Slate Magazine/ John Dickerson wrote of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's resignation:
Forget the fish analogy-- Palin is a trainwreck!
"Maybe she's just being mavericky? Perhaps. That's certainly how she framed her departure. To stay in office as a lame duck would have been to do the predictable thing, she said. But the challenge for Palin in the 2008 presidential campaign and again now is persuading voters that her maverick instinct isn't just unpredictability and erratic behavior—qualities that can turn maverick-ness into a liability. Only dead fish go with the flow, she said, in what was a welcome addition to the political phrase book. But if you're not swimming with the current, your options are still tough ones: Either you're swimming upstream, or you're flapping around on the dock."
"The larger reason for Palin's early departure was that she was having no fun. Ever since she returned to Alaska from the national stage, being governor has been a chore. Her political opponents have launched 15 ethics charges against her. The state economy has turned sour, and she got into an ugly squabble over federal stimulus funds. It's much more enjoyable to travel the country waving to adoring crowds of GOP activists."
It's true Sarah Palin is a kind of cash cow for the Republicans, but methinks there is something fishy about Palin's patriotic weekend resignation. Is there more lucrative money for Sarah in some other endeavor? Does she have some scandal brewing she can't bear to handle the public & media scrutiny over?
I sure do hope Palin is not gearing up for another presidential run. It was hard enough to endure the last one. All that blinking & winking, and beauty queen strutting, while inciting hate and a crowd of angry villagers.