Just watched the CNN GOP debate, and then Greta’s interview with Palin. Palin was very hard on Perry and supported her points. She was as direct as ever. Then Greta interviewed Gingrich and he took time to praise Palin’s Indianola speech. He called it her best speech ever and he talked about her attack on crony capitalism.

The New York Times had a piece recognizing that Palin had shifted the political debate. Gingrich is a smart guy and I think he saw that Palin had broken new ground with this speech. Why would he highlight a speech by a potential rival? Maybe he’s angling for her support one way or another or maybe he simply wanted to recognize the important contribution she made to the debate. One thing is for certain: “Crony Capitalism” is now in play, and Palin put it there.