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“Who’s Sarah Palin?” Following the potential presidential candidate to the only spot in America where people don’t recognize her.Sarah Palin

“Who’s Sarah Palin?” Following the potential presidential candidate to the only spot in America where people don’t recognize her.

Of all the places where Sarah Palin—former governor of Alaska, former Republican vice-presidential nominee, possible presidential hopeful—might find a natural constituency, New York City’s Liberty Island is not one. “I’ve heard of Michael Palin,” he says.

Shop Before the Drop: Splurging, pre–fiscal cliffPhoto by Naoya Fujii

Shop Before the Drop: Splurging, pre–fiscal cliff

Natalie Decleve is a personal stylist with an hourly rate starting at $250. “I was with a client of mine at Barneys recently,” she says. The client, a finance guy, was refreshing his wardrobe to the tune of $19,000. The doings in Washington were his justification for the spree.

Glenn Beck, Denim Snob: Inside the Design Process for His New Jeans LinePhoto from nymag.com

Glenn Beck, Denim Snob: Inside the Design Process for His New Jeans Line

When Glenn Beck launched his own line of jeans earlier this week, the conservative radio host talked on air about how “American” they were and released an ad thick with patriotic images. But Beck’s ideology and mania for brand extension alone do not explain the new venture. It turns out he’s just really into denim.

True Nonbeliever: Can Republican lobbyist Edwina Rogers help a group of left-leaning atheists reach across the aisle? (Washingtonian)

True Nonbeliever: Can Republican lobbyist Edwina Rogers help a group of left-leaning atheists reach across the aisle? (Washingtonian)

And if you think Edwina Rogers, a conservative Republican and former adviser to George W. Bush, is an unusual choice to head a group of gay-marriage-promoting atheists, rest assured that the Secular Coalition did, too. “My purpose was not to interview Edwina to see if she was right for the job,” recalls an adviser to the coalition, “but to destroy her.”