It's Her Party Now

She's not on the ballot this November, but Sarah Palin is picking winners--and firing at Obamacare

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin speaks at a campaign rally in Mesa, Ariz., on March 27, 2010

Sarah Palin doesn't really do compromise. Defiance is more her style. So when other Republicans began to go soft on their promises to "repeal and replace" Barack Obama's landmark health care reform, the former Alaska governor went reliably rogue. Wearing a trim black leather jacket and pencil skirt, Palin appeared at a rally for John McCain in Arizona and urged the GOP faithful not to quail now. "I see Fidel Castro likes Obamacare, and we don't," she taunted. "Doesn't that tell you something?"

Palin is consolidating her position as the most powerful person in the Republican party. She signed a deal...

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