an excellent choice". Granted, he said he would prefer either Powell, Rice, Lieberman, or Bloomberg; but he still heaped praise on Palin. Either way, the Governor's picture appeared on the screen three different times, more than any other candidate.
Palin was also added to CBS News' "VP Hot Sheet", a top-ten list of who is "hot" in the GOP Veepstakes. She enters the countdown at #9 and is labeled as "the ultimate outside-the-box choice". Hopefully a good showing in their poll will move her up the list.
Lisa Schiffren of National Review also chimes in, noting that younger, hipper VP contenders like Palin are on the rise, while conventional choices like Pawlenty are becoming less desirable.
And finally, James Pethokoukis of U.S. News and World Report suggests that Sen. McCain needs to pay a visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), accompanied by our favorite governor, to reconsider his position on ANWR drilling. This on the heels of an identical suggestion posted by Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review Online. I may be posting more on this story later in the week, as it seems to be coming from several different sources.