Friday, July 3, 2009

The Latest Bombshell

In a fortnight that has seen wave after wave of blockbuster news events, we now have the news that Sarah Palin is resigning as Governor of Alaska later this month, almost a year and a half early.

I assume the talking heads on the right will treat Mrs Palin as a martyr, having to quit to stop the slings and arrows of the "elitist liberal media."

On the left, there will be speculation about some scaldalous secret that is about to come to light.

It may be far simpler. As the stories linked from my post yesterday reported, the Governor was facing possible new charges under Alaska's ethics laws, for having started a group to raise money for the payment of her debts arising from the "Troopergate" investigation. The only way, it seemed, for Mrs Palin to raise those funds was as a private citizen.

And timing is important, because if Gov. Palin has any intent to challenge the incumbent Senator in the 2010 primary, she needs to pay her old debts soon and raise money for that campaign.

I very much doubt that this is the last we'll hear from Sarah Palin.

1 comment:

Kingfish said...

Right now no one knows anything. I don't care what the pundits or so-called experts say, no one outside of her family probably knows. Could be anything. could be for political reasons, could be ethics, could be for future plans for Senate or something else, could be as simple as caring for that child is more demanding than the office of Governor will allow.

Point is, right now no one knows and all the hysterics on the right or sneers on the left are pointless.