Sarah Palin’s resignation as governor of Alaska should be a warning in two ways:
- She wasn’t willing to complete the job which she asked the voters of Alaska to allow her to do. If national attention was getting in the way of her performance as governor, she should have taken steps to mitigate it, even if that meant definitively ruling out any future campaign for president. If she wants to run for president or U.S. senator, can she be trusted to finsih the job she says she wants?
- Rather than using her resignation as an opportunity to be a mother to her family, which includes two younger children, one of whom has Down syndrome, Palin apparently plans to use her free time for other political ventures. This is the main reason I opposed her candidacy for vice president in 2008. Moms need to be at home when their children are growing up. Her nomination was a slap in the face at those who espouse family values.
In other words, the resignation is all about her.