Does Palin's resignation change your opinion of her?
I think better of Palin because she chose to resign.
I think less of Palin because she chose to resign.
My opinion of Palin did not change. I still think she is great.
My opinion of Palin did not change. I still think she is terrible.
I have no opinion of Palin.
Does Palin's resignation change your opinion of her?
~Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
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My opinion is generally unchanged; it is slightly favorable.
Of course, that wasn't on there so I went with the "Palin is teh l33t."
Do wish some more moderate answers were on there, nontheless.
As a bonefide southern liberal, my opinion of Palin did not change one bit. I think she's AWESOME! Whoa, hold on, my fellow liberals! Let me explain before you hurl me into the Sean Hannity camp and accuse me of being a closet conservative...
I like Sarah Palin. Always have. I dislike what she stands for - specifically, her social conservative policies. If we were to sit around a table over dinner talking politics, it'd probably get pretty heated. But see, that's the thing. Out of all of the candidates that I can think of (Barack Obama and the Dems included), she's the only one i'd consider having dinner with. Not because she's hot - yes, that's a bonus - but because she's my kind of person.
She's the most unusual candidate to come along in years. She does things because she believes in them, not because she's simply being politically savvy, calculating, or looking for a boost in the polls. One needs to look no further than the Katie Couric interview to see this. Other politicians could spin hard interviews like this to make themselves look better among their constituents, or at least come across as someone who can handle tough questions with grace. Not her. She blew that interview, and why? Because she's an "average joe" who wanted to show America she could handle the Vice Presidency if elected, so she answered in the way that she felt would show folks that she could. She got flustered, and her voice betrayed her nervousness at times.
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When I watched that interview, I wanted her to answer that differently. Screw what McCain and the conservatives advised her to do! She was inexperienced at national politics, and she should have used that to her advantage. "Katie," she should have said, "You wanna know my foreign policy experience? Zero. The exact same as former President Clinton when he took office, and President Bush when he took office. All three of us have that in common. The only difference is that they held the office of President, whereas i'm running for VeePee. Now, are you asking if you think I can handle the job? Does a wild bear poop in the Alaskan wilderness?"
Coulda, shoulda, woulda...and we fast-forward to her resignation. Anyone who realizes politicians are nothing more than liars for the most part should be applauding this decision. It doesn't matter if you're conservative, liberal, independent, or a frakkin' Scientologist. She watched as millions of taxpayer's dollars were being spent in an investigation against her (an investigation, I might add, that presumably got in the way of her doing her job), and she disliked that cash being wasted for such a frivolous endeavor. She watched the attacks against her family, and knew they wouldn't end as long as she held office. I mean, seriously, so what if she preaches abstinence and her teenage daughter got knocked up? It aint like she ditched her family values and drug her kid down to the free clinic. Besides, it's our right as Americans to preach one thing, and do another. Hell, i've been known to drive my SUV down to the local Starbucks and bitch about global warming on occasion.
No, she hasn't lost her base, nor has she lost respect. Those that hate her will continue to do so, then turn around and complain when politicians act like politicians. But i'm hoping most folks see Sarah for what she truly is - someone who puts her family first, and is pretty darned capable of handling political office. All she needs is a little more experience without sacrificing her core values or who she is as a person.
You say Sarah Palin's resignation showed us what kind of person she is? I agree. And I say that I wish we had a lot more Sarah Palins on OUR side!
My opinion of Palin is that she is affable and pleasant enough, but such a political lightweight that her five minutes of fame should have expired months ago.
Her resigning doesn't really enter into my opinion of her.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
To the outside world it was amazing how this woman was presented as being fit to run as a presidential deputy
Europe is in the midst of disaster, only, they do not realize.
I think it was a wise move, now she can position herself as a powerful figure in the Republican organization. Perhaps make some money and face time by getting a show on Fox News. Also she has gained all their is to gain from being governor of Alaska and is being fair to the state by stepping down.
THE GREATEST FREEDOM IS THE FREEDOM TO OPPRESS OTHERS
Her decision intrigues me and makes me want to watch her more closely to see where she goes next and what effect this will have on her career in the long-term.
No effect. I wasn't fond of her, before, and this does not make me less or more so. I agree with Gardener. At the present time, she is, politically, a lightweight. Her resignation has not altered this, to me, in any way.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
I don't think Palin quite has the clout for national office yet, and I think resigning widens the already large chasm she need to bridge to be a viable Presidential candidate. So I do think a little bit less of her, because I question the strategy of doing so if her aspirations are to reach Washington. If they aren't, then it changes nothing about my opinion of her.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis