But I trust her to have done the right thing. I trust her a lot more than I did, say, Mark Sanford, after that first rambling presser. Palin seems more shrewd than that -- she knows what she's doing. She's looking at the cards and isn't just holding out for the river, but instead cashing in her chips when she thinks she should. Maybe it's for her family, or for the integrity of the Alaskan GOP. Maybe its for her future presidential run, or maybe it's just because she's just sick of politics all together. But in any of these situations, staying one more day past July 26 just wasn't going to work out. I'm disappointed at that choice, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt that it was the right one.