National politics is no place for good and decent people. Whenever somebody good and decent gets into politics, all of the people who are neither good nor decent set out to destroy her.
When you strip away the agendized rhetoric from the chattering classes, her explanation for resigning makes perfect sense. Even though she could have governed with the constant frivolous ethics complaints filed by jealous hags like Linda Kellen Biegle — the Debbie Frisch of Alaska politics — the constant distraction was keeping her from doing the best job she could. And half a million dollars in legal bills is a big deal for someone of Sarah’s modest means.
Second, there’s the matter of her family, which also accounts for a lot of it. It’s one thing when left-wing cockholsters like David Letterman are insulting her, but the cockholster went on national television and said her daughters were whores. People His audience of trained leftist seals laughed, and most of the media defended him and said she was being a drama queen for saying it was wrong for him to call her daughters whores.
Also, left-wing bloggers and Democrats were out making crude photoshops of her innocent baby son. They were also calling her older son a fag, a drug user, and said that he joined the Army to avoid jail. What good mother would put her kids through that.
We live in a very sick, depraved era. Even a few years ago, attacking a politician’s kids was beyond the pale. Now, it’s just part of the system. It’s a very sad commentary on how low we’ve gotten. I can’t blame her for pulling her kids out of that.
What is wrong with our political system that it drives good people away, but allows sewer trout like Barney Frank, Charlie Rangel, and John Murtha to thrive? To hell with all of them. Both of our parties and our entire political structure are rotten to the core. And I don’t think there’s anyone out there who can fix it.
I’ll agree, if her ambitions are for higher office, quitting before the end of her term is not a wise move. But I don’t know what her real intentions are, and I don’t think anyone does. I wish Sarah well. I hope she lives long and prospers. If she chooses to serve in government again, I think Energy Secretary under President Romney would be a good place for her; she could restore domestic energy exploration, ramp up nuclear power, and provide a worthy legacy.