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Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby Burrito » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:51 pm UTC

Anyone have any huge details?

Link's on MSN, CNN, sorryI'mnewIcan'tlink. It's all over CNN...

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Gov. Sarah Palin announced Friday that she will step down as Alaska's chief executive by the end of the month. She will not seek election to a second gubernatorial term in 2010.

As the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, Palin had been considered one of the front-runners for the GOP nomination in 2012.

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Palin was elected governor in 2006. She was tapped as Arizona Sen. John McCain's vice presidential running mate last year.

Palin said she was transferring authority to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, who will be sworn in at the Governor's Picnic on July 26.

Following Palin's announcement, the Democratic National Committee blasted what it called her "bizarre behavior."

"Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said.

"Either way, her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today."

Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ed Rollins said, to a certain extent, Palin's announcement makes her look "terribly inept."

"I think everyone is shocked by this, and I think to a certain extent everyone is going to assume there's another story. You don't just quit with a year and a half to go. You certainly don't do this as a stepping stone to run for president. You finish the job that you're in, and obviously she's not doing that," he said.
"I think people are going to be very suspicious because of the timing. You don't quit on the Friday of a three-day holiday. If you are going to do this, you think it through, you give a good speech," Rollins said.


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Postby Indon » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:11 am UTC

This... this actually makes me kind of proud of her.

Long story short, from listening to her speech: She's quitting primarily because she's inundated in ethical questions about her government, but unlike Nixon she's quitting before she gets caught red-handed at it.

It reflects a degree of responsibility in government that puts her honestly above the median politician.

There's probably also an element of intimidation, though, and I wonder at that. :|

It's also quite clear that she doesn't understand what Internal Affairs is for.
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Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:18 am UTC

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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby Lycur » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:38 am UTC

Darn. I was really hoping she'd stay prominent long enough to destroy the republican's 2012 run.

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Postby Indon » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:43 am UTC

Lycur wrote:Darn. I was really hoping she'd stay prominent long enough to destroy the republican's 2012 run.


Well, we're looking at two possibilities along those lines:

-Palin was smart and will now go behind the scenes on that point, perhaps even to pop back up in time to run for president!

-Female, Alaskan, Rush Limbaugh.
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Postby The Reaper » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:44 am UTC

I'm still not sure why this woman merits being newsworthy. :\ Otherwise I would have posted about this when the news about the news conference came out. :\

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Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:56 am UTC

I'm not giving her any cookies for this:

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Postby Kaiyas » Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:52 am UTC

CNN wrote:Palin was elected governor in 2006. She was tapped as Arizona Sen. John McCain's vice presidential running mate last year.

CNN wrote:She was tapped as Arizona Sen. John McCain's vice presidential running mate last year.

CNN wrote:She was tapped

CNN wrote:[Palin] was tapped
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What Republican wouldn't tap her?

...for a high office.
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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby frezik » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:40 am UTC

I don't get this. If she wants to make a run for President in 2012, she's best to stick with her current job. State governors in general are in a tough spot due to budget problems, and Alaska in particular has a problem since its economy is based so much on oil (which might not go back up with the rest of the economy), but it's not like she'll be free from blame if things continue going badly. Losing the next election for governor would hurt her presidential ambitions, but the solution to that is to not run next time, not to cut out now. Neither would this stop any ongoing internal investigations into ethical behavior.

Possibilities:

1) Purely personal reasons
2) Is simply loco
3) Wants to make opponents think she's loco
4) Taking the Brett Favre career path, will attempt to be appointed Premier of Ontario

3 doesn't seem like a very good move. It might work if this was Poker, but in Politics, it has the side effect of making would-be allies think you're loco. It also probably gives her too much credit for strategic thought. I'm leaning towards 1, but I think there's something we haven't been told yet.
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Postby SummerGlauFan » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:54 am UTC

I'm really, really, REALLY hoping she stay s the heck away from politics from now on.

Unfortunately, my spidey-sense is tingling that she is probably going to make another grab at the White House. While jumping out of a Governorship doesn't make a lot of sense, there will probably be a lot of uberconservative wingnuts who will vote for her for exactly the same reasons they liked her the first time: She professes to be a Christian, she "thinks/talks/acts like the everyman" (oh gag me raw!), and she "haz teh family valuez."

I don't know what scares me more, what she is likely to do in the national government, or the fact that there are people who think she is the best choice.
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Postby Clumpy » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:57 am UTC

My thoughts:

Sarah Palin was for the wasteful "Bridge to Nowhere" before she was against it, and proudly defended Alaskans' sharing of local resources and profits before attacking Obama's "socialism." Her campaign behavior was a confounding mix of confused, cautiously generic statements and self-righteous attacks. She seemed taken aback and offended when forced to explain herself, and has always seemed most comfortable with sympathetic interviewers who wear hypocrisy blinders [here I link to her Hannity interview].

Here is a woman who frequently looks as if she has no idea what she is doing at any given moment, but everybody else seems obliged to go along for the ride. And now she's resigning her governorship for a multitude of confusing, possibly conflicting reasons. There's talk that she might be considering a run for president, but it's a given that she's resigning in disgrace. I'm betting on both.

She seems like a nice person going through a hard time, so I'm willing to forgive all unless she gives any hint that she'll be making a presidential run, in which case I'll be wearing the following T-shirt every day:

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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby Durandal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:58 am UTC

SummerGlauFan wrote:I don't know what scares me more, what she is likely to do in the national government, or the fact that there are people who think she is the best choice.

Chill out. Stop acting like it would be the end of the fucking world if she was in office.

Seriously. You are calling out a solid half the population of America. Think about it.

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Postby SummerGlauFan » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:09 am UTC

Durandal wrote:
SummerGlauFan wrote:I don't know what scares me more, what she is likely to do in the national government, or the fact that there are people who think she is the best choice.

Chill out. Stop acting like it would be the end of the fucking world if she was in office.

Seriously. You are calling out a solid half the population of America. Think about it.

Hmm. Touchy, much? I never said it would be the end of the world. I said she would be a very bad choice.

How many times did she say inaccurate information in public, even after she should have been briefed about it? How many times did she fail to demonstrate any semblance of composure in a media interview? How many times did she string a random group of words into a sentence? How many times did she advocate fossil fuel use and either ignored or flat-out attacked other forms of energy? How many times did she demonstrate absolute disdain about environmental protection? How many other awful, stupid, or insanely hostile things did she say or do, and that was only what she did in PUBLIC?

Despite all that, there are people who would support her, who would ignore those things just because she seemed to live a family life they liked, or worse, liked those very things. While they certainly don't represent 50% of America (quite a few people voted Republican for McCain, and against Obama, either not caring about Palin, or disliking her but disliking Obama more), Even if they represented 99.999999% of the population, I would still call them out on it thank you very much.
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Postby natraj » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:09 am UTC

Durandal wrote:Chill out. Stop acting like it would be the end of the fucking world if she was in office.

Seriously. You are calling out a solid half the population of America. Think about it.


What? Seriously? How? I doubt that a full half the population thinks that Palin would be the best choice for president.
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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby Durandal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:15 am UTC

SummerGlauFan wrote:Hmm. Touchy, much? I never said it would be the end of the world. I said she would be a very bad choice.

How many times did she say inaccurate information in public, even after she should have been briefed about it? How many times did she fail to demonstrate any semblance of composure in a media interview? How many times did she string a random group of words into a sentence? How many times did she advocate fossil fuel use and either ignored or flat-out attacked other forms of energy? How many times did she demonstrate absolute disdain about environmental protection? How many other awful, stupid, or insanely hostile things did she say or do, and that was only what she did in PUBLIC?

Despite all that, there are people who would support her, who would ignore those things just because she seemed to live a family life they liked, or worse, liked those very things. While they certainly don't represent 50% of America (quite a few people voted Republican for McCain, and against Obama, either not caring about Palin, or disliking her but disliking Obama more), Even if they represented 99.999999% of the population, I would still call them out on it thank you very much.

I don't support her, I just dislike people who are openly biased to the point that they are disgusted with anyone who even considers that the 'other side' has any merit whatsoever.

I understand why you're like that; most internet news sites are heavily biased towards the liberal side, like digg and such. Spend enough time in that community and you'll truly start to believe that all conservatives are backwards idiots with no relevance in present-day society. More specifically, you'll think that Palin is a moron. It's very easy to screen coverage to give an impression. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and look at things through a difference lens though, if only to remind yourself that no, you are not always absolutely objectively right.

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Postby Indon » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:19 am UTC

Durandal wrote:I don't support her, I just dislike people who are openly biased to the point that they are disgusted with anyone who even considers that the 'other side' has any merit whatsoever.

I understand why you're like that; most internet news sites are heavily biased towards the liberal side, like digg and such. Spend enough time in that community and you'll truly start to believe that all conservatives are backwards idiots with no relevance in present-day society. More specifically, you'll think that Palin is a moron. It's very easy to screen coverage to give an impression. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and look at things through a difference lens though, if only to remind yourself that no, you are not always absolutely objectively right.


Speaking as a representative of Fake America, personally, I think Palin is an exceptionally honest conservative.
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Durandal wrote:I understand why you're like that; most internet news sites are heavily biased towards the liberal side, like digg and such. Spend enough time in that community and you'll truly start to believe that all conservatives are backwards idiots with no relevance in present-day society. More specifically, you'll think that Palin is a moron. It's very easy to screen coverage to give an impression. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and look at things through a difference lens though, if only to remind yourself that no, you are not always absolutely objectively right.
Are you seriously implying that Palin was a qualified choice for Vice President? I don't think she's a moron, worthless, or even crazy. But I also don't think that she's qualified for the Vice Presidency, by any sensible metric. Can you not comprehend how I can believe these two things simultaneously?

...and are you seriously blaming the internet for our perception of Palin as being unfit to be the Vice President? I mean, seriously? Sarah "you're not the real America" Palin?

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Postby Durandal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:24 am UTC

I'm not blaming the internet. I'm providing an example. But really, pro-conservative stuff on the internet was fairly hard to come by, unless you looked for it.

Anyone who gets that far in politics, to the point that they are considered for the job, is qualified.

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Durandal wrote:I'm not blaming the internet. I'm providing an example.

Anyone who gets that far in politics, to the point that they are considered for the job, is qualified.

That's a doozy of a whopper of a heck of an assumption. You think politicians, who pick other politicians, never make mistakes or simply just make openly nepotistic/corrupt judgements?

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Postby Lycur » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:26 am UTC

Durandal wrote:I'm not blaming the internet. I'm providing an example.

Anyone who gets that far in politics, to the point that they are considered for the job, is qualified.


Only in as much as the job is to get people to vote for your running mate. She had nowhere near adequate qualification for the actual duties performed by the VP.

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Durandal wrote:I don't support her, I just dislike people who are openly biased to the point that they are disgusted with anyone who even considers that the 'other side' has any merit whatsoever.

I understand why you're like that; most internet news sites are heavily biased towards the liberal side, like digg and such. Spend enough time in that community and you'll truly start to believe that all conservatives are backwards idiots with no relevance in present-day society. More specifically, you'll think that Palin is a moron. It's very easy to screen coverage to give an impression. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and look at things through a difference lens though, if only to remind yourself that no, you are not always absolutely objectively right.


I'm not "disgusted with the 'other side.'" I dislike Palin's policies, and her lack of composer. There's a difference between the blind hostility you seem to be accusing me of, and disliking someone for a reason.

I never said that all conservatives were backwards, rock-chucking Neanderthals who have no relevance in modern politics. I said uberconservatives, the really, really, really conservative ones, supported Palin primarily/purely because of her stance on "family values," and ignored or even liked many of the aspects about her that I disliked and/or found disturbing. However, many of what you would call conservatives did not care about Palin, or didn't like her and voted for McCain because they liked him.
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Postby The Great Hippo » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:27 am UTC

Let's not forget that Palin's consideration for the job was completely at the behest of McCain, so what you're saying is "If McCain thinks you're qualified to be our Vice President, you're qualified".

That's a great metric for qualification you've got going there.

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Postby Durandal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:32 am UTC

...whatever. If you're treating her being qualified as utterly ridiculous and out of the question, I don't think I'm really getting through.

Just remember, it's never a good idea to be so conceited as to think you have everything figured out. People don't believe other things than you simply because they are idiots.

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Durandal wrote:Just remember, it's never a good idea to be so conceited as to think you have everything figured out. People don't believe other things than you simply because they are idiots.
Right. The gentleman beating your head in with a crowbar while holding your wallet might just have been struggling to return your hard-earned cash to you after it fell out of your pocket, but suddenly mistook you for a rabid wolverine - the fellow with the white hood who's screaming "I HATE NIGGERS!" might be dressed up for a ghost on Halloween and only guilty of mispronouncing 'Snickers' - and the nice lady on television who thinks the earth is six thousand years old, can't name a supreme court case she disagrees with except 'Roe vs Wade', has absolutely no political background related to the position at hand, and believes that I'm not actually a part of real America is just the victim of a malicious left-wing conspiracy to make her sound like a completely un-fucking-qualified candidate.

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Postby Durandal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:47 am UTC

Jesus, calm down. Read above. I do not support Sarah Palin. I am advocating not being a biased prick.

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Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:48 am UTC

For sufficiently small values of "biased," perhaps. What you seem to be advocating against is the formation of strong but reasoned opinions.
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Postby SummerGlauFan » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:52 am UTC

Durandal wrote:Jesus, calm down. Read above. I do not support Sarah Palin. I am advocating not being a biased prick.


Except, when we gave reasons why we formed the viewpoints we have, all you did was accuse us of being "biased pricks," and suggested that we had spent too much time on Digg and other "skewed sites." As if we are not capable of forming our own stances on issues, and are not capable of observing the behavior, attitude, and viewpoints of Palin and forming our own conclusion.

So, get down off your high horse. It's had a rough day.
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Postby Belial » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:55 am UTC

Durandal wrote:I'm not blaming the internet. I'm providing an example. But really, pro-conservative stuff on the internet was fairly hard to come by, unless you looked for it.


I see this as a feature, honestly. The idea that if there are two viewpoints on an issue, then they must obviously be of equal value and must be taken equally seriously is laughable.
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Postby Durandal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:00 am UTC

Well, certainly not in all issues. In particularly divisive ones involving sufficiently large populations on either side though, I wouldn't dismiss the notion as laughable.

I didn't mean to sound condescending, summerglaufan. I do respect your opinions. I've just become so accustomed to the standard intolerance and unwillingness to even consider others' points in politics (especially in a medium such as the internet) that I suppose I judged you as just another example.
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Postby frezik » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:00 am UTC

Durandal wrote:I understand why you're like that; most internet news sites are heavily biased towards the liberal side, like digg and such. Spend enough time in that community and you'll truly start to believe that all conservatives are backwards idiots with no relevance in present-day society. More specifically, you'll think that Palin is a moron. It's very easy to screen coverage to give an impression. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and look at things through a difference lens though, if only to remind yourself that no, you are not always absolutely objectively right.


I make it a point to read Free Republic from time to time. That's quite enough to tell me that conservatives are backwards idiots without digg telling me so.

Anyone who gets that far in politics, to the point that they are considered for the job, is qualified.


I'm wondering if you'd make that same argument about Obama, who has had a short career beyond the state congressional level, but far more than Palin.

As for Palin herself, I think she's a nice person who should on no account be allowed in any position of leadership.
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Postby The Great Hippo » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:02 am UTC

Belial wrote:I see this as a feature, honestly. The idea that if there are two viewpoints on an issue, then they must obviously be of equal value and must be taken equally seriously is laughable.
Obviously, the lack of credible sources gushing over Palin's various achievements and qualifications indicates a conspiracy, not a lack of achievements and qualifications.

In other news, the lack of scientific interest in the Biblical account of Creation indicates that scientists are horribly biased against the Biblical account of Creation.
Durandal wrote:Well, certainly not in all issues. In particularly divisive ones involving sufficiently large populations on either side though, I wouldn't dismiss the notion as laughable.
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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby EsotericWombat » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:03 am UTC

The only difference between her and Nixon is that she might actually be politically relevant in the future. Which is the only reason that she's leaving now. And like Nixon, dismissing all charges against her as the product of partisan vitriol.

Here's what we're looking at here.

1: She was once the most popular governor in the country, boasting approval ratings over 80%. Now she leaves with 55%, not exceptionally less than Obama's. If she'd stayed on, decreases in oil revenues would have either forced her to seek federal money, leaving her wide open for attacks by a Romney campaign and effectively ruining her chances at winning the Republican nomination, or watch her state continue to decline into total economic ruin, killing any remaining illusions of competency.

2: If she were to remain governor, she'd likely be forced to reveal the terms of her book deal, which I doubt that she's all that keen on doing

3: It's far easier to build a campaign warchest if you don't have to spend your time, well, being governor of Alaska. And while she's been spending a fair amount of time shirking those duties to keep herself in the limelight, continuing to do so for the remainder of her term is a losing strategy.

4: If there wasn't news of some new scandal lurking, she wouldn't be Sarah Palin.
But I sincerely doubt that that's the sole reason for her leaving. I'm not sure what's big enough that its revelation would have significantly more damaging than what's already been revealed about her but small enough to not have been uncovered when the spotlight was shining brightest on her. Of course, it could be something that's happened since then, which would be evident of yet untold levels of stupidity on her part-- starting new shit at the peak of the national interest in her is something I'm almost certain she was repeatedly cautioned against by her handlers during the election-- which of course I'm not ruling out entirely. Redacted because I found new information while I was writing this post. If the rumors turn out to be false, pretend I didn't strike any of this out. If it's true? Well, I should learn never to underestimate the utter fuckwittery of Sarah Palin

5: All that remains is explaining just how fucked up that speech was. Impressive quantities of doublethink (gee, all those legislators wasted 2.2 million taxpayer dollars investigating me that could have gone towards education, but gosh, taking money from the federal government would be WRONG), delivered at what I believe was the most rapid pace I've seen from her just yet. Incoherent ramblings that failed to live up to even the subterranean expectations that she's led us to have for her public addresses.

Simply put, she wasn't prepared. And yet, it's been suggested that this news was at least a few days old

Resignation is certainly out of character for Sarah Palin. Senator Mark Begich had a meeting with Sarah Palin two days ago with no mention of her leaving office. Palin's press secretary, David Murrow had posted on his Facebook page Wednesday, "David Murrow is considering life's ironies." He was hired less than a month ago. Yesterday he wrote, "There's gonna be some fireworks this weekend!"


It seems possible that on Wednesday they didn't think they'd be doing it today. If that's true, it's likely that this was either the result of some new development in the Iceberg scandal that's been rumored to be gaining momentum--it's been rumored that building materials intended for her pet project, the Wasilla Sports Complex were used to build her home-- or they decided to take advantage of Fourth of July Weekend and attempt the most EPIC Friday newsdump in recorded history, with the holiday news vacuum pre-empting not only Olbermann and Maddow but also their substitutes. Which will no doubt be a vain attempt unless something bigger than her happens over the weekend. No matter what though, this story will have long legs.
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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby Durandal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:04 am UTC

@ great hippo

All right. I'll amend that to not include religious motivation, I suppose.

In before you extrapolate that to every issue, somehow. Although really, when it comes down to it religion is probably the core disagreement. I've been thinking about how rational humans are capable of disagreeing, and religion seems like the endgame.
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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby Lumpy » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:05 am UTC

One of the members of McCain's selection team admitted that as Pawlenty, Lieberman, and Palin were the final handful, they went with Palin because the others had been rumored for months, and Palin would be an unexpected "fresh face." They were completely unaware of ethics investigations like Troopergate, and the vice presidential nominee candidates had to fill out bubbles on a 40-question multiple choice questionnaire before being picked. Palin was one of the last to fill this out, and she was picked a week after her interview.

Your logic that if you get picked by a presidential candidate, you must have clawed your way to the top and done something right, depends on the reasoning that there must have been a lot of candidates for the job. We may assume that the vast majority of the time a VP candidate will have been a former governor or senator, as we do with Supreme Court justices being from the Federal Court of Appeals, or rarely from a state supreme court. From among those, there was a huge subset that were content with their current jobs, and another that expected 2008 to be a poor year for Republicans and probably hedged their bets on 2012.

As for AIP, I can bring this up again because news reports just came out that she tried to tell Associated Press reporters that her husband "accidentally" registered for the Alaska Independence Party, and the voter form made him think he was going to register as an Independent. The form actually listed the full name of the party. They lived only a few miles from where the AIP's Wasilla branch met regularly, and Palin at least twice appeared on video to initiate the party convention. The Associated Press decided to be nice and go into the details of their e-mail exchange.

Does this go into enough detail to make up for the last twenty posts, and do I get a Jahoclave kitten?

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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby The Great Hippo » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:07 am UTC

Durandal wrote:All right. I'll amend that to not include religious motivation, I suppose.
Right. And exactly where did a lot of Palin's biggest, most vocal support come from, again...?

I'll give you a hint: Not people who accept evolution.

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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby EsotericWombat » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:08 am UTC

Lumpy wrote: The Associated Press decided to be nice and not go into the details of their e-mail exchange.


Man, just like that ol' lib'rul media
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Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Postby Lumpy » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:10 am UTC

Rather, not go into the details of their e-mail exchange during the 2008 election. Sorry.

As for supporting sources, I didn't use these in writing my posts, but they serve to corroborate my memory.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/ ... 8672.shtml on the latest AIP news
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=94203296 on the McCain vetting process


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