By Emily Geiger
The more I think about it, the more I really think that Sarah Palin’s resignation really is about her family and also about saving the state (and herself) money due to all the frivolous ethics inquiries being made against her.
I think the family reasons are totally legit, and she is to be commended for that. Though, it is sad that David Letterman is retaining his job while she is leaving hers for the good of her children.
I think the issues with the ethics inquiries are bogus and unfair. If we can run politicians out of office by getting a steady stream of extremists to file ethics complaints, there is something wrong with the system.
That being said, you could pretty much count on another ethics complaint being filed every time she traveled out of state. Now she can travel out of state whenever she wants.
And she doesn’t have to worry about all the accumulating legal fees in defending against all those frivolous complaints. Too bad the personal legal fees are already reportedly up to $500,000.
I’m not buying the whole “there’s some other scandal out there we don’t know about yet” argument. If there was any dirt on that woman, it would be huge news by now. They might even preempt Michael Jackson coverage for something that juicy.
And with Sarah’s baby Trig being born April 18, 2008, and Bristol’s baby, Tripp, being born December 27, 2008, all the “Trig is really Bristol’s baby” B.S. is just that. Unless Bristol got pregnant literally a week after she gave birth (which is pretty much physically impossible for many reasons) and Tripp was a month premature (which is also highly unlikely given his birth weight was over 7 pounds), this is just impossible. Not to mention the fact that a forty-something mom is far more likely to have a Down Syndrome baby than a 17-year-old mom.
You can tell that it must be a bunch of men behind all of these crazy baby-swap theories because they obviously know nothing about childbearing or childbirth.
I don’t know what’s next for Sarah Palin. But my advice is for her to spend the next several years working as an activist to promote conservative causes. Once she has spent some more time building her resume and her grassroots network, she should be in good shape to consider higher office.
She has so much potential, but she is still a bit of a diamond in the rough. Given a little more time, she could become the priceless (an unbeatable) jewel of politics the GOP is looking for.
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