To Singularity, I do believe Palin quit her job because she couldn't take the heat. She could dish it out but she couldn't take it.
Where were you when she was on th campaign trail attacking Obama with evey lie and innuendo she could muster? Accusing him of being the same as the people he palled around with. Even the Republicans made fun of her and called her McCains attack dog.
Since when do we not need a intelligent well informed person to run the highest office in the land? We require more education and inteligence for some of the lowest government jobs than Palin has. Even Bush with his 98 IQ at leas had graduated from college.
I do believe that Palin finally drew the line at the vicious attacks on her family. Being a good mother does not qualify you for the highest office in the land.