And so it makes three…..
After Republican Sen. John Ensign, NV, declaring one week, that he indeed did ‘have sex with that woman,’ his staffer, it was Republican Gov. Mark Sanford’s, SC, turn. And he is still talking as I am writing this… Erotic confessions about his Latin lover’s tan lines and breasts, and lines he may or may not have crossed completely with other women, and about hiking in Appalachia, or having sex in Argentina, or both… And he’s still talking, to the point where one of his Republican brothers in SC wished in an interview, that he would just ’SHUT UP!’ Now, who could top both of those stories? Of course, there’s always the ’ Sarah Freak Show,’ topping everything else! And she didn’t disappoint.
And that makes three… :-)
On a Friday afternoon, at the beginning of a long 4th of July weekend, probably hoping, it would somehow get buried in that news cycle, here was good old Sarah with her never ending Freak Show, announcing that she would not run for a second term as Governor of Alaska. Okay, most people expected that. But wait! There’s more! She announced that she would also abandon the governorship by resigning at the end of this month. WOW!
I literally had to force myself to listen to the entire 18 or so minutes of her incoherent, badly delivered, rambling speech. It was pure torture! Republicans will have to decide if they want to continue to be associated with this darling of the know-nothing, loony wing of their party. It’s pretty telling, when Republican strategists comment that it’s a bad sign for any politician, after giving a high-profile speech, if people wonder whether you still have a future in politics. Probably not a very successful speech… Out of pure self interest, though, I hope she stays in politics and in the news for a long time to come… :-)
As for the reasons? I’m sure, we will find out soon what prompted this erratic behavior, whether it be a multi-million-dollar book deal, or a radio/TV show, or a brewing scandal. We’ll hear about it, believe me… over and over and over again…
Because there’s just no end to the ’Sarah Freak Show’ …..