If you think she's big now, just wait until she's a behemoth.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, it was most frustrating trying to tell those who believed that Sarah Palin was a "snapshot in time" that we were actually looking at an "evolving candidate." While many bought into the caricature that the media painted, this blogger sat back looking at the attacks and the uncertainty with a kind of dismay, a lack of understanding at how people just didn't understand what I saw: a great one that was only running the early laps of her greatness.
Palin's greatness is a concept that will have to be proven to many disbelievers before they can see what I've seen in advance. The Sarah Palin that ran for vice president was the closest thing we've ever had since Ronald Reagan. And that's when she sucked.
The sing-song, happy go lucky girl who believed she could fly regardless of what the people thought has evolved into a polished woman who commands hundreds of thousands of dollars a speech, has written a best selling book and has access now through her position at Fox News to a media that once tried to destroy her. If I was a liberal, that would scare the crap out of me.
The woman on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor tonight was polished and ready. Word is she also brought the house down at her speech in Arkansas. Because the standard for her is so much higher than it is for the rest of the political field, it's almost impossible to imagine how big she will be when she breaks through and convinces the American people she's ready to lead. If there is anyone that leads this country, it should be someone who will have to go through the grueling test that will improve her even more than the one she's just been through. No one can make it through that kind of a "workout" without becoming ridiculously huge.