You all know by now that Palin is abruptly quitting her job as Alaska’s governor. Speculation is rife as to her motives. Many see her as planning for her next political office. I don’t believe that. Nobody’s going to want a quitter in the White House. There’s got to be something more going on here.
I hope it’s not ill health on anyone’s part. It may just be that the attacks on her family have gotten too vicious. While I suspect she can take it, maybe they can’t. Or maybe she can’t take it either. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such vicious personal attack in my entire life. It would be sad, though, if the politics of personal destruction — a tactic that’s entirely unrelated to her politics or competence — proved so spectacularly successful.