Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a rambling farewell to the Governor’s Office, announcing that she would not be a candidate for re-election in 2010 and also announcing that she was stepping down as Governor effective July 26th. Left unanswered was the critical question of who would now be watching the Russians over the Bering Strait in her absence. Ah, the national security nightmare. John Weaver got right to the heart of the matter: From the Washington Post:
“We’ve seen a lot of nutty behavior from governors and Republican leaders in the last three months, but this one is at the top of that,” said John Weaver, a longtime friend and confidant of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the party’s presidential nominee in 2008 whose of selection of Palin catapulted the first-term Alaska governor to national prominence.