As Sarah Palin sipped her Big Gulp at CPAC over the weekend, I thought it was a subtle nod of solidarity to Marco Rubio, who infamously leaned off-screen for a tasty beverage during his State of the Union response.

Then, of course, I realized how much she must dislike New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg who, despite his capitalist credentials, represents everything she hates about those elitist, over-civilized East Coasters who think they know more than her. It was good theater; I'm just not sure it was good politics, especially when your party's taking a beating in the polls for its harsh image.

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