Sarah Palin quit her job as the governor of a relatively insignificant state.
She didn’t leave for a job in a presidential administration. She didn’t have a medical emergency. She quit, because—clearly—she longed for greater exposure. So she did a book tour. Took a job at Fox. Does speeches for tens of thousands of dollars a pop. Appeared on Oprah.
She has a national voice for one lame reason—because John McCain mistakingly named her his partner on the ticket.
Hey, everyone makes mistakes.
Palin now Tweets like a 13-year-old girl at a slumber party. She’s on Facebook at all hours. Her latest Tweet was this: “Rahm, u lie.”
And this: “RahmEmanuel= as shallow/narrowminded/political/irresponsible as they come,to falsely claim Barton’s BP comment is “GOP philosophy.”
Personally, I’m not a huge Rahm Emanuel fan, in that I hate Rove/Atwater/Rahm-type figures; the slimy deal makers of politics. But, this past weekend, Emanuel was 100% correct. When a Texas congressman named Joe Barton apologized to BP for having to pay $20 billion in damages, he made the mistake of not being dishonest, but of being too honest. The modern GOP is fiercely pro-business, no matter how damaning it might be to everyday people. They clearly side with the likes of BP, and always have. “Drill, baby, drill!” wasn’t just a Palin mantra—it was a Republican mantra.
The Democrats are right to jump all over Barton, because it’s a great chance to catch the Republicans naked.