Reason Writers Around Town: Katherine Mangu-Ward on Palin's Resignation



In today's Los Angeles Times, Associate Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward dissects Sarah Palin's resignation and accuses Palin of being a whiny girl. When Palin complains that people are spreading lies about her—shocking untruths that cast aspersions on her intelligence, integrity and fecundity—she is right, says Mangu-Ward, but it's like a stripper complaining about catcalls.

Read all about it here.

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  1. Or she really wanted to quit to make more money. I’m guessing as Gov. she is limited to the amount, if any, she can charge for speaking and media deals.

    Now she can charge whatever she wants, and she has a fairly large appeal, positive and negative. Cha-Ching.


  3. She said pretty clearly that she was quitting because of all of the time and money that were being expended in responding to FOIA requests and spurious ethics complaints. She was essentially being paid by the state to go to work and defend herself and was unable to do the job Alaskans elected her to do. I think in this situation that quitting was the ethical thing to do.

  4. Ever since the election, Palin’s heart and mind have been on the lower 48 and 2012. Alaska does nothing for her anymore. She is ambitious in the ugliest sense of the word and in the opinion of millions of Americans is the most repulsive, grotesque reactionary to seek high office since Spiro Agnew. I’d vote for Rush before her if I had to make that choice.


  6. she is right, says Mangu-Ward, but it’s like a stripper complaining about catcalls.

    Or an OpenBorders libertarian magazine complaining about welfare spending and the accompanying high taxes. But Reason wouldn’t know anyone like that.

  7. Or Lonewacko complaining about being told to shut the fuck up.

  8. Wow how did this turn into an immigration debate? Oh wait it didnt your just throwing out strawmen like usual. I think its a funny irony to say that Hillary has more Stones than Palin.

  9. I listened to Nixon’s resignation speech (a CD comp of great speeches), and he went on and on about how it was such a disgrace not to complete an elected term. Either Nixon was right, and there is shame in quitting before the end of the term, or Nixon was a freak, and Palin is justified. (No points for pointing out that Nixon could be a freak and correct on that one issue).

  10. Oh crap! A politician who has ambition for more money/fame/power/insertyourvicehere?? Say it ain’t so Joe!

    I don’t really care. She’s a MILF and that’s good enough for me. Everything else is noise.

  11. “She’s a MILF and that’s good enough for me.”

    Sex with a woman like that always ends up like jackin off in a patch of poison ivy.

  12. Sarah Palin is a retard. NEXT!

  13. Does KM-W really belong on the Reason editorial stuff?


    I was hoping for a Mangu-Ward/Palin sex tape.

  15. She’s not a MILF. Maybe she’s a MYLF, but I wouldn’t fuck her with your dick, so her status is undetermined.

  16. For whatever reason, Palin has a large following of leghumpers that would lick her feet in hell if given the choice.

    I’m not one of them, and watching her shoot herself in the foot constantly is somewhat amusing. I wouldn’t vote for her if she was the only candidate on the ballot.

  17. I dunno Lamar, count me as one liberal who finds the Palin to be very sexy…

  18. $20ForHeadDontCum | July 8, 2009, 4:37pm | #

    Okay, who is trying to troll using rotten bait? I mean really, if you want folks to bite, you at least have to get the HTML linking thing down. The REAL LoneWhackJob has it down pat.

  19. Obama, the current president, now has a majority of Americans thinking he sucks at his job and what do you guys want to talk about?

    Sarah the VP choice of a the presidential loser from last years election….

    I have an idea why doesn’t Reason do a big expose of last years Oscar losers…that would be fucking great!

    Well it is good Reason has found its new “hey look over there while i sweep this under the rug” journalist with Mangu-Ward….cuz i am sure we have all missed Weigel’s bullshit for too long.

  20. Kwix, it’s not a troll, it’s LoneIdiot’s parasitic twin Belial. He finally let him out of the basket.

  21. So what disease do you have to have to get into the Mangu-Ward?

  22. Mangu Fever, of course.

  23. She is ambitious in the ugliest sense of the word and in the opinion of millions of Americans is the most repulsive, grotesque reactionary to seek high office since Spiro Agnew.

    Sounds like a winner to me!

  24. I just can’t believe Mangu-Ward has the audacity…the fucking audacity…it criticize a Republican on joshua corning’s watch!

    What the fuck is she thinking?

  25. “but it’s like a stripper complaining about catcalls.”

    Only absolute ASSHOLES direct catcalls to strippers.


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