PALINTOLOGY

Sarah Palin's Next Move

Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to give a "wide-ranging" policy speech to an audience in Hong Kong this week, and she's brought along Sen. John McCain's foreign-policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, to help her prep for it. Her choice offers some insight into what direction Palin's foreign-policy beliefs—rather vague during last year's presidential campaign—are shifting as she tries to position herself as a serious national politician. Scheunemann, a prominent GOP neoconservative, was an early supporter of the Iraq war, and opposes President Obama's recent decision to scrap missile-defense bases in Eastern Europe. Sources told Politico that Palin will be discussing "everything from the financial crisis, health care, and energy to Afghanistan and policy toward China and the entire East Asian region."