How seriously does the Republican establishment take Sarah Palin? Lately, speculation has mostly focused on the likelihood of the conservative celebrity's presidential candidacy in 2012. Bloggingheads puts together a Daily Beast liberal with a National Review conservative to sort this one out. Watch Jonah Goldberg and Peter Beinart thoroughly and politely discuss the Palin phenomenon: why liberals hate her, why conservatives defend her, and why, nevertheless, Republicans may not be looking to put her at the top of a 2012 ticket.
Heather Horn is a former senior associate editor at The Atlantic.