Listmeister John Hawkins is out with a new list, The 10 Biggest Conservative Stand-Outs of 2010, at Townhall.com, and Gov. Palin is at the top:
There are 10 conservative stand-outs, some of them big names, some of them not as well known, who made a particularly big impact this year. This column is just a way, on behalf of millions of conservatives out there, to say, "We noticed what you did and just want to let you know we appreciate it."Others in the top five are 5) Pamela Geller ("she, more than any other person, was on point in the fight against the mosque at Ground Zero"), 4) Gov. Jan Brewer ("conservative boldness in the face of a tidal wave of dishonest criticism"), 3) Sen. Jim DeMint ("no politician in D.C. does more to look out for conservative interests") and 2) Gov. Chris Christie ("one man with courage can make a real difference"). The full list with Hawkins' commentary, is here.
1) Sarah Palin: It might be easier to ask: What has Sarah Palin not done this year? She was one of the most effective voices in the fight against Obamacare, she became a popular Fox News contributor, she just released a new book, she has her own TV show Sarah Palin's Alaska, and she was a force of nature in the 2010 elections where she raised millions, swung primaries with her endorsements, and did more to get women candidates elected this cycle than anyone else in history. Say what you want about Sarah Palin, but nobody in American politics had a bigger and better year than she did in 2010.