On the national stage since Sept. ’08, I had hoped that by now Sarah Palin would be long over. But she has just begun: bestseller, handsomely-paid speaking engagements, Fox News forum–and the ear of a constituency. I watched her endorse candidates in the last weeks. Here in California I saw Carly Fiorina’s ads proudly announced: “Endorsed by Sarah Palin!” 3 of her 4 picks won their primaries. She speaks in sound bites, the media loves to cover her; she knows her audience, and how to incite them. A male friend told me that’s she’s sexy. Her whiny voice is slightly more modulated; she must be taking lessons. This woman is very calculating…and dangerous.