David Kirkpatrick

July 3, 2009

Palin quits Alaska governorship

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:53 pm

Precursor to a scandal, or naked national political ambition? Could easily be either one.

She’s told enough epic lies that any one of many could be coming home to bite her.  At the same time her rhetoric about how she runs Alaska — trransparency, no closed-door meetings, strong fiscal conservatism — runs almost perfectly counter to the reality on the ground. When your actual record is that of a neosocialist, obstructionist who runs regular closed-door meetings with a petty mean streak, it’s tough to counter on the national stage with opponents looking for any means to take you down.

And then again maybe she’s worried about those government checks she proudly doles out going way, way down with the price of oil severely reduced from the bulk of her time in office. That would really test her popularity in the state.

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