Why Sarah Smiles

Why is Sarah Palin such a powerful force?
Oprah wants her, and so do Letterman and Leno. Fresh from her political defeat, Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate that would be astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor.
Consider the incredible level of stardom she received in two months - and it happened with the media rooting against her, not with their delirious support, like Barack had.
"Barbara Walters called me. George Stephanopoulos called me," (spokesman Bill) McAllister said. "I've had multiple conversations with producers for Oprah, Letterman, Leno and 'The Daily Show."'
The conservative PAC "Our Country Deserves Better," has even released a post-election ad campaign to "Thank" Sarah Palin for her VP bid.
Republicans are absolutely in love with her!
When asked to choose among some of the GOP’s top names for their choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin. The next closest contenders are two former governors and unsuccessful challengers for the presidential nomination this year — Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 12% support and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts with 11%.
The only thing that Sarah lacks is a bit of knowledge and experience, something she's well positioned to acquire - if she chooses to.
Palin is considering about 800 requests for appearances from December through 2009, with 75 percent coming from out of state. A year ago, just a sprinkle of requests came from beyond Alaska's borders. They range from invitations to speak at The Chief Executives' Club of Boston to attend a five-year-old's birthday party, from a prayer breakfast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to a business conference in Britain.
If Palin takes the time to become a savvy speaker of Washington Talk, she'll knock folks dead next time around.