When it comes to taking responsibility for her failures, Sarah Palin is completely unaccountable. Her finger is always pointed at the most convenient scapegoat. Last fall, I said she was George W. Bush with lipstick; nothing is ever her fault. With her resignation, she has set a new bar for blame.
A 10 Month Accounting of Blame...
Troopergate was her brother-in-law's fault.
Neglecting a vetting of Palin's appointed replacement of Commissioner Monegan wasn't her fault, she didn't know Chuck Kopp had a sexual harassment charge. His 14 day employment was rewarded with a $10,000 severance package.
The legislative investigation wasn't her doing. It was a "Democratic driven, partisan witch hunt" voted on by 10 Republicans and 4 Democrats after Sarah Palin challenged them with Bush-like bravado "Bring it on!"
When her church was burned, Palin blamed it on the attention she was receiving from people who didn't like her.
Her exorbitant wardrobe was the RNC's fault.
Her charging the state per diem to sleep in her own bed and flying her family around the country at state expense were nothing more than petty ethics complaints from whiny constituents.
Her daughter's problems are Levi's fault.
Her VP political loss was John McCain's fault.
Her image problems are Tina Fey's fault.
The resignation of Attorney General Talis Colberg had nothing to do with the advice he gave Todd Palin and aides to ignore subpoenas. She blamed it on the "harsh political environment"created by lawmakers.
When 6 million gallons of stored oil sat at the base of an erupting Mt. Redoubt, it was Homeland Security's issue, not her fault.
When Palin blew off a meeting with lawmakers in Juneau to have a press conference with Wayne Anthony Ross, the legislative leadership called a heated press conference of their own. Palin blamed them for not having the meeting "telephonically"...then it got messy.
The inability to follow through with multiple speaking engagements had nothing to do with Palin's commitment phobia,. It was a misunderstanding with scheduling.
When a legislative aid made copies of an article Palin didn't like, she went to his office and blamed him for letting his boss know she wouldn't be in town for the last days of the session. Really.
After making a speech, Palin was accused of lifting words from Newt Gingrich and Craig Shirley in 2005. Palin's attorney said it wasn't her fault, she said Newt's name twice.
The ethics complaints against the governor were "unscrupulous" and Obama driven.
She blamed the ethics complaints for costing Alaska "millions of dollars", except they weren't. It was less than $300,000 and of that, $187,000 was from her own politically motivated complaint, filed on herself to distract an interested public from the damning Branchflower report.
Sarah didn't want the travel costs of a "lame duck governor" to be billed to the state, and blamed her resignation on it in part...but she flew, on state dime, the equivalent of Miami to LA in the seven days since resigning.
She has half a million dollars in personal legal bills and must resign, blaming ethics complainers for her expense...but those legal bills will be paid in full, courtesy of her massive legal defense fund.
Levi says she's out for the money...but his opinion doesn't matter. She blames his opinion on having a movie deal in the works.
It's Rahm Emmanuel and President Obama's fault that Sarah Palin has constituents who think she sucks at her job.
Under the Palin Administration, the Department of Health & Social Services has been so poorly managed the federal government has forbidden the state to sign up new people until they get their act together. So, I guess that would be the fault of people who are both poor and sick and old.
The Constitutional crisis created by Palin's resignation isn't her fault, the legislature should have seen this coming years ago.
It's not Sarah's fault she's married to a man who was part of a secessionist political party, the Alaska Independence Party. No, it's the fault of "gotcha" voter registration.
No, Governor Palin, your losses are your fault.
Sell crazy somewhere else, we're all full here.