Alaska’s leggiest governor has left the building.
Is she positioning for a 2012 run? Sarah coquettishly denies it, but stays cryptic:
“I know when it’s time to pass the ball for victory,” Palin said.
But Palin also hinted at her own national ambitions, invoking a quote that she credited to Gen. Douglas MacArthur: “We are not retreating; we are advancing in another direction.”
Sarah isn’t my #1 favorite politician, but then, my #1 fave just held a press conference to confess that he cheated on his mistress, so we’re through, Mark.
Palin said she planned to make a “positive change outside government,” without elaborating. She also 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.
Later, on Twitter, she promised supporters more details: “We’ll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election … this is in Alaska’s best interest, my family’s happy … it is good. Stay tuned”
We’re tuned, Sarah. But keep in mind that when you keep actively alienating your already-waning fans, your political ambitions aren’t necessarily…our first priority. Your two stated reasons for resigning (first, that you want to make a 2012 play, or alternatively because you want more time for family) are in direct contradition.
I have no doubt that a position on the state side can be frustrating when such dire issues face America as a nation. Indeed, we’re facing the most serious threat: a lack of national faith rotting from the inside out.
Get your act together, Sarah. We — Americans — need to believe in our representatives! We need our public figures to stop betraying our trust!