She is only a private citizen because she walked away from being Governor because she was being attacked for being a moron. Honestly, had that offer not been made to be McCain's running mate, she'd probably still be in office.
Truthfully, had she never been made McCain's running mate, she probably would have spent a large majority of her life as Governor, and save a few late night comedians making fun of her, most of us would have never known how bad she really is.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
All I know about any of the Palins is what I read. Here is what Sarah Palin said at the time (2009) about her resignation:
Palin offered few clues about her ambitions but said she arrived at her decision in part to protect her family, which has faced withering criticism and occasional mockery, and to escape ethics probes that have drained her family's finances and hampered her ability to govern. She said leaving office is in the best interest of the state and will allow her to more effectively advocate for issues of importance to her, including energy independence and national security. Sarah Palin to Resign as Alaska Governor, Citing Probes and Family Needs
I haven't walked a mile in her shoes, but I'm not sure I could bear the personal attacks. I mean, only hours after she was nominated for the Vice Presidency, the vicious rumors that her baby was actually her grandchild began. She was criticized for bringing the baby on the campaign trail. What else was she supposed to do when she was breastfeeding? The David Letterman attack on her 14-year old (although Letterman was referring to the "slut-daughter" Bristol)--sorry, baseball joke--was ugly. Really, the worst for me was the 3rd-birthday "tribute" to that little boy, who has Down Syndrome--saying that he was the smartest member of his family and all that.
I wish the media would lay off people's families, especially their kids. The retarded kid stuff is indefensible. I'm not sure I could handle it. And although I don't know that I would ever vote for Sarah Palin, I really hate the way she is treated. I don't understand the frothing-at-the-mouth malice others have for this woman. Look how long this thread is about someone who is pretty much irrelevant in American politics at the moment. It's ridiculous.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.