"Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down. Either way – her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today."That's fairly measured, actually.
Let's survey some of the left's Palin derangement:
* Via Memeorandum, Kimberly Krautter, at Huffington Post, "Sarah Palin - What a Schmuck."
* From Mamabigblog, in the comments at Daily Kos:
Sarah's worth a fortune in media terms. She'll get her own show on Fox, she'll work the speech circuit and the fundraising circuit, and she'll make a fortune. Staying in office means she's restricted from milking the fame cow for all it's worth. Running for and holding public office is actual work, and she just wants to be rich and famous. Now, she'll be able to take full advantage of that, because she's irresistible to the media circus.* Swopa at Firedoglake, "Sarah Palin: No Longer Alaska’s Problem, Aspiring to Be America’s Problem."
It will be comedy gold for years to come, folks. She wants to be the incoherent female version of Rush Limbaugh. Maybe she'll get together with Ann Coulter and they can do a show together...
* Jed Lewison at Daily Kos, "Unless she's a total moron, there's no way she's running for president. Then again, maybe she is a total moron."
And here's this from demon TBogg:
Sarah Palin is quitting because it's hard to campaign for President from North Snowhell and because she can be more effective outside of politics which probably means that she going to be starring on Fox as White Trash Oprah.Rolling updates thoughout the evening ...
UPDATE: From the Daily Beast, "Palin Resignation: 10 Theories Why."
She will be the first politician to actually try to increase the population of retarded people. To me, it’s kinda like saying the world needs more cancer patients because they teach us such personal lessons.
Her first act as President: To introduce a Pre-K lunch buffet that includes lead paint chips. Sort of a Large HEAD-START Program.
She will then encourage women to hold off on pregnancies until their 40’s just to mix up some chromosomes.
She now is in favor of abortion only in case of diploid birth.