EDITOR OF REDSTATE
On Sarah Palin
Well, Nicolle Wallace, Andrew Sullivan, and the left can claim a scalp today.
Sarah Palin has been the subject of vicious, vile attacks. Her family and key staff have all been driven to the verge of financial ruin by relentless legal attacks that are routinely thrown out, but still must be offended.
Her children are routinely attacked and turned into the butt of late night jokes by left wing comedians.
I’d want the target off my back and my kids’ backs too.
Sarah Palin will not be President in 2012. She will not run for President. She will not run for any elected office ever again.
The political pundits who are saying she couldn’t take the heat, so she got out of the kitchen, may have found a winning cliche to apply, but then no one has faced the heat Sarah Palin has been subjected to, largely at the hands of the political pundits now dragging out that cliche.
Of course, now she’ll be a great position to be a voice for the GOP, but with no further political ambitions, she’ll largely be able to mitigate attacks from opponents within the GOP.
UPDATE: To get a few people off the ledge and avoid some suicides around here, let me point out that this is my opinion of the situation given what we know.
I’m sure Sarah Palin is not done with politics, but I am equally sure she is done with elected politics. By removing all doubt that she is done with elected politics, she can be much more effective at helping other Republicans get into politics without overly ambitious potential 2012 rivals seeking to hurt her, her family, and those politicians she helps.
To pull out a favorite line of yesteryear, suck it up.