Not too many things rhyme with Wasilla. Gorilla, mozilla, Godzilla. That’s pretty much it. Vanity Fair takes a most interesting look at Sarah Palin –her grass roots, her rise to power, her brief venture with the McCain campaign, and how it all happened.  The article is entitled “It Came from Wasilla.”

Think what you want about Palin. She is a very complex character who reveals what she wants you do know about her. Her best friend and closest advisor is her husband Todd. They make a striking couple. She is an Alaskan. Alaskans aren’t quite like other people. The fact that they are removed from the 48 contiguous states makes them different. Alaska wasn’t a state until 1959. That makes them different.


Most interesting was the section of article about Palin fitting in with the McCain campaign. There were many surprises. Everyone still with the campaign has been very circumspect about what they say. Most information must have come from those no longer working for the Senator. Very few people are quoted. It is an interesting read. Fans of Palin will not like the article. Neither will her enemies. Those with a more neutral point of view will find the article very informative.

The link is above.

[UPDATE:  Sarah Palin has just announced she will not run for governor of Alaska in 2010.  Speculation is she will be preparing for national politics.  She has also said she will transfer power  to the Lt. Governor. ]

67 Thoughts to “It Came From Wasilla…?”

  1. Rick Bentley

    The reason for her quitting are becoming clear. Do a google on “Spenard” and “Palin” for info on her trading influence for the construction of her house. Meanwhile, she did away with building permits in Wasila, making it easier to hide the quid-pro-quo. Indictments are expected shortly.

    Seems obvious that this personal corruption being uncovered explains her bizarre behavior. I hear no other prevailing theory that can explain it.

    Goodbye aned good riddance to another corrupt elitist scumbag masquerading as a person of principle.

  2. Moon-howler

    Very interesting. I come away after reading all this with 2 thoughts:
    1. Where there is smoke there is fire

    2. Political enemies will stop at nothing to retain or gain power.

    I wonder which it is here.

  3. Gainesville Resident

    It does appear to me from some reading up on things, that there was some possible ethics investigations going on, and she might have been feeling pressure there. Might have been a way to get out and try to put a positive spin on things. If it was to try and pave the way for 2012, I think it is kind of backfiring!

  4. Moon-howler

    VEry interesting Rick. I wonder how much of it is true. The feds seem to be denying it.

    I am totally convinced that if you have enough enemies, you can be made to pay …..regardless of what you have done.

  5. Rick Bentley

    There is one other plausible theory. She’s going to abandon the GOP and lead a “Tea Party”. Hey maybe they’re both true.

  6. Marie

    She made a committment to the voters of Alaska and now she is bailing out on them. She was given the high honor to serve her state. Why is she quitting? Book deal? TV deal? Something for financial gain? Hmmmmmmm. Interesting to see what unfolds. BTW her press conference on Friday was a mess.

  7. Rick Bentley

    Well, let’s start some more rumors.

    She’s leaving office so that she can participate in VH1’s “The Surreal Life” TV show.

  8. Rick Bentley

    She’s quitting because there’s a sex tape of her with Bret Michaels that’s about to surface.

  9. Rick Bentley

    Sarah Palin left office because a sex tape of her with Joe the Plumber is about to surface.

  10. Moon-howler

    You left off Mark Sanford, Rick.

  11. Moon-howler

    Sarah Palin has proved to be the gift that keeps on giving. She sure has the Republicans all stumped. Democrats also. *I* think she is up to something.

    In fairness to her, she was catapulted into a national arena from a state whose population is not quite double Prince William County and is half the size of Fairfax. I am convinced that the movers and shakers of both parties would sell their mothers for a vote. The woman was probably undone by both parties.

  12. Rick Bentley

    Now some are saying she just wants to cash in, write a book – she has already closed a big book deal – and cash in as much as she can on her 15 minutes of fame.

  13. Rick Bentley

    If so, by resigning and looking like such a goof she has lowered her book sales and marketability.

    There’s just no way to slice things other than to say, she is not and was not ready for prime time.

  14. Moon-howler

    I don’t know, I might want to buy and read it now. She has managed to spin an air of mystique about herself. Her timing was definitely good. I thought she sounded like she was smoking crack. Was it real or was it memorex? Did she intentionally sound that scattered or is that the way she is unscripted. I simply do not know.

    Even more mystifying is the Republican take on all this. They were obviously as bowled over as everyone else. I still think that the unmaking of Sarah as an inside job.

  15. You Wish

    I think that she is taking some time off for her family. I’ve taught children with severe and profound disabilities for 13 years and know that she is going to be going through a lot with her young son. Children with Down Syndrome have medical issues (heart issues, possible seizures, physical and occupational therapy) and educational issues that their family will have to work on.

    Look, I’m no raving fan of hers, but I feel for her – she’s had her family run through the wringer. People have made comments about her child that I don’t have the stomach to repeat (about her son with disabilities). You can pick on the woman all you want, but leave her kids out of it. She’s a better woman than I am – had someone made fun of my child with a disability, you’d better believe that my mama bear instincts would have kicked in fast and furious.

  16. You Wish

    Hell, had someone made fun of my child PERIOD my mama bear would have taken over.

  17. Rick Bentley

    Thing is, when other politicians’ kids are made fun of, they stand tall and fight it out, they don’t quit their job.

    Much less quit their job and give a disjointed speech about how unimportant and downright dishonorable the job is in the first place.

    Palin’s a great salesperson. She may or may not be a good or great mother. She’s a poor excuse for a leader though.

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