Does Sarah Palin have ‘Linsanity’? You betcha!

Barack Obama isn't the only political figure caught up in the hoops-hoopla surrounding Jeremy Lin. In an appearance on Fox Business, former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin admitted she's in love with the new New York Knicks point guard--just like the rest of the country.

"I am, I am," the 2008 vice presidential candidate-cum-Fox News contributor said on Thursday. "Talk about an All-American story: the underdog works who so hard, erased all the stuff out on the periphery in his life that didn't matter. Humble. And look at where he is, man--putting his talent to good use."

Palin, who was once a sportscaster in her home state, even showed off her own "Linsanity" t-shirt. "I am obsessed with basketball anyway," she said.

Alaska, of course, doesn't have a professional basketball team. No matter.

"All of the sudden our team is the Knicks," Palin said. "Linsanity, man!"


[ NOTE: Click here to watch the segment; the "Linsanity" discussion is at the tail end. ]

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