Sarah Palin is telling her fellow Republican governors they may be "the minority party" now, but they shouldn't become "the negative party."
Speaking to the Republican Governors Association meeting in Miami, Palin urged the governors to keep the new president and his strengthened Democratic majority in Congress in check on issues from taxes to health care. She says if Obama and the new Congress "err on the side of excess taxes," GOP governors "have to show them the way."
Speculation has already begun about possible Republican candidates in the next presidential election, with Palin and at least four other governors near the top of most lists. 1 of them, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, is telling his peers it's too early to think about the next presidential election and warning them to "keep their eye on the ball."
Asked about it at a news conference this morning, Palin said the future that she and all the governors are focused on is "next year and our next budget."
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