Writing Your Own Political Obituary

Sarah Palin must stay far away from Washington, DC. She needs to stay where she has a good view of Russia.

Wickersham's Conscience

Don't Be Stupid Don’t Be Stupid

The Inuit have a word, “qivit,” that you do not want to have applied to you. It means to quit or give up when the going gets rough. In traditional times, and that was very recent, if you gave up as a leader you were jeopardizing yourself and everyone around you. It takes a lot of effort to maintain life in the bitter cold of the Arctic.

Willie L. Iggiagruk Hensley, New York Times, 2009

Maybe conservatives outside of Alaska are finally over The Quitter. She wrote her own obituary in her rambling, mostly incoherent screed on January 24, 2015 at the Des Moines, Iowa Freedom Summit. Some selected conservative voices afterwards:

  • “Quite petty,” wrote Byron York in the Washington Examiner. “A long and incoherent speech,” in the view of Craig Robinson of the Iowa Republican blog. “The foreordained culmination of a slow and…

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