When I lived in Berkeley for my first year I had my fathers Ford Explorer SUV. One day I woke up and found a little piece of paper under the windshield wiper of the car. On this car was a long list of reasons why SUVs were bad (gas guzzling, more dangerous, etc.) Many of these points I agreed with, but what really cracked me up was the last line:

So sell your SUV!

Um, how does selling my SUV fix the problem?
Today I woke up and read that Sarah Palin had spoken:

And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldn’t run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks… travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade – as so many politicians do. And then I thought – that’s what’s wrong – many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and “milk it”. I’m not putting Alaska through that – I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! ? That’s not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old “politics as usual.” I promised that four years ago – and I meant it.

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