I wonder how much of the story was planted by Palin. Falling out of the public eye doesn't exactly help her. She says she wants to be a "regular citizen," but she does need to stay in the public eye if she wants anyone to pay attention. Kind of like the love/hate relationship between movie stars and the papparazzi - They don't always want their picture taken, but falling out of the public eye is bad for their careers.
Palin helped McCain, contrary to what people say. I'm not a fan, but you can't deny the impact she made, and is still making almost 7 years later.
I think that hits the nail on the head, but I suggest she is far more calculating. People who want to be "regular citizens" do not start their own TV shows. Or self publish how many books now?
She is the foil, the false target that enrages the left, exposes them as misogynistic and close minded and she is not in any way a threat at any ballot box.
Like many woman who have been in power she knows the value of being underestimated and she has been. While all stand agape at Obama for rising from a community organizer to the presidency, she has gone from being an obscure Alaskan politician to being a household word.
To the right, she is the vanguard of old ideas, and lighting rod of fools and there are few better at drawing out fools than she.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Last edited by clownboy; 09-15-14 at 12:05 PM.