They're partying in the streets of Alaska!

Or at least they should be with the latest news that Governer Sarah Palin is stepping down! (*cheersapplausescreamsshootingmoosethrowingbabies*)
Our favorite hockey mom is throwing in the towel up in Juneau with very little explanation other than that she doesn't feel like she is doing a good enough job for Alaska. Well duh! In typical Palin fashion, no one knew that this was coming. According to the NPR article, many members of the media missed the announcement because it was scheduled so late and even Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell didn't know that he was going to be stepping up until Wednesday. 
From NPR: 
"Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional Lame Duck status in this particular climate would just be another dose of politics as usual, something I campaigned against and will always oppose," Palin said in a statement released by her office.
That sounds nice and all, but there's got to be more behind this. Maybe she is taking the time to prepare for that 2012 presidential election. Man I hope so. There's no way the American public will let her win and it was so much fun to make fun of her last year that I would love to get another chance. 
Interestingly enough, this happened just two days after Chris posted a great Vanity Fair article about the Alaskan. Be sure to check that out. 

1 comment:

Salvation Holdout said...

Interestingly, there are many states in the country where you can only serve one term as governor. Being a "lame duck" is a really stupid reason to resign such a high office.