The Sarah Palin I-Quit-Arod

July 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Posted in American politics | 7 Comments

Brilliant title. It seems Sarah Palin is a born quitter. Is there anything she has actually completed?

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  1. Yeah, totally unlike President Obama. Not the man who was sworn in as Senator from Illinois in Jan. of 2005, but began his candidacy for the Presidency in Jan. 2007- two years into a six year term (after saying he would NOT run). So apparently it is okay to leave your elected office, but only if you get elected for another position within government.

    Politicians trade up public offices often with little or no criticism. So what’s the big deal? Is it that she instead chose to focus on protecting and providing for her family? Or perhaps she got fed up with leftist bloggers and media types ridiculing her children or suggesting her husband engaged in incest with her daughter?

    While as a libertarian I’m no fan of most Republicans, there is such a thing as basic decency. And for some reason, there is something about Sarah Palin that renders many on the left incapable of such. After hearing more than a few of my friends who vote Dem. lament that Gov. Palin wasn’t inside her church when it was deliberately set on fire, I realized that politics in this country has descended down a hole that is both dark and dangerous.

  2. Dude, when did Obama say he would not run? And when did he actually resign from his office?

    So apparently it is okay to leave your elected office, but only if you get elected for another position within government.

    Do you realize how blatantly ignorant this sounds? OF COURSE it is okay to leave your elected office if the people elected you to another position! How stupid are you dude? What about Jon Huntsman who was named ambassador to China? He was a governor of Utah. He’s gonna leave that position and serve the government as asked, and no one but apparently you has a problem with that.

    Is it that she instead chose to focus on protecting and providing for her family? Or perhaps she got fed up with leftist bloggers and media types ridiculing her children or suggesting her husband engaged in incest with her daughter?

    She left for the money, and I’m sticking with that. She’s gonna reap millions of dollars for her book deal. She’s a celebrity now. She’s no longer Governor Palin. She is now the commodity: Sarah Palin. She has an image, and she’s gonna milk it for all it is worth.

    Do you want to know why liberals and leftists deride her so much? Because she is so utterly stupid, vapid, incompetent, incoherent, laughable, vindictive. And you want her to represent you? And then you wonder why we pick on her so much? She says, of Obama, that he “pals around with terrorists” and then she complains of being criticized?

    If you want to be treated more respectfully, then support more respectful candidates.

  3. “Do you realize how blatantly ignorant this sounds?”

    No, but I’m sure you’ll condescend to inform me.

    “How stupid are you dude? ”

    Maybe we could start a pissing contest about who has more advanced degrees? Or maybe we could let the fact that I don’t end my sentences with the word “dude” be the deciding factor? That would be rather silly though. Seems like a better policy to just rise above suggesting the other person is stupid and get on to rebutting their argument(s).

    “What about Jon Huntsman who was named ambassador to China? He was a governor of Utah. He’s gonna leave that position and serve the government as asked, and no one but apparently you has a problem with that.”

    Did I say I had a problem with that? I was pointing out the double standard between politicians who advance their own careers by trading up in office are not criticized for their actions, while those who leave to preserve their family are criticized. I don’t begrudge either politician for leaving their respective office. The wheels of government are designed to deal with such issues in a somewhat efficient manner. Last I checked Alaska wasn’t spiraling into catastrophe. Plus, one would that that liberal bloggers would be happy that Palin is out of office earlier than expected?!

    “Do you want to know why liberals and leftists deride her so much? Because she is so utterly stupid, vapid, incompetent, incoherent, laughable, vindictive. And you want her to represent you?”

    What an interesting assumption. If I think the woman is being treated rather cruelly then I must support her politics?

    With regards to your litany of derision aimed at Gov. Palin, I think Camille Paglia said it best:

    “One of the most idiotic allegations batting around out there among urban media insiders is that Palin is “dumb.” Are they kidding? What level of stupidity is now par for the course in those musty circles? (The value of Ivy League degrees, like sub-prime mortgages, has certainly been plummeting. As a Yale Ph.D., I have a perfect right to my scorn.) People who can’t see how smart Palin is are trapped in their own narrow parochialism — the tedious, hackneyed forms of their upper-middle-class syntax and vocabulary.”

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2008/10/08/palin/index1.html

    “If you want to be treated more respectfully, then support more respectful candidates.”

    Don’t worry, I am not concerned about whether or not you respect me. 😉

  4. “Dude, when did Obama say he would not run?”

    Well there’s this…

    and there is another clip from around the same time that doesn’t appear on Youtube anymore. I will look around for it and post it if I can find it again.

  5. Total,

    while those who leave to preserve their family are criticized.

    If indeed she was leaving to preserve her family, then I would have no problem with that. Hell, I don’t really care that she’s leaving for the money. I just am tired of the dishonesty.

    Don’t worry, I am not concerned about whether or not you respect me.

    Then we’re cool. 🙂

  6. John,

    First off, your link is missing a forward slash, so the link doesn’t work. Secondly, having watched the video, I don’t see where he said he wasn’t running. He said that if he were serious about a national run, he would have to start in 2004. He said that he didn’t plan on running at that time. So, you’ve gotta do better than that video.

  7. “Then we’re cool.”

    Cool as a cucumber in November.


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