Monday, July 27, 2009

Winners never quit!

Port Townsend, today. Yesterday, Sarah Palin, Alaska’s embarrassing moral non-success, stepped down as Alaska’s governor.

Good riddance.

Citing her desire to “avoid being a lame duck governor”, she grabbed up her toys, and sulked into a long Alaskan twilight, a textbook example of uneducated, uncultured undisciplined behavior.

This begs the question:

“Should every politician quit their elected posts approximately 18 months before their terms lapse to avoid the label ‘lame duck?’”

There is a long list of reasons people cite for wanting to quit a job. Many of the reasons are self-defeating. Frustration with the job is one of the self-defeating reasons I heard in my many years as a supervisor, manager and employer. This is one of the reasons Ms. Palin seems to be giving into, although in clinical self-denial, she will never admit it, citing other cockamamie excuses.

Think about it. We've all had experiences wherein we've made a self-defeating choice that we never outlive. That woman is no different from you or I. She made a self-defeating choice; call it like it is.

She has been in the media’s cross-hairs ever since she was irresponsibly plucked out of total obscurity by the dazzling staff of John McCain. Up to that point, her only claim to fame was a ho-hum stint as the mayor of a sleepy Alaskan hamlet, and, what now turns out to be an aborted incomplete term as Alaska’s governor.

Sarah Palin loves to preach moral family values and abstinence. Nonetheless she let her teenage daughter sleep with her boyfriend under her own roof numerous times leading to a teenage pregnancy. The ensuing aborted marriage became yet another disgusting lowbrow public debacle. Talk about a sophisticated cast of characters.

Some say, “Well, now she’s free to move ahead” with some undisclosed political stratagem.


My favorite football team when I was a young man was the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers. Bart Starr’s air game was electrifying. Vincent Thomas Lombardi was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959-1967, winning five league championships during his 9 years leading the “Pack.” Vince Lombardi once said:

"Winners never quit ...
and quitters never win."

How soon we have forgotten ...

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