Mama Grizzlies

Palin: Liberal With Endorsements

Since leaving office in 2009, Sarah Palin sure isn’t keeping out of politics. According The New York Times, she’s endorsed at least 50 candidates in the 2010 elections, many of them women, whom she calls “Mama Grizzlies.” Though her endorsements give an impression of spontaneity, sometimes appearing without warning on her Facebook page, her choices in governor’s races tend to closely track the preferences of the Republican Governor’s Association, and there is now a formal structure through which Republican operatives can apply for Palin’s benediction. Despite the increased visibility she gains by weighing in on so many primary races, it doesn’t necessarily behoove a run in 2012, as she’s making as many enemies as friends.