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She's Baaaack!

Sarah Palin is coming back to Washington for a speech to a conservative group. Can a reboot of her career be far behind?

She's Baaaack!

Sarah Palin´s demise at Fox News may be an end of an era.
Sarah Palin's demise at Fox News may be an end of an era.

Just when you thought it was safe to stop saying "You Betcha," Sarah Palin is coming back to the political scene.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican veep nominee is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just south of Washington -- although you wouldn't think conservatives would meet any place named Gaylord.

Other speakers scheduled include Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (presumably with water bottle within easy reach), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (the son/brother of former presidents), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (the son of a former would-be president) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (the country's first governor to survive a recall election).

So Palin may have parted ways with Fox News, but it looks like the Tina Fey look-alike is looking to get back on the national political stage.

She spoke at the same conference last year and was a hit.

The Washington Post reported that among her lines moving the conservative applause meter were:

"This government isn’t too big to fail; it’s too big to succeed.”

"Hope and change? Yeah, you gotta hope things change.”

And, referring to President Obama:

"He promised to transform America, and that’s one promise he’s kept; he transformed a shining city on a hill into a sinking ship."

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "There are no second acts in American lives."

But, come on, he wasn't in American politics. Tina Fey better brush up on her Palin accent.

John Baer Daily News Political Columnist
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