On July 3rd, 2009, Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin announced her intent to resign her gubernatorial duties and transfer the powers of Governor to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell. Shortly afterwards, several deceitful people intimated that the reasons for Palin’s resignation stem from a supposed criminal investigation pertaining to the construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex. Sarah Palin’s attorney indicates that they are exploring legal options to counter the hate-a-thon related to this matter and other false, media-driven charges that Palin has experienced since late August 2008 when she accepted John McCain’s request to the GOP Vice Presidential candidate. Palin’s Legal Counsel, Thomas Van Flein, specifically stated the Palin team will take legal action against those liberal blogs and the state-run media for slandering the governor. Gateway Pundit has much more analysis, but MUT’s Money Quote from the statement is:
we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation. This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law.
To this, I can only say:
Here’s more from Mary Matalin, that might be prescient, courtesy of Ed Morrisey of Hot Air.
I would like to direct readers to the intense Star Wars inspired discussion on Big Hollywood. If it comes to pass, I will claim credit for “Unleash Hell” becoming the catch phrase of the day when discussing Palin.
Recap Here from Michelle Malkin.
UPDATE: It turns out the GOP-apparatus and politicos are as confused as the extreme left and deranged media are jubilant. Upon reflection, and a good cup of Mystic Monk coffee, I have decided I don’t give a rat’s-rear-end if Sarah Palin returns to politics again. As someone who admires her stances and her style, if she simply goes after and legally punishes the criminal media entities that have vilified and harassed her family, I will be content if she chooses to remain a private citizen. Frankly, I think it will serve all of us who believe in small government and capitalism well — since the elite news corps will have to rethink their attack-dog approach for candidates whose only flaw is that they are not “progressives”.
Andrew Breitbart reviews a Washington Times piece that also excoriates the elite media. MUT’s Money Quote: Misses Dowd, Couric and Fey – Mr. Obama’s Angels (featuring Joy Behar in the role of “Bosley”) – used a potent mix of mockery, snobbery and vitriol to undermine Mrs. Palin’s feminist bona fides.
And I could not agree with the Other McCain more: The people who pronounce themselves “baffled,” and who conclude that Palin has made a stupid move by resigning, are leaving a couple of things out of their calculations. First, Palin is a Christian who, in the past, has made straightforward reference to the will of God. What she believes — what she must believe — is that if it is God’s will that she become president, she will. Therefore, the conventional wisdom of the commetariat and all the advice from political “experts” are just so much noise to her.
Little Miss Attila has a wonderful synopsis of a “blog” war going on, and I concur with her. Sarah Palin is worthy of respect, not worship. If people I normally admire make a valid critique of her, then it is probably worth my time to take their point of view into consideration.