Sarah Palin's announcement that she will resign as Governor of Alaska has kicked off a new round of attacks on Palin's intelligence and integrity from pundits on both sides of the political spectrum. For most of the commentators, the resignation signals an end to Palin's chances at becoming President.Read the rest of the analysis here.
Few of the critics supported Palin before the resignation, so the resignation is not so much a revelation to them, as an opportunity to say "I told you so" and to take more cheap shots at Palin and her family. Among the non-political classes who form the base of Palin's support, I'm not sure the resignation makes much difference.
Despite the criticism of Palin and assertions that she is unfit for the presidency, it is hard to imagine that Palin could do any worse as President than Barack Obama is doing right now. For all Obama's smarts and syntax, he is driving this country off a cliff, with the pedal down to the floor while he reads the drivers' manual on how the brakes work.
If Palin were President, we would not have ...
See also, Riehl World View, "Sarah Palin's Record of Accomplishment In Office."
And Villainous Company, "The Best and the Brightest: Obama, Palin, and the American Dream."
Plus, more award-winning journalism on Palin. At Anchorage Daily News, "Johnston Says Palin Had Eye On the Money":
Levi Johnston, the former fiance of Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, on Thursday joined the crowd offering up potential reasons for Palin's decision to step down.And, The Politico, "Levi Johnston: Sarah Palin Did It For the Money."
Somebody's doing it for the money, that's for sure.
Also, Mark Morford at the San Francisco Chronicle, "Don't Go, Sarah Palin! A Nation Turns its Lonely Eyes To Your Ditzy Insufferable Ramblings."
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