Right-wing Web site Humanevents.com has awarded Palin its "Conservative of the Year" Award for 2008, for what syndicated columnist Ann Coulter in a new column calls the former Miss Alaska's "genius at annoying all the right people. The last woman to get liberals this hot under the collar would have been … let's see now … oh, yeah: Me!"I don't agree with all of Sarah Palin's views such as guns as well as abortion (Palin is adamantly pro-life while I have libertarian views on abortion) and she did make it too easy for liberals to criticize her when she couldn't come up with a single name of a newspaper or magazine that she reads. But besides all that, John McCain picking Palin as his running mate literally moved me beyond comprehension (or as Chris Wallace might say: "sent a thrill my leg"). Sarah Palin was a game changer who made the McCain campaign interesting, fun to watch and quite honestly gave me hope that McCain could overcome all of Barack Obama's minion's in the press and win the presidency. Better than all of that was watching how this one woman, who literally came out of nowhere, was able to elicit so much ire, contempt and hatred from liberals. I hadn't seen that such a collective mosh of hate and acrimony from liberals since Bush beat Gore in 2000. That, in of itself made Sarah Palin a superstar.
Coulter continues, “When McCain chose our beauteous Sarah as his running mate, the maverick was finally acting like a real maverick -- as opposed to the media’s definition of a ‘maverick’ which is: ‘agreeing with the editorial positions of the New York Times.’
“Pre-Palin it had been one race -- boring old “You kids get off my lawn!” John McCain versus the exciting, new politician Barack Obama, who threw caution to the wind and bravely ran as the Pro-Hope candidate. And then our heroic Sarah bounded out of the Alaska tundra and it became a completely different race. This left the press completely discombobulated and upset. They didn't know whether to attack Sarah for not having an abortion or go after her husband for not being a sissy.”