It's been a rough week for our governor, Sarah Palin.
First, nationally, Sen. John McCain wouldn't commit to supporting her for president if she ran in 2012. On this week's 'Meet the Press' he said "Well, we'll have to see..."
Second, she was replaced (or uninvited as some say) as the keynote speaker at June's Senate-House Dinner in Washington. Some of her handlers said she never accepted the invitation, but that appears to be more of a flub-a-dub:
Third, Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's ex boyfriend and father of the new baby, broke his silence on the Tyra Banks show, admitting that he didn't use safe sex always:
Fourth, U.S. Representative Don Young, (R) AK, said in an NPR interview that Ted Stevens should run for governor. “Personally I’d like to see him run for governor, and that’s my personal feeling,” Mr Young said on Alaska Public Radio Network on Thursday. “So, we’ll see what happens down the line. He probably won’t, but I think that would be a great way to cap off a great career as being the governor of the state of Alaska.”
Fifth, Alaska legislators in Juneau refuse Palin's demand for a public vote on confirming her choice of a new representative in Juneau to fill a vacant seat. The Democratic senators must confirm her choice, but refused it, wanting another candidate. Palin then said she wanted the public to weigh in, but she was rebuffed:
Sixth, Native Alaska groups oppose her choice of Wayne Anthony Ross, former NRA executive, as the state's attorney general:
Seventh, she's drawn fire from both Democratic and Republican legislators on the stimulus funds, where she has said she would reject funds for special education and bush-community education.
And now her husband, Todd Palin's half sister was arrested for buglary. Complicating the crime is the fact that she had her 4-year old daughter along, bringing up the issue of child endangerment: