Prediction: The end of political office for Sarah Palin

By Juanita Bratcher

What’s all the hoopla about Sarah Palin leaving office? What’s all the hoopla about Sarah Palin, period? The media have made her bigger than thou with all her basic shortcomings; one, that she is not the brightest bulb in the room (so forget about 2012), and two, an evaluation of all the sub-standard, unknowledgeable interviews she had with the media during the Presidential campaign. It was obvious that Palin does not have the basic talents, skills or insight to become President of the United States.

Although Alaska is a small place, considering, I often wonder how she made a case to the voters there to become governor of Alaska. But being President of the United States is nationally with a much bigger stage presence than Alaska.

On Sunday, July 26, 2009, Palin stepped down as governor of Alaska, leaving the Governor’s Office with one-and-half year left in her term. Many in the media are speculating as to what she will do next. My prediction: She will be active on the speech circuit; will write her autobiography, will shore-up her popularity within her conservative base, and become a talk show host. I see nothing in the political sphere and certainly not a presidential run in 2012 as some speculate.

For a governor many of us hardly knew until Senator John McCain introduced her to America as his Vice Presidential running mate;  my observation is that in all my years of watching and observing American politics, specifically presidential campaigns (which has been many), Palin brought out more “hate-mongers” in the 2008 Presidential campaign than any candidate in recent memory.