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July 6th, 2009
01:29 pm


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An Infelicitous Comparison
Like lots of other people, I'm both fascinated and surprised by Sarah Palin's sudden announcement of her resignation. I'm reading a variety of opinions on why she did it and what she'll do now. And I cringe as a number of people - e.g. Andrew Sullivan here - refer to her as taking "the Dan White option" or "pulling a Dan White" or "going the way of Dan White."

They say this meaning they are predicting that she will change her mind and rescind her resignation. Surely Dan White is much less known for having attempted (unsuccessfully) to rescind his resignation as city supervisor in San Francisco and more for having shot and killed two people. Palin has a bad temper and guns but I certainly hope she does not attempt to take the Dan White option.

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Date:July 6th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Perhaps she'll be too busy preparing healthful and nutritious Twinkies for her brood.
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Date:July 6th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
I just hope she falls off the publicity radar and into obscurity. The thought of her as a serious candidate for any party, even the repubs, gives me nightmares.
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Date:July 7th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
I'm going to make a public guess that I've not seen anywhere: I think her 'higher calling' is just that; she's going to become a pastor or some other easily obtainable religious title and make a go there.
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Date:July 7th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
What an interesting idea!
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