WaPo -- "State of Alaska to sue over polar bear protection":
Alaska officials filed notice Tuesday that the state would sue the federal government over a decision to designate a swath of the Arctic as critical habitat for polar bears faced with the effects of climate change.
Palin couldn't have gotten away with such a move. It would have immediately been excoriated as cynical political posturing, and --even worse-- a proudly ignorant case of global warming "denier"-ism.
But Parnell can do it. And that's good for Alaska.