Gotta be careful here. My wife and I were the outsiders, the only ones actively involved with the tea party movement. Our host was a conservative insider specializing in foreign affairs. Our host was asked who would run on the GOP ticket in 2012. He listed a bunch of contenders and omitted Sarah Palin. His wife said she was a quitter because she resigned her governorship. I don’t think these insiders know much about Sarah and don’t understand what she is doing. First up, she is reshaping the Republican party by her primary endorsements. None of the other contenders have had anything like her influence. That wasn’t recognized.

Secondly, she is by-passing the lame stream media to get her message out. Facebook and Twitter are the new media.  Our friends don’t get that.

On the other hand, we learned about China’s aggressive behavior and the administration’s weak responses.