Post-Palin Alaska Heads for Less Glitz, More Substance

By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2009 8:17 AM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, stands next to Lt. Gov. Parnell as she talks to one of her staff during the governor's picnic in Anchorage yesterday. Parnell takes over as Alaska's governor today.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – As the spotlight follows Sarah Palin out of the Alaska governor's mansion today, a less dazzling, more conventional light shines on new governor Sean Parnell, notes an Anchorage Daily News editorial. "Expect a Parnell administration to be less People magazine, more Governing magazine. Letterman won't be interested. Ditto Politico," the paper declares

Unending ethics complaints are unlikely to beset the former lieutenant governor, who shares Palin's conservative views, but knows how to "fight with someone one day and make common cause the next," the editorial says. "Gov. Sarah Palin does another star turn today, but then it's Gov. Sean Parnell's turn."