The much maligned and beleaguered Sarah Palin has decided to abnegate her position as governor of Alaska.
I wasn’t a supporter of Palin. In fact, I thought she was lacking in some of the requisite intellectual resources for holding a high-stakes position like governor or vice president. At her press conference, she talked about “state” money being spent on combating false claims against her and her family. I’m not sure exactly how that would work–how state funds are being spent on defending her unless she is speaking to some sort of misappropriation on her part. She also talked about the game of politics, likening politics to basketball. If this were a basketball game, she should receive no credit for quitting in the middle of the game!
She and I are in agreement that she should step down from her governorship because I think she clearly didn’t have what it takes to hold that position. More importantly, though, I think we truly dodged a bullet here. Can you imagine how difficult it would be to find someone to run our country if all of our leaders ran away from the heat of public scrutiny? My goodness! Obama might have killed himself by now, and this is true for all of our former presidents, vice presidents, and our current administration. We rightly require our leaders to be upstanding in ways that we are not. Deal with it.
I wonder what conservatives who supported this woman tirelessly will say about this. I haven’t given it much thought, but I can’t see how this is a good thing for her political career. Her abnegation benefits us politically. I assume she will hit the public speaking circuit and finish her book and ultimately benefit from the circus that was her political career in those ways.
If you live in Alaska, I’d especially love to hear your thoughts on this one.
…there’s gotta be some rules people.
(Rule 1: Go hard or go home.)
“We are not retreating. We’re advancing in another direction?” This is the quote she chose to close with? Wow.