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Originally posted by maria_stardust
Actually, this is a smart move. She has the next couple of years to redeem her public image, and she'll cause less trouble politically because she will not be directly influencing public policy. It's a win-win situation for her. She can't screw up politically, because she's no longer in office and she gets to remain in the political spotlight. Her image may be tarnished a bit, but she has plenty of ti me to clean it up to a pretty shine.
The downside: She'll be considered a political socialite/darling, as opposed to a heavy-weight political contender.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
A woman like Palin should be a beacon and a role model to young girls and women everywhere, but she is so antithetical to the left's model womanhood that her political viability has been shattered.
[edit on 2009/7/3 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by Britguy
Perhaps this may be a likely reason for the sudden resignation....
Well what a surprise, a politician using their position to enrich themselves and award contracts to favoured companies for backhanders.
Having had such close ties to the McCain camapign, I can see this getting swept under the rug though in a quiet damage limitation exercise.
Originally posted by nunya13
She was more concerned about her political career than taking care of her pregnant teenage daughter and her special needs baby. Instead she dragged them out in front of crowds and around the country.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
When I found out adults were taunting Trig it took me to a level of disgust equal to that I feel about child molesters.
What in the hell is wrong with these jerks who engage in these things. It pains me to live on the same planet with them.