Sarah Palin has resigned as Governor of Alaska. The reasons are as yet obscure, but if I may speculate I imagine that she's finally had enough of the indescribable crudity and cruelty of the "progressives" in our culture. She didn't give that as her motive for resigning, but it's not unreasonable to think that it factored into her decision.
A decent, honest, woman who sought to serve her state and her country, she became a target for those who, like cockroaches scuttling away from the light, are repelled by the values she lives by. Her family has been humiliated as one vile low-life after another climbed out of the septic tank to laugh at her mentally retarded son, to criticize Palin for birthing him, to joke about her daughter being raped, and to harass her with incessant and asinine ethics probes. Lest you think that I'm stretching things a bit take a look at what the diseased mind of someone named Erik Nelson put up at Huffington Post.
Why would any decent human being want to serve in public office in this country when good people are treated like the left has treated Palin and her family? Why doesn't the media demand that people stop this insanity? Why aren't Democrats insisting that those who are registered in their party and who vote for their candidates stop acting like a pack of cowardly, giggling hyenas unleashed on a helpless victim? Why doesn't our culture demand that the vulgarians on the left be held to the same standard of decency to which Republicans and conservatives would be held? Imagine for a moment that Republican bloggers were saying the same things about Michelle Obama and her daughters that are being said at Huffington Post, Daily Kos, or on the Letterman show about the Palin family. There would be blood in the streets.
It's a shame that Palin has decided to resign because it means that the haters, the sick people, win. They've hounded her from office. Even so, I don't blame her. To engage in politics in this country today means one has to suffer being bespattered with the sewage thrown at you daily by creatures who feel perfectly at home wallowing in the stuff. Until the left disowns these people our political environment will continue to coarsen and deteriorate, but it's doubtful that the left really wants to disown them or they would have done so long ago.RLC