Sarah Palin is a quitter, according to certain commentators, because she did not serve out her term of office. If that is the case, Palin is in “good” company.
I present to you, Barack Obama, photographed in front of the Capitol, the building where he served for less than two years of his 6-year Senate term before starting the process of running for President, something he promised the voters during his senatorial campaign he would not do:
Sen. Barack Obama acknowledged Sunday [October 22, 2006] he was considering a run for president in 2008, backing off previous statements that he would not do so. The Illinois Democrat said he could no longer stand by the statements he made after his 2004 election and earlier this year that he would serve a full six-year term in Congress.
But that was different, because Obama was advancing his own career, so he was not a quitter, just a climber. Is Palin a quitter or climber? We’ll see.