Karl Rove Wakes Up

Now he tells us:

Appearing on Fox News Saturday morning, Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity." Rove also cited a new campaign-style video Palin has released on her recent visit to the Iowa State Fair as evidence Palin is gearing up for a run. Palin will be the keynote speaker at the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Iowa September 3. The event location was recently moved from Waukee, Iowa, to Indianola, Iowa to accommodate a larger crowd. "This is her last chance," Rove said. "She either gets in or gets out [after the Iowa visit]. I think she gets in."

How can you watch the video above and believe she isn't serious? In my view, the Washington Establishment, having created this Frankenstein in a moment of breathtaking cynicism and incompetence, now simply want it to go away. Not gonna happen. And the less qualified she is in a bleaker and bleaker economy, the more her populism could resonate. I think she's under-rated as a potential candidate exactly as Obama was under-rated.

But that, of course, is where the comparison ends.