1) The legislature should quickly craft legislation that tightens up our executive ethics laws. The Branchflower Report made some recommendations. They are all incremental and practical.
The matter of Palin having been able to travel to New York City for an entire work week, yet do little work, bringing one of her children with, at Alaska taxpayers' expense, should not be something any elected official in our state would even contemplate, let alone do. That the chief executive could then change the public recording of its rationale, and then get away with the entire scam, shows a need for a clear statute on executive travel.
2) Find a way to keep Todd Palin from manipulating or gaming his relationship to the governor. I haven't heard any evidence that his role in the governor's office has been helpful to taxpayers. And that role seems to create problems.
3) Force the governor to press Trans-Canada on how their financing of their proposed pipeline is going. The governor stated countless times on the campaign trail this past two months, that "we're building a gas pipeline." Trans-Canada is no more "building a pipeline," than is "Denali." Palin's assertion isn't true, and it isn't even possible without Trans-Canada's financing being secure.
4) Use what we've all learned or re-learned about the governor's modus operandi through the years, as so many accurate biographical stories were written about Palin. Palin is already trying to portray the coverage of her campaign as having been inaccurate. Certainly a lot of it was, but a tremendous amount of accurate, carefully presented material is out on the web that clearly raises questions about her competence and judgement.
5) Don't let the governor continue to claim a key role in bipartisan legislation, even taking full credit for it when it suits her needs. She has had an important role in her two legislative sessions, for sure. But the post-corrupt bastards bust environment, and occasional legislative pragmatism, were at least as important as Palin's role.