After I posted my comments on the Palin resignation this morning, a political cartoon appeared that helped explain her decision. And even though Independence Day is now past, I thought this might be a fitting meditation for the occasion: For a nation that was never supposed to have a king, we are suddenly developing a penchant for czars.
The political world was rocked last Friday by Sarah Palin’s announcement that not only would she not run again for governor of Alaska, but that she would be stepping down from the office in just a few weeks, turning the government over to the lieutenant governor. The political pundits have run wild. They are positively beside themselves trying to figure it out. Some have described her as nutty, others as bizarre in her decisionmaking, and some have even delved into the… Read more »