I believed Palin all along when she said she wasn't focused on 2012, when she resigned from her governorship, when she talked to Oprah, and I believe her now: Palin isn't thinking about running for President. She is thinking about Sarah Palin, Inc.
We started right out this week with Twice-Shoeless Dan telling Crazy Holly he wanted to quit. There are thousands of people out there who want to be on Survivor, and only 36 to 40 who actually get to do it each year.
I've just returned from Alaska, where I conducted interviews and archival research for a book on Palin, and many of those I spoke to in the Last Frontier, from across the political spectrum, noted that Palin was fixated on Obama.
Just as the cagey Poles continued to rely on horse power well into the mechanized era, so too is the continued greatness of the United States dependent on pouring money into finding and hoarding fossil fuels.