Palin Quits as Alaska Governor
- 07-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Palin Quits as Alaska Governor
Palin Quits as Alaska Governor - Political News - FOXNews.com
WTF!!!! If she thinks this is how she's gonna launch a presidential campaign, it's a huge mistake IMO. Giving up and quitting after 2.5 years as gub'na isn't going to bode well with most voters IMO. She's just giving ammunition to her opponents this way.
- 07-03-2009, 06:30 PM
07-03-2009, 06:34 PM
I don't think this is why. I think any advisor would have told her to stay in office, I wouldn't be surprised to see something come out of the closet so to speak.
07-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Werd! Possible marital problems comes to mind. Maybe Mr. Sarah Palin isn't happy in ther marriage anymore or maybe HE has come outta the clost. Never know! Or, maybe just stress.
Yeah, might as well give them another shot at bankrupting the country.Can't wait till she runs for office.
Democrats will win again
07-04-2009, 12:46 AM
07-04-2009, 01:11 AM
I do think she learned the hard way about ugly politics. As much as she took alot of heat she made herself a target. Many times alleging Obama was a terrorist etc along with some other character attacks against him. And I think she is lying about people making fun of her mentally retarded son. I havent heard anything about that.
07-04-2009, 04:34 AM
We had Dave Letterman make a moderately inappropriate joke about her and her daughters, she responded in a crazy way, she got trolled very effectively by Matt Lauer on national TV, and then there were the low-brow jokes about her MR kid. I think she caved under the pressure.
07-04-2009, 04:46 AM
Everyone (the media, us, etc) needs to stop giving her so much attention. It's a foregone conclusion that if she mounts a presidential run in 2012, it will fail. Perhaps if she's eyeing 2016 or 2020 (she's young enough to) then she's got some time to make mistakes, gain experience, rebuild her image and give it a shot.
Although none of us would know her name or even think it feasible that she considers a run if McCain didn't throw the ultimate of hail mary's by selecting her as his running mate last year....which was not based on merit, intelligence, political skill or the best interests of the country. Just pure BS.
07-04-2009, 04:49 AM
07-04-2009, 08:39 AM
I really never understood why some people seem to hate her so much. Seriously, what did she ever do to earn it? I suppose, in a petty sort of way, I can see why the far left hates her. She's a female, a conservative, (until now) very successful in her political career. She's pro-life, pro 2nd amendment, family oriented, and if that weren't enough to anger the left, she's also extremely hot.
Being a conservative female or a minority, with everything she has going for her, is generally seen by the far left as somewhat of a provocation. Look at Clearance Thomas. First AA US Supreme Court Justice and the most unknown historical figure in the country.
I also wouldn't call Letterman's jokes about her 14yo daughter moderately innappropriate. Classless and perverted would be a more appropriate description, especially considering they were from a 62yo mand directed at a 14yo girl. As much as the left hated Bush, you never heard insults like that about his daughters. I can't even begin to imagine the outrage we'd see in the media if anyone made similar moderately innappropriate jokes about the Obama girls.
07-04-2009, 09:11 AM
She is a beautiful package for sure, but the space between those lovely little ears is lacking pertinent data. I'm intrigued by y'all's take on her reason for stepping down. I don't wish her or her family any hardship, but for the sake of our country's big picture, I'd rather it be that than the rumor bouncing around CNN yesterday... that she's being prepped as the next GOP presidential candidate. I nearly fainted when I heard that.
07-04-2009, 10:34 AM
However, anything relating to her family should have been off limits. Regarding the Letterman issue, I am not certain it was ever discussed for certain that he addressed the younger or older daughter. However, it was inappropriate regardless.
Regarding Clarence Thomas, he was not the first AA justice, just an fyi, it was Thurgood Marshall
07-04-2009, 12:16 PM
Oh man...I just realized something. As much as we'd all be happy to just see her go away (and I got my hopes up when she announced her resignation) she will probably re-emerge within a year with her own talk show. I fear we'll never be rid of her. Oh well...decent eye candy.
07-04-2009, 12:48 PM
07-04-2009, 12:56 PM
07-04-2009, 01:14 PM
07-04-2009, 01:52 PM
I don't think she has a prayer of getting the GOP nomination after this, not that she did anyway. Things are looking good for my boy Mitt right now. Although a lot can happen over the next few years. Another empty suit could always emerge on the scene and steal the show.
07-05-2009, 02:34 PM
This morning CNN reported that yesterday, Palin posted on her blog that she "has a higher calling."
07-05-2009, 02:43 PM
07-05-2009, 02:46 PM
07-05-2009, 02:48 PM
07-05-2009, 02:49 PM
07-05-2009, 02:50 PM
which is perfectly fine, and I wish her luck with whatever she does. Just glad to see her going in another direction. I will say this, the idea that she was the future of the party was frightening.
07-05-2009, 03:45 PM
She never was the future of the party. There's certainly no leadership in the party right now. Bobby Jindal seems to have some potential.
07-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Oh well, I'm sure God has a plan for her. Everything happens for a reason, yada yada yada.
07-05-2009, 04:19 PM
07-05-2009, 05:39 PM
I've wondered if perhaps her "higher calling" has to do with making her family more of a priority. As in possible problems or issues at home that she can't attend while being the busy governor.
07-05-2009, 06:00 PM
07-05-2009, 06:14 PM
I don't mean to come off like a know-it-all in my statements. But for me as a woman, I had some hope that Palin could rep the female camp well before the nation. She SO blew the opportunity. Hilary comes off too brash and Palin came off a lovely ditz, so.... Oh, well.
07-05-2009, 06:38 PM
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