The people who wish to belittle Sarah Palin are still rattling on about her "quitting" on the people of Alaska, etc., when she obviously did no such thing. She quit on the clowns who are expert at rigging a system to falsely slime an honest woman. James DeLong strikes a blow for the long, slow march we will have to endure in order to bring some sanity back into our political process. Here's part of what he has to say about Sarah:
Her resignation from the governorship, which was mostly condemned by the pundits, was dead-on shrewd. Why let herself be tied down defending perjured ethics charges from people with infinite money, whose only desire is to shut her up or bankrupt her? Her willingness to be herself and pursue her own ideas without regard to whether or not they could lead to future office is a source of great political strength. Her public pronouncements, such as the Hong Kong speech, are serious and adult, unlike most of the vapidity produced by politicians, especially Obama. And Palin is mastering the art of short, sharp statements.
None of this is winning over the political class. Indeed, Palin’s refusal to fulfill their desires that she be a clown or take a proper role in the kabuki theater of Washington is making them angrier than ever and more determined to marginalize her. But the disillusionment with government among the tea-partying middle class is so great that every attack on her builds her stature on Main Street.
While people who are content faking the funk and cynically manipulating fellow fakers of the funk continue to try and heap slime in her direction, this woman continues to march. That's what I liked about her from the beginning and it's what I love about her now.
She is the "Great Intimidator" and behind many of the hyena laughs are punk ass bastards freaking out at her resiliency.
Stand tall and stay strong, Sarah America.