“Why is everyone picking on me?”
I haven’t heard anyone or read anything speculating that the reason Sarah Palin abruptly resigned might be due to some terrible catastrophic diagnosis. I sincerely hope not.
Having said that, I have to wonder about her mental faculties, her ability to make sound judgments, her inability to refrain from always positioning herself in front of the very media she professes to hate, and her insistence ad nauseam that she is a victim.
Certainly she appears to be extremely paranoid. According to a report by CBS on Independence Day, “Palin informed her spokesman David Murrow early Saturday that someone using the name ‘exgovsarahpalin’ on Twitter was spreading a false rumor that there was to be a party at her suburban home in Wasilla, outside Anchorage. Palin was afraid her home would be mobbed, and security was dispatched. . . .” No reports of a mob scene followed.
“. . . . for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make." CBS goes on to say that Palin “cast herself as a victim and blasted the media, calling the response to her announcement ‘predictable’ and out of touch.”
Her narcissism and sense of entitlement seem to contribute to her self-imposed sense of royalty – the “let them eat cake” variety or maybe the Leona Helmsley type. The diva makes the former grand opera star Maria Callas look like one of the girls. Palin was invited to ride in a convertible in Juneau’s Fourth of July parade but never said yea or nay. The organizers went ahead and drew up banners in case she appeared. She didn’t."What governor wants to be at the end of the parade?" she asked.
Like everything else with Palin, there seems to be some discrepancies in her reported income - anywhere from $166,000 to $197,000 in 2007. Her sidekick only received somewhere between $40,000 and $50,000. In the same year – the year she began serving as governor - the Palins bought a home costing $550,000 on Lake Lucille. Since I’m no mathematical genius it would not be appropriate for me to question how they could afford such a house without a little help along the way.
These disturbing pictures of the former governor are further enhanced by her attorney Thomas Van Flein, who either wants the publicity, or the money that probably isn’t there – and isn’t going to be there.
In another example of her regal self-delusion, on Saturday Van Flein threatened taking legal action against bloggers and publications that “reprint what he calls fraudulent claims.” CBS quotes the attorney: "To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as 'fact' that Governor Palin resigned because she is 'under federal investigation for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation," Van Flein said in a statement. "This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law.
"Finally, if this woman has no qualms about walking out of an elective office half way through her term because she can’t stand the heat in the kitchen, one has to wonder what she would do when the heat got turned up in the president’s office. Take a hike along the Appalachian Trail?