What Were They Thinking: Sarah Palin

This is the second edition of our old radio show mainstay. We take a look at something that just makes you ask “What Were They Thinking?” Today, I honour Sarah Palin who was at the heart of matters when we asked “John McCain what were you thinking?” This time, I’m asking what she’s thinking.

On Friday, the whole world was abuzz with news that Alaskan governor Sarah Palin was resigning at the end of the month instead of running out her term in 2010. Everyone knows that Palin is gearing up for a run at the Presidency in 2012. However, one of her aides insists that Palin resigned because people are focused on bringing her down so she resigned so people can focus on working to help the state of Alaska thrive.

For somebody that is a high-profile politician, she’s awfully thin skinned. Maybe that has something to do with being the subject of ridicule for the last year since being named John McCain’s running mate. Then again, it might have to do with the fact that her family life is fodder for the tabloids and entertainment news. Every politician has had their lives dissected when they enter public life. Hell, Bill Clinton fondness for the horizontal tango brought Congress to a halt while they began impeachment procedures against him. Palin is in a position that every politician before has been in. This is really nothing new in the world of politics. If she can’t deal with the media tracking her every move in Alaska while the opposition tries to destroy her politically, does she think she can make it in Washington?

So Sarah Palin: What Were You Thinking?

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