Just in case there was doubt in anyone’s mind, Sarah Palin announced the formation of her political action committee with accompanying web site. At the bottom of her web page is the following statement: “Paid for by SarahPAC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.” The only explanation I can come up with is that she is completely unaware of the groundswell of interest in her political future. Right.

Palin PACThe web site goes on to say, “Your support of SarahPac will make it possible for Gov. Palin to continue to be a strong voice for energy independence and reform. By supporting SarahPac, you will allow Gov. Palin to help find and create solutions for America’s most pressing problems; priority number one is building a strong and prosperous economy that recognizes hard work, innovation and integrity by rewarding small businesses and hard working American families. SarahPac will support local and national candidates who share Gov. Palin’s ideas and goals for our country.” And to clear up any ambiguity, we are told that she is the “honorary chair” of SarahPAC.

In other news, she reportedly has an $11 million book deal in the works. I’m trying to understand what publisher believes they can make a profit on an $11 million book deal in this or any economy. I’m also trying to imagine the outline of this book being anything other than a whitewashed account of her performance during the presidential campaign in which she blames the McCain camp for keeping her under wraps.

Palin has always been entertaining. Her performance on SNL was better scripted than anything she did on the campaign trail. Now she’s working without a net, it’s just her and the media with no one else to blame when she does a face plant. Let’s see what she can do.