Sarah Palin: Out as Governor, Out of the Running for President in 2012
If the reports are true and Sarah Palin is set to resign as Governor of Alaska, then surely she cannot be in the running any longer for a 2012 Republican Party presidential spot. If her level of experience was unsatisfying to the nation’s voters, six more months of time in office (mostly spent on the national speakers circuit) won’t change that. Unless Palin pulls a Perot and changes her mind before actually resigning, she’ll have nothing new to bone up her scanty resume for the presidency… unless you count a tourist trip to Little Diomede Island to go look at Russia.
Palin’s reason for resignation — that she has tired of the “political blood sport” of being Governor of Alaska and had tired of the critical attention focused upon her — leads me to wonder: if the McCain-Palin ticket of 2008 had won election, how long would she have wanted to stick around in Washington, DC?