There is a lot of speculation about why Sarah Palin decided to resign as Govenor.
Most likely, it is to clear the way for a Presidential run for 2012.
God, I hope I'm wrong.
Sarah Palin one of the worst candidates to come from the ranks of the GOP in a long time.
During the McCain candidacy, she couldn't name any Supreme Court decisions she agreed with or disagreed with (except for Roe v. Wade, of course). Her foreign policy experience? Russia is almost seen from Alaska!
And now she quits on her constituents after a [undeserved] lashing from the press. Yes, her lashing was undeserved on such subjects as her family life; her womanhood; her sexuality. On her political career, however, she was fair game, and just couldn't take the heat.
So she abandons Alaska so she can facebook and twitter away to her [fanatically, unrealistically] loyal fanbase.
Just because she is conservative does not mean she is qualified for the Presidency.
Her resume was often compared to Obama's. In 2012, his will be much more qualified, with four years as President, while hers will have shrunk, since she couldn't even finish what she started. She will hold no weight in a contest between her and the incumbent.
How ridiculous that she actually sees this as a strategy.
The GOP better find someone strong, and soon.
Otherwise we'll be stuck with "gotcha!"
Shaming as a political tactic
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