Palin as Power Broker

The chattering class is obsessed with the potential for a Sarah Palin presidential run. She may well take the plunge. But in the meantime and perhaps as an alternative career course, she just might become the most influential king-maker in the GOP. She has the grassroots appeal to stamp outsider candidates as authentic populists. That’s what she did today with Carly Fiorina in the hotly contested California senate primary race, declaring that “Carly is the Commonsense Conservative that California needs and our country could sure use in these trying times. She’s not a career politician. She’s a businesswoman who has run a major corporation. She knows how to really incentivize job creation. Her fiscal conservatism is rooted in real life experience. She knows that when government grows, the private sector shrinks under the burden of debt and deficits.”

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Palin as Power Broker

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