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Sarah Palin Blames the Media for Her Quitting on Alaska

Posted By Jason Easley On 22 Jul 2010

Here we are over a year later and Sarah Palin is still looking for someone to blame for her decision to quit her job as Governor of Alaska, and cash in on her fame. Her latest excuse is the media, “The media incentivized political opponents to file false ethics charges and expensive, wasteful, frivolous lawsuits against me, my family and my staff.”

The Daily Caller, gave Palin a platform to vent her paranoia that the media was out to get her from day one. Specifically she now claims that media incentivized her opponents to file complaints against her that forced her out of office, “The media incentivized political opponents to file false ethics charges and expensive, wasteful, frivolous lawsuits against me, my family and my staff, in an obvious attempt to destroy us.”

She now claims this is why she quit her job and now avoids all, but the friendliest of media, “I said, ‘Enough. Political adversaries and their political friends in the media will not destroy my State, my administration, nor my family. Enough.’ I knew if I didn’t play their game any longer, they could not win. I would not retreat, I would instead reload, and I would fight for what is right from a different plane.”

While trying to justify the fact that she quit on the people of the state of Alaska, Sarah Palin admitted that she could not take even the most mild of questioning. It just so happens that her taking the fight to a “different plane” allowed her to cash in and become a millionaire. Notice how Palin’s excuses keep changing. During her resignation speech she said she was resigning to avoid being a lame duck, “And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldn’t run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks… travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade – as so many politicians do. And then I thought – that’s what’s wrong – many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and “milk it”. I’m not putting Alaska through that – I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! ? That’s not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old “politics as usual.” I promised that four years ago – and I meant it.”

Palin has for the past year blamed everybody and everything for her decision to resign with the exception of herself. It is obvious that she is looking for the magic excuse that will make the fact that she is quitter acceptable, and take the issue off the table before her presidential run in 2012, but the reality is outside of health of the officeholder or family, there is no acceptable reason for what Palin did. Sarah Palin has an aversion to the truth, so she will never ever admit that she was itching to capitalize on her new found fame.

Sarah seems to forget the adoring national media coverage that greeted her selection by John McCain in 2008. The media did not turn on her. She could have been a media darling if she could have demonstrated to the American people that she possessed the tiniest bit of competence. Palin did not sit down with hardcore political journalists in 2008. She was softballed by Katie Couric and Charles Gibson. The negative opinion of Sarah Palin was one that she created herself through her own words.

I am sure that the adoring empty headed throng of Palin follow will lap up her latest media bashing comments like the hungry dogs that they are, but to the rest of us her continued whining and hiding from the media is proof that she is and always will be a political lightweight who can’t handle the glare and scrutiny of the national spotlight. Sarah’s paranoia and base insecurity will not allow her to escape from her media bubble, and this is the main reason why any potential presidential bid by Palin is doomed to fail.

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