The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable. - Sun Tzu
Kenneth Walsh has a good read on Sarah Palin's shift to the national stage.
Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's op-ed in the Washington Post Tuesday may have offered a preview of the next stage of her long-range political strategy. And so far, the reaction from members of the Republican establishment has been positive. [See photos of Sarah Palin.]
Prominent Republicans in Washington have criticized Palin for failing to join the national debate on major issues since last year's campaign, but her essay suggested that she will now become much more vocal.
The fact that the GOP would be critical of Palin not going national on the issues should make people who are registered as GOP members question the logical thinking of the GOP establishment when Palin was getting hit with complaints when she did talk about national issues.
Then you have this coming from Huckabee:
However, Huckabee, who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination last year and is considered a possible candidate again in 2012, said he was troubled by Palin's recent comments that she might help candidates who aren't Republican. "I hope she remains—let me be real clear—a part of the Republican Party," Huckabee said. "I'm a little concerned when I hear her say that she may sort of branch out and go third party or go independent." He added: "That would be a big mistake because we need to rebuild the Republican Party, not abandon it."
The fact that this would even be a concern among the Republican party establishment types tells me, they don't know Sarah Palin.
Because if they would have seen her at the Anchorage Republican Womens'luncheon speak about the Alaska Republican party platform, they would know where Sarah Palin's heart is at.
It is on conservative values.
By leaving the Governor's office, Sarah Palin has made her national position unassailable to the attacks that were/are being made under the State of Alaska's ethics laws.
What is troubling is; the GOP while not understanding this (or maybe they do but use it to their advantage), hit her on leaving the Governor's office to do precisely what they criticized her of not doing enough of and that is being more involved on the national scene.