Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Be Careful Who You Run Over on the Way Up...

...that person may hit you hard on your way down. So go the trials and tribulations of Sarah Palin. She used her daughter's boyfriend when it was to her advantage to disclose the unplanned pregnancy. It was alright, she said, because marriage was imminent, and the kid was a good boy. He was working and would finish high school. She dressed him up and put him on display with daughter at the Republican Convention. He was welcomed into her home and exposed to her apparently dysfunctional family. Then, she cast him away as soon as the relationship turned sour and the election was lost. When he went out with the dishwater, he was accompanied by some not too nice words. Bad move.

Now Ms. Palin has resigned her governorship in favor of something she appears to She planned to make big bucks on the speaking circuit, but one one wants her. Iowa Republicans are objecting to her $100,000 speaking fee requirement for a Republican event in that state. She signed a big deal to "write" a book, and she has already received over a million dollars, but it is doubtful that the book will be a big seller. Her marriage may be on the rocks and may have been for some time. Due to her "secret" pregnancy, there are still rumors that the child born with a disability is not hers. Worst of all, that kid that she stepped upon is now starting to spill the beans about what he saw and heard in the Palin household.

Just how far Ms. Palin will go in responding to Levi Johnson's revelations remains to be seen. It will depend upon how badly he is treated in the upcoming book as to whether he continues to expose her dirty laundry. Nevertheless, she is sitting on a powder keg. She will do her best to discredit him, but my guess is that he is not making this up and his revelations will probably encourage others to do the same. After all, Ms. Palin made a lot of enemies on her way up, some of whom have most likely remained quiet, but their courage may be boosted as Palin's power continues to ebb.

Like so many others before her, Palin was a small time operator in a far flung state with a population of a medium sized city. She was able to operate in that environment as a typical political boss with little or no real management experience and little head for a complicated operation. She had no worldly knowledge beyond her little circle in a frontier-like state. Once she burst on the national scene her ignorance quickly became evident. The only thing she had working for her was her subscription to a fundamentalist Christian school of thought, at least outwardly. The fundamentalist Christian Republican base immediately embraced her with no concern for her obvious lack of in depth thinking or worldly knowledge.

Palin thought she had the world by the tail. She would walk away from her governorship and make the big bucks, then run for President in 2012. Now it appears that even Republicans have tossed her aside. Mainstream America certainly has no use for her. A poll released yesterday said that most do not believe that she is qualified to be president. The coming months will bring a heated battle between Palin and Johnson, and my guess is that we will hear much more of the Palin dirty laundry. It will accompany her continued downfall into the garbage dump of failed politicians.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

I can see Palin's fall from my window!