by Christopher D. Berger
As most of you reading this are no doubt aware, Sarah Palin has resigned the governorship of Alaska, sparking a media firestorm in the process. The questions that remain are what her continuing political aspirations may be, and whether she has effectively taken herself out of the running for the Republican 2012 presidential nomination.
My analysis begins with why she left in the first place. Being a governor can’t be an easy position, much less when you’re targeted with a political ‘scorched earth’ campaign by a party whose political scruples and ethics went out the window with Teddy Kennedy at Chappaquiddick. Her children are the butts of horrifying jokes on syndicated television, her oldest daughter is now an unwed teenage mother herself, and her youngest son has Down’s Syndrome. As governor, the state has spent more than $2 million investigating her for a series of specious ethics violations, another of which drops literally every two weeks, and she’s accumulated $500,000 in legal bills defending herself against these charges.
She is reviled and despised by so many left-leaning groups it’s hard to count them all. (more…)