Friday, July 3, 2009

Palin Resigning

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive."

Former GOP vice presidential candidate, former Ms. Wasilla Pageant winner and current (at least for now) Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has called a press conference today to announce her resignation from said office in a few weeks.

"I'm not seeking re-election," Palin told a news conference at which she said she would transfer authority to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell.

...Palin said her decision came after much "prayer and consideration." She did not want to waste time on "political blood sport" and cited public criticism of her actions and her family since the 2008 campaign.
And she should know about political blood sport.

So here's my layman's analysis:

Sarah Palin is obviously preparing for a 2012 run at the GOP nomination. If you gave Palin the benefit of the doubt, it would make sense for her not to leave the state of Alaska in the lurch replacing a re-elected Governor with the Lieutenant Governor just a few months into her term to run for President.

But if you're a cynic, to run for a second term in a state where your approval ratings have dropped approximately 25-30 points in the last 8 months and the very possible chance that you can lose that election just before seeking the presidential nomination would be politically suicidal.

I'm guessing it's the latter. Although I don't know who gave her the advice that she would be "out of sight - out of mind" should she truly believe that criticism will escape her if she's not holding office. All she has to do is open her mouth for that to continue.

Sarah 2012? You betcha!

UPDATE (9:45pm): Freak. Show.

And the crowd of tens politely applauds while trying to decipher what the fuck she just said.


Annette said...

You know if you really read the transcript.. cause you can't listen to it...she never did SAY that she was resigning. All she said was she wasn't running for reelection and that she was giving her duties to her Lt Governor. But the words resignation, quit or step down never once crossed her lips.

Just an observation. Wonder what she is up to. I still think she is going to be under indictment very soon. There has been talk of something big coming for quite a while.

Anonymous said...

What a rambling incoherent pile of shit that came out of her mouth but, then again thats Sarah Palin!The only reason she gave such a credible speech at the convention was because somebody in the Mccain camp wrote it for her.
Parents don't let your kids play with matches and don't ever let Sara Palin write her own speech.