Now that Sarah Palin is done playing celebrity (hopefully), she gets to go back to work in Alaska and face some big problems:
Palin's state budget proposal is due in a month, with plummeting oil prices slashing Alaska's revenues by billions of dollars.
The 1,700-mile natural gas pipeline she bragged about on the campaign trail — "We began a nearly $40 billion-dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence," she said at the Republican National Convention — is nowhere near being built.
Some hard feelings linger over her administration's initial decision to ignore subpoenas in the investigation of whether she abused her power in firing the public safety commissioner who wouldn't oust her ex-brother-in-law from his job as a state trooper.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if she ended up not getting that oil pipeline done? What if her state ended up following suit of the rest of the states when it comes to economic hard times? Her actions in the next couple of years can cause more harm than good when it comes to her 2012 aspirations. I doubt she can do much to come out looking more prepared for high office, but she sure can put the final nail in her coffin. Oh it will be so much fun to keep an eye to the north these next four years.