5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, 13, 14 Palin Theories

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July 3 2009 6:41 PM

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, 13, 14 Palin Theories

I can see 5  6  7   8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Palin theories ... and counting: 1) She's running for president; 2) She's undergoing fame withdrawal and plans to get more attention in the lower 48; 3) She wants to cash in ($); 4) There's another shoe about to drop ; 5) She'll now run against Murkowski for Senate. 6)  She needs to tend to her family7) She's bonkers . 8) She's preggers . 9) She wants to "effect positive change outside government at this point in time on another scale and actually make a difference for our priorities."   10) Actually being a governor in a recession is no fun . Gives you ulcers11) She worried she wasn't giving "Alaska's issues" the attention they deserve, and was being criticized for that ; 12) She's "fed up with politics ... the personal garbage" etc.. 13) She wants to fight back without one hand tied behind her back. 14) The Alaska legislature now hates her; ... These theories are not necessarily mutually exclusive. ... I have no fish in this hunt. ... Update: Mediaite has an  intravenous drip . ... see also HuffPo ... and NRO ... Murphy is morphing ! ... The Daily Beast has a mere 11 theories . ...

P.S.:   Kurtz is sure ! " No way Palin can run for president now." ... Update: Now he asks , "How can these talking heads pop off about the meaning of Palin's resignation when not one of them saw it coming?" ... It's the return of Kurtz vs. Kurtz ! ...

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P.P.S.: I'm waiting for someone to claim it was all  the Scientologists' idea. So far, no one. But the night is young. ...

15) She's in a paranoid sulk! ...  4:35 P.M.

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