Alaska Welcomes Back Palin
BONUS: Palin's temporary homecoming, to vote in the Elections.
It's not just her detractors that are trying to cope. I am having Palin withdrawal symptoms of my own.
I actually tried to find out if I could get local Alaska channels on some Dish or DirecTV satellite, so I can follow the Governor's career in the intervening years.
Unlike many people, I do believe she should finish out her term as Governor, but also run for the Senate in 2010 versus Senator Lisa Murkowski. The problem with Palin is that the poobahs of Washington do not take her Governorship of Alaska seriously. No matter how proficient, she won't get the face-time in Washington that these types take seriously.
I'll go further. I don't think Palin should necessarily run in 2012. It all depends on the next two years, and how President-elect Obama handles the economic meltdown. With the Fourth Estate actively rooting for him to succeed, and a cadre of high-flying economic advisors, I do believe he might pull out a second term without problem.
And whoever runs against the Establishment sweetheart such as Obama in 2012 is toast.
IN THE COMMENTS: Dear reader, Bekah, who of all the commenters on Sundries has actually met Governor Palin, and is held in affection by her, points us to this radio interview, already back in Alaska.