Vanity Fair released a profile on Sarah Palin. The picture painted of her is largely negative, which is about par for the course for Vanity Fair. I’d take it with a grain of salt, as I do with most articles. At any rate, it’s, at the very least, an interesting piece. My main question is this: I wonder if her activities since resigning as governor of Alaska are geared more towards making money, or really running for president in 2012? Is she a cynical political operative who smells an opportunity to make some cash, or does she really believe her own message and want to get back into elected office? I can’t really tell. I suppose only time will. According to the Des Moines Register, she approached the Iowa GOP with a request to address attendees at their annual Reagan Dinner fundraiser. Iowa goes first in the country when it comes to the primary process for selecting president. This would be a perfect time to make introductions to the very party activists that she’ll need to woo were she to decide to run.