David Mamet (who, lest we forget, is no longer a brain-dead liberal), is a big fan of prolific emailer Sarah Palin. “I am crazy about her,” he told the Financial Times over lunch. “Would she make a good candidate for president? I don’t know, but she seems to have succeeded at everything she put her hand to.” The interview coincides with the release this month of Mamet’s latest book about his relatively newfound conservatism, The Secret Knowledge. Suspiciously for a so-called conservative, Mamet has decidedly froufrou liberal taste in food! Salad with balsamic vinaigrette on the side, eh? Filet mignon rare with no mashed potatoes or sauce, hmm? We smell a rat, Mamet.