Kathleen Sebelius, Ken Salazar, Janet Napolitano, and even John Huntsman have something in common with Sarah Palin. They have all left their elected political posts to fulfill a “higher calling,” or at least a position in which they feel they can do more for the country.
We all know the left won’t attack Sebelius, Salazar, and Napolitano. Huntsman will get a free pass because he’s a Republican working for the worst national security/foreign policy/economic disaster since Jimmy Carter. We also all know that the left will attack Sarah Palin for sneezing in their direction; but what I just cannot get is why people on the right feel the need to dogpile and join the club.
Palin is right; she’s not only held to a different standard by the liberals and their media foot soldiers, but also by Republicans as well. And since a lot in the GOP are so anxious to throw her under the bus much like they did to President Bush, becoming a registered independent is starting to sound much more appealing to me.
Is her resignation unconventional and risky? Of course. And she might not even want to run for President. However she’ll be in high demand for campaigning and fundraising, and I sincerely hope that those who threw her under the bus don’t cry when she tells them she has better things to do with her time, because then they’ll realize what trying to fit in with the “cool” crowd has finally cost them.