It was never a mystery. She told us:
Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton rejected the notion that the governor was better positioning herself for a national bid. "She is not focused on 2012. She is focused on making a difference on the topics she finds so dear: energy independence [and] national security," Stapleton said.
And told us:
Life is too short to compromise time and resources... it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: "Sit down and shut up", but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out. And a problem in our country today is apathy. It would be apathetic to just hunker down and "go with the flow".
Nah, only dead fish "go with the flow".
I WILL support others who seek to serve, in or out of office, for the RIGHT reasons, and I don't care what party they're in or no party at all. Inside Alaska - or Outside Alaska.
But I won't do it from the Governor's desk.
And told us:
Enter now Sarah Palin with very encouraging comments that lead one to believe that she is indeed planning to do what she must: build an independent conservative movement and take this nation back from the liberals which now control both parties.Thanks liberals, for provoking Sarah into the national scene while vetting that family at the same time.
And as always, she's doing it.
The amazing thing is not only what she's doing, but how she's doing it. Sarah Palin doesn't have a staff of hundreds, dozens of whom are actual, no kiddin', czars. She has no army of labor union convincers, no ACORN. She's not even the Governor of Alaska. She has no university lectern, no radio network.
She didn't hide what she was about to do. It was what many of us hoped she would do: leverage her notoriety, the power of the Internet, and not least her own talents to show that one doesn't need an army or a PhD to have a voice, and one needn't quote Von Mises* or Sun Tsu* if the truth is on his, or her, side.
She's picking off one point at a time of the statist agenda and showing that, wouln'cha know it, nobody but the leftist lunatic fringe wants it, and it would be a bad idea even if it were popular.
She's just one woman with a blog -- speaking to the whole world. In between diapers, lunches, and fishing, she's taking apart an administration that has both houses of Congress, the Federal bureaucracy, and most of the traditional media repeating its fantasies as fact. Or at least they were doing that, before she interrupted their little party.
Because only dead fish go with the flow.