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BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Alaska Governor Palin to resign

I still think the GOP were wrong to chose her to run with McCain but I can hear the tears in her voice and think that she *DOES* love Alaska, even if I don't agree with all of her politics and policies. I wonder if the last year or so has been too much for her and her family and now she just wants to concentrate on family for a bit.

Also, once she is no longer having to spout the party line in an election that was way above her head, she is a clear and sympathetic speaker. Maybe she is right for local politics where she was wrong for national politics?

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turk_diddler
Jul. 5th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
Can't be a political move, I mean 'quitter' is a tag that'll stay whatever she runs for next. My bet, she's going to be the next Oprah.
stori_lundi
Jul. 5th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Rush Limbaugh, the current reigning ultra-conservative talking head, had been under fire for a while for a host of stupidities. Palin has the former beauty-pageant savvy and the presence to be his replacement.

And I don't think she can hack the constant scrutiny of being in the political spotlight. The jabs at her kids are nothing compared to the crap that Chelsea Clinton and Amy Carter had to put up with while living in the White House.
notorious_oit
Jul. 5th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Ugh, yeah, I remember all the really cruel shit they said about Chelsea...I was around the same age at that time and thought, "Yeah, that's REALLY classy, grown adults making fun of a teenager."
notorious_oit
Jul. 5th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
The only thing I heard come out of that dumb bint's mouth was "Waaaaah politics is SOOOO MEAN! I can dish out bullshit, but I certainly can't take it in return!"

She is a political laughingstock and nobody will EVER take her seriously again.
tidesong
Jul. 5th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Most people are figuring she's just resigning to start working on her campaign for 2012....

She wasn't right for local politics either. She did a lot of unethical crap, which is under investigation and probably the cause of her "stress."
marypcb
Jul. 6th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
she and her husband hunt wolves with guns from helicopters; she was completely hypocritical about her pregnant daughter and used her for political advantage. She could not name one single international newspaper or magazine and blamed the journalist who asked about her international reading for an unfair question. She gets no sympathy from me and the further she gets from any kind of politics the better.
kateslover
Jul. 6th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Not to spoil the little Palin hate-fest here, but IMHO McCain was spot on to choose her as a running mate and it was only because of her that he got as many votes as he did.

If you look at the Republican Party platform, there was not one Presidential candidate that fully supported it. The only figure in the national headlines that is a true Republican and supports what their party is supposed to be about is Sarah Palin. Her selection as McCain's running mate energized and revitalized her party, but it was too little, too late.

Don't get me wrong - I am not such a fool as to place any kind of faith in a politician, regardless of party. They're all a pack of liars and crooks which is why they got into that parasitic business to begin with. However, I find it fascinating that the left in both parties are pulling out all the stops in an attempt to destroy her. They're not treating her like a laughingstock, but more like a serious threat that must be eliminated.
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