MIAMI, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- If Barack Obama governs "with the greatness of which he is capable," the United States will be fine, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Thursday.
"I wish Barack Obama well as the 44th president of the United States," Palin said during an address before the Republican Governors Association conference in Miami. "And if he governs with the skill and the grace and the greatness of which he is capable, we're going to be just fine."
The election of the first African-American as president is "a shining moment" in American history, the Republican vice presidential nominee said. "Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for our country."
Once he is installed Jan. 20, Palin said governors must reach out to Obama "so that he'll understand our perspective as experienced chief executives," responsible for billions of dollars, thousands of employees and "policies and projects that do affect the lives of our constituents every single day."