I think the governor did a fantastic job and showed tremendous competence on oil and gas issues, which will likely dominate the election due to high gasoline prices. Now, I know she says that she would answer "no" to a VP nomination "if she had to make that decision today", but there are several reasons why I do not find this discouraging. For one, she seems to be indicating that she'd think about it before making a final decision; and secondly, she leaves open the idea that she might say "yes" if asked tomorrow.
At the moment, Governor Palin is trying to complete the process of licencing the construction of a natural gas pipeline by the TransCanada corporation. This would be the biggest development in Alaska since the oil pipeline, and Gov. Palin needs to stay in the governor's chair through the current special session of the legislature, which will decide whether to award the license to TransCanada or not. However, that session should be completed well before Sen. McCain selects a running mate, and the governor's situation will probably have changed significantly.
Almost every potential VP candidate is giving similar answers to the media right now, and you might have noticed that she did not answer the question of whether McCain's people had been in contact with her. Our movement will be continuing at full speed, and we are very hopeful that the governor will be able to answer "yes" to the VP question by the time she is actually asked.