I was surprised to hear that Sarah Palin has resigned as governor of Alaska.
In a stunning announcement, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday morning she will resign her office in a few weeks.
Speculation has swirled for weeks, perhaps months that Palin would not seek re-election in 2010 as she pursues a political career on the national stage. The former vice presidential candidate has long been rumored to be considering a run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Palin did not address those rumors at the press conference at her Wasilla home, during which she did not take questions from reporters.
Perhaps Palin is planning to use the time to brush up on national and international affairs, to make herself a serious candidate. It would certainly be a wise move on her part. OTOH, I have to wonder if any amount of brushing up would make her a "serious candidate" after the trashing she's taken.
Oops. Spoke too soon. Other sources say Palin is out of politics for good, tired of the nastiness aimed at herself and her family. This would make sense to me. Palin has a multimillion dollar book deal, and if she isn't in politics, she's free to do whatever it is she chooses to do. We'll have to wait and see.
UPDATE: Rumors are swirling that an "iceberg," in the form of an embezzlement indictment are coming. This would certainly explain Palin's announcement that she was stepping down as governor.
UPDATE x2: Media Research Center has compiled 10 months of media hate for Sarah Palin.
UPDATE x3: Best quote of the day:
If Sarah Palin had aborted Trig, the left would have been okay with it. If she hid Trig offstage and out of sight, all would be good. But treat the child as you would any other child, and that cannot be tolerated.
There is something about a Down syndrome child in plain view which has exposed the moral and emotional bankruptcy of the left-wing of the Democratic party. And they hate Sarah Palin because deep down, they hate themselves for being who they are.