Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sarah Palin announced her resignation 12 days ago. Her reasons have been debated over and over since then, although she was quite clear: A plethora of ridiculous ethics complaints have been filed against her after she chose to be John McCain's running mate. It has been non-stop and has cost the governor over half a million dollars and has cost the state 2 million dollars. Instead of spending the entirety of her days doing what she was elected to do--and what she desires to do--she has had to deal with these issues. Each one, as you know, have proven to be non-issues. They each get dismissed, but these people who made up their minds long ago that they were not going to stop attacking her, continue in their attempts to discredit and bankrupt her. They do so under the guise of "holding her accountable." Please! No one is buying that. They couldn't care less about Alaska or the people of Alaska--otherwise they'd stop wasting Alaskan time and resources. Their attacks are personal, calculated, and...sick!
I knew when she made her announcement on July 3rd that it wouldn't end. I knew they would recognize that the governor had thrown something at them they hadn't expected. I knew they would call a 20 second time out, regroup, and come back with a plan to get even. Desperate times call for desperate measures, you know. And I knew they would go for as many more ethics complaints as they could before she stepped down officially. I knew it! People like this have no shame.
Three more frivolous ethics complaints have been filed since Sarah made her announcement--in less than two weeks! Can you believe it? The last one was along the same lines as one that has already been dismissed--and by the same person! How do these same people go into the office, or wherever they have to go to file these complaints, time and time again? Aren't they embarrassed? So, does the conversation go something like this:
Anklebiter: Hi, it's me again.
Anklebiter: I...uh...need...you know...one of those papers again...No, don't get up. I know where it is.
Worker: Okay...Well, the pens are over there. Let me get one for...
Anklebiter: No, no, that's okay. I know where they are. I've been here before, remember? Hee, hee.
Worker: Right, I guess so.
Anklebiter: I...uh...I'll be right over here filling this out. It won't take long.
Anklebiter: Okay, well, here you go.
Worker: Right...I'll pass this on--again. Well, I guess I can expect to see you again soon. (It's not a question.)
Anklebiter: For sure. You can count on me. See ya next time!
Worker: Yup. (Under breath) Jerk!
I mean, how do you walk into that office time and time again? Have you no shame? Wouldn't you be asking, "Don't I look stupid doing this over and over?" Answer to question: YES, you look stupid! In fact, you ARE st... Well, nevermind. You get the point.
Sarah was quite stern yesterday when she tweeted a response to the latest complaint:
Are these constant, wasteful thumped-up ethics charges result of not caving when the filer begged for job? More frivolous chrgs filed today
Oohhh..."Begged." Sarah, don't hold back. Lay it all out there! Begged for job, turned down, it's getting clearer now.
And while the haters work at putting the governor deeper in debt and shamelessly attacking her as part of their partisan game, Sarah Palin's support skyrockets. The 2012 Draft Sarah Committee has grown in volunteers and Organizers, Team Sarah members have increased, SarahPAC donations have risen. In fact, SarahPAC has raised $733,000 in just a few months since it was formed at the end of January. $200,000 more has been raised since she announced her resignation! If Sarah is "done," as some want to believe, her supporters certainly don't believe it--and neither should you. She's just beginning. One exciting thing about those numbers is that most of the money came from donors who gave less than $200.00, which is exactly what you want; it means her supporters are numerous! We're everywhere, people, like the bugs in Africa--and Alaska, by the way.
I am so proud of you, Sarah. You chose an unconventional way, an unpopular way, but a way that has freed you to make an even greater difference.
The irony in all this is that those who want Sarah out of the governor's office because they're hatin' on her influence and can't stand the good that she represents will wish they had left her alone because her impact is going to be much more far-reaching now. I can hear them now, "We should have left well-enough alone." Too late. Now Sarah is declaring, "Loose me, and let me go!" Go on, Sarah! Go on!
So the anklebiters will do what they do: bite at Sarah's ankles. And Sarah will do what she does: just keep walking! Every once in a while, just kick out your leg a little, Sarah!