Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Palin couldn't have done this

Regarding any potential Presidential ambitions, Palin's early resignation as Alaska's Governor was probably a bad move. But it was a move for more effective governance in Alaska.

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.

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