Jul 03 2009
Sarah Palin resigns the governorship of Alaska effective July 25 or 26 (link to follow).
There is some speculation that she does this because she wants the freedom to enrich herself and her family with her newfound fame. This fits the “Barracuda” storyline – a woman for whom the governorship was “the big times” as was her shot at the Vice Presidency.
There is, however, another storyline…the one in which the realities of raising a baby with downs syndrome sinks in, and maternal instinct kicks in. Many mothers of disabled children were dismayed at the idea that she would attempt the office of VP while having such a disabled child in her care.
The two storylines are not mutually exclusive. In either case, the nation dodged a bullet in NOT electing the McCain-Palin ticket.