Palin way under the radar

Apparently, the GOP vice presidential nominee — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — has come as a huge surprise to Democrats.

How big of a surprise? Of the nine contenders listed on TheNextCheney.com, Palin is not among them.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie