Sarah Palin's decision to step down as Alaska's governor was a brilliant move. In fact all the more so because those who have demonstrated how clueless they are as to her appeal are also mystified as to why anyone with more than a dozen brain cells cares about this supposed moose huntin', wolf shootin', "you betcha'" backwoods gun totin' nimrod second amendment free speech, patriotic anomaly who actually delivers a physically challenged baby rather than having him hacked into pieces and tossed in a medical dumpster.
Despite the liberally excessive hand wringing and gnashing of teeth by her detractors, Palin has some of the best political instincts we have seen in a coon's age.. Poor old John McCain's rapidly deflating candidacy was going down for the third time when he unexpectedly named Palin as his choice for veep running mate.
Striding onto the world stage with her shockingly forthright, dead on assessment of what the view is like in despised and avoided flyover country, she won the respect and admiration of patriotic Americans and the undying enmity of whiny liberals who have so finely tuned their victim mentality that even today, they sing in unison with an acapella only a tone deaf ideological puppet master can fully appreciate.
So what happened to this maverick darling of the Democrats who overturned entrenched Republicans and their cozy backslapping cronies in Alaska? The historic tap by a deeply troubled McCain campaign.
From making news uprooting corruption and being hailed as a reformer, she soon went into the liberal playbook as the most despised target of the Secular Progressives and their no-hold barred politics of Personal destruction.
Palin singlehandedly salvaged McCain's pride and respectability by stanching his hemorrhaging campaign and massive loss of support, limited the embarrassment and personal humiliation of a landslide defeat unswervingly headed his way, and in the process created an historic milestone in the American political arena stamped indelibly with her lipsticked pit bull defiance and Americana iconography.
With unceasing magnification of every utterance, of every breath, of every Alaskan spoken idiom, Sarah Palin is held to impossible standards by an overtly hostile liberal press. What are the odds that she will get a fair shake now that she has resigned the office of the governor to step into her historic destiny?
Sarah, harking back to a sports metaphor appropriate to her recent past, will soon to play on the national field instead of being limited to the far away recesses of the land of the midnight sun, and free to move around the lower forty eight like others consolidating their credentials. She can align herself with any and all who advocate for self sufficiency, for honesty and integrity, for the pluck and determination of the unflagging American spirit that built this country to begin with.
Yes, the yammering magpies have been cawing and cooing about Palin fron the beginning, first calling her unqualified, then a heartless wolf shooter, then a mangling Malaprop mouth breather, then a fundamentalist flunky, and now the quintessential quitter, but their tiny gnawing gnashing and the terror of a thousand tiny cuts have failed to bleed the life from the amazing anomaly that is Sarah Palin.