In this year's election she was our most valuable player, and like any MVP her political athletic ability is a force to be reckoned with. She has youth on her side which will make her viable for the next two decades (at least). She posesses the supernatural ability to draw tens of thousands to a rally. Her fundraising potential is boundless and her biography is politically seductive.With Palin as Governor as Alaska, she would be one of 50 executives. Not one of 100 compromisers and debaters. And get started on the Alaska Highway Pipeline for one more feather in her cap.
Besides, in terms of executive power, the Governor of Alaska is one of the top five posts in the fifty states. Massachusetts being the first, Vermont (think Howard Dean) being the last in terms of executive power.