By Jeff Labrecque
Updated February 17, 2012 at 06:20 PM EST

When she played point guard for Wasilla High, Sarah Palin earned the nickname Sarah Barracuda for her gritty play, a quality that ultimately served her well in the world of politics. And not surprisingly, considering her own underdog story, she’s rooting for another hard-working point guard, New York Knicks’ sudden sensation, Jeremy Lin. On Fox Business Network yesterday, the former Alaska governor flashed a Lin t-shirt and raved about his performance. “All of a sudden, our team is the Knicks,” Palin told host David Asman. “Linsanity, man,” she raved. “I mean, talk about an all-American story where sort of the underdog, you know, but works so hard, just erased all the stuff out there on the periphery in his life… Humble, and now look where he is.”

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