Friday, July 03, 2009

Ex-Governor Palin

Sarah Palin has resigned as Governor of Alaska. The New York Times clearly thinks that this could be the start of her Presidential bid, if so it's damn early to clear her diary.

Palin was a governor for three years which, if she does go for the Presidency, would make her one of the least experienced serious applicants for the job in US history. One of her opponents said that "Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down".

Assuming she is going for the top job she's probably thinking that Alaska is far too small a pond in which to make a national name - but quitting part way through her governorship is going to make her look like a political opportunist without staying power and means she wont have the time to build up a base of real political weight in office. Time will only tell whether she made the right decision for herself - and us!

If you have a Sarah Palin action figure - keep it safe - it could cost a bomb in years to come! I wonder what Tina Fey is thinking right now?

Palin's resignation speech: here. One part stands out...

But you don’t hear much of the good stuff in the press anymore, do you?
Oh... I don't know.

You can watch it here. Also check out the Huff Post.


harpymarx said...

Whatta surreal speech. I am waiting for the Tina Fey treatment.

The McCain posse used to call Palin, 'the little shop of horrors'....

I wonder if she finally worked out what magazines and newspapers she reads....

Jim Jay said...

One rumour I heard (and there are soooo many) is that she timed her announcement for when the Daily Show was about to have a week off - I can actually believe this!