Over on Hillbuzz, we were brainstorming how to support Sarah against the inevitable pot shots, and the tired claim that she's a "quitter." Here's my take ...
If someone says Sarah Palin is a “quitter” ask them the following:
You: So you think Alaska would have been better off had Palin not resigned with 17 months left in her term?
Sarah hater: Yes, that’s what I’m saying.
You: Hmmm … How specifically would the state have benefitted from her staying in office?
Sarah hater: Well, she promised to serve a four-year term. She’s quit on them to go make money.
You: But how would it have benefited her state, her continuing being in office?
Sarah hater: It just would have.
You: So, what you’re really saying is that despite her administration spending 80% of their time fighting junk ethics charges Palin was indispensible in governing the state of Alaska?
Sarah hater: No, she’s a quitter. That’s all.
You: So, you’re really concerned with how her resignation affected her political image rather than the actual effect it had on her state?
Sarah hater: No, that’s not what I said.
You: Do you generally support or oppose politicians who put their state’s interests ahead of their own politicial image?
Sarah hater: Sarah is a money grubber and she’s stupid.
You: So you're glad she resigned?