Sarah Palin: Quitting is Patriotic
"I, Sarah Palin, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Alaska. And that I will faithfully discharge my duties as governor of the state of Alaska to the best of my ability, so help me God." — Sarah Palin, December 2006
Sarah Palin followed her bizarre, rambling press conference with a bizarre, rambling Facebook rant.
On this Independence Day, I am so very proud of all those who have chosen to serve our great nation and I honor their selflessness and the sacrifices of their families, too.
Funny thing about the military. When you make a commitment to serve, you don’t just get to quit whenever you feel like it.
Yesterday, my family and I announced a decision that is in Alaska’s best interest and it always feels good to do what is right. We have accomplished more during this one term than most governors do in two – and I am proud of the great team that helped to build these wonderful successes.
In other words, I’m doing such an awesome job for the people of Alaska, it’s really much better for them if I only serve half a term. WTF?
The response in the main stream [sic] media has been most predictable, ironic, and as always, detached from the lives of ordinary Americans who are sick of the “politics of personal destruction”. How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country. And though it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make. But every American understands what it takes to make a decision because it’s right for all, including your family.
I have no idea what that last sentence means, but since there are "countless others" — I’d really like Sarah Palin to name three high-profile, national politicians who quit in the middle of their first term, for no good reason. Or how about just one?
As for bemoaning the "politics of personal destruction": kiss my ass, ‘Cuda.
Abandoning your office and your state, while patting yourself on the back and framing your dereliction as some sort of selfless, patriotic act isn’t narcissistic. It’s pathological.