Palin Ramps Up Presidential Push

ASK not what Sarah Palin can do for your country, ask only what you can do for Sarah Palin. And the answer is, pay attention. Trust me, Alaska's governor is moving faster than those glaciers.

Traveling with one of her ladies-in-waiting and invited by a rich GOPnik, she'll be at Saturday's invite-only/political mandarins-only Alfalfa Club dinner in DC. This club began back aways to honor Gen. Robert E. Lee whom, you may recall, did a little something in the Civil War. Why it exists, I don't know. What it does, I don't know. I only know it's too exclusive to include someone like me and is so high-powered that sitting US presidents attend, which means Obama should show. Anyway, Sarah will be there, and that's meaningful because this lady may only leave the frozen tundra two days a month.

She's also launching her national political action committee. Registered in Virginia, patterned after Hillary's HillPac, Sarahpac.com is to support ideas and candidates who share the Palin vision that energy independence is this country's future.

Next month she addresses a Washington gathering of prominent conservatives. She's going ahead with a book. Her Facebook page has 410,000 friends. She wants to influence policy knowing the nation must turn to Alaska as its energy resource. She's planning to be president.

The temperature in Sarah's state was recently 78 below. Question is what will she wear to this Alfalfa dinner - Manolo mukluks?

FRIDAY night in the Theater District cars can't move. Crosstown it's fender-to-fender double lanes. Human beings, rushing and going, heading for tickets, racing for eateries. Parking lots, full. Cabbies, honking. It's organized mayhem. Last Friday, 5 p.m. rush hour until 8 p.m. curtain time, it was empty. I know gas is costly, people have gotten rid of cars, the economy is such that places of entertainment are less full and unemployment means fewer bodies working. But westbound traffic was so sparse, I could see clear from Sixth Avenue to Eighth. Nobody going anyplace. It was scary.

BUT something that ought to clog up the Theater District again is coming down. It's light-years away, but the deal, which has been six months in burbling and reburbling, got finalized over the weekend. And that is, that old Michael Jackson video "Thriller," which he did in the '80s, is coming to life on Broadway. Michael will be involved in it creatively, and what that means, who knows? There is no truth to the rumor that there will be a special reserve section for children - way in the back.

Source: NY POST

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