On Thursday, the Atlantic Wire spotlighted an amusing profile of Sarah Palin written by hard-rock superstar Ted Nugent for Time's list of the 100 most influential people. Time also gave the former Alaska governor a chance to step behind the pen, authoring a profile of her fellow conservative-in-arms Glenn Beck.

"Who'd have thought a history buff with a quirky sense of humor and a chalkboard could make for such riveting television?" opens Palin. "Glenn's like the high school government teacher so many wish they'd had, charting and connecting ideas with chalk-dusted fingers — kicking it old school — instead of becoming just another talking-heads show host." Palin goes on to praise Beck, America's "professor of common sense," for "sharing earnestly sought knowledge with an audience hungry for truth."

Palin takes Beck seriously--perhaps more seriously than he takes himself:
Though he sometimes dismisses himself as an aw-shucks guy or just a "rodeo clown," he's really an inspiring patriot who was once at the bottom but now makes a much needed difference from the very, very top.
Of course, as Gawker writer Hamilton Nolan suggests, there may be reasons to doubt that Palin, a money-conscious road warrior, actually wrote the Time profile. But he points out that the prose does bear some of her linguistic trademarks:
Time got Sarah Palin to "write" a thing about this man, Glenn Beck, and here is a bit of what Sarah Palin "wrote" about him: "Glenn's like the high school government teacher so many wish they'd had, charting and connecting ideas with chalk-dusted fingers - kicking it old school - instead of becoming just another talking-heads show host." Uh, well maybe she really did write that."