Why? Predictably, liberals are thinking the worst possible things.
“Another scandal.” What scandals? Most of the “scandals” have been manufactured by her enemies and proven groundless. Trig? Yep, disability is horribly scandalous to Democrats. The fact that Bristol did not have an abortion?
Are we to believe that every politician’s teenaged daughter, particularly every liberal policitian, is a virgin?? Barack Obama says he expects his daughters will fornicate, and he doesn’t want them “punished for their mistakes”.
More lkely, she’s sick of the relentless and heartless attacks on her family from the Democrats and the Mainstream Media.
I’m hoping that she sees the historical writing on the wall, and understands that the Grand Old Party needs to be euthanized. After suffering attacks even from party leadership, I’m hoping she’s getting ready to organize her own third party movemeent.
In any case, what would you do if you had David Letterman joking about your children being molested, the Alaskan Democratic Party insulting your disabled son, unnamed Republican leadership calling you all sorts of names and making false accusations against you? And that’s the stuff we know about.ve legal debts
While the above article from _The Atlantic_ suggests she’s just greedy, someone at American Catholic points out that Alaska law does not allow its governors to collect outside money, and she now has extensive legal debts thanks to the frivolous lawsuits and ethicalmplaints raised against her.
Sarah specifically cited the attacks on her family in the resignation speech, saying, “only a dead fish goes with the flow.”
Pundits are saying her political career is over. It may be. She may just be sick of it. If so, good for her. If she wants to start an alternate party, great.
But this is definitely the death knell of the GOP. There’s no way the GOP can mount a successful candidate for 2012 now. And, again, we need to be focusing on 2010, not 2012, and who is in the position to lead *that*?
OK, so that’s the official story from the talking classes.
They’re saying they don’t understand, that she didn’t explain herself, etc.
Not true at all. SarahPAC has the full text.
Contrary to MSM reports, she *does* give her reasons:
1. The aforementioned legal debts, and the fact that the frivolous ethics complaints are impeding her from serving as governor, costing her and the taxpayers millions of dollars.
2. The assaults on her children, particularly the hateful assaults on Trig.
In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life – my children (where the count was unanimous… well, in response to asking: “Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children’s future from OUTSIDE the Governor’s office?” It was four “yes’s” and one “hell yeah!” The “hell yeah” sealed it – and someday I’ll talk about the details of that… I think much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults recently.) Um, by the way, sure wish folks could ever, ever understand that we ALL could learn so much from someone like Trig – I know he needs me, but I need him even more… what a child can offer to set priorities RIGHT – that time is precious… the world needs more “Trigs”, not fewer.
How many politicians would consult their kids on their careers?
The MSM are baffled. They say her speech is “rambling”–it isn’t. In fact, it’s very rhetorically artful and well thought-out.
They say she didn’t explain herself. She did.
Some are even criticizing her for “comparing herself to our troops in Kosovo” (actually, she cited them as inspiration).
She may very well be telling the truth that she wants out of politics completely, that she wants to work from behind the scenes .
But Palin is a lot smarter than her enemies think she is. She’s very intelligent, and she understands conservatives, and she understands conservative philosophy.
What is the ideal candidate for a conservative? The candidate who is elected by conscription, as Socrates says. The story of that Greek guy who was a farmer and would put down his plow to lead the Athenian armies to victory but wouldn’t allow them to crown him king. George Washington.
Palin may be playing the most artful card she can as a conservative: stepping out of politics so her supporters will demand her.
In any case, this basically proves what I’ve said: it’s the Freemasons.
Sanford and Palin were among the top names to be the resurgence of conservatism. Both opposed the “Stimulus money”–and the stimulus money is the very thing the conspiracy theorists have been predicting for years.
I mean, come on. was Sanford’s “disappearance” really that much of a mystery ? Do you know where your governor is? Or did they know about his adultery, or learn about it in advance, and create the whole firestorm to expose him and destroy him?
They’ve tried everything else on Sarah Palin, but since she *is* ethical, they can’t make anything stick, but they’ve driven her into near bankruptcy in the process. So insead, they threaten her children–if what David Letterman said is what we know, if what “Celtic Diva” posted on the Intenret is what we know, what threats have the Palins been receiving in private?