Interesting Takes Likely Not Had
Time was when you could read a Talibunny post and reasonably doubt she wrote it. But now her lawyer has upped the stakes, challenging us to believe that the following could be spoken by any human:
When I discussed this with Governor Palin, she had an interesting take: “My reaction upon reading the opinion in this matter was not what I expected. Though I’m always pleased with the results of these investigations that prove the false allegations wrong, and I appreciate the detailed reasoning set forth in this recent opinion, I was primarily disappointed that the State of Alaska, the Attorney General’s office, and others, still have to spend time and resources addressing the abusive onslaught of frivolous complaints directed against me — even after I left office.”
We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t trust anyone who talked like that to cook our moose.
Since we’re enjoying the fine work of Thomas Van Flein, personal attorney and second-string blogger, let’s continue:
At times (indeed, as recently as Sunday in a magazine cover story) people allege that the “real” reason Governor Palin stepped down was to “make money” (citing primarily her best selling book). As this most current complaint again emphasizes, Governor Palin stepped down for the right reasons — she did not want to see her state government continue to get bogged down with inane “ethics” complaints that were transparently political, plainly partisan, and diverting state resources.
Well, the book, the six-figure speaking fees, the Fox News gig, the “reality” series, the PAC that manages not to spend money on the candidates it advocates…
Say, speaking of those state resources she conserves (not including the tanning bed and per diem for staying at home), how’s that pipeline workin’ out for ya?
But hey, let’s go for the gusto:
The voluntary relinquishment of power for the greater good is normally praised as an example of true leadership — just review any biography of George Washington — and it should be in this case as well.
Got us there, Tommy. Every schoolchild knows by heart the story of how George Washington quit midway through his first term to sign a book contract with Ben Franklin.