Palin, Bieber, Obama Vie for Most Influential

A list of the most influential politicians of the year in terms of their reach on the Internet.

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She's not president, governor, or even the boss of anything more than her family. But that doesn't mean that Sarah Palin doesn't count. Because when it comes to the Internet and social web sites like Facebook and Twitter, where Palin's political operation seems to reside, her clout is outranked by just one politician: President Obama.

The cutely-named Internet ranking group Klout tells us that Palin is the most influential Republican and conservative on their list of the most important politicians in 2010 when it comes to their reach on the Internet. [See photos of Sarah Palin and her family.]

Here is their list of the most influential politicians of the year. [See a slide show of the top 10 most buzzed about politicians of 2010.]

1-Barack Obama

2-Sarah Palin

3-former President George W. Bush

4-Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown

5-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

6-Sen. John McCain

7-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

8-Former President Ronald Reagan

9-Vice President Joe Biden

10-Former President Bill Clinton

Obama also tops the list of the most influential people of 2010 on the Klout score, one of several on that list, just editing out teen sensation Justin Bieber. Here's Klout's list on those top 10.

1-Barack Obama

2-Justin Bieber

3-Sarah Palin

4-Fox host Glenn Beck

5- Former President George W. Bush

6-Apple boss Steve Jobs

7-Miami Heat star Lebron James

8-Sinter Lady Gaga

9-Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown

10-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

  • See a slide show of 10 influential politicians of 2010.
  • Check out our editorial cartoons on Sarah Palin.
  • See photos of Sarah Palin and her family.