Once you cut through the basketball metaphors and folksy homilies and — well — crap, Palin asserts the quit as governor because all the ethics violations against her was taking a toll on the state. So, she was doing it for the good of the people.
The problem with that, as I mentioned yesterday, is that there are currently only three pending ethics violations investigations, and only one of those is against her. That's out of 18 she's had since she became governor.
The Anchoarge Daily News looked into this further. And it turns out that the people who were handling these ethics investigations on behlf of Sarah Palin were people in the Alaska Department of Law, whose job it is to do that. In other words, it's not like Sarah Palin or the State of Alaska were incurring expenses for these ethics investigations. There was no "millions" waster: those people would have been paid anyway.
Yet, the Palin camp would have you believe that roads were being built, police were not monitoring the streets, dogs were mating with cats, etc… which was why Sarah was compelled to quit — for the supposed "good of the people of Alaska".