Palin announcement comes as no surprise

It was no surprise that Sarah Palin announced she would not run for President! With two million-dollar book deals, a lucrative FOX Network retainer and various TV shows, and exploiting the Republican/Tea Party speech circuit at $50,000 to $100,000 for a short 20-30 minute talk of political rhetoric and religious sound bites, she would simply expose her shortcomings to the probing media and to the public by competing for a $200,000 per year thankless job, which has National and International headaches 24/7. She can make more money in a month delivering four speeches than the President makes in a year, while having the admiration of many, and no responsibility for anything except supporting her extended family? Now she can fish in Bristol Bay in summers at her leisure, prepare nice home-cooked meals for her family in Wasilla, hunt moose and caribou in the Alaska wilderness in fall, sponsor the Iron Dog Race in winter, or ride around in her bus in the Lower 48 giving speeches and accepting money. Which do you suppose she might do? There might be "several million reasons"  for her to be involved in National politics? Such opportunities are available only in America?

Richard Hahn

formerly of Soldotna. Sequim, Wash.

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