In typical Palin manner - an illogical move that must have been forced and brought forth by the evil gotcha media - Palin decided after her long career as governor of Alaska (2-1/2 years) she should step down. She will be resigning as Alaska's governor in three weeks. She has a 1-1/2 years to go in her official term.
What good will this move do her future political career?
Is there another G.O.P. scandal in the near future?
G.O.P. 2012 shortlister stepping down to get a head start on her next presidential campaign?
John Weaver, a Republican strategist with ties to the McCain camp as saying: “If this is about running for president, it’s about as odd a way as we’ve ever seen.”
Palin took no questions after her unscripted, rambling hastily called press conference on the eve of the 4th of July holiday.
Referencing the "Real climate change" and referencing her refrigerator magnet that reads "don't explain, your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it anyway" - with many many sports references.
How will this move - which shows that she does not have the back bone or stamina (that the "barracuda" was supposed to have) to stand a full term as a governor let alone the Presidency. The control of a state was too much yet somehow the leadership of country would be no problem? There is little logic behind a move like this unless someone has something on Palin or her direct family that she does not want to become public knowledge.
Republican strategist Ed Rollins while on the "The Early Show Saturday Edition" who headed up Mike Huckabee's 2008 White House run, said Palin's Friday news conference "raised a lot more questions than she answered. Usually, at a press conference, you answer questions. I think the bottom line is you saw a shooting star come crashing to earth."
"There's people like Mitch Daniels, governor of Indiana, Haley Barbour, Gov. Pawlenty, of Minnesota. They're all gonna run for president, and they're finishing their job. The job's very tough now, and for her to bail out at this point in time, I don't think it is fair to Alaskans and certainly, I think, damages her long-term career."
"Most political people fight to the end. It's now tough. She didn’t finish the job."
Her own party will now start to eat her alive - they will have to distance themselves as she starts to slide downward in the political world - hoping somehow people will believe she has a viable chance at a legitimate shot at the front position of her political party as a leader. All the while the other Presidential hopefuls continue in there governorships and to work for there people in these tough times.
The question remains - why step down?
Perhaps it was so she could devote herself to her book deal.