The Palin Campaign in Mark Halperin’s Head

Mark Halperin has a feature in Time magazine every week called “The Big Questions.”

For a process-obsessed campaign reporter, this means a weekly who’s up, who’s down scorecard, in an easy to followQ-&-A format.

This week’s questions:

Is Sarah Palin in or out?

What could hold her back?

When does she have to decide?

Part of his answer to question one: “Palin remains more interesting to listen to than any other candidate.” Coming from a guy who once said, “I’m ready to cancel my vacation to go cover Rick Perry,” maybe this isn’t surprising. It is worth pointing out that Sarah Palin isn’t, you know, a candidate for anything.

After praising her “maverick appeal” and “pox-on-both-parties, anti-Establishment message,” Halperin notes that “as always, the media can’t get enough of her.”

Well, he’s right about that.

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.