Newly inaugurated Alaska Governor Sean Parnell waves to crowd after being sworn in at the annual Governor’s Picnic in Fairbanks

Newly inaugurated Alaska Governor Sean Parnell waves to crowd after being sworn in at the annual Governor’s Picnic in Fairbanks, Alaska, July 26, 2009. Supreme Court Justice Daniel Winfree (L), Sarah Palin, her daughter Piper and husband Todd are also pictured. Former Republican U.S. Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin stepped down as Alaska governor on Sunday with ethics probes, mounting legal bills and markedly lower popularity clouding her political future. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder (UNITED STATES POLITICS) – RTR263C7