Well, this is a surprise – news reports out of Alaska are claiming that Sarah Palin will be resigning as governor by the end of July.
Like everyone else, I was caught off guard by this decision. Yet with respect to Palin's resignation speech, what bothered me most (other than her drifting all over the place, and annoying folksy mannerisms) was her seemingly cavalier attitude toward her commitments as governor when she was elected to fill out a full four years, not two and a half.
Even if Palin does go underground for a while in order to polish her image, I think this decision may haunt her politically should she opt to run in '12.
After all, if Palin cannot meet her full responsibilities during four years as governor, why the hell should anyone consider her for president?