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Sarah Palin is Unfit for Public Office

This is so pathetic, to see a "leader" -- someone who aspired to the office of the Vice-President of the United States and would have been one 72 year-old's heartbeat away from the Presidency -- acting like a wounded little child.

In her "I quit" speech yesterday, Sarah Palin shows just how weak-kneed she is.

And this from someone who asked for our votes and pretended that she could lead this country through difficult times. She can't even manage her own family affairs, and now acknowledges that she's inadequate in the job as Alaska's governor.

After listing a number of things she's accomplished (and I should note that she failed to list "Protecting America from Russian invasion" - so that's the good news) Palin goes on to blame others for the choices she makes:

But you don't hear much of the good stuff in the press anymore, do you?

Poor, poor Sarah. Right off the bat Sarah Palin blames the press for forcing her to resign. But it's not just the press, it's also those evil Americans who dared challenge Palin's integrity. In fact, she was found guilty of ethics violations last year.

Some say things changed for me on August 29th last year - the day John McCain tapped me to be his running-mate - I say others changed.

Let me speak to that for a minute.

Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions.

Every one - all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We've won! But it hasn't been cheap - the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to "opposition research" - that's money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers - or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the "politics of personal destruction" ... Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn't cost them a dime so they're not going to stop draining public resources - spending other peoples' money in their game.

It's pretty insane - my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more "politics as usual," but THIS isn't what anyone had in mind for ALASKA.

Does Sarah Palin seriously want us to believe that she spend "most of her day" dealing with these issues?

That's an incredible bit of mis-information. She herself goes on to tell us that she has a staff and a team of lawyers to deal with these issues -- staff and lawyers who are, according to Palin a few paragraphs ago, working "THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time" and being paid "some two million of YOUR dollars."

And she wants us to believe that she personally is spending hundred of hours working on these issues?

It's a flat out lie. But Sarah Palin "the professional victim" wants you to believe how severely crippled she is - how it isn't her fault that she has to quit -- etc.

If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices!

And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear down and waste precious time; but to build UP this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic, free people!

Life is too short to compromise time and resources... it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: "Sit down and shut up", but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out. And a problem in our country today is apathy. It would be apathetic to just hunker down and "go with the flow".

Nah, only dead fish "go with the flow".

No. Productive, fulfilled people determine where to put their efforts, choosing to wisely utilize precious time... to BUILD UP.

And there is such a need to BUILD up and FIGHT for our state and our country. I choose to FIGHT for it! And I'll work hard for others who still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong national security for our country and support for our troops; energy independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and LIFE... I'll work for and campaign for those PROUD to be American, and those who are INSPIRED by our ideals and won't deride them.

And she won't work hard for her constituents who have reason to disagree with her?

That's right, Sarah Palin said " I'll work hard for others who still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong national security for our country and support for our troops; energy independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and LIFE..."

As governor of Alaska, her job duties were to work for all Alaskans, even thouse who don't believe in "small government" and those who disagree with Palin's anti-abortion stance.

But in that one paragraph Sarah Palin has declared that she will no longer work for ALL Americans, but only those who share her ideological beliefs.

And THAT's what makes Sarah Palin unfit for the office of Vice-President of the United States or any post in government anywhere.

Leading America isn't about being in power and being in a position to force your personal ideological beliefs down the throats of those in our democracy who disagree with your party's platform or political beliefs.

That's not why this country was founded, and here - on the 4th of July - America's Independence Day - we have Sarah Palin declaring that she is not the kind of leader who will work for all Americans.

She's starting her new path in life by declaring that she will no longer be working for all Alaskans, only those who agree with her political ideology - and so she's therefore quitting the job as their governor.

I wonder if ALL Alaskans realize just how lucky they are.


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Comments (11)

"Leading America isn't about being in power and being in a position to force your personal ideological beliefs down the throats of those in our democracy who disagree with your party's platform or political beliefs."

Holding ... my ... sides ... laughing ...

President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.

Lee, if Conan or Letterman ever run short of comedy writers, please submit your application immediately.

Doubting Thomas:

"Leading America isn't about being in power and being in a position to force your personal ideological beliefs down the throats of those in our democracy who disagree with your party's platform or political beliefs."

You really typed that with a straight face, Lee?

You really might want to re-examine your beliefs then, and match them against the current Administration. Or have you already managed to reconcile the differences between that thought and the desire you have of seeing the Democrats do everything they want without any opposition at all?

Knightbrigade:

(5) friggan columns on Sarah Palin!!??
Ya ok, she's such a NOTHING that you f'in douchebags had to write FIVE columns!!!!!!

All the obsessed bile from you lefty scum is NO big deal right?

Lee Ward:

"Or have you already managed to reconcile the differences between that thought and the desire you have of seeing the Democrats do everything they want without any opposition at all?"

President Obama invited Republicans to work on America's issues in a bipartisan effort to put our country back on track.

So far, the GOP has chosen to hide behind Rush Limbaugh's hate-spewing efforts to drag this country into a depression instead.

Any time Republicans want to step up to the plate the President has assured them they will have a voice and say in the process...

... but Republicans have decided that a better strategy for the GOP is to not participate at all - so that whatever bad consequences come out of the economy, etc. are "fully-owned" by the Democrat party.

The Republicans are choosing to sit on the sidelines instead of work together -- so they can say it isn't their fault. Any time they want to change that strategy and step up to the plate for America they can...

I bet they won't.

Mac Lorry:
... but Republicans have decided that a better strategy for the GOP is to not participate at all - so that whatever bad consequences come out of the economy, etc. are "fully-owned" by the Democrat party.

With the Presidency and super majorities on both the house and the senate Democrats can do anything they want without the support of Republicans. As hard as it may be for you to believe, there were some 51 million voters who didn't think Obama's stated agenda was the best course for this nation. Republicans would be betraying those voters if they just capitulated. Let the Democrats fully-own Obama's agenda. If it works out, as I'm sure you think it will, then all the credit goes to Democrats and Republicans will be a minor party for the next 40 years. If it doesn't work out, however, Republics owe it to voters to be a ready and viable alternative. The last thing this nation needs is a one party government.

Doubting Thomas:

Lee -

Just remember -

Obama said "I won". Like it or not, he owns it all now - and if you don't like it, I'm sure you'll try hard to blame the Republicans for not trying hard enough to stopping things instead of putting the blame where it properly belongs.

But hey - enjoy your 'victory'. You ever read "Not this August" by C.M. Kornbluth?

Paul Hooson:

Palin's continued antics certainly inspire much more faith in Joe Biden for me. He might say a goofy thing or two, but he at least has the intelligence to act as president in the event of some national emergency for the country, God forbid. But Palin's erratic behavior, and the age of John McCain certainly was an unsettling prospect by comparison. She could have easily have involved the U.S. in combat in Iran or North Korea, which could spell an international crisis disaster.

My opinion is that she's far too impulsive, and into quick gratification to be considered as presidential material by any reasonable standard of measurement.

GarandFan:

Hey Lee, too bad your asshole buddy, Barry, isn't worried about 'some 2 million of OUR dollars'. To paraphrase Everett Dirkson, a TRILLION here, a TRILLION there, pretty soon you'll be talking REAL MONEY.

pvd:

Paul:

So the plagarism, the "I'm smarter than you" boast, the inability to remember that his favorite restaurant had been closed for 20 years, his mis-statements on bring peace to Gaza, his support of FDR's televised appearances to rally the country, etc, all inspire confidence in you that Slow Joe has what it takes to be the leader of the Free World.

Slow Joe is quite capable of starting a conflagaration because he's a dunce and a talkative one at that.

Acheson, Truman's Sec. of State misspoke regarding the American defensive perimeter. The Korean War was a direct result.

Mac Lorry:
Slow Joe is quite capable of starting a conflagaration because he's a dunce and a talkative one at that.

Just today while in Iraq Joe made a comment about Saddam rolling over in his grave and called him an SOB. I wonder how that will play among Muslims? You can bet Joe never considered that question.

Zaugg:

LOL at Palin Derangement Syndrome. You venom spewing hatemongers are pathetic. I hope you have a day job to go back to now Lee cause your internet gig is over.


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