If you picked up a copy of the New York Times on Saturday, you may have noticed an editorial piece titled "Bearing Up" written by none other than Governor Sarah Palin. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first piece written by the governor to appear in any national publication. It is also well worth reading, as it addresses an issue which should be getting far more national press coverage than currently receiving: the push by a radical environmental group to list Alaska's perfectly healthy polar bear population as an endangered species based on "uncertain" climate change models. Essentially, they are trying to use the Endangered Species Act as back-door way of restricting greenhouse gas production under the guise of protecting polar bear habitat.
Gov. Palin's editorial expertly shoots down the idea that polar bears are in danger and lays out a more common-sense based approach to ensuring that such species are protected. I would recommend this article not only as evidence that Gov. Palin is the type of sensible leader that this country needs, but also as required reading for anyone interested in environmental issues.
Click here to read the article.