By Emily Geiger
I’m so confused. Who would have thought three weeks ago that three GOP presidential contenders would no longer be presidential contenders?
As I’m sure you’ve heard, the latest bizarre GOP news story involves Sarah Palin’s surprising announcement that she is resigning as governor of Alaska. And yes, that does take her out of presidential contention.
Without a good explanation, this move makes about as much sense as a governor going AWOL and telling everyone that he’s hiking the Appalachian Trail when he’s really not.
Actually, I think the explanation Palin gave is good enough. Anyone can understand the toll her position in the spotlight has taken on her family. But what we’re missing is detail. With all the crap this woman has had to put up with from everyone from David Letterman to her own (Romney loyalist) campaign staffers stabbing her in the back, why quit now?
That’s the question that needs to be answered, and it needs to be answered before she can ever be taken seriously in political circles again.
I have a lot of admiration for Sarah Palin for a lot of reasons, but the public needs to be able to trust that our leaders are not going to quit on us when the going gets tough.
Right now, this just doesn’t make any sense to me.
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