After laying low for much of this year, Palin is gingerly stepping back into the public arena with a national book tour, a trip to the always-important political state of Iowa, and an eye on making yet another series of splashy endorsements in a variety of competitive Republican primaries.
So perhaps the most interesting news here is that Sarah Palin has "written" a "book"—and it's a War on Christmas-themed tome, because of course it is.
[S]he has devoted much of her energies this year to a Christmas-themed book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas," that will release in November and launch her on a multicity book tour through states like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona (the promotional tour also offers her a loophole to appear on other television networks).
Nothing's safer and easier to extrude from the congealing fount of conservative wisdom than yet another screed about how the Christmas season is under attack by all those other damn religions and non-religions and abstract liberal entities that just don't sufficiently believe
in it. But that's not why she's going to be more visible in the coming months. Oh, no no no—it's because she has just decided that she loves America a lot right now, it has nothing to do with promoting the latest Sarah Palin Product.
She has been impressed, one Palin aide said, by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee, two tea party stalwarts who helped orchestrate the defund-Obamacare movement that led to the shutdown and set off a new round of establishment-versus-grassroots warfare inside the Republican Party.
"There is a need to step up now," said one Palin aide who declined to go on the record like most people around her usually do. "She steps up when she sees there is a need. She sees the fire that Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have started."
Well step on up, then. Heaven knows America needs more Sarah Palin in their breakfast.