It’s difficult for me to pick an absolute favorite part of today’s disaster of a speech by Sarah Palin.

Sure, I’m extremely happy that she took CNN away from the all-Michael-Jackson-all-the-time news cycle of the past week.

And yes, I found it amazingly hilarious that the state-owned Governor’s website published the full text of the her obviously unrehearsed ramblings complete with the stressed words in ALL CAPS.

Also pretty great: She thinks God put all of that oil and natural gas under the ground in Alaska: “It’s energy! God gave us energy.”

A close runner-up for the best part of the speech was when she explained why she was quitting with this:

it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: “Sit down and shut up”, but that’s the worthless, easy path; that’s a quitter’s way out.

But I think the best part is when she uses her kids as an excuse for why she is quitting: “I think much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults recently.”

Supposedly her kids are mad about bloggers mocking her for using her kids (specifically Trig) as a political prop.

And because she and her kids are mad about bloggers mocking her for using her kids as a political prop, she decides to again use her kids as a political prop to protest the mockery.


By the way, here’s the mocking image she was talking about:


  • i cannot stop laughing.

  • mvirenicus

    the cacophony of the damned is overwhelming. you will all pay for your sins!

  • Paul

    My favorite part was the quote from the general that she wasn’t retreating, but “marching in another direction.”


  • Man I hope this is her first foray into the 2012 race. Imagine SarahBots instead of RonBots…and about the same rate of return!

    Please, Sarah. Don’t go! DON’T GO!!!

  • Ashley

    I listened to it and all I heard was “blah basketball blah blah I’m a big fat hypocrite who mocks quitters in my I’m Quitting speech blah blah basketball blah blah hell yeah blah blah blah meanies blah i love my job that’s why I’m quitting blah blah that blond lady from The View is my only friend blah blah basketball quit quit blah blah basketball blah kill me now” or something like that.

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