Friday, July 3, 2009
The sound of her voice had barely faded before some media pundits were criticizing Sarah Palin for resigning as Governor to, let’s all agree, run for President. “The nerve of her cheating the people of Alaska by not even finishing her first term in that office,” was the gist of what some of them are saying.
I, for one, will leave it up to the people of Alaska to draw their own conclusions and speak for themselves. I certainly don’t pretend to know what they’re thinking.
In the meantime, will someone please remind these same critics that Governor Palin will have served longer as Governor – and accomplished a great deal more in the process – when she resigns than Senator Barack Obama had served before he started running in earnest for President.
At least Governor Palin has the integrity and class not to impose her campaign for higher office on the people of Alaska by giving them less than the 100% of her time they deserve and for which they elected her.
I don’t know yet if I would ever vote for Sarah Palin to be President, but I certainly want to encourage her to run.