Bad political optics/how to get a label: Palin keeps quitting.
Sarah Palin, who resigned from her position as Alaska’s governor earlier this year, quit a 5K Turkey Trot charity race in Washington state on Thanksgiving day before reaching the end, citing crowds as the reason.
Palin also said she wasn’t going to be making a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving because it was “too much work.”
The former governor is favored by many Republicans to be that party’s candidate for president in 2012.
Of note: Obviously from the above, I’m politically opposed to Sarah Palin, but an honest appraisal should also be presented here. A look through the Talk Islam archives shows that unlike many other Republican politicians, Palin has never made hate-mongering, Islamophobic comments about Muslims (a low benchmark no doubt), and was actually lauded by Aziz in Spetember for “making sense on Islam” when she rejected the ‘clash of civilizations’ meme and opined on a war within Islam:
This is a war within Islam, where a small minority of violent killers seeks to impose their view on the vast majority of Muslims who want the same things all of us want: economic opportunity, education, and the chance to build a better life for themselves and their families. The reality is that al Qaeda and its affiliates have killed scores of innocent Muslim men, women and children.