The Invisible Primary, 12/11

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Sarah Palin's climate change/Copenhagen op-ed was the 21st most read on The Washington Post's website this year; a Palin/Al Gore debate on climate change looks doubtful; Palin will speak at a hospital fundraiser in Ontario, Canada for $200,000; she says her focus is still on 2010 and helping GOP candidates; on a trade mission to South America, Tim Pawlenty called the trip a success and was slated to do his weekly Friday radio show from Conception, Chile; and Newt Gingrich penned an op-ed for The Washington Examiner decrying the Obama administration's "EPA power grab" on global warming.