Things have been going Gov. Palin's way lately, and Andrew Malcolm sees even more good news for the possible presidential candidate:
Fans are lining up in the cold 24 hours in advance to buy her new book during the 16-city promotion tour for "America by Heart." "This lady will be the next president of the United States of America," said an enthused Brian Roper in Tulsa.More at Top of the Ticket.
She's got a hit cable TV show. Polls of Republicans show the former Alaska governor is currently a most popular candidate for the party's 2012 presidential nomination.
And now, believe it or not, even President Obama has an encouraging word for her. The Democrat tells ABC's Barbara Walters that he's not paying attention to his possible White House competitor.
That would be repeating the same mistake some of Obama's Democrat competitors made back in 2006-07.
They thought that an inexperienced elected state official who'd quit that job to run for higher office, who could give a real good speech but had zero foreign policy experience and who had only written a couple of best-selling books, could not possibly present a serious political challenge to established Washington veterans.
And we all know now how accurate that thinking was.