03 July 2009

Palin Resigns

What the fuck?! Her term ends in less than two years. Even if she has her eyes on the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, she could at least finish the term she was elected to.

The erratic dim bulb is still freakier than ever.

Update: Jed Lewison:
She sure sounds like she's running for president. Which must mean she's a moron.
Mayor of a town of 6,000, half a term as governor of a state with a population less than that of San Francisco, and an absolutely ghastly run for VP. The coming catastrophe will at least be entertaining, if not a nightmare.

Update 2: Josh Marshall:
Okay, we're getting our first indication of what happened. It seems like a colossal sulk on Palin's part, or perhaps better to say an effort on her part to ingeniously combine anti-liberal media bias agitation with Christianist politics by portraying herself as having been crucified by the liberal media.

...this clearly happened so quickly that Palin hasn't even had a chance to come up with a coherent cover story for her resignation. Some context is probably helpful here, however. Remember that based on the public record, Palin is a wildly unethical public official, guilty at a minimum of numerous instances of abusing her authority as governor. And a lot of very damaging information has come out about her in the last few days - though mainly embarrassing information about her character rather than new evidence of bad acts. I would not be surprised if this latest round of revelations shook something else loose that we haven't heard about yet.
That would make more sense to me than resigning a year and a half short of the end of her term to run for president.

Then again, she has never made much sense, has she?