Sarah Palin Smart to Bow Out of CPAC Appearance

She needs to focus on being governor for now.

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Could Sarah Palin be taking my advice?

(Sure, genius; she's the one that keeps interrupting your calls from President Obama.)

I've written before that if Palin has any sense, she'll eschew the national spotlight for a year or two, focus on being governor, and learn the issues.

My colleague Paul Bedard reported this week that despite initial indications to the contrary, Palin will not be appearing at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference here in the D.C. area at the end of this month. Conservative leaders are bummed, but I think it's a smart move for Palin. She'll do better being popular and elusive, for the moment, than by overexposing herself.

Of course, slipping poll numbers in Alaska might also have prompted her to focus on state business.

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