Sarah Palin did not leave Alaska government “for no reason”

Juan Williams and Bob Schieffer had best stop trying to rewrite history. Both of these guys claim either Gov. Sarah Palin left her position as governor for no reason or she could not handle the job. Both are lies. Both are liars and I’m sick of it.

For those of you who refuse to actually read her resignation speech, or completely ignore what was going on in Alaska before, during and after the 2008 campaign, I guess I have to spend some time reminding you.

Update: Check out my post this afternoon visiting the nutcase media Newsweek cover.

We covered Palin’s holiday weekend announcement in July here, here and here, but I think this sums up why Palin resigned. This is what she said, and even though there was tons of speculation those first few days about some big shoe about to drop (indictments, personal problems…) there is no reason to believe this is not the full truth.

Resigning as governor was specifically tied to Palin’s satisfaction with her administration’s accomplishments and the right path for Alaska. Her decision was driven by her legal bills, Alaska spending $2 million on dealing with bogus ethics complaints and the fact that most of her time [75 percent] was spend dealing with all of the bull.

For Palin, it’s not about her (unlike many other politicians), it’s about Alaska right now.

CBS News chief Washington correspondent and host of “Face the Nation” Bob Schieffer spoke with Harry Smith this morning on CBS’ Morning Show.

“Let’s not overlook the fact that she had to leave the governor’s office in Alaska because that was too much for her. You can imagine her going through a primary with an opponent? What would she say? ‘When the going gets tough, I’m ready to quit?’ That is not how one builds a political base.

I don’t have the video or the transcript, but in yesterday’s panel segment of Fox News Sunday, Juan Williams specifically stated Palin just quite for no reason “resigned, resigned for no reason”. Bull.

It’s possible Jim may be able to get video from Fox News Sunday posted later today since I just heard it on the show at 11:45 a.m. ET.

2 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I am willing to grant Schieffer a pass on the basis of senility, but Williams is smart enough to know better.


    When facts are subverted for political advantage, truth dies.

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