I wanted to write a blurb about the new Sarah Palin book on the release day, and I was trying to think of a catchy title for my blog post. I thought up "Going Vogue", which wasn't exactly pushing the limits of creativity but nonetheless I thought it was clever. By the time I finally got home I started to think, surely somebody else has already thought of that angle. So I punched it into Google, and this is the moniker that many on the left are branding on the new book. Seeing so many opinionists that I seriously disagree with on major policy coming out swinging with aggressive fervor against Going Rogue, kind of has me taking a step back. I have always maintained that I like Sarah Palin as a person and I think that she has a bright future in our society, but anyone who thinks that she can win on a national ticket is delusional.
Look, there are a lot of Conservative members of Parliament that I really like and I think are fantastic at what they do, but I am quite picky about who sits in the Prime Minister's Office. We are lucky to have Stephen Harper sitting in that chair right now, and the list of people I would rather have instead is microscopic. I am not going to name any names, but I can like MPs without supporting them to run the country. If Palin wants to have a talk show, do the lecture circuit, and be a pseudo celebrity, fantastic! I feel strangely comfortable with that, given how some left wingers go bananas at the very thought of Palin, like cerebral cat nip. But she can't be President or even Vice President. One of my chief complaints against the election of Obama was political inexperience. Palin resigning public office so soon in her tenure to write a book prevents her from accumulating the experience necessary to do the job that she seems to want to do.
It is okay to like Sarah Palin, and I think she should sue the Huffington Post, Bill Maher, David Letterman, Keith Oberman, et all, in one giant defamation lawsuit. But she will never be President. Tina Fey poisoned Sarah in center forever. Is it fair, maybe not, but quitting elected office to write a book does not make her more qualified to do something that she is not qualified to do.
You may also read what I wrote when she resigned as Governor.