Dear Readers: As a big fan of Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin, I am saddened to hear of her impending resignation. The Anchoress has a wonderful roundup of thoughts and comments, which should be read by clicking HERE.
I’m sticking with my original thoughts. Either she or someone in her family is ill, and she wants to keep it private and not subject it to the vulgarity of the Palin-hating beasts in the press, who savaged her last year, or…she and Todd are on the rocks, and she doesn’t want to subject her children and her marriage to the same vulgarity.
Can’t say I blame her in either case. And I hope I’m wrong on both counts.
But nothing else makes sense, does it?
All I can say is that I will be praying for Governor Palin and her family — for their health, happiness, and peace of spirit. As I read through the comments, many of my conservative friends are angry about this “dereliction of duty”. As none of us can fully understand what Gov. Palin and her family have been subjected to (the most recent incident being Letterman’s idiotic crudity — and I am still not watching cBS), I hesitate to either speculate or denigrate.
Truly, the left will be crowing about Palin’s resignation — as if that gives them the additional imperium to carry out their massive, liberty-crushing, economy-strangling programs. This is not the case.
I am a founding member of a Tea Party organization. We, and our sister groups and partners, have hundreds of rallies planned for July 4th and beyond. There are hundreds of newly-minted activists who will eventually evolve into civic minded politicians. So, to the these celebrating lefties and pimped-out media types, I say this:
If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.
UPDATE: Kurt Schlicter of Big Holllywood seconds my Star Wars analogy in his post, The Force is with Sarah Palin. However, he thinks that she is the one who will return. It is my contention that it is the newly-energized Tea Party activists that will pick up the “light saber of liberty” and fight the “dark side” of oppressive government control. In other words,the concept of citizen politician (rather in keeping with the vision of our founders), will be carried on by regular people who have become involved with the process only recently. In that sense, the left’s triumph is Phyrric at best. Will we win in 2010? You bettcha!
UPDATE II: Frugal Cafe has opinions from Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin with outside-the-Beltway perspectives worthy of a listen.
For more Star Wars analogies that are Tea Party oriented, please check out my latest post: IMPRESSIVE. MOST IMPRESSIVE.
Mut’s Money Links: The following is a round-up of what other blogging heroes and divinities have to say.
Instapundit: SARAH PALIN TO resign as governor?
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey: Is Palin’s national political career over? (Yes) and Allahpundit: Palin’s brother: The nonstop media blitz and frivolous ethics complaints weighed on her and, to add more confusion, Close friend of Palin’s: She’ll seriously consider running for president!
Rosita the Prole: No Joy in Mudville. Mighty Sarah Has Bowed Out.
Little Miss Attila: Pray for Sarah.
UPDATE: Hat-tip to Little Miss Attila for this wonderful analysis at Pajama’s Media: Palin Resignation Shocks Political World. MUT’s Money Quote — There does come a time, after all, when one simply gets fed up and decides that it’s time to get into the field and put down a moose or two; there’s nothing more patriotic than moose stew for Independence Day, after all. And if Sarah were at that point, I’m sure most libertarians and Republicans would understand — and would welcome her back into politics when she’s darn good and ready.
Gateway Pundit: BREAKING: SARAH PALIN RESIGNS! (Video)