I’ve often said in conversations with Bitter than the reason our political system is so hopelessly messed up is because no one in their right mind would subject themselves and their families to what is required to be successful.Â Â With that in mind, Sarah Palin has decided to resign as governor.Â Â More coverage here and here.
I think this means her political career is pretty effectively over.Â Those who were hoping for Sarah in 2012 I think will be disappointed.Â I’m disappointed.Â But I don’t blame Palin.Â She’s a normal, well adjusted person, which means she does not have what it takes to survive in national politics.Â When you think of the implications of that, God help us all.
UPDATE: Here’s what disappoints me the most about this:
That spurred this terrifying thought: The lesson that the ruthless corners of the political world will take from the rise, fall, and departure of Sarah Palin that if you attack a politician’s children nastily enough and relentlessly enough, you can get anybody to quit.
It would be wrong to ask anyone to carry the kind of burden the Palin family did.Â But the snakes which are so predominant in politics won.Â Big time.Â That doesn’t give much reason to celebrate this 4th of July.