Having lost lost her election bid, and seen the outgoing administration make asses of themselves by admitting the war they created was, in so many words, all a sham, the illustrious disgrace Sarah Palin not only faded quickly into obscurity, she abandoned her job as governor with more than a year left to her term.
Reasons cited for the departure included not wanting to put taxpayers through the continued circus of the investigations into her breaches of ethics codes, to save the taxpayers the money going into them, and safeguard the "successful administration" she's put together so it can continue to travel its "positive road to an incredible future."
Sarah Palin, who in her final speech speech said "Remember, I promised to steadfastly and doggedly guard the interests of this great state like that grizzly guards her cubs? As a mother naturally guards her own? And I will keep that vow wherever that road may lead..." also had an admonition to "the media:"
"You represent what could and should be a respected and honest profession, that could and should be a cornerstone of our democracy," she said. "Democracy depends on you, and that is why our troops are willing to die for you. So how about in honor of the American soldier you quit making things up?"
Sarah Palin, who said:
I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks," for that Bridge to Nowhere.
"I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing ... any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that." --Sarah Palin, after an Alaska legislative report found she had broken the state's ethics law and abused her power in the Troopergate scandal, conference call with Alaska reporters, Oct. 12, 2008
"Well, it certainly does because our -- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia ... We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state." --Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric how Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, CBS News interview, Sept. 24, 2008
"I have not, and I think if you go back in history and if you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same answer that I just gave you." --Sarah Palin, after being asked if she had never met a foreign head of state, despite the fact that every vice president in the last 32 years had met a foreign head of state prior to taking office, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008
"Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring to this table, Charlie, and that's with the energy independence that I've been working on for these years as the governor of this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy." --Sarah Palin, misstating the actual amount of energy produced by Alaska, which is only 3.5 percent, Sept. 11, 2008
"You'll be there to defend the innocents from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the deaths of thousands of Americans." --Sarah Palin, linking the Iraq war the 9/11 attacks while addressing U.S. soldiers shipping off to Iraq, Fairbanks, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2008
"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending soldiers out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan." --Sarah Pailn, on the Iraq war, speaking to students at the Wasilla Assembly of God, June 2008
Sarah Palin is accusing the media of making stuff up? The same one who willfully lied repeatedly in her atrocious speech to the 2008 RNC? Who first promised to cooperate with investigations into her ethical misconduct, but who later refused when they started actually, you know, finding evidence?
We won't forget you, Mrs. Palin. And good riddance to you.
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