On what promised to be a slow weekend flipping between MJ coverage and peering out the window hoping for sun, here comes Ms. Sarah Palin with a doozie: she's stepping down as Governor of Alaska. Because she's a "point guard with her eye on the basket" and doesn't want to be a "lame duck." Her words, y'all. Her words.
Her tone: Mommy explaining to the kids that there is no tooth fairy, and gosh darn it, smile and the world smiles with you.
This train wreck of a candidate and political figure ain't goin nowhere. CNN and MSNBC are in a scramble to decipher the code of jibberish and flat a's that comprise Sarah Palin's speeches. "Is she dropping out of politics so people won't talk about her slut daughter?" "Is she plotting a bid for 2012?" Questions that have been answered with a resounding "This is a stupid move." Regardless of her intentions, Sarah Palin has confirmed, once and for all, what most of us already know: that she's stupid - or if you're feeling polite this 4th of July - she's not ready for primetime.
According to the AP: "Palin hinted she had a bigger role in mind, saying she wanted to make a 'positive change outside government.' But she kept supporters in suspense, promising on Twitter: 'We'll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election ... this is in Alaska's best interest, my family's happy ... it is good. Stay tuned.'"
CNN commentator and democratic strategist Donna Brazile counseled Palin to "get rid of those novices around her" if she has any aims of revisiting public life.
GCL says: Wherever Palin winds up this certainly isn't the last we'll hear of her. She didn't have a "my mother was a saint" tone, instead she had the measured, pumped up stance and inflated rhetoric of a contender (pronounced contendah, fyi), sleeves rolled up and ready to storm the White House. Let's watch what happens...