The decision not to run again is eminently understandable. The decision to resign is not -- at least if the Governor is truly interested in a career in national politics. Does she truly think her chances at securing national office would be enhanced by failing to serve even one full term as Governor?
Yes, yes, I know -- Barack Obama won the presidency with the least impressive credentials of any modern candidate. But something tells me that as time goes on and voters evaluate his performance, they will become convinced that his inexperience was a problem, not a plus. And that phenomenon would not operate in Governor Palin's favor.
I have not always agreed with every decision Governor Palin made over the past six months. But I am disappointed if she decides to withdraw from the national scene and deprives us all of the chance to see her show up her low-minded and nasty critics.