I remember all the pundits saying she would be hard pressed to be a candidate for more influential office or have any kind of presence on the political stage while governor of Alaska, do to distance logistics. She surprised them all by quitting, and within seconds they turn around and say that now that she didn't have the governorship as a pulpit she would be ignored and had seriously jeopardized any chances she had of being a "player". But she hasn't yet gone into jeopardy has she? She's everywhere and she has influence (which I hope is fleeting). And all the charges about misuse of funds etc. that would slow her down as a sitting governor are also something she doesn't have to deal with like she would if she were still the governor.
I have no argument with the selfishness and lack of consideration for Alaskans et al she showed in doing this, but it seems to me that she did make a good move for her own interests. I would love to be wrong. Yes, as was said above, she decided to "git while the gittin's good". And, no, I don't see that huge of a difference between politicians who get reelected to their original office and then take the better office if they are elected leaving a vacuum that takes a lot of time and resources to fill. Making an issue out of it, when they are so many other things about this woman's views and influence that trouble me seems pointless.
If others see it otherly, that's their prerogative. Feel free to aim a pie in the general direction of my face; I'm a good sport most of the time.
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
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