UPDATE: I’ve thought about Sarah Palin’s resignation most of last night and this morning. As I have I’ve become more and more convinced that there is one man above all others who bears the burden of the vile/vindictive/insane attacks on her children – John McCain. Yeah, you heard me, John McCain. Has anyone heard him recently tell anyone to lay off the kids? Any one got any evidence he’s talked to his cowardly staffers to shut their cake-holes? Any one? I don’t think so. He has behaved in a distinctly non-gallant, non-honorable way towards the woman whom HE and HIS campaign elevated to national attention. McCain needs to get out there and frickin do something about the way HIS staff treats Sarah Palin. He needs to appologize to her for leaving her out in the open with no cover, no support and under friendly fire.
I never wanted his to be the candidate anyway, he rested to heavily on his “maverick” street cred, which was to me, always all about HIM and never about the country, never about rendering honest & honorable service to the country he says he loves. Gah!
I’m curious about her decision. Really curious. I’m curious about the timing and the rush. I wonder if it’s about the kids. 8 months after the end of the election, the Palins as a family have remained in the crosshairs of the haters. That’s just insane.
Maybe there is a scandal coming down the pike. Who knows.
Charles Krauthammer just said what I’ve been thinking – that the family is at the end of their rope with the endless attacks. There’s the attacks on Bristol, on Willow and Trig. So far Piper is the only one who has escaped the crosshairs of the asshats. I’m still loving when Piper licked her hand and smoothed Trig’s hair at the convention. That was adorable. That most of the attacks were reserved for Trig, the Palin’s baby, was just disgusting.
My greatest sadness is that it wasn’t Mark Sanford resigning instead. He should.
I like Sarah Palin, a lot. I really think if the attacks had just been about her, she wouldn’t have cared. But the left kept on, and McCain’s people kept on. From here it looks like the pro-abortion types on the left who spewed venom on Palin’s kids couldn’t stand the fact of Trig. The fact that the Palins knowingly brought a Down’s Syndrom child into the world flipped their crap right out of all sanity. Remember that Dr. Lalonde from Canada early after her addition to the ticket who was pissed off about it because it would encourage other women to keep their DS children? He was pissed because children would NOT be killed because they were less than perfect.
The insane accusations spewed by the likes on Wonkette and her readers mouthbreathers is outside the pale. Of course, typical to the internet, these idiots feel free to vent their unhinged wickedness on a woman they have never met based on media reports that aren’t true, have been proven to be falsehoods. Then there is the only gay man in the world who has made a career of obessing over a woman’s uterus, Andrew Sullivan.
I love Sarah. I hope the Palin’s are okay.