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