And here's my probably biased and only vaguely formed expectations of what Palin will do now:
- Run for President in 2012 -- that's the given.
- Speak several times a month to adoring crowds at about $50,000 a pop, to get some money to cover her legal expenses and just buy nice stuff.
- Hunker down and write her book, so it can come out early next year with the intention of influencing the mid-term elections.
- Possibly join a major think tank -- she's not a lawyer, is she? if she was, I'd expect her to become a name partner of some big firm that does a lot of lobbying -- or similar Republican-dominated institution, for a steady salary of probably more than she made as a governor without many demands on her time.
- Possibly start up a foundation or other organization dedicated to "making America strong again" or "fighting socialism" or something else red-meat sounding, which will serve to keep her in the news.
But what she won't do is hunker down at home quietly with her new baby; this move, if nothing else, is designed to let Palin get down to the Lower Forty-Eight much more often, if not permanently.
Listening to: Marykate O'Neil - Nothing I Say Or Do