Some links I’ve been collecting:

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  • Post Defeat Planners (2008).  “Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign  staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen.  John McCain and Gov. Sarah  Palin’s bid for the White House, have been involved in  spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her  standing after the election. “Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she  won’t be the first, not even the third, person people will think  of when it comes to 2012,” says one former Romney aide, now  working for McCain-Palin. “The only serious candidate ready to  challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney. He’s in  charge on November 5th.”
  • Rick Santorum: Sarah Palin May Be Skipping CPAC Due To Lack Of ‘Financial Benefits’ (2011):  “Former Pennsylvania Sen. and possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum provided a questionable analysis of Sarah Palin’s decisionnot to attend the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, saying that it might have something to do with the former vice-presidential candidate’s priorities being focused on engagements that promised more “financial benefit.””I have a feeling that she has some demands on her time, and a lot of them have financial benefit attached to them,” Santorum, who will be at CPAC, told conservative commentator S.E. Cupp on a radio program Tuesday, according to Politico.