by Smitty (h/t Rhetorican, also NTC News)

Politico has the details. Even if you’re not a fan (really, let’s see the caliber on the RINO rifle before we invest too much hope in her commitment to Federalism), picking up the 04 July momentum is a good idea. Maybe not a master stroke, but a journeyman stroke, anyway.
The big concern is that committing this early will have her fading out like a firework trail before 2012.
The DNC response could barely be heard over the sound of their collective sphincter slamming shut:

…her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today.

Anyone on the Right should consider supporting Sarah Palin, if only from the enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend standpoint. Somebody has to catch the javelins in the battle against Cap-and-Trade, Obama-care, Card Check, and the rest of the larcenylegislation coming out of the Congress That Shall Live in Infamy. The DC RINO herd, featuring clowns like Christopher Henry Smith (my middle name is Lewis, FYI), cannot be relied upon.
So, let’s grant the benefit of the doubt.
Maybe her policies will be Federalist in nature.
Maybe her staff won’t leave her on the bus overnight:

John McCain Accidentally Left On Campaign Bus Overnight

Maybe the pack of foppish pseudo-conservative sniping girly men will understand the pyrrhic nature of all their handwringing and criticize constructively for a change.
And, since closing with a Heart video would be a lapse into cliché, how about some equally effective Benatar:

Allahpundit takes the completely opposite viewpoint.
Additional detail at Breitbart. I’m guessing that, once out of the governor’s office, she’s going to be a distraction for the Obama Administration that’s most entertaining to observe. Or she could just settle for a talk show. Go for it, lady.

Update II:
Video at Gateway Pundit. Now, wouldn’t it be a shock if she showed up in DC on 12 September? One certainty is that underwear sales inside the beltway would spike.

Update III:
Cynthia Yockey, chiding my measured response: Palin for President. But can you help Allahpundit come to the light?

Update IV:
The Anchoress wins the More Updated Than Thou competition.
Although Scrappleface has the Best Title: Palin Quits to Spend More Time with Couric, Gibson

Update IV:
I hope Allahpundit is trolling, emphasis mine:

I think she’s following more of a Nixonian strategy here. I.e. it could be she’s burned out on politics and dispirited by all the crap she’s put up with it and wants to get away at an opportune moment. If, as is likely, The One wins a second term, the GOP will be so dejected that it’ll happily give her a second look as a potential savior in 2016, much as it did with Nixon after he lost the 1960 presidential election and 1962 California gubernatorial race.

Dude, pay attention: if BHO wins a second term, Michelle will be POTUS 2016-2024, a Constitutionally suitable consort to the older Obama daughter will rule from 2024-2032, when we switch back to the Obama dynasty proper. I say that and pray that I am wrong on a variety of levels.

Update V:
Conservatives 4 Palin says she’s “Crossed the Rubicon”. Also, Mark Levin audio.

Update VI:
Faust inquires: Will Sarah Palin become the next Ross Perot?
to which I replied:

In no way.
Ross ran against an incumbent, split the conservative ticket (guilty) and helped usher in the Clintons.
If the RINO herd doesn’t get with the effing program and welcome her aboard, then far more than the 2012 election is lost.


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