At that time, at the state’s annual Governor’s Picnic in
The first was quite predictable. It has been so much in the news that she wants to go up against Barack Obama in 2012, and to do so as governor would draw lots of heat, as it did when she was campaigning with John McCain.
The speech, done alarmingly without notes, was an incredible rambling oration where she hauled out her family at some points, and sports analogies at others. And then, inevitably, still more praise was heaped on the troops.
All you could really get out of it was that she seemed to be disaffected by how she has been mauled in the press, and that it costs the state extra dollars just having her as a governor (but no mention of the nearly $300,000 spent in various ethics investigations – Troopergate being the most prominent among them).
I think people will be scratching their heads over this one. Why on Earth does she resign? This means that other than being the mayor of Wasilla, and a hockey mom, Palin’s only other credential for leadership is one incomplete term as a state governor.
My advice to all the head scratchers out there is to stop scratching. Don’t look into this too deeply. The woman is a chronic liar.
And a nitwit.
This was nothing more than political suicide. Stick a fork in her, she’s done.