palin lin getty Sarah Palin: Jeremy Lin is 'an American story'New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin is all the rage these days. The point guard has emerged from deep bench duty to leading his team to seven straight wins. And now he has a big fan in Sarah Palin.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate was seen in New York City with her newest item of apparel, a Lin t-shirt. It appears that the former basketballer likes what she sees with Lin.

“What an American story! It’s uplifting. It’s positive. It unifies our country,” she tells TMZ. “Talk about this underdog who’s worked so hard and overcome a lot. We’re big fans of Lin.”

But when pressed if she’s a Tebowmaniac or into Lin-sanity first, Palin was non committal. It’s hard to get a straight answer out of a politician these days.

Posted by:David Eckstein