From Anchorage Daily News:
Campaign is over, Gov. Palin; come back home and govern
Gov. Sarah Palin electrified the Republican Party base during the presidential election — but her base now is right here in Alaska.
At least it is supposed to be.
The governor was absent when the state sponsored a big, statewide conference to chart the future of Alaska’s educational system last week. Instead of lending her weight to the effort to improve education, the governor was in Miami giving a speech on the future of the Republican Party.
She had been back in Alaska briefly after the Palin-McCain ticket lost the presidential election. Long enough to say, hi, I’m back. Then she was gone on another partisan political errand.
There are pressing issues to be addressed in the state, such as low graduation rates, plummeting North Slope oil prices, proposals to build alternative energy projects, the gas pipeline.
Welcome back, again, Gov. Palin. The state needs you.