Palin’s Leave of Absence

Given her schedule during the last seven weeks, it’s not surprising Sarah Palin has been AWOL from her paying job, governing the state of Alaska.
Alaska has been busy in her absence. Last week, eight members of a Russian natural gas company, including a former Russian government official, showed up to talk business. An Alaskan official said it was a surprisingly large group. He said Palin was notified, but was not present.
On the Alaska government website, Palin posted her last newsletter in August.
Palin celebrates…something, with an original 49-star flag. (Original? Isn’t that 13 stars? Perhaps they meant, authentic, vintage, or antique.)