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Sources telling Politico that “calls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines.

“The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler – a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee.”

Dan Riehl writes:

Barring another late entry, or unforeseen circumstance, by getting in late, Palin could very well become the last gal standing with enough solid baseline support, name recognition and timely trending attention to take on Romney in a serious way during the actual voting within the GOP primary. What on Earth would there be for a serious conservative to do? If Romney is un-electable, as many have conceded – and, in the view of some, so is Palin – why not fight for principle, as opposed to two ultimately losing candidates?

Enter the media. Sure, they will want to see Obama win a second term. But will they perceive Palin as a genuine threat to him? I doubt it. Plus, when all’s said and done, what the news media loves most of all is a really, really big show. There would be no bigger show in 2012, than (in their view) a GOP loser like Sarah Palin versus their chosen one. Hell, they might feel compelled to all but endorse her in the primary sensing the headlines that would await.

I have no idea what might happen. Perry’s not done and Palin isn’t even in the race. Oh, and btw, her alleged most notable foreign policy gaffe is thought to involve North and South Korea. Palin will be keynoting a two day event in South Korea, running Oct. 11 – 13. Imagine that.