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Palin Victorious in Resignation

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Her speech was powerful as always even though myself and many others might not have understood her motivation at the time.  It may be easiest to put it into a sports metaphor and since Sarah is the ultimate hockey mom I think I’ll go with that.  When a hockey player has the puck and she’s skating towards the other goal, sometimes the other team will try and check her and when that happens she’ll want to pass the puck.   If no player is open she may do what is called dumping and chasing.   Where she passes the puck down the ice and attempts to retrieve it or have a teammate retrieve it before the other team gets to the puck.   However, when a player shoots thepuck across at least two red lines,  the opposing team’s goal line being the last, and a player on the other team other than the goalie touches the puck first it is called icing and the linesman will stop play and there will then be a faceoff in the defending zone of the team that iced the puck.   Of course this is all waved off if in the opinion of the referee the opposing team made no attempt to play the puck or the icing team was shorthanded.   Isn’t that just what Sarah Palin is doing?

Now for people who are perplexed as to what Sarah Palin is doing and calling her a quitter I say that Palin’s don’t quit things.  When Bristol became an unwed teen mother, the Palins weren’t about to abandon their fierce support of teaching abstinence only sex education.   When Todd accidentally signed up for the Alaska Independence Party instead of listing himself as independent, he didn’t quit.  Instead, he voted AIP for 7 years and Sarah Palin spoke at their convention.   When Sarah Palin was in college and decided Hawaii Pacific College, North Idaho College, University of Idaho, and Mantanuka-Susitna College weren’t right for her she could have dropped out.  Instead she  returned to the University of Idaho for her degree.   The Palins are nothing if not persistant.

There are several possibilities why Sarah could have dropped out of the race:

1. With Joe the Plumber announcing just this week that God told him not to run for political office, she saw the road to the White House as wide open now.

2. Billy Crystal of the Weekly Standard and City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold suggests that dropping out is Sarah Palin’s way of becoming a national Republican leader.  Afterall, of the current Republican leaders only Rush Limbaugh is fettered by a job.

3. This could be a preemptive resignation that would allow her to have an affair.  Most of Governor Sanford’s problems seem to arise from having an affair in office and this would give Governor Palin more freedom to play the field.  Todd seems like a great guy, but could anybody really tame her?

4. She’s been getting a lot of criticism while being governor of the largest state in the country and this move allows her to get away from the press and work on running for President in 2012 without the media spotlight of Anchorage.

5. This could be the first move in a gambit to pull Alaska out of the union.

Whatever her reason, Sarah Palin has made the right choice.  Her future looks very very bright.

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Written by thatsrightnate

July 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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  1. Great post Nate. Speaking as a former Miss Ohio (have you blocked wrecks yet), I am so impressed with the way Sarah handled herself. She displayed all the class, articulateness, and intelligence former Miss Wasillia’s are known for.

    cecily

    July 3, 2009 at 7:01 pm

  2. It could be her way of putting the liberal media in the penalty box. They won’t have Palin to high stick for a while. Maybe. You betcha. Also.

    zenyenta

    July 3, 2009 at 8:11 pm

  3. Now that she’s not holding a public office, there is a lot better chance that she’ll pose nekkid for Playboy!!!!

    wrecksracer

    July 4, 2009 at 9:02 am

  4. Spot-on analysis, Nate. I’m thinking it was quite possibly the most brilliant move of her career to date.

    Dollface

    July 4, 2009 at 9:42 am

  5. Sarah Palin is a down to earth politican that understand people and is a breath of fresh air in the political arena. I am so sorry we have such rude and ignorant press correspondents covering her. She is totally in love with her country and her family. This is what we need folks! She is on top of the game and knows how to play and how to fold. It is such a pity she has been forced to fold at this time but don’t count her out yet! I am hoping she makes a come back and can make it in time to save our foreign policy, economy and health care for it is in shambles right now. We do not have a leader that understands the terrible place our country is in right now. Sarah is our hope for the future

    hdcd1964

    July 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

  6. Thank you for a great post hdcd. Ever since Sarah and Todd decided not to secede from this country, you can definitely feel their love for this land. Obama has done so much to mess up health care, I’d be pretty sure that Sarah could straighten things out though. Let’s hope she’ll make a comeback soon.

    thatsrightnate

    July 4, 2009 at 11:46 am

  7. Thanks Dollface and Cecily
    Wrecks – You can only hope
    Zen – That’s fer sure

    thatsrightnate

    July 4, 2009 at 8:57 pm

  8. Nate: I am loving this post!

    Your newest fan

    Big Leggedwoman

    July 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

  9. Thanks BLW!

    thatsrightnate

    July 7, 2009 at 10:39 am


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