I was tempted to call this post “Sarah Palin’s Greatest Quits.” But to be honest, while she does seem to have a problem with sticking around for the long haul, none of her “quits” were all that great. The one possible exception might be when she threw in the towel half way through her governorship. I’m sure that more than a few Alaskans thought that was great.
Her history of bailing out goes back to her college days. She left the University of Hawaii in Hilo because “the weather was too rainy”. Then she attended Hawaii Pacific College in Honolulu for a semester. After HPC, she moved on to North Idaho Community College. She stuck it out there for a whole year. After that, she attended the University of Idaho for one semester. Next up was Matanuska-Susitna Community College in Palmer, Alaska. Then back to the University of Idaho.
In and out of college six times seems to have set the pattern. In 2011, in possible anticipation of a run for the Republican presidential nomination, she embarked on a well publicized “One Nation” bus tour. She took a permanent pit stop midway through the tour.
Now, in fairness, there have been a few times when she didn’t quit, but was “laid off” to use a euphemistic term. Fox has terminated her twice. And then there was “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” reality(?) series. The ratings did her in there. She lost 40% of her viewers by the second episode.
But, all that is yesterday’s news. In today’s news, it’s more of the same.
Her latest attempt at separating suckers from their money, “The Sarah Palin Channel,” will drop its paywall on August 1st. It seems she’s lost interest in doing much on it. Original programming has been getting increasingly scarce and it’s turned out to be a bit on the unprofitable side. Subscribers number around 36,000. For comparison, Glenn (Conspiracies-R-Me) Beck’s Blaze has over 15 million subscribers.
Of course, Sister Sarah is putting a positive spin on it.
It’s starting August 1st, everything’s free, and just to let you know, that it is an honor to have you subscribe, really it’s been so illuminating and still is so illuminating to read and to respond to many of your insightful comments about current events, about so many things going on in our world today.
After all, she only wants to “make sure that your voices and mine are heard by the widest possible audience across this great land of ours.”