In an effort to still trouble waters, Thomas Van Flein, Palin’s lawyer made a statement to clarify Palin’s resignation ramblings. As I read the article chronicling the lawyers comments I was shocked that a lawyer could make should stunningly stupid comments. Probably the most striking comment was the statement that the governor needed a break after being on duty for two and a half years. What? This is a woman who was running for the second highest office in the land and she can’t handle 2 1/2 years on duty as governor? Oh my gosh….2 1/2 YEARS. Imagine that. A 4 year term as president of the United States is most certainly then beyond Sarah Palin’s capabilities.
The lawyer also said David Letterman’s jokes “demonstrated to her that there’s some sort of disconnect here.” Whatever that means. Seriously, part of her decision to quit was because of tasteless jokes from a comedian known for tasteless jokes? Isn’t this the same woman who criticized Clinton for her handling of the press. I suppose it was fine for a conservative commentator to attack Hillary Clinton by accusing her of “pimping out Chelsea”…….that wasn’t the least insulting to Chelsea was it?
Palin said “Fair or unfair, I think she does herself a disservice to even mention it. You gotta plow through that. You have to know what you’re getting into — which, I say this with all due respect to Hillary Clinton…..” VIDEO
With all due respect, Sarah, you’re an idiot.
She continued to ramble about any kind of perceived whine not helping women in politics. She even had the audacity to tell Hillary Clinton to “work harder”. Excuse me you bumbling twit, you could only dream of having the work ethic and intelligence of Hillary Clinton. Talk about not helping women in politics. Palin’s statement on resigning was a lesson in hysterical incoherency and an embarrassment to women in politics everywhere. Her running argument with Levi Johnston was fodder for a Jerry Springer show and comedians and she then wonders why she is made the butt of jokes?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) — No legal “bombshell” or personal scandal lies behind Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s resignation, but off-color jokes by talk-show host David Letterman contributed to her decision to step down, Palin’s attorney said Monday.
Sarah Palin’s attorney said there is no legal reason that compelled her to resign as governor.
Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, abruptly announced Friday that she would leave office in late July. The decision to resign a year and a half before her term ends, and her rambling, often-disjointed resignation speech, have fueled days of debate among political analysts.
But Thomas Van Flein, Palin’s personal lawyer, said no surprises await. The governor needed a break after being “on duty now for two and a half years solid,” he said.
“There is no bombshell. There is no shoe to drop. There are no investigations of any type that I’m aware of — no IRS audit, no federal investigation, no state investigation,” Van Flein told CNN. “There is no legal reason in terms of a legal problem that compelled the governor to resign.”
Despite leaving office about two-thirds of the way through her term, Palin “is not a quitter,” Van Flein said. He added that she “already accomplished her major goals,” including winning legislative approval for a massive natural gas pipeline. SOURCE
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, step away from the microphone – the level of stupid is overwhelming.
Naturally, skeptical observers have wondered how Palin would handle being president if some ethics complaints are enough to make her unable to run a state. Palin’s answer: if she was president, the department of law would protect her. SOURCE
Okay, then…..nice to know we have a department of law. Palin, like Sanford, doesn’t know when to cut her losses and continues to try to defend the indefensible. We get it, she quit. We get it, she thinks she’s a victim of the press. We get it that 2 1/2 years on duty was just too much for her. What she doesn’t get is that it’s time for her to show some maturity and dignity and just walk away from the spotlight…..bless her heart. (If you’re a southerner you’ll get it.)
PS….the ultimate irony is Palin followers trying to get David Letterman fired. His ratings went up and Sarah quit.
Here is the video mentioned above: