Friday, July 03, 2009

File Under WTF:

According to CNN: Palin will resign as Governor of Alaska.

There is a lot of speculation that she will run for President in 2012 and, consequently, she will not run for reelection for Governor in 2010.

But, why would you resign now and not finish your term? Is everything in Alaska going to go down hill so fast that you think you will not be blamed for it?

Update: File under this is incredibly stupid. from CNN:

Palin added in a statement that she was "determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is not the easiest path. ... Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional lame duck status in this particular climate would just be another dose of politics as usual, something I campaigned against and will always oppose."
Let's think about this statement. If Palin were to run for president and win, then she faces a dilemma. Since, under current constitutional standards, which I assume would not change, if Palin were elected in 2012, then she would not run for reelection in 2016 because every president who wins reelection is a lame duck. Of course, this also means that a victory in 2012 and a conviction against being a lame duck, means that if she were to win in 2012 she would be a lame duck president and, hence, should resign.

She is just bizarre. And no too bright politically. At least she is doing what is best for the citizens of Alaska. Maybe she will do the same for the rest of the country by resigning from politics.

Update II:
She said she believes politics is "superficial." Define Irony.

Update III: Watch it yourself. I am waiting for the 5:30pm showing on MSNBC. And the Geese in the background.

I guess we will no longer have Nixon to kick around. Oh wait. That was before he won the presidency. Shit.


The Roof Almighty said...

I love the camera man's visible eye-roll at 3:25 when she implies someone (Letterman?) made fun of Trig.

And, you know, I hate to say it, but how does someone who doesn't believe in evolution argue that the world needs more chromosomal abnormalities? I understand Mole Man or Hugo Strange making the argument, but as far as I know, Palin can't see "Comic Book Science Villain University" from Alaska---it's in Latveria.

The Roof Almighty said...

I just caught a repeat of AC360 (cause I'm hep) talking to Meg Stapleton, Palin's Spokeswoman...who spokes just like her.

MS: Now she can do anything to get her message out there like energy independence and increased national security.
AC360: Like she can do a television show? What are you talking about here?
MS: She can do whatever she sets her mind to. There are so many ways under the sun, as many as you can dream of. She's a strong woman and she and the people around her on a daily basis know like energy independence and national security.

This is the death of communication. This isn't even a matter of talking points.

I did what Bill Hicks called " a heroic dose" of hallucinogens when I was much younger and got caught in a conversation with my mother and younger sister during the last hour of it (wherin I tried to light and smoke a breakfast sausage) and, trapped inside my own head, THIS is what I was sure I sounded like.

It isn't "speech" as we know it. Everyone involved with Palin constantly sounds like they are trying to explain to the dentist why they haven't flossed recently--just fluttering, back-pedaling discomfort, and doped on nitrous oxide.

Again, what fun it would be to diagram any one of their sentences.