ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Sarah Palin was surely jesting when she said last night that a Palin ticket with Rep. Michele Bachmann "sounds kinda cool."
But they were quite the team yesterday, firing up a crowd in Minneapolis and then appearing with Sean Hannity , to the delight of conservatives nation-wide. And maybe also to the delight of Democrats. Palin, R-Ala., and Bachmann, R-Minn., have proven to be particularly polarizing figures -- as able to fill Democratic campaign coffers as they are Republican ones.
As Palin prepares to dominate another few news cycles , with an appearance tomorrow at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, not all Republicans are thrilled.
“I think it’s a good thing for some Republicans. But not only is she a divisive figure nationally, she's certainly a divisive figure within the party,” Roll Call’s Shira Toeplitz told us on ABC’s “Top Line” today. “And I think a lot of Republicans -- particularly people in Washington -- wish she'd be a little less of a lightning rod.”
Watch the segment with Shira Toeplitz, with discussion of the 2010 House and Senate races, and the possibility that Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla., becomes an independent rather than face a GOP primary, HERE .