Sarah’s Sacrifice

Sarah's Sacrifice

“We have accomplished so much and there’s much more to do, but my family and I determined after prayerful consideration that sacrificing my title helps Alaska most.”— Governor Sarah Palin’s 4th of July Address to Her Facebook Page


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19 Responses to “Sarah’s Sacrifice”

  1. John M Says:

    She looks a lot better now than before.

  2. leiominala Says:

    Wow thnx very helpful

  3. wow Says:

    More sexism from the so-called progressive Obamabots.

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    wow wrote: More sexism from the so-called progressive Obamabots.

    Sexism? Nope. But if the tiara fits, wear it.

    And it’s “Obamalot,” as in “Camelot.”

  5. carlyt1 Says:

    The clueless remain clueless. Republicans must really want to lose in 2012. There is a related post at

  6. babyboomerqueen Says:

    Take her tiara too!… de-throne her! Take her to the back 40 and leave her with the mosquitos.

    ~The Baby Boomer Queen~

  7. Limone Says:

    When a politician is ill spoken, and cannot or will not complete the term they ran for an were elected to, it’s only fair that their shortcomings be pointed out. She failed her constituents and there is no way around this fact. I feel that there is something coming down the pike that determined this course of action, something of an ethical and criminal nature that will require much money on the Palin’s part. The window of cleaning up financially may be very short, but very necessary.

  8. Mike Licht Says:

    Limone wrote: When a politician … cannot or will not complete the term they ran for and were elected to, it’s only fair that their shortcomings be pointed out.

    Actually, Mrs. Palin claims she is quitting because of the criticism, due to the high expense of paying personal lawyers to fight disclosure of her own misdeeds. You may recall that she also used public funds to conduct a so-called investigation — by her own appointees — of her ethics, in an effort to duplicate and undercut judicial and legislative examination of these matters. Avoiding improper behavior in the first place would have been a lot more economical for both the Palins and Alaska taxpayers.

    The Governor seems to think she can send a spouse to intimidate public officials about personnel matters and accept free labor from government contractors without repercussions.

    FOIA is working exactly as intended in Alaska. It is protecting citizens from bad actors in government.

  9. BobbyG Says:

    Please contribute today.

    Give generously.

  10. Jason Says:

    She gave up her office not her title. Her “title” makes her sound like royalty which she is not.

    The bottom line is she quit her job when things got tough. How does she possibly think should could be president when she had problems being Governor of Alaska?

    To me the main reason she resigned is she needs to make a great deal of money to pay all those legal bills. As governor she wouldn’t get any money for making a speech, but a a private citizen she can probably make 20 grand a pop or more. Her higher calling was the almighty dollar.

  11. Mike Licht Says:

    Jason wrote: She gave up her office not her title. Her “title” makes her sound like royalty which she is not.

    The fact that Governor Palin referred to “my title” says it all, doesn’t it?

    … she needs to make a great deal of money to pay all those legal bills.

    Mrs. Palin would not have them if she had acted with any propriety. But Alaska taxpayers, not the Governor, footed the bill for a Troopergate cover-up attempt by three of her appointees (the state “personnel board”).

  12. K Passah Says:

    The left does not “hate” or “fear” this woman; most of us just feel sorry for her. She is so incredibly dumb she doesn’t realize she was just being exploited by the Republican Party last Fall. It was as if McCain allowed her to participate in “Take Your Daughter to Work” Day, and she naively took it seriously and thought she could “play” at the national level. She STILL believes it, even though she is proving to be less and less of substance, and more and more just plain babble. The great “con” is over. There is nothing to this woman. We don’t hate her, we don’t fear her. What we DO fear and hate is that so many Americans are ignorant enough to “buy in” and believe that THIS is actually leadership material. It’s very sad when people actually hold this woman and all her strange lies in high regard.

  13. Denton Says:

    @K Passah:

    Still more frightening is the fact that so many Americans seem to be cool with the fact that Palin WAS exploited by the GOP last fall and they have absolutely no problem with it.

  14. Mike Licht Says:

    Denton wrote: many Americans seem to be cool with the fact that Palin WAS exploited by the GOP last fall

    Mrs. Palin is more exploiter than exploited, with a long history of turning on her political sponsors and mentors, including Governor Frank Murkowski. The fact she has turned on the McCain campaign and the NRC should come as no surprise.

  15. babyboomerqueen Says:

    Sarah Palin has proven that she is a huntress…no the hunted.
    She can bring that little Miss Alaska on all she wants…she does not fool me or at least 25% of the American woman.

    Batting her eyelashes and wearing a red suit doen not give her power or make her submissive in my book.

    She is a wolf in sheeps’ clothing and if I were her…Baaaaaaad Sarah Palin….I would watch out because she gave a bounty on all wolves. $150 for their right front leg. If she come up missing a right leg…it would not surprise me in the least.

    Southern smiles and world peace,
    ~The Baby Boomer Queen~

  16. Cory Allen Heidelberger Says:

    “title” — such a telling choice of words! Delusions of royalty, indeed. You’re right, Mike: Peggy Noonan went easy on Palin.

  17. Myers Says:

    I give Sarah the benefit of the doubt, the same way I believe she really was against the bridge to nowhere that she had been for, and the same way I believe that the bipartisan panel that found her in violation of state ethics did not find her in violation of state ethics. I believe her accounts of things rather than the things themselves because looking at the things themselves and judging for myself would be the easy thing to do. It is much harder to believe someone who has lost as much credibility as Sarah Palin, so that is what I am choosing to do because I am a fighter not a quitter. I am doing the mavericky kind of thing like Jesus and our troops in harms way and I put my trust in Palin.

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