Palin Blames the Media For The Negative Reaction to her Resignation

Never content to leave well enough alone, Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page to blame the mainstream and Washington media for the criticism that she has gotten for resigning. Palin also stated that the media is holding her to a different standard than other politicians.

On her Facebook page, Palin wrote, “The response in the main stream media has been most predictable, ironic, and as always, detached from the lives of ordinary Americans who are sick of the “politics of personal destruction”. How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country. And though it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make. But every American understands what it takes to make a decision because it’s right for all, including your family.”

As if it needed to be spelled out, Palin made it clear that she is probably going to run for president, “I shared with you yesterday my heartfelt and candid reasons for this change; I’ve never thought I needed a title before one’s name to forge progress in America. I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint. I hope you will join me. Now is the time to rebuild and help our nation achieve greatness!”

Why is it that when Palin gets criticized, she always hides behind her family? Unless her “higher calling” is to stay home and be with her family, this decision wasn’t about them. The higher calling is obviously a run for president. She would have gotten a lot less criticism if she would have given a reason why she is resigning. This whole coy game of guess the motive is making her look amateurish.

Newsflash: any incumbent who resigns from office during their first term in order to run for a higher office faces criticism, because they reneged on a promise that they made to the voters when they first asked for their vote. Sarah Palin’s actions are being motivated by political ambition, nothing more. The reaction to her announcement would have been better, if she wasn’t making such a clear attempt to stay in the spotlight.

Palin and her advisers need to understand that this media is against us stuff plays well with those who support her, but that she will need media coverage is she is going to be a serious presidential candidate in 2012. Almost all politicians have an adversarial relationship with the media, but Palin can’t win a campaign by running against the media. In the end it is Palin herself, not the media, which is to blame for this bizarre sideshow.

9 Replies to “Palin Blames the Media For The Negative Reaction to her Resignation”

  1. Yes, it’s all the media’s fault.

    It certainly isn’t because she gave a totally rambling resignation speech that seemed to meander and lack focus and concision.

    It certainly isn’t because she quit her job only two years into her first term.

    It certainly isn’t because she left her constituents and her state in a lurch.

    It certainly isn’t because she is still under federal investigation for SBS.

    And it certainly can’t be because she’s dropping in approval ratings and that oil revenues are petering out in Alaska.

    No…clearly, CLEARLY it is all because of the leftist, liberal media that she could not do her damn job.

    And it is MOST CERTAINLY the liberal media’s fault that she is a quitter.

    It’s sooo clear.

    Let me just go on record for Sarah Palin, and put her thoughts precisely and concisely (b/c she has so much trouble with it):

    IT IS NOT HER FAULT. NOTHING IS EVER HER FAULT. GOD MADE HER PERFECT, YES HE DID…YOU BETCHA!

  2. Once again, Sarah Palin has shown her true colors … that of a quitter! Besides being mayor of a small town in Alaska and serving as governor of a small state, what else has Sarah done in her lifetime to deserve the presidency? She quit several colleges before graduating, she quit journalism after a short stint, she quit as governor and, after all that, we, the American people, are to believe she will somehow, miraculously, manage the largest, most powerful country in the world. As a successful, female professional who has devoted countless years and hours to “developing” my career and to bettering myself personally, I find Sarah Palin to be completely offensive and nothing more than a narcissistic, imbalanced, blame shifting individual who lacks the knowledge and stamina to run this country.

  3. Once again, Sarah Palin has shown her true colors … that of a quitter! Besides being mayor of a small town in Alaska and serving as governor of a small state, what else has Sarah done in her lifetime to deserve the presidency? She quit several colleges before graduating, she quit journalism after a short stint, she quit as governor and, after all that, we, the American people, are to believe she will somehow, miraculously, manage the largest, most powerful country in the world. As a successful, female professional who has devoted countless years and hours to “developing” my career and to bettering myself personally, I find Sarah Palin to be completely offensive and nothing more than a narcissistic, imbalanced, blame shifting individual who lacks the knowledge and stamina to run this country.

  4. She never said she is going to run for the president in 2012. Why do people always think about that way? Media always try to make her look bad. I think the media is trying attack everybody who is good looking, smart and conservative and trying to destroy them. I support Sarah, her resignation is simple and clear.

  5. How effective can she be as a governor under attack all of the time? She is having to spend a lot of time and money that she does not have defending herself and her family from every liberal nut around. Did Obama not quit in order to follow a “higher calling”? YES. I have not heard one cry of foul against him and he has a lot of skeletons in his front parlor. Liberals are afraid of her and that is why they are out to get her.

  6. Her resignation is simple and clear?

    Did you actually watch the rambling, directionless speech?

    Stop being an emotional reactionary. Actually try to be objective.

  7. >>Liberals are afraid of her and that is why they are out to get her.

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAAHHAAAAHHHAA!!

    Oh, thank you sweet jesus for that one! I needed a damn good joke today, and I got one!

    So when the RepubliCONS went after Chelsea Clinton all those years ago, does that mean they were afraid of her?

    Are conservative afraid of Michelle Obama, because they sure seem to love going after her!

    Silly rabbit…dumb ideas are for idiots!

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