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This is too good to leave in comments…

Posted by Brian Epps on November 13, 2010

I just got a wild hair up my butt named Boxy_Brown in comments at Hot Air.  I am just getting sick and tired of the “quitter” sneers being thrown at Sarah Palin, so I posted the following:

In all seriousness, the response to the “quitter” argument is to ask what you would have done in her place. You are constrained by law from defending yourself using any but your own funds. You have already built up more in legal bills than your entire term’s salary responding to frivolous complaints. Your state government is having to constantly waste money on the silly things. You can:
1. Engage in the type of political self-dealing you fought against since you first ran for Wasilla City Council
2. Hunker down, sit down, and shut up, hoping it will all go away.
3. Resign and continue your fight outside office.

Those are the only choices she had. What would YOU do in Palin’s place, Brownie?

Put up or shut up!

Brownie gave me the following lame answer:

In all seriousness, the response to the “quitter” argument is to ask what you would have done in her place.

Fought on and worked to get the law changed.

You are constrained by law from defending yourself using any but your own funds.

That isn’t entirely true.

You have already built up more in legal bills than your entire term’s salary responding to frivolous complaints.

Best to just cave in to that kind of thing, huh. What if Putin sues? Or Achmadinajad? What if Bin Laden gets a lawyer?

“Your state government is having to constantly waste money on the silly things.”

I thought it was only her money that could be used to defend herself? Why would the states money be involved? Oh yeah, because she had access to state lawyers.

Those are the only choices she had. What would YOU do in Palin’s place, Brownie?

That’s “Boxy”. And Choice 4 was to improvise, adapt and overcome. Something people like to see in their leaders.

My rebuttal:


In all seriousness, the response to the “quitter” argument is to ask what you would have done in her place.

Fought on and worked to get the law changed.

So you would have stayed in office and put all other state business aside to save your personal a$$. Figures, coward.
Besides, do the words “ex post facto” ring a bell?

You are constrained by law from defending yourself using any but your own funds.

That isn’t entirely true.

OH? Try telling that to the Alaska Fund Trust. It was declared invalid on the most specious of grounds. Even if it had survived that, every donation, especially those from out of state, would have generated another specious complaint. You reach a point of diminishing returns very quickly.

You have already built up more in legal bills than your entire term’s salary responding to frivolous complaints.

Best to just cave in to that kind of thing, huh. What if Putin sues? Or Achmadinajad? What if Bin Laden gets a lawyer?

Does the term “Office of Legal Council” mean anything to you? Are you this friggin’ ignorant or do you just act that way on the internet? Alaska’s law doesn’t allow the Governor to use state attorneys for defense on ethics charges. That and the fact that anyone can file a charge for anything, no matter how silly (holding a fish?) makes it possible to drown the Governor in legal bills. That was happening.

I thought it was only her money that could be used to defend herself? Why would the states money be involved? Oh yeah, because she had access to state lawyers.

So you are stupid as well as a coward. Who the heck was ADJUDICATING those complaints? It wasn’t Santa Claus.

Idiot.

Those are the only choices she had. What would YOU do in Palin’s place, Brownie?

That’s “Boxy”.

Sorry, from what I smell coming from your post, it’s definitely Brownie.

And Choice 4 was to improvise, adapt and overcome. Something people like to see in their leaders.

So how about something more specific.

I think I listed, specifically, the only actual options, outside of Fantasy Land (formerly known as your skull). You reply with vague generalities. You have no solution, but dammit Palin should have stayed in her cage!!!

You have demonstrated that you are either not serious or too empty-headed to be worth arguing with. I feel like I’m pushing a baby chick into an alligator pond. Can’t you try harder?

This is the sort of unserious crap that Palin supporters have to face.   Brownie just repeats the same thing without any suggestion of a better way to handle the situation Palin was in.   I know I don’t know what else she could have done.

Why, oh WHY does the name Palin cause every dumbass to drool like Pavlov’s dog?

One Response to “This is too good to leave in comments…”

  1. mudsack8 said

    This is what I like to say in response to the ‘quitter’ slur.

    “Palin is still fighting, so it should be obvious that she didn’t ‘quit’. General Lee didn’t quit after Gettysburg. He disengaged, and continued fighting. ‘Quitting’ is what General Lee did at Appomattox. Has she thrown in the towel? No! Palin disengaged from a losing battle, shifted her position, found the enemy flank, and renewed her attack. Her resignation of the governor’s office was brilliant strategy, very much like Admiral Spruance’s turn east the night after Midway.

    What so many do not understand is that to her, the success of the mission is paramount. She isn’t in it for self-glorification, and the left just can’t understand that.”

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