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Falling In And Out Of Gov.

In Politics on July 10, 2009 at 1:51 am

Sarah Palin in Runner's World - Photo/Brian Adams

I started writing feverishly about Sarah Palin when the news of her resignation broke, but then I cut off and thought better of it.

We have seen so many stories about her decision.  Perhaps I was not mentally prepared for another Palin media bonanza so soon (they take a lot out of you), rife with skeptical snarky segment teases and tired old puns.

So, for now I will just say this.

There’s a maelstrom around her, big as ever and less concrete than ever.

Her and her messengers did a frightful job of pitching how leaving her position of leadership positions her better to be a leader.  This was not a story that was sprung upon them; they made it, and thus should have prepared better responses.

Despite this, I am reserving judgment for now, because inevitably we will see something else happen with her soon and I am going to wait that out.  It’s part of a multi-step plan that will come into focus.  As Nancy Gibbs wrote in Time, “It’s important to note that Palin never said she was leaving office to spend more time with her children.”  The media is hair-trigger and pouncing on the immediacy of the story. Read the rest of this entry »