…my WOW! comes highly delayed. My Governor retains the capacity to shock and surprise.
Given this blog’s focus on actual criminality in Alaska public life, this is not the place to find wild speculation, sordid rumors, or blue-sky guesses regarding why Sarah Palin resigned or what her bold decision will mean for her, the state, or the country. That stuff is available all over the Internet.
I will say that Sarah Palin surged into the governorship in part due to her image as an ethically clean populist who was shaking up a grubby and tainted Old Boys’ Club. It was striking, then, that right after the sudden announcement of her intent to resign the FBI stated that she was not under investigation by the agency. This was a great departure from the federal government’s usual practice of not commenting on the status of anybody except those who have been charged, and it seemed that there was so much uncertainty and frenzy about the actual reasons for Governor Palin’s announcement of her intent to resign that the FBI felt compelled to make an exception.
Coming tomorrow: Judge Sedwick announces that the prison doors likely loom soon for Bill Allen and Rick Smith—and what that announcement means.