Anyone surprised that Tancredo would go rogue against one of his own must not have been paying attention in recent years. "The Flag Bearer," Westword's 2003 profile of the ex-rep, is filled with anecdotes about him refusing to toe the party line. But if McCain really was the string-puller behind Norton's candidacy, she may be make more of a mark than her three-sentence Wikipedia page would suggest. The last politico McCain anointed was a certain Sarah Palin, who supplied loads of hilarity en route to not becoming our nation's vice president -- and while Norton can't see Russia from her house, she's got to have a little bit of a mavericky streak to have struck Big John's political fancy. If so, Coloradans may tune in whether she's ready for prime time or not.