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Palin had a severe uphill climb to be viable in 2012. First, although she's tried to stay out of the public eye in 2009 to begin the process of rehabbing her image, the press continued to dog her. She and her family have been rendered a national laughingstock, thanks to the liberal news media. Second, it has become apparent that the rift between Palin and the D.C. Republican "insider" crowd cannot be healed. The Vanity Fair article and various other skirmishes we've seen over the past six months prove that. As much as I loathe the "insider" crowd (gee, what a nice job they've done so far--our country elected an f'ing socialist and gave the Dems a filibuster-proof senate majority to boot), they have influence, and they made it clear she was persona non grata.

Now, turn to Alaska. Palin won the governorship in 2006 by breaking from the corrupt Alaska Republican "insider" crowd. Now that her 2008 VP run has weakened her image, they see her as vulnerable and were probably considering a primary challenge to her. Meanwhile, the Dems are bankrupting her by filing dozens of frivolous ethics complaints against her. My guess is that Palin was starting to feel boxed in.

So I really think she decided to go John Galt. Quit the governorship, write a book, do paid speeches, maybe get a Fox News contract, and talk about issues she cares about. That way, the pressure's off her and her family, and she can earn some money and maybe rehab her image. Frankly, it's probably the right move for her and her family.

Comment Posted By Outlander On 4.07.2009 @ 11:34


Few comments:

1. Rick, do not insult the three-toed sloth. The three-toed sloth is a rarer breed of sloth found typically in Costa Rica. It's fuzzy and cute. What did it do to you? :)

2. Beck worries me because he has the potential to mainstream kooky-fringe stuff like the FEMA concentration camp story. The UFO people and the tin-foil hat crowd are so preposterous that their fringey ideas don't get taken seriously. Beck is amiable enough that people could get suckered into believing that stuff.

The worst thing that could happen to the right in this country is to have any significant percentage of conservatives start to seriously believe that Obama is going to be the next Stalin. This country was seriously hurt by the fact that so many Democrats honestly believed that: (a) 9/11 was an inside job; (b) Bush invaded Iraq to get oil or to avenge a Saddam assassination plot; (c) the PATRIOT Act and warrantless wiretapping were done to persecute liberals and muslims; and (d) Bush "stole" both the 2000 and 2004 elections. We must break the cycle of crazy. Our movement and our country depend on it.

Comment Posted By Outlander On 8.04.2009 @ 11:00



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