Speaking of fiscal responsibility...

@II2aTee (2560)
United States
July 6, 2009 8:46am CST
In today’s uncertain economy, what would you say if I told you that I plan on quitting my job in order to get a promotion? I ask this because die hard Palin fans are claiming that her resigning the Governance of Alaska is the brilliant first move towards the white house in 2012. So I am curious as to how that logic works. "Dumb like a Fox"...? Yes I know Sarah hasn't officialy expessed her intent to run for White House office. But if you ask any starry eyed Palin groupies you would think they are expecting her to ressurect in 3 days. Excuse me, I mean 3 years.... How exactly could anyone ask for a promotion after quitting their job? Does that seem very responsible to you? Is that setting a good example?
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Very good point. I am not a Republican but, even if she was a Democrat I don't think I could vote for her since she quit in the middle of her term ( almost middle). I don't think she is a "pitbull" I think she's a quitter. In politics one has to roll with the punches and brush off the rumors as part of the job.
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I came into work this morning and told my boss that I am quitting, and I will be back in 3 years to claim his job. He's a republican, but also fortunatly for me, also has a very good sense of humor :)
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Well Zephyr, you may want to put it in perspective. I don't know if she's planning to run, but I'm sure you know how much she was bashed for "ignoring" her job in Alaska while running as the VP candidate. Nobody cared that Obama only "worked" for half his time in office. He missed so many votes during his campaign it was ridiculous. I don't think the attacks on her were the issue. It was the attacks on her family. Such attacks, and even the potential for such attacks have made candidates give up on campaigns several times before including Colin Powell and Arnold Schwartzeneger. You were one of those people saying she was putting her career above her family. Now you're criticizing her for putting her family above her career. She just can't win with some people.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Well Taskr your arguement might make sense if she came out and said she was quitting to spend time with her family. But, of course we know that she said she has some "higher calling" and she is going to help people not only in the state of Alaska but also the nation.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I have never cared for Palin. I'm not a Republican, but that wasn't the reason that I didn't like her. It was a scary thing to think of a woman like that running our country and I think McCain had realized pretty quickly what a mistake he made when he took her on as a running mate. She lost him a lot of votes. As far as quitting her job and then asking for a promotion, you have an interesting point. I mean what happens if she decides to quit in the middle of her term for senator or president. I have never heard of such a stupid move to make for a promotion. If you ask me, I think if she really would quit she's not going to get any promotion at all and her career may just be over after that.
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• United States
6 Jul 09
And she wonders why she keeps getting talked about lol. If you keep doing dumb $h!t, you're going to be talked about. She keeps ignoring the precedents she setting, yet she expects us to vote her into office. Not that I was rooting for McCain, but I still say picking her for VP was the dumbest move ever. I know you were trying to counter act the whole "Black President" movement with your own first, but there were MAAAAAAAANY better choices you could have made on the REPUBLICAN side of the spectrum, than Palin!
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I think it was more like they were trying to grab the disgruntled Hilary Clinton voters. So many voters wanted her and then Obama didn't even offer her the VP slot. I think they felt that he did her wrong and McCain's people thought that if they put a woman on his VP slot they could garner those votes away from the Democrats. P.S. Our "Black President" is half white.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Jul 09
"And she wonders why she keeps getting talked about lol." Was it dumb for her to go to a benefit for autism? You know that led to foul and perverted attacks on her and her daughter. In the eyes of her enemies, ANYTHING she does is dumb and should be attacked. The woman could take a bullet intended for Obama and people would call her a moron for getting in front of it or talk about how they'd wished it had killed her. The seething hatred some people have towards her is disgusting.
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• United States
6 Jul 09
There was that factor in there too, but all in all it was a counter action that should have been thought through a little more when they thought that Palin could fit the bill. Oh really? He is?!? Yeah, knew that already. But in the constitution (one of the throwback articles our forefathers forgot to erase), having one black relative, regardless of how distant as long as related by blood, makes you black. I know, pretty stupid, but Obama more than qualifies, he's black.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Jul 09
I don't think they are claiming that so much as they are wishing or hoping that she will run in 2012 for national office. No one can say for sure that she will or won't except the woman herself. I think she resigned (quitting indicates some dissatisfaction with the job) for the reasons she cited. After reading some of the responses from the left to her resignation, including posts about running in 2012 on a "Retardation Platform" and rumors that she is being investigated by the FBI (which a spokesman for the FBI recently denied), I would say that resigning for personal and family reasons is completely within the realm of possibility. The media has gone over the top in personal attacks on her family and she is a mom, after all.
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I am not saying the attacks on her family are warrented, and I do agree with you that hopes of her running in 2012 is wishful thinking. I hope she acts in the best interest of her family, as I would anyone. But if she did in fact leave for personal reasons I would hope that she stays true to her word. By running for any higher office now, she will appear as a liar. "Oh... yeah... I quit my job in Alaska because the publicity was and the media was too much to handle... I didnt want to put my family in the spot light anymore. Oh, by the way... I will be running for President soon...." Hmmm....
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I am re-listening to her resignation speech because I didn't remember her saying that she was resigning because she couldn't take being in the spotlight. I heard her say that there have been so many frivolous lawsuits that it is costing the Alaskan tax payers thousands of dollars to defend them in court. I watched Fox News Sunday and heard Mike Huckabee talk about the same that he had gone through. The left tie you up in court over alleged ethics violations and it costs millions sometimes to fight all of them in court. And why would they do that? Because they're afraid and because they fight dirty. I tend to agree with the poster who said that they think she will run for Senator in 2010.
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
6 Jul 09
"The left tie you up in court over alleged ethics violations and it costs millions sometimes to fight all of them in court. And why would they do that? Because they're afraid and because they fight dirty. " Welcome to politics. Its not just the "left" that does this. It's a political tool that has been used for decades. Its being used against Obama right now in fact. You cant tell me that all these elligability lawsuits surrounding Obamas supposed refusal to produce a birth dertificate (which he has done) are not costing the American tax payers a single red cent.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I didn't care for her when she was running for VP. McCain lost a lot of votes because of her!!! I guess in her mind, she can devote more time to running for President if she doesn't have to put in any time running the state. Personally, I see it as she knows she is unable to multi-task. She can't run Alaska & run for President at the same time??? Why would I vote for a person who knows they can't multi-task??? Our President juggles a bunch of things at one time!!!! I see a Pit Bull in lipstick the same thing as a Btch. I'd prefer a Pit Bull!!!!
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Oh Hussy I do hope you are right. I havent had a good laugh in over a year. And LM, I think your right, it shows that she is unwilling to multi-task. She also sighted the terrible terrible liberal media for hurting her poor little feelings. Sorry. But if you hold public office, you better get used to the cameras. If she thought the publicity of being Alaskas Gov was tough, how does she expect to survive in the White House? She wont be able to so much as pick her nose without the media catching wind if she ever got there. Just look at Obama. He swatted a fly and we heard about it for 2 weeks. If the stress of running a state is too much for her, I dont see how she could aspire to ANYTHING higher... be it Senator, or President.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Excuse me hussy, I don't need an excuse to bash her...I DON'T LIKE HER!!! I'll say the same thing if she runs for Senator. I find it weak to quit the Governor's job just to run for another political position...be it Senator or President. Her male counterparts don't quit until they are actually running! (& some not even then)!!! I've been waiting 25 years to have a female President & am disappointed that any that want the job feel the need to be a btch. When I find it hard to vote for a female running for office, it makes me ill. You don't care for my opinion, that's your prerogative. I care just about as much about what you think as I care that Palin quit. I actually don't care about politics at all. I only responded because my friend Tee asked the question. You're correct Tee...if she can't handle what the press is throwing at her now, she might as well stay at home. Hmmm. I wonder if she's the Governor from South Carolina's girlfriend. OMG, a whiny btch is unbearable!!!!
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
6 Jul 09
"And LM, I think your right, it shows that she is unwilling to multi-task. She also sighted the terrible terrible liberal media for hurting her poor little feelings." She's a wife, a mother to five children and the Governor of Alaska and you say she can't multi-task? Come on now! Sorry. But if you hold public office, you better get used to the cameras. If she thought the publicity of being Alaskas Gov was tough, how does she expect to survive in the White House? She wont be able to so much as pick her nose without the media catching wind if she ever got there. The publicity of being the Governor of Alaska and a former Republican candidate for the vice presidency of the United States. Not to mention one of the most feared/hated people in the eyes of the liberal left. They've been afraid that she might run for the presidency and have been doing their best to squash the chances of that. And right now they seem to be completely perplexed by this latest move of hers. Or they wouldn't be scurrying around trying to guess what she's up to. It's really quite amusing to watch. "Just look at Obama. He swatted a fly and we heard about it for 2 weeks." That just goes to show that he is waaay too popular in the eyes of the media. He swats a freaking fly and that's all they can talk about for weeks? How about his economy killing cap and trade bill? Or the trillions he's adding to the budget? "If the stress of running a state is too much for her, I dont see how she could aspire to ANYTHING higher... be it Senator, or President." Did she say that the stress of being Governor of Alaska was the reason she stepped down? I don't think so.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I don't believe her quitting was politically motivated. She knew how risky a political strategy it would be to leave the governorship to which she was elected. I think the "higher calling" she spoke of pursuing is her calling as a wife, mother and protector of her family. She has endured so many vicious attacks against herself and her kids since the '08 campaign, it is not even funny. If I was her I would probably do the same thing. The endless speculation about her political agenda is just that: endless speculation just a continuation of the smear campaign the MSM has been orchestrating against her all along.
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I will have to agree with you 100% on this. I will hold Sarah Palin in the highest respect if she did indeed resign for personal reasons, and an effort to end the media circus that sprung up around her in just one year. Leaving office and doing what is best for her family is the highest calling I could imagine and I salute her for making the hard decision. I was merely confussed as to the people who claim it was her first step to running for higher office. I would loose respect for her in that case because that means she duped the spotlight, used her family as an excuse, then tried to climb higher with some hidden agenda.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
6 Jul 09
you always make me laugh, thank you for that! i don't know what she is thinking. i know i would not vote for this woman to be the person to bring the donuts to work every monday! there is something about her that i just don't trust. do i think it's responsible of her to leave a job because she might get a job a few years from now, hell no. again i trust her enough to walk my dog let alone to be my next president
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Well to start it's not a simple promotion. If she did run for president, it would be a job with different bosses, different staff, different taxpayers and different subordinates. The president, for example, can not order around her staff in Alaska. Really it's just more like quitting one job and then getting together your resume to apply for another. We still don't even know if that's what she's doing. What would you say if I told you that I was going to ignore my job for the next two years while continuing to draw a paycheck? That's EXACTLY what John McCain, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Barrack Obama did. Have you ever had a job that allowed you to spend two years GETTING PAID where you show up maybe once a month while trying to get hired by another employer? The funny thing is that politicians used to be REQUIRED to quit their current elected office to run for the presidency. I think that changed when LBJ ran with Kennedy.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jul 09
I doubt seriously she is planning on a presidential run. Maybe a senatorial run, but I am still skeptical even of that. I am more of the mind that either A. There is a medical issue we are not privy to B. She has just had enough of the vicious school girl style attacks on her family C. She has received a lucrative offer in either the energy or fishing industry D. She has taken on a cause that it would be inappropriate for her to under take as a sitting governor I found quite a bit to like about her actually, she seemed to be a strong advocate of state's rights and seemed like she stood up for her state against the federal government (I wish my own spineless wimp governor would do this). I was however disappointed after the elections when she began to align herself with the national republican establishment.
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I think all the reasons you just listed are not only very plausible, but also very honorable and fitting to her talents. I just dont see how this decision could be a path to the White House. I have heard so many speculations, mostly from her supporters, saying this is actually the opening statement on her bid for the Presidency. I am wondering, was I listening to the same speach they were?? Mind boggling.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jul 09
Yeh, I didn't hear anything even remotely resembling a hint of a presidential run in her resignation speech.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I personally think something outside of government work is in her future. There's no reason for her to quit now in a presidential run and if it were a senatorial run she was planning she could probably win without trying. Book deals and talk shows could make her filthy rich, but my bet is that she'll either join, or start her own non-profit organization, most likely one dealing with special needs children. That could certainly be the higher calling she was referring to.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Would you rather have a person being paid by you and working for someone else? That is what we get every election. People who are elected to do a job and then they start running for higher office. Starting in February 2007 and for the next 21 months Senator Obama was running for president while collecting a salary for being a US Senator. This is what it seems every year before an election people start to campaign while still collecting a salary and not being present. One has to wonder who these politicians are acting for the people who elected them or them selves. During the last presidential campaign Illinois, New York and Arizona had only one Senator actively working for the people. The other Senator was too busy running for President.