(Via Hot Air) The Democrats in this Politico piece about former Gov. Palin and the VA/NJ races are spouting nonsense about her long term appeal*, of course - they're aware as I am that she's going to be very much in demand in Congressional races where the Democratic incumbent is holding down a seat in a district that McCain or Bush won. Of which there are quite a few; but Democratic strategists can perhaps not be blamed for not wanting to say something along the lines of 'Well, THAT WOMAN is going to go through all those Southern/Western Blue-on-Red districts like a buzz-saw, so you might as well get used to it.' The people who need to hear that most will want to hear it least.
That being said, I don't expect her to participate in the NJ gubernatorial election, although VA's may yet still see a presence if the McDonnell campaign goes sour. Virginia's at best lightly purple, even now; New Jersey's pretty definitely blue. Christie doesn't have a margin for taking chances right now.
*As might be perhaps witnessed by interest in her book, which is currently at #3 on Amazon after spending over a week at #1. And that was individual pre-order.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.