From an Alaskan in Palin circles:
many are writing her political obit now but in the past she’s always
risen from the ashes because she “connects” so well w/ ordinary people.
will she run for prez? I would say “probably” just because that’s her
history/pattern. she ran for lt guv in 2002 and no one thought she had a
prayer. she spent pennies compared to the other 4 and came in 2nd.
then she took that job at the oil & gas commission but quit that to run
for guv. no one gave her a chance and yet she won the primary then went
on to beat Tony Knowles.
honestly, I have to take the resignation at face value — she was weary
of the unending ethics complaints that she had to defend personally –
they are not wealthy people and the debt was staggering. This allows
her to finish her book, go on tour, and never have to worry again about
being a state employee subject to the Executive Branch ethics laws. she
can hopefully knit her family back together and then after the 2010
election, see how she’s polling and how much $$$ she’s raised.
My Alaskan adds: “she has seemed tired … not having any fun anymore. The Auburn thing was such a shot of adrenalin. Why stick around here?”