Ever since John McCain made his disastrous decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running made in ’08, I’ve been saying that the winner of that election was her. It was only a matter of time, I told my circle of friends, before she ducked out of her gig as Alaska’s governor and cashed in on her extraordinary notoriety by taking a job in radio or television.
Well, I’m just speculating here. But today she took one more step towards the media move, announcing that she’s not seeking re-election and stepping down:
“With this announcement … I’ve determined it’s best to transfer the authority of governor to Lieutenant Governor Parnell; and I am willing to do so, so that this administration – with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future – can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success.”
And why is she ducking out? Palin says the media hasn’t given Alaska (and her) enough credit for her efforts to resist the allegedly horrible policies of the Obama administration.
I wish you’d hear MORE from the media of your state’s progress and how we tackle Outside interests – daily – SPECIAL interests that would stymie our state. Even those debt-ridden stimulus dollars that would force the heavy hand of federal government into our communities with an “all-knowing attitude” – I have taken the slings and arrows with that unpopular move to veto because I know being right is better than being popular. Some of those dollars would harm Alaska and harm America – I resisted those dollars because of the obscene national debt we’re forcing our children to pay, because of today’s Big Government spending; it’s immoral and doesn’t even make economic sense!
So what’s Palin going to do now? All she says is this: “no more ‘politics as usual’ and I am taking my fight for what’s right – for Alaska – in a new direction.” I’m guessing that “new direction” is going to be a generously remunerated job in conservative talk radio, television, or both, where she can answer her own rhetorical questions to her hearts’ content.
And no “gotcha” questions. Take that Katie Couric!