As if we needed more proof that she does not know the difference between campaigning and governing, Mrs. Palin explained she is quitting 18 months before the end of her term because she will not seek re-election. 18 months is more than seven times longer than it took her to lose the White House for the Republicans last year.
Theories on the real motivation for her resignation abound. Chief contenders:
She will host a new Surreality TV show in the fall and needs time to rehearse
She will start a political communications consulting firm
Preparing to return to her first love, basketball
Five months of leadership by the nonentity she recruited as Lieutenant Governor will make Mrs. Palin’s dismal gubernatorial record look a bit better in comparison
More time to spend with her husband and attorneys, blocking investigations into the dubious funding of the construction of the Palin’s lakeside house
More time to spend with her husband and attorneys, blocking investigation into the dubious funding and construction of the Wasilla Sports Complex
More time to spend with her husband and attorneys, blocking investigation into abuses of power during her brief reign as Alaska’s Governor
More time to spend with her husband and attorneys, blocking investigation into charges of witness tampering during her brief reign as Alaska’s Governor
More time to spend with her ghostwriters
More time to give chastity pledge training to Willow and Piper
Time to make lucrative personal appearences (Bob Shrum: ““She could make more in two weeks on just speaking fees than in the rest of her time as governor”"). Mrs. Palin could even buy an executive jet
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