Sarah Palin's Chilly Reception

Want another sign that Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012? Her rivals are—gently—setting their sights on her. The New York Daily News reports that there was "a hint of chill in the air" at Palin's reception at the Republican governors summit. "'Drill, baby, drill!' by itself is not an energy policy," said Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, while former eBay CEO Meg Whitman said, "What happened here is the party and John dropped Sarah into the ninth inning of the World Series three runs down." When Florida Governor Charlie Crist was asked if she's a legitimate choice for the White House in 2012, he originally demurred, "I think that's up to her to decide. It's a little early." Maybe all of this explains Palin's sudden enthusiasm for the other team. "I'm proud of Barack Obama," she told Larry King last night. "I pray for him, his family, the new administration. I look forward to the good things that are in store for this nation."