Teacher and student: Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin loves up to Glenn Beck in the Time 2010 list.

Beck, who has become one of the leading lights of the so-called Tea Party movement, was named as one of Time's leaders for 2010.

In the magazine, Palin gushes over the right-wing talking head as "America's professor of common sense."

"Even his critics (whom he annihilates in ratings) have to admire his amazing ability to galvanize everyday Americans to better themselves and peacefully engage their government," she says.

Palin goes on to say that Beck is not "aw-shucks guy" or "rodeo clown."

"He's really an inspiring patriot who was once at the bottom but now makes a much needed difference from the very, very top."