When I heard a few weeks ago that Gov. Sarah Palin would step down today, I was shocked. “What’s she thinking?” I thought, and “Why in the world would she do this to herself?”
Having been attacked myself over nothingness and outright lies, I can somewhat understand, to a lesser extent of course, what she is experiencing. It’s unfortunate that politics works that way, and I believe it’s why a lot of people don’t get involved. If you don’t have extremely thick skin in this business, especially as a woman, get ready… !
I do have concern that Palin’s resignation will negatively reflect upon women to the loony-left fringe. I wonder whether they’ll think that she portrays women as being too weak to do the job, and too sensitive to muster the strength to get through the rough patches. I hope that’s not the lasting impression she will have for women and the movement for women in politics, especially Republican Party politics.
Whatever is next for Sarah, I hope that we can all step back and give her a chance to show us what she’s going to do. While I don’t agree at all with her resignation, because I never think that quitting is the right thing to do (unless there was something severe like a family member terminally ill), I am still willing to remember that her philosophies on conservative government are ideals that I support and want to see furthered throughout the country. Hopefully she will do something good with this resignation and surprise us all. I’m not saying she should run for President, but she doesn’t have over a million dollars in her PAC for nothing! I hope to see her make good use of it for the good of the nation.
So, while many are casting judgment, suffice it to say I’ll be praying for Sarah Palin. Maybe she can take this whole situation and really shine, not just for herself but for the ideals she and many of us hold dear.