The sentiment (or, perhaps, the fantasy) of a 2012 Palin-Beck dream ticket was displayed on buttons last month at Mr. Beck’s “Restoring Honor” gathering at the Lincoln Memorial, as well as on signs here Saturday night at a Sept. 11 commemoration featuring the right’s favorite populist power couple…

As the Glenn-and-Sarah buddy act proves, these are good days to be a conservative with populist credibility — especially if you have no governing responsibility and access to a television studio (like the one Ms. Palin is having built at her home). Ms. Palin and Mr. Beck have been tireless in cultivating their cross-platform imprint, each making millions of dollars on books, television shows, speaking engagements and other enterprises.