It's not really rocket science. Palin has no say in what happens to the Guard outside the state – no governor has that authority. And so said Major General Craig Campbell of the ANG.
And yet, a few days later, Campbell was singing Palin's praises. And, then completely coincidentally, a few days after that change of heart, he was promoted to a third star, during a freeze on promotions. Yep.
Full story at VetVoice. Background on the promotion freeze at Andrew Halcro's weblog.