need to return to the time
when those who would lead us design
the actions they take
to best re-awake
our hearing of liberty's chimes.
thus, I'll be spending my time
supporting the leaders I find
who best re-awaken
the dreams now forsaken
by leftist, collectivist mimes."
--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.
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Update - Comment I posted at HotAir on July 5th, 2009 at 12:48 A.M.:
My inference of her motive for resigning now is that she fears the continuing slide into statism/collectivism that will accelerate unless someone with political star-power can help candidates seeking to unseat enough of the leftists to halt, if not reverse, the slide in 2010.
I think her primary focus is on 2010, not 2012. I think she’s more like the wife of that Bronco guy who was willing to put her organization’s best interests ahead of her own personal ambition.
At the same time, I don’t doubt that she also realizes (perhaps even expects) that to the extent her star-power for attention-getting, fund-raising and crowd-drawing for candidates in 2010 turns out to have been a significant factor in fracturing the current lock on the House and Senate by leftists, she would expect to have broadened support for herself as a possible candidate in 2012, but I still think that trying to avoid the virtually irreversible disaster the country would face absent fracturing the leftist stranglehold in 2010 is her primary concern.
I think she correctly believes that planning for 2012 is like planning to try to capture the collectivist horse long after it’s out of the barn. I think she correctly knows that all the chips are on the table in 2010.
Call me naive, but it’s my instinct that she cares more about that than about her career. There are few politicians who have exhibited such country-first attitudes. One who recently did so was Joe Lieberman. Say what you will about Joe, but there’s no doubt in my mind that when the chips were down, he conscientiously and deliberately put his country’s interests ahead of his own political interests. Not that he doesn’t have some terrible ideas (swallows this Global Warming hogwash, supported McCain/Feingold, yada, yada, yada), but on National Security issues, he put the country’s interests first.
Regarding Palin, even though we all are sensibly cynical about most politicians’ motives for virtually anything they do, the fact is that there are people who are willing to put their country first by being willing to do what is not clearly in their own best interests in order to do what they believe to be in the country’s best interests. We have hundreds of thousands of them doing it right now– they’re called U.S. Military Personnel, and I don’t apologize for this link, the purpose of which is to honor and thank our troops.
Jim Wrenn on July 5, 2009 at 12:48 AM
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