The Invisible Primary, 12/8

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Mike Huckabee seems to have emerged from the Clemmons controversy unscathed, at least in terms of his favorability rating; but Sarah Palin called the commutation a "horrible decision" in a radio interview Monday, while saying her "heart goes out" to the former Arkansas governor; Palin lauded Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to conditionally open up some drilling off the northwest coast of Alaska; the Miami Dolphins corrected Bobby Jindal on his prediction that the New Orleans Saints would "not only go undefeated, but all the way to the Super Bowl, something that's never been done before" (the '72 Dolphins already did it).