Friday, September 2, 2011
An Answer To Dick Cheney
Great article by Craig Medred in the Alaska Dispatch about Dick Cheney's confusion as to why Sarah Palin stepped down as Governor of Alaska.
So Dick Cheney, the vice-president long hounded by the lamestream media, can't get his hands around why Sarah Palin quite as governor of the state of Alaska?
"I've never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska in mid-term," he said. "I've never heard that adequately explained. ... I'd like to know more about that.''
Say what? Cheney ought to know better than anyone why Palin quit. She was subject to being hounded by not only the lamestream Alaska media, but the lamestream Alaska electorate. She made all of this crystal clear when she quit.
"...You don't hear much of the good stuff in the press anymore, do you?'' the Republican-turned tax-happy, liberal Democrat said there on the beach at Lake Lucille the day she resigned to begin the transformation from classic Alaska Socialist to the queen of America's Common Sense Conservatives. "Some say things changed for me on Aug. 29 last year -- the day John McCain tapped me to be his running-mate -- I say others changed. Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt.''
Well, actually, they didn't descend. Palin's big problem was with homegrown dissidents. And they didn't descend, either. They sort of crawled out from underground. But she is right they were digging for dirt. Alaskans like to dig. It's the old gold-mining heritage.
"The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice,'' Palin said. "Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions."
She could stay in the governor's mansion and continue to suffer through the abuse, as Cheney did. Or she could quit office and go Mama Grizzly, lashing out whenever and wherever and at whomever it felt best. Think about it. The governor of Alaska would have been forced to factually defend an accusation the president of the country was planning to create "death panels.'' A Mama Grizzly could make such a statement and hide behind the defense that there was a nugget of truth there somewhere in that accusation.
She's just a grizzly, you know. She's just protecting her cubs.
Grizzlies lash out like this. Yes, the statement is at best a giant load of hyperbole, but she's a Mama Grizzly.
Obviously, Cheney is too far removed from his Wyoming roots. After all that time in Washington, D.C., he's forgotten how grizzlies behave.
They don't spend a lot of time thinking, Dick; they react. They're not intellectual creatures; they're emotional ones. And if they're not happy -- and everyone agrees Gov. Palin was not happy back in Juneau -- then look out!
That's why she quit.
To read the unedited article click here.