Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move

Freedom New Mexico

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s apparent exit from politics is as inscrutable as her meteoric rise to national prominence.

On Friday, she held an unexpected press conference, where she announced she would not run for re-election and dropped the blockbuster news that she was also resigning from office in the middle of her term.

As one commentator put it: Who would have thought anything could break through the coverage of Michael Jackson’s death and of the latest episode in South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s love triangle?

Unlike her well-delivered GOP convention speech, this one seemed more authentically Sarah Palin. She dodged, meandered, and offered clich