Following Kate Gosselin's televised (and rough) camping trip with Sarah Palin, the mom of eight is now telling friends she too has political ambitions and would some day like to run for office.

"Honestly, Kate is unbelievable," an insider tells me. "Her ego is out of control at this point. Ever since 'Dancing With the Stars,' and the fact that she appeared on more consecutive covers of US Weekly than any celebrity ever, she thinks that she has what it takes to run for office."