I think I have this all figured out. Palin is out to be a “Community Organizer”, she needs that experience to become qualified to run for President.
Fine with me, so long as the community to which she chooses to provide (much needed) organization is the “Republican Community!” She’ll need that experience to succeed with HER congress after she wins the Presidency. Start Palinizing the Congress in 2010 and by halfway through her first term even all the Senate will have either run with, or against, her. Having changed two branches of government her new allies can then start removing the most egregious examples from the third branch.