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“Pullin’ a Palin” has made it into the Urban Dictionary

Just stumbled across this over at Huffington Post – apparently the Urban Dictionary has added the following definition for “Pullin’ a Palin“:

  1. Quitting when the going gets tough; abandoning the responsibility entrusted to you by your neighbors for book advances and to make money on the lecture circuit.
  2. Bizarre move that will damn ambitions for higher office.
  3. Responding to direct questions with a barrage of pithy cliches and folksy colloquialisms to avoid admitting that you don’t have the slightest idea what you’re talking about.

“I bet when people saw Jade they were convinced that David Caruso was pullin’ a Palin.”

Sounds about right to me.  Now I just have to figure out how to fit “pullin’ a Palin” into a conversation.

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Sarah Palin should look in the mirror before talking about wasted State money

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In the days since her sudden resignation, Sarah Palin has spent much time complaining about all the State money she says was wasted on frivolous ethics complaints – to the tune of $2 million dollars, according to Palin and her staff.

“That huge waste that we have seen with the countless, countless hours that state staff is spending on these frivolous ethics violations and the millions of dollars that Alaskans are spending, that money not going to things that are very important, like troopers and roads and teachers and fish research.”

I’m not even going to go into the details of how sketchy that $2 million figure is at this point.  Instead, I’m going to talk about all the ways that Palin herself has wasted State money since leaving the campaign trail last November.

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David Letterman slams Sarah Palin for third night in a row

Way to go Dave!  I don’t think he should have ever bothered apologizing to her in the first place.

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Was Sarah Palin’s resignation all about the Benjamins?

all about the BenjaminsIt is being widely reported that Levi Johnston claims Sarah Palin’s sudden resignation last week had largely to do with money.

Johnston said that Palin “had talked about how nice it would be to take some of this money people have been offering us and just run with it, and saying forget everything else.”

It actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it.  We already know that Palin has a book deal in the works, which she has been reluctant to discuss.  We can only imagine what other offers have been coming her way since her unsuccessful Vice Presidential bid with John McCain last fall – speaking engagements, TV appearances, even a FOX News correspondent, perhaps?

Once she’s officially handed the Governor’s reigns over to Sean Parnell, she’ll be a private citizen again, free to accept as many of these (likely lucrative) offers as she likes, without the need to disclose a bit of it.

Not to say that this is a valid reason for her to leave the Governor’s office so suddenly; rather, it just further illustrates her willingness to put her own political and personal agenda ahead of everything else – including the state that she claims to love SOOOO much.

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Sarah Palin is one of only 3 Governors to resign mid-term since 1900

Over at The Mudflats, akmuckraker posted an interesting tidbit that one of her dedicated readers researched – Sarah Palin is one of only 3 U.S. Governors to resign mid-term since 1900.

The other 2? Jim McGreevy and Eliot Spitzer.  For those keeping score at home, Jim McGreevy was the Governor of New Jersey from 2002-2004 before he resigned after having a homosexual affair with the man he had appointed homeland security adviser. Eliot Spitzer served as Governor of New York for just over a year before resigning in 2008 in the wake of his involvement in a high-priced prostitution ring.

Looks to me like Sarah Palin is in good company.

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