The Invisible Primary, 12/9

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Sarah Palin penned an op-ed on climate change and Copenhagen for The Washington Post (see Marc's annotation of her arguments here); Palin doesn't poll so well in New Hampshire, according to strategy/research firm CrossTarget, with more than not saying she shouldn't run for president and isn't qualified for the job; a man was arrested for throwing tomatoes at her at the Mall of America; she drew about 400 to her book-signing in Salt Lake City; she made some jokes at the Gridiron dinner; Mitt Romney will keynote the annual convention of the National Ski Areas Association in Florida next year; and Rick Santorum says he has "no great burning desire to be president, but I have a burning desire to have a different president of the United States."