If former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee hopes to win the GOP nomination in 2012, he’s going to have to woo some of Palin’s fans, so he’s made a logical move.

He’s starring in a weeklong “Christian-based” cruise along the Alaskan coast this summer.

Alaskan cruises are already famous in the recent history of conservatism.

It was on two successive cruises in the summer of 2007 that the leading pundits and editors of the right — Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes and Rich Lowry, to name three — met Palin, then the governor of Alaska, when their ships docked at the state capital of Juneau.