Sarah Palin Resigns, Is Naughty Librarian?

Sarah Palin announced her resignation on July 3, the Friday before a long weekend which is the classic tactic of a politician trying to bury bad news.   But this is Sarah Palin we're talking about here and some are even speculating that she actually timed this announcement to try and tie her news into the July 4th weekend as some ultra-patriotic gesture. 

Other speculation (and I'm mostly posting this because her lawyer has threatened to sue anyone who posts this speculation – hey folks, don'cha love to learn new words! )

– she is ALLEGEDLY undergoing a criminal investigation because the Sportsplex she had built while Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska happened right around the time she had a half-million dollar mansion built by her “First Dude” husband Todd and “some buddies” and there are RUMOURS that uhm, some of the windows and fixtures in the two construction projects are very similar.

There are other ideas why she resigned and as a slight detour, I'll mention that MetaFilter threads usually get anywhere between 1-100 comments while the really popular ones maybe get in the hundreds.  The record for most comments in a thread on MetaFilter eve?  The one where Sarah Palin (which my Freudian fingers always mis-type as “Plain”) was announced as VP got 5555!    The current one about her resignation is heading towards 1000 last I checked.)

Other speculation about why she resigned now?  (My money's on the Fox News gig for what it's worth.)

– she's getting out to take a job as a commentator with Fox News since that's both easier and more lucrative than politics. 

– she's going to do a reality TV show/Interview show/religious themed sitcom

– she's writing a book and this will free her to do a big book tour and full-on publicity blitz.

– she's gearing up for a run in 2012 and since people have short memories, her quitting halfway through her first term as Governor won't be remembered as much as all the publicity and campaigning she'll do in the lower 48 over the next couple years for other Republicans and to build her own brand. 

– she's sincerely retiring for the good of her family (nah, the woman who flew home from Texas with her water broken to have her baby in Alaska?  Unlikely…)

– or maybe, just maybe, she's going to pursue a less-stressful, more-rewarding career as a librarian…

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Nooooooes! A librarian? Anything but that! πŸ™‚
    As for the 2012 election theory – I can't grok how she could be a serious contender after quitting her term as governor, but then I couldn't grok how Bush could be re-elected, so what do I know? πŸ˜›

    Posted 07 Jul 2009 at 3:15 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    With her history of trying to censor the books when she was the Mayor of Wasilla, I don't think anybody would be willing to show her the secret librarian handshake!
    As for 2012, it seems like her strategy is “do the exact opposite of what a logical thinking person would do.” Who knows what will come of it though. But she scares the shit out of me even as I find her endlessly entertaining.

    Posted 11 Jul 2009 at 5:53 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    That's a load off my mind. πŸ˜›
    …yeah, I have similar feelings about Palin…skewed much more toward the entertaining side now that she has no reasonable* chance of ever being remotely in charge of the U.S.
    *Doesn't mean it couldn't happen, of course, but I just can't see it, so her scariness quotient has gone way down for me.

    Posted 14 Jul 2009 at 5:32 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    The only good thing if she were to get the 2012 Republican nomination would be the debates between her and Obama. Man, that would be entertaining!

    Posted 19 Jul 2009 at 7:11 pm

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