W.W.V.L.S? (What Would Vince Lombardi Say?)

No Telling

I’ve put this off for a few days, what with the holiday and Michael Jackson’s memorial service and all. If you think about it, this may have been Sarah Palin’s exit strategy – resign as governor of Alaska while everyone’s looking the other way with a sparkly white glove in one hand and a bottle rocket in the other.

While I’m perfectly comfortable seeing Sarah to the door, I’m afraid she’s going to keep coming back up like one of those pop-up arcade games you hit with a rubber hammer. You know, the kind they have at Playworld. She was back in front of the cameras today, as a matter of fact. Waders and full make-up. You can’t whine about the media and then invite them all to watch you fish.

My father has a lot of sayings, and while none of them has anything specifically to do with fishing, point guards, or the governorship of a large and sparsely populated state, they all center around Doing The Right Thing. That “thing” inevitably means finishing what you start.

“Winners never quit and quitters never win. ” ~Vince Lombardi

So go do your thing, Sarah, whatever it is. Just remember that no amount of spin makes abdicating sworn responsibility any prettier. Too many folks are onto the Politics of Shiny Objects, and they’re weary.

There. I’m done. Time to grab a burned leftover hot dog and watch Thriller one more time.

UPDATE: Here’s Palin’s resignation speech – Vanity Fair’s “Edited Version.” Priceless.

17 thoughts on “W.W.V.L.S? (What Would Vince Lombardi Say?)

  1. As MJ would say, “They're Out To Get You, Better Leave While You Can….You Wanna Stay Alive, Better Do What You Can/So Beat It, Just Beat It.”

    If I never, ever again hear your name, Sarah, uttered in the same sentence as “potential republican presidential candidate,” it would be too soon.

  2. Kathi, really? Because I've heard “potential republican presidential candidate” STILL being thrown around. The woman is insane. I will move to Canada if she is ever elected into some higher power.

  3. I've taken to referring to Ms Palin as La Guano Loca.

    I honestly believe that had she pulled out a gun during that press conference and blown out her brains in front of the cameras, some Sarah apologist pundit would be on TV talking about what a brilliant career move it was and how the rest of us are just too dim to understand her genius.

  4. I think my favorite talking head is still Jack Cafferty, who may spontaneously combust if Palin doesn't get out of the headlines soon.

    You should read Palin's Twitter postings. Yikes.

  5. Julia, I don't watch TV, so maybe I've missed a lot of the continuing punditry about her being a future pres candidate. You know, I'm not a republican, but I did actually like John McCain as a senator & a person (although I wouldn't have voted for him). Until he picked her as his running mate, I thought he was a reasonably sane guy. What the heck was he thinking?

    I hear Toronto is a nice place, and they have universal health coverage up there….

  6. I think she saw her governor's foundation crumbling beneath her and decided she'd hop off before she ended up in the drink! She's catching a lot of deserved flack about a lot of her goings-on in Alaska and realizes she's never going to get out from under it, so she'd better cut her losses now. I HATE the thought of having to listen to her unintelligible gibberish during another political campaign season, but this next time I fear she won't have any handlers trying desperately to keep her mouth shut. She just likes to hear herself talk! Ugh!! Robin M. S.

  7. I don't know, Robin. If she has handlers now they're not doing a very good job with her. It looks like we'll be listening to more abracadabra from her for some time to come. It just makes me tired.

  8. On last night's Tonight Show, William Shatner read a portion of Palin's farewell speech as dramatic poetry (accompanied by bongos!).

    NBC are butts and made YouTube yank the clip, but you can still watch it (if you have the patience for it to load) here.

  9. William Shatner and bongos! I'm dying here, Olivander. I'm imagining the meeting at NBC…

    “You know, that speech sounds like a really bad cafe poem…Denali and soaring and…”

    “Good God – get Shatner on the phone!”


  10. I know what you're doing, Olivander. you're just trying to rev me up. And you know it doesn't take much, especially after HER RECENT COMMENTS ON HEALTHCARE REFORM.

    I feel a Note on the Fridge coming on…

  11. That stationery is incredible. I'm jealous beyond expressing.

    Just had to go and invoke Bachmann, didn't ya? I'll sic Sis on you, if she ever comes out of hibernation.

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