I'm a bit busy right now, so I don't have time to give Sarah Palin's abrupt exit from the political stage the attention it deserves ... eh, who am I kidding? You can say all you need to say about that clown show in five minutes and still have time to talk about how bad Transformers 2 is.
But I'm not even going to bother with that. What I will do is direct you to the text of her resignation speech, which, believe me, reads even better than it sounded. Here are some highlights from the official text, released by the Governor's office:
Alaska's mission - to contribute to America. We're strategic IN the world as the air crossroads OF the world, as a gatekeeper of the continent. Bold visionaries knew this - Alaska would be part of America's great destiny.
Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND oil and gas. It's energy! God gave us energy.
It's pretty insane - my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more "politics as usual," but THIS isn't what anyone had in mind for ALASKA.
If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices!
And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear down and waste precious time; but to build UP this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic, free people!
*((Gotta put First Things First))*
Again, that's the official text, so all that random capitalization and bizarre punctuation has been vetted and approved. Fantastic!
PS - when I heard a lot of people speculate that Palin's next step was going to be "suing that blogger from Alaska," I thought it was a joke. Nope! Apparently, she really is preparing to sue a blogger. The 2008 GOP nominee for Vice President of the United States of America wants to sue a blogger. Holy crap. Even Paris Hilton doesn't sue bloggers.