Commentary: Farewell Palin: Less glitter and Twitter, more hands-on governance

This editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on Saturday, July 25:

Today in Fairbanks, Sean Parnell will become governor of Alaska. He won't be the star attraction. That title will be Sarah Palin's, as she exits one stage to seek another, whatever it might be.

But after today, Alaskans settle down to life after Sarah.

Parnell has been a loyal lieutenant governor. That's only right for a man who rode the Palin wave to the No. 2 position in state government and espouses some of the same fiscal and social conservatism.

But he's already said he intends to be more than a drone carrying on Palin's policies.

What can we expect to change?

First, expect fewer ethics complaints.

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