Koan:

Koans often appear to be paradoxical or linguistically meaningless dialogues or questions. But to Zen Buddhists the koan is "the place and the time and the event where truth reveals itself" unobstructed by the oppositions and differentiations of language. Answering a koan requires a student to let go of conceptual thinking and of the logical way we order the world, so that like creativity in art, the appropriate insight and response arises naturally and spontaneously in the mind.

Zen master Sarah:

"Don’t know what the future holds. I’m not gonna shut any door. That — who knows what doors open. I can’t predict what the next fish run’s gonna look like down on the Nushagak [River]. So I certainly can’t predict what’s gonna happen in the next couple of years," Palin told ABC News.

Palin hinted that whether she holds elected office again, she does not intend to live a quiet life made up entirely of family fishing trips. "I don’t need a title to be the one to usher in what it is that needs to be done in our state or our country."

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Palin said there is a difference between the White House and what she has experienced in Alaska. If she were in the White House, she said, the "department of law" would protect her from baseless ethical allegations.

"I think on a national level, your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we’ve been charged with and automatically throw them out," she said.

There is no "Department of Law" at the White House.

Also.

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said after Palin’s resignation that she was "deeply disappointed that the governor has decided to abandon the state and her constituents before her term has concluded."

Palin responded Monday by saying there’s a double standard. She brought up the fact Murkowski left the Legislature when her father, then-governor Frank Murkowski, appointed her to the U.S. Senate seat he gave up to become governor.

"The double standard that’s applied here is a bit perplexing. … Didn’t Lisa Murkowski leave office to go take her dad’s seat? (Govs.) Huntsman left, Napolitano just left … ," Palin said, referring to governors who took positions in President Obama’s administration.

Palin said she is embarking on a "different, more effective path" than finishing her term. Asked how, she said she didn’t know at this point, other than to campaign for political candidates who represent the values she supports.

It may very well be that we cannot begin to comprehend the ways of the Palin because we are unable to forgo our "conceptual thinking and… the logical way we order the world". Then again,  maybe she’s just a babbling idiot.

To be safe, I’d go with the ‘babbling idiot’ one….

TBogg

TBogg

Yeah. Like I would tell you....

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