Please understand: if you don’t want to vote for Sarah Palin if she runs for office again, fine. But I think that anyone concerned about family values/subsidiarity/the pro-life movement should see significance in the way the media, the Democrats and the Republican leadership passionately hate this woman
Candidates rarely come back after losing an election for President *or* Vice President: Kemp, anyone? Quayle? Kerry? Mondale? Ferraro? Dukakis? Bentsen?
McCain and Palin *lost*, yet the media still kept hounding her.
15 “ethics inquiries” cleared of all charges, over a half million dollars in personal legal bills and millions of dollars in taxpayer and party money spent to clear those frivolous charges, and *not one* proved even grounded.
An accusation does not guilt make. Obama won’t even provide the documentation required to get a driver’s license, much less be president, and those of us demanding that he produce it are called fanatics and conspiracy crackpots.
Meanwhile, this woman who, at worst, is no more corrupt than every other politician in the known world is maliciously calumniated. Funny that a woman whose husband resigned from a lucrative job at BP so she wouldn’t be accused of having a conflict of interest as governor, a woman who increased taxes on Big Oil in Alaska, cut government perks, ticked off numerous lobbies and ousted all sorts of corrupt state and local officials in her career, is being labelled “corrupt.”
So, between the malicious “ethics inquiries,” combined with personal attacks on her children, Palin resigned. Resigned to protect her children. Resigned to end the frivolous ethics inquiries that were interfering with state business (hey–whatever you think of the various investigations of Slick Willie, did Bill Clinton ever offer to resign?) Resigned so she could start raising money to pay her legal debts and start fighting the cultural battle against these people freed from the constraints and dignities of political office.
Do they sit back and declare victory? Do they rest satisifed?
Now, even though she’s resigned, they’ve filed an ethics complaint against her because of the independent fund started to pay off her debts!!!!!
In his report, Daniel said his interpretation of the ethics act is consistent with common sense.
An ordinary citizen facing legal charges is not likely to be able to generate donations to a legal defense fund, he wrote. “In contrast, Governor Palin is able to generate donations because of the fact that she is a public official and a public figure. Were it not for the fact that she is governor and a national political figure, it is unlikely that many citizens would donate money to her legal defense fund.”
Yeah, but she wouldn’t have suffered these attacks if she were an “ordinary person,” either.