Saturday, July 04, 2009

Palin & the Punditz ...

Already lot of discussion this weekend of the "why" behind Sarah Palin's announcement to step down, a year-and-a-half early, as Governor of Alaska.

For her part, Palin claims it's because she doesn't want to serve the remainder of her term as a lame duck governor, saying "many just accept that 'lame duck' status and they hit the road. They draw a paycheck and they kind of milk it. I’m not going to put Alaskans through that. I promised efficiencies and effectiveness."

Personal observation ... didn't she also promise to be the governor, at least through the end of her elected term, when she took her oath of office?

Already, the punditz are having their say ...

"Is it too early to get a jump on 2012," one asked. "I say make your presence known on all the major shows, maybe write a book or two, and be in the face of everybody, then in 2010 announce a run for President."

"Huh????? Winners never quit," another insisted. "How is quiting being the Govener DURING your first term lead well into running for president?"

Not everyone sees the move as inexplicable or nonsensical, suggesting that her quitting as Alaska's governor now, could increase her chances of being America's president in 2012. NBC’s Chuck Todd offers his analysis, and says that being a private citizen opens a lot of opportunities for Palin the individual.

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