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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sometimes the best part of a post is in the comments
Posted by Jill | 4:12 AM
As "ah-HA!" as this post by Greg Sargent is, debunking Sarah Palin's claim that she resigned to save Alaskans the money to defend her against ethics violations actions, this comment is even more useful for the purpose of showing Palin to be a pathological liar, an idiot, a quitter, or all three:
On a hunch, I reviewed online lists of all the men and women who’ve been elected governor of their state since 1900. Pored over them for a few hours. Over 1200 politicians have taken that first-term oath of office. Some soon died in office. Many resigned to accept other positions in government, including Spiro Agnew who was “tapped” by Nixon after being the Governor of Maryland for about five minutes. On a handful of occasions, a first-termer was dragged off to the slammer or impeached. One was incapacitated by a nervous breakdown and one left just as impeachment came knocking on his door. So—how many out of over 1200 just up and quit before the end of their term?

Three: Jim McGreevy, Eliot Spitzer and Sarah Palin.

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Blogger Barry said...
Sometimes the best part of a post is in the comments

That's why I'm here for you, Jill.

Blogger missy said...
Anyone here want to take bets on when Mark Sanford joins that elite list?

Blogger Melina said...
Wow!...thats all I can say....Wow! What a sack of shit Palin is...really! I always found her disingenuous and freaky, but she as really crossed over into insane criminal land that this point.

Oh, and Barry...I'm sorry but I don't think she meant you!