Remember Sarah Palin? It's been awhile since the 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee was politically relevant.
The two-and-a-half-year Alaska governor recently parted ways with FOX News. And her late-campaign endorsement of Mitt Romney in 2012 was barely noticed.
Now the one-time reality show star is rejoining the political maelstrom. She'll speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in mid-March. The annual conference is a high-profile gathering of conservatives organized by the American Conservative Union.
Palin's political intentions aren't exactly clear. In an interview with Breitbart.com last month, Palin said her door was "wide open" and that she hoped to "share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation."
But immediate reaction to her appearance is snarkily skeptical. "Sarah Palin speaking at CPAC. So much for leaving Fox so that she doesn't just 'preach to the choir," tweeted The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel (@aterkel).