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Whatever Happened to Sarah Palin?


Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses a Tea Partly Express Rally in Manchester, N.H., Monday afternoon, Sept. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)(Stephan Savoia/AP)

Sarah Palin always had a knack for making a splash just when she was teetering on the edge of irrelevance. Which means as the Iowa caucus looms, she's bound to make an appearance sometime soon.

Or at least a potentially unflattering portrait of her. You can catch a glimpse of actress Julianne Moore portraying the unexpected vice presidential nominee in the newly released trailer promoting HBO's "Game Change,'' the movie about the 2008 campaign. " I think I'll just grit my teeth and bear whatever comes what may with that movie,'' she told Sean Hannity of Fox News.

She took a shot at joining the national conversation the other day when she criticized the First Family's holiday card for featuring their dog, instead of a Christmas tree. The fact that this swipe made little news says a lot about Palin's status these days.

She also makes the briefest of cameos, if you can even call it that, in Rick Santorum's new television spot -- a quiet plea for an endorsement? "Sarah Palin praised Rick for 'protecting the sanctity of life,' '' the ad reminds us.

Count me unsurprised if she doesn't show up in an Iowa cornfield between now and Jan. 3.

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