Sarah Palin’s Resignation–UPDATED

by Melissa Clouthier | July 3, 2009 5:56 pm

Unless you’re at the TeaParty and sweating in the sun, you’ve heard that Sarah Palin resigned good three weeks from now, from her post as Alaska Governor. Why? No one knows. Oh, there’s speculation. I myself wondered if it was because of health concerns. It could be as simple as she’s the Brangelina of politics and it’s a freaking circus. Getting anything done personally or professionally must be abject madness.

Erick Erickson says, without equivocation[1], “Sarah Palin will never run for elected office again.” I don’t know about that. Things are so maniacally crazy, that she may decide to start running for President right now. I mean, it looks like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are running, hell, Huckabee, too. The way the election cycles go, it’s non-stop now. She might be going home, regrouping and coming back.

Rick from Brutally Honest[2] notes that Governor Palin has her enemies:

A hint as to why might come from the response to this event given by a friend of John McCain (and no friend of Sarah Palin):

“We’ve seen a lot of nutty behavior from governors and Republican leaders in the last three months, but this one is at the top of that,” said John Weaver, a longtime friend and confidant of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the party’s presidential nominee in 2008 whose of selection of Palin catapulted the first-term Alaska governor to national prominence.

What an a-hole.

Yep, with “friends” like these. The Republican insiders want her ruined as badly as the Left does. Disgusting pit of vipers all.

Here’s the thing. I’m undecided about Sarah Palin, but her treatment at the DC Bubble elites, the Left and the Press has been so despicable, it’s impossible to get an accurate feel for how she would be as a national leader. And if she’s been hounded out of politics, I find this country in more lamentable shape that at first thought.


The left is hoping for a scandal[3]. And Allah is predictably pessimistic[4].

Jon Henke also says she’s done[5]:

It’s hard to know what more to make of this until we get a much better explanation, but the view from here is that you won’t have Sarah Palin to kick around anymore. Her Presidential prospects are done, and it’s hard to see how Republicans will still consider her a potential leader of the movement.

But perhaps that’s best. Republicans need to stop looking for a Leader and start thinking about where they want to go.

It would be nice to have a big personality around. If she is out of politics period, this is NOT good for America or politics.

Updated again:

The Anchoress[6] is covering everything.

Bill Kristol is deliciously contrarian[7]:

After all, she’s freeing herself from the duties of the governorship. Now she can do her book, give speeches, travel the country and the world, campaign for others, meet people, get more educated on the issues – and without being criticized for neglecting her duties in Alaska. I suppose she’ll take a hit for leaving the governorship early – but how much of one? She’s probably accomplished most of what she was going to get done as governor, and is leaving a sympatico lieutenant governor in charge.

And haven’t conservatives been lamenting the lack of a national leader? Well, now she’ll try to be that. She may not succeed. Everything rests on her talents, and on her performance. She’ll be under intense and hostile scrutiny, and she’ll have to perform well.

I actually agree with him. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. It has to be a good reason for her to step down, though.

Do you get the feeling, though, that no matter the reason, she will be loathed, hated, lamented and maligned? This woman inspires such vitriol. It’s astonishing.


Joy McCann has a very thoughtful take at Pajamas Media.[8] What if the reason she’s bowing out is for health reasons or some such? Joy says:

If that does in fact turn out to be the case, how will those who are burying her prematurely feel later on about their gleeful pronouncements that the governor’s national career is “over”? And how will they feel if they are right for the “wrong reasons,” and Governor Palin has simply decided to stop fighting nuisance lawsuits and taking slams from the media and entertainment mainstream?

  1. without equivocation:
  2. Rick from Brutally Honest:
  3. scandal:
  4. predictably pessimistic:
  5. Jon Henke also says she’s done:
  6. The Anchoress:
  7. Bill Kristol is deliciously contrarian:
  8. Pajamas Media.:

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