Saturday, July 04, 2009

Sarah Palin Will Be One Term Governor

It looks like Andrew "I had Trig Palin's Baby" Sullivan and the rest of the Palin haters have caused Sarah Palin to decline to run for a second term as Alaska's Governor. From Facebook.

Some say things changed for me on August 29th last year - the day John McCain tapped me to be his running-mate - I say others changed.

Let me speak to that for a minute.

Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions.

Every one - all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We've won! But it hasn't been cheap - the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to "opposition research" - that's money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers - or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the "politics of personal destruction" ... Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn't cost them a dime so they're not going to stop draining public resources - spending other peoples' money in their game.

It's pretty insane - my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more "politics as usual," but THIS isn't what anyone had in mind for ALASKA.
Even more interesting is that she is considering resignation from the Governor's Office.

So what is my prediction for her next move? She is going to start running for President of the USA.

Cross Posted at Classical Values


Neil said...

Two options:

1) She's had it, the other shoe is about to drop, gone fishin', gonna go make some serious money now. Good for her.

2) Crazy like a fox: she out-draws Obama as far as crowds go, and for the first time in 150 years there's a potentially serious third-party movement (I don't count the Bull Moose party).

Alaska is not her base of support--she did a lot of good for the state, but bulldozed the local political establishment. They want her dead.

The Tea Parties are her base of support. Assuming things get significantly worse during 2010 and 2011 (which is a pretty good bet), Americans aren't going to be in a mood to just switch parties again. They're going to want to tear the whole establishment apart. Just like Palin did in Alaska. And if it doesn't work out, she's back to option 1). Good for her.

I don't claim any special knowledge here. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

I thought today was the 4th of July...but instead, it's Christmas in Alaska!

Sarah Cudda Wudda Shudda couldn't handle the heat. Run for the Prez in 2012? Well, its a good thing that position doesn't come with same degree of pressure as the Gov of Alaska.

R-R-R said...

Palin’s move puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to. This week Helen Thomas, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet all turned on him. Polls are looking droopy for The One lately.

Obama’s porkulus program is a train wreck, all it’s done is bump interest rates and tank the dollar. We are being laughed at by bad guys like Tehran, Pyongyang, and Al Qaida who amazingly turned-down Barack’s friend-requests.

Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- while begging for lower taxes, free enterpise, a defense posture with some backbone… an end to the radical, anti-American nightmare we’ve got now.

Go get ‘em Sarah-

M. Simon said...

Anonymous said...

Stimulate the base, huh? Britney Spears draws big crowds too. So what?

She's getting out just before the Alaska legislature overrides her veto. She's done. Cooked. Over.

Sarah Palin is, and always has been, a trainwreck. Even fellow 'pubs are calling her erratic and stupid.

Neil said...

99% is talking his book again. His pet solar technology can only make it big-time in the real world if it is both mandated and subsidized by the government. If he is to succeed the way he wants, he needs a man with a badge to hold a gun to his customers' heads.

Palin must really scare him badly.

The North Coast said...

Palin couldn't take the heat of running a state with a population about equal to the north lake front of Chicago, so she's considering an office like the Presidency? I mean, if she came to this city and ran as alderman, she'd be eaten alive.

She delivered a strange speech to explain herself, saying that "continuing to plod along" as the governor of AL was "being a quitter".

What a moron this woman is. But we live in a country of morons, so even though she's dead as politician, she'll be able to make lots of bucks on the talk show circuit. I hope that's where she stays.

M. Simon said...


I dunno. If Sarah is more interested in being EFFECTIVE than being a politician I think it is a good move.

And you know we have far too many professional politicians in politics. I rather like her attitude.

What with the coming breakdown of the Teleprompter Administration I think she stands a good chance in politics. And an even better chance of rallying the troops.

The reason she gets so much hate is that she is feared. Excellent.

Anonymous said...

The reason people fear her is because she is so unbelievably stupid.

If she was ever in the White House there would be mushroom clouds close behind. What a complete dunce she is.

But I'm glad you still like her, Msimon. You know, birds of feather...are ignorant together.

Puff, puff, puff....