Ok, ok…….NOW she’s a quitter.
Back when Govenor Palin resigned as Alaska’s “Grizzly in Chief” after a judicial assult compiled of several lawsuits against her, Palin fans were relieved, because she did not need to be put needlessly through the media and judicial ringer any more, because she was needed later for a larger calling; to defeat Obama in the election of 2012.
Resignation was not seen as “quitting”, it was a strategic, maneuver, a rope-a-dope, around the anti-Palin crowd….she wasn’t quitting, she was “outflanking”.
Well, Palin did indeed have a clear message last night when she announced she would not run in the 2012 Election. That message was typical no-nonsense Palin, even though she said it with different words.
“Hey Media……..you win.”
“Palinista’s” like me are very disappointed, and frankly are very worried about the future of this country. Yes, we believed she was running, we believed she “decided” to run the day she resigned as Governor. We believed her movie “The Undefeated”, (now destined for the $1.99 bargin basket as WalMart), was an introduction and explanation of the candidate for the campaign, a campaign that was going to be a very clear, and I mean VERY clear choice of Liberal vs. Conservative, Pro vs. Anti Government, Good vs. Evil.
Yes, I said evil. Many of us believed Sarah was called by someone MUCH higher than McCain into the political world, and it was God’s way of telling America, “This is your last chance USA, I’m giving you a very, very clear choice, Palin vs. Obama…..CHOOSE”. Sarah’s popularity was not cult of personality, (unless every average woman with a “PTA mom” persona has a cult following), it was that she was authentic, devoid of ego, simply wanting to do the right thing.
I have what’s called a “phone-book” philosophy on politics. I believe, strike that, I KNOW the country would be better off if we chose our Congressmen and Presidents randomly out of the phonebook instead of electing them. Let’s face it, it takes a lot of ego to run for Congress, as well as President. Regular people don’t wake up one day and say, “Ya’ know what, I think I deserve to be leader of the free world”. And it takes a lot of ego to take peoples hard earned money in donations, thinking “I’m worth it, gimme, gimme, gimme”! And the Ego of every candidate is what nudges them to “get along” and “play politics” when in office. It’s more important to be seen “as” President, and a distant second place to actually do the “work“ as President. The phonebook method would virtually eliminate the “Ego” quotient of the equation.
Sarah would have been our “Phonebook” candidate.
She was called up to be in the spotlight, she didn’t seek it. Sure, it took confidence to run for governor, but we know she would not have run for President; she was a God loving mom first, (and that’s probably why she quit), and would not have “needed” to be President. (i.e. she herself was the “reluctant” candidate Sarah talked so often about while campaigning for others in 2010)
Electing Sarah President would have been like electing our good friend and neighbor as President. Something the elites laugh uproariously at, but what we “regular” people know is desperately needed in Washington.
There were only two people in the wide field that were worthy of trust. My definition of “trust” involves both trust that the candidate will do what they say and say what they do, with no fear from us of their personal corruption as a result of ego and general corrupted personality to “play politics”, but also the proven experience standing up for what you believe in the line of fire, that Palin proved in Alaska taking on the oil companies. I “trust” Cain and Bachmann, but both are dreadfully inexperienced, so that I don’t “trust” them in actually getting the job done. Palin earned that trust in Alaska.
Now that Palin’s gone, the only other person I trust to do what he says is Ron Paul.
Heaven help us!
Paul’s shocking naivete in the August 11th debate when he was fine with Iran having the bomb, saying it is natural for Iran to want a bomb as it is surrounded by countries such as India, Pakistan and Israel which all have one, giving Iran the same respect a spoiled kid gets when he wants the toy all the other kids have, makes us realize how badly Palin was needed. I trusted Palin to take on the establishment and try to save the country, and I trust Paul to be a Whack-a-Doo-in-Chief.
In Palin’s case, I pray that SHE prayed, and that this is indeed her destiny. In her statement she said “ I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office”. All I can say is “good luck with that”. The importance of Palin was that she was NOT a carnival barker type politician, and she didn’t need the “kingmakers” in politics to support her, she could “outflank” the Establishment. She’s a regular person, and it was going to be a great blessing for America to get a “regular” person in the White House. I don’t need her insight who to vote for, I’ll ask my PTA mom down the street who to vote for, common sense is common sense, it’s everywhere but Washington!
And now she wants to be a “Kingmaker” in Tea Party clothes? Liberals didn’t like her, the Independents didn’t really know more that the tidbits the press fed them, (which she could have countered in the campaign) we Conservatives were waiting very patiently,and now she dissed us.
Who’s left to listen?