We asked TIME's senior political analyst Mark Halperin for the year's biggest invention in politics:Imagine that! Sarah Palin re-engineered politics! Not bad for an uneducated, backwoods, gun-totin', Bible thumpin' moose killer who can see Russia from her house.
'The 140-character political endorsement. Forget the travel, the bunting, the balloons, the rallies and the pesky follow-up questions from the lamestream media. Sarah Palin has re-engineered the laying on of campaign hands with her Twitter and Facebook nods to favored candidates.'
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