Tuesday, July 07, 2009

when is a quitter not a quitter?

when she goes on CNN and declares that she's not!

"I am not a quitter. I am a fighter," Palin told CNN on Monday while on a family fishing trip, on the heels of her Friday bombshell announcement that she was resigning as Alaska's governor.

but seriously... by definition, sarah palin is a quitter. when the going got tough, she chose to quit. she didn't choose to fight on, as a "fighter" would have—she quit. which makes her a quitter. QED.

if you had a taste for puns, you could even call her barraquitter, and her constant twittering as qwittering (individual postings would be qweets). if photoshopping were more your style, you could create an unmotivational poster bearing her face and declaring that "winners quit and quitters win!"

if the word quitter has any meaning, then it applies to the sarah palins of the world. any definition that makes sense includes her. her own definition, apparently, is something quite different. take this quote from her resignation speech:

Life is too short to compromise time and resources... it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: "Sit down and shut up", but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out.

in her mind, the "quitter's way out" would be... not to quit. you have to wonder whether even she believes this nonsense.


Wilson46201 said...

She's a winner in the iQuitarod!

Crossed said...

Somehow I think the whole point for her was to get her picture on the front page of the NYT's on the Fourth of July. Cant really fathom any other reason than trying to milk the 15 minutes and being handeled by the "Company" or a ruthless PR person.