He nailed L’Affaire Palin, in The San Francisco Chronicle, fer cryin out loud!
…”If Palin wants to play on the national field, she has to be free to move around. She has to be able to drop into Indiana, Ohio or Tennessee and help Republican candidates raise money. She has to be available for radio and TV.
“She has to be like Gavin Newsom, free to roam around the country, safe in the knowledge that things will pretty much take care of themselves back home.
“Instead, Palin faced the prospect of being constantly pinned down in a state that is a day and a half away from the rest of America. She would have been totally isolated in every sense of the word.
“Now she can study up on issues where she is lacking and become a full-time political celebrity.
“The pundits call her a quitter, but let’s be honest – the pundits never liked her to begin with. Better to take one hit for stepping down and move on than to stay in Alaska and die a death by a thousand cuts.
“Governor or not, Palin is still the biggest star in the Republican galaxy. After all, who else have they got?”