Or so it seems clear. Check out the transcript on her official Web site. Had a PR type done the job, it’s doubtful that the document would contain so many gratuitous capital letters (“Ethics Reform,” “Climate Change,” “Outside interests,” and even an erroneously capitalized “Governor”), exclamation points!!!!…and ellipses…plus there were way – too – many – hyphens, and (this is my favorite) she dropped in “yes’s” intended as a plural noun.
Of course, this ignores the content, which is good for some belly laughs. She writes: “People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Alaska.” Yes, Alaska is so important to her that she was forced to abandon it. Actually, come to think of it, that does make sense, although not in the way Sarah “I’m quitting because only a quitter wouldn’t” Palin believes it does.
As I have written elsewhere, the fact that she is a dolt isn’t the mortifying part; America is filthy with lunkheads. The scary thing is that she has plenty of supporters and defenders, even in small, chiefly liberal states about as far away from Alaska as you can get nd still be in the U.S. I rationalize away my angst over this by assuming that nutballs have a special affinity for the comments sections of newspapers, just as they’re more likely than the average person to write letters to the editor. But I’m not so sure.