Douglas MacKinnon

With regard to why Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair, David Letterman, and other liberal males continually go after Palin, the answer might be as easy as they secretly lust after her while also seeing her as the "girlfriend of the quarterback" they could never get in high school. Seriously, look at the "men" who belittle Palin on a regular basis. For the most part, they fit the description of "the pencil-neck geek" from high school. Are they now trying to make Palin pay for their long-ago inadequacies? Is that why Letterman imagines her now as a "Slutty Flight Attendant?" Because she is his fantasy and rather than admit it, he strikes out at her?

As Governor Palin leaves the elected stage…for now…she appears to be doing so for entirely logical reasons. For almost a year, democrats -- local and national -- have gone after her with a vengeance with their favorite mode of attack being to file false ethics charges against her. To date (as Alaska law mandates) she has had to spend over $500,000 of her own money defending herself against these trumped-up charges. How easy it is for others not in her shoes to say “…the Governor has decided to abandon the State and her constituents before her term has concluded," when that Governor could be facing even more false ethics charges that could financially cripple her family.

How easy for those not in the arena to attack her decision to step down when they suffer zero consequences either way. Palin (along with her children and grandchild) has been vilified and smeared like no elected official in modern political history simply because she was a conservative woman on a national ticket whose traditional values petrified the liberal media and intelligentsia. The repugnant Vanity Fair article proving that the mainstream media offensive against her is still in full bore with no sign of abatement.

Other than liberal male nerds and envious spinsters, who says Sarah Palin is not allowed to take a break, catch her breath, protect her family from remorseless and revolting attacks, and make the money needed to not only pay off her legal bills, but get far enough ahead so as to have the financial freedom to choose her next path to walk? National or otherwise.

As she starts on that next path, one can only hope that she does not go far. If ever there was a time our nation needed someone with her gifts and beliefs, it is now.

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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