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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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Palin’s resignation doesn’t change many Republicans’ minds

palin-clapEven after Sarah Palin dropped the bombshell last week that not only would she not be seeking re-election, but that she is resigning her Governor’s seat with more than a year left in her term, CNN is reporting that 70 percent of Rebuplicans would still consider voting for her if she ran for President in 2012.  Unsurprisingly, these numbers drop off dramatically among Democrats and Independents, with 17 and 34 percent, respectively.

Personally, this comes to me as quite a shock.  Even among Republicans, I would expect them to be able to see through Sarah Palin’s thin veneer of good looks and small town charm, and see her for who she truly is – a whiny, plotting, cut-throat politician who will do anything and everything to advance her own career.  We witnessed this first-hand here in Alaska while she was campaining with John McCain last fall, as she literally and figuratively threw Alaska under the bus in her attempt to secure a spot in the White House.

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