Among the many New Year’s Day messages comes this from Sarah Palin:

“Constitutional commonsense conservatives must stay engaged and hold our ‘leaders’ accountable to the voice of average everyday hard working Americans or we will very soon become an enslaved, bankrupt former nation of greatness,” she says. “So, please keep the faith heading into this new year.”

Though gleeful press reports continue to suggest her waning influence, Mrs. Palin, a former Alaska governor and the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, still came in fifth on Gallup’s recent list of “most admired” women, besting Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher. Mrs. Palin also was included in Yahoo’s top-five political searches in the past 12 months.

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