The Sarah Palin Show

Not bad for a first stop on your first book tour: Oprah. The summary, via the Chicago Sun-Times:

You betcha! Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Nov. 16.

Harpo announced the booking today, adding that Winfrey and Palin will meet for the very first time on the episode.

Palin has been courted by numerous talk shows. Other than news-channel interviews and a cameo on “Saturday Night Live,” she hasn’t made it to Leno, Letterman, etc.

Of course, there’s really one reason Palin chose Oprah: She’s got a book to sell. And Oprah can move tanker-loads of books. Palin will be hawking her upcoming memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life.

Palin was John McCain’s running mate on the Republican ticket for the 2008 presidential election. Oprah endorsed Barack Obama in the election, the first time she publicly supported a candidate.

Think Oprah can see Russia from her Chicago skyscraper?

And the book goes on sale the next day? She must have a good agent. Too bad her resignation speech will be remembered for reasons other than good writing.

TalkingPointMemo’s video edit of Sarah Palin’s “greatest hits” is worth revisiting…

Top States for Business

CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business ranking have New Jersey in the top 10 for “quality of life” and #3 in education. I’m surprised at the former, not so much the latter.

Who’s last? Oh, you betcha.