Last time I mentioned Sarah Palin, I lost a few LJ-Friends. But...I honestly cannot understand this woman's appeal. And now...she's quitting her elected job because she doesn't want to be a lame duck Governor.
Palin was first elected in 2006 on a populist platform. But her popularity has waned as she waged in partisan politics following her return from the presidential campaign. Her term would have ended in 2010.
Palin expressed frustration with her current role as governor.
"I cannot stand here as your governor and allow the millions of dollars and all that time go to waste just so I can hold the title of governor," Palin said.
Isn't that what people who believed in her elected her to do? Be governor?
She would like to be President, but only if she can be popular? Otherwise, it's just a waste of time and money serving the public good.
On a separate but related note...it has been brought to my attention that she must quit now to run for President in 2012. Really? Does it start 3 years out these days? Puh-leez!
I don't do well on the political stage
July 3rd, 2009