OK, she just doesn't want to cheat the people of Alaska as a lame duck governor. So resigning her governorship is kinda natural, I guess. Sarah Palin is just trying to help the people of her state.
No matter how legitimate the questions and confusion are, Mrs. Palin will be certain to say that she is held to a different standard. Wow, is that not true. If she were held to a different standard, her naive comments on world affairs would have been lambasted. Instead the press kind of gave her a pass, with only some little mention when she made the gaffs. And those gaffs were astronomical. "I can see Russia from Alaska." Wow, is that insight, or what? That definitely means she is suited for the top office in the most powerful nation in the world.
Here are some of the reasons she stepped down. She needs the money. She is in debt to lawyers for around $500,000. More legal fees will be in the works if she stays on because there are many ethical questions looming about her and her "service" as governor. She has been reprimanded several times, but her conservatives like to say "she has been cleared." She has been cleared of going to prison or being kicked out of office, but she has been reprimanded for unethical conduct.
She has grandiose ideas about her future. She is positioning herself among the conservatives who love her. Don't underestimate this stuff. Many people scoffed at a Ronald Reagan presidency and look what happened. But Reagan, who was mentally and ethically challenged, could memorize lines and fill the position of President much like an acting role. So he "looked" presidential. Mrs. Palin will now set out on a course that will show her readiness for greater things, like the presidency. She will have to learn and act out her scripts like Reagan did. And she will need better script writers than those she has used thus far. But it is possible for her to go far as a politician because her party is desperate for a candidate who can finally stay morally unsoiled. It is OK for someone like Gingrich or Limbaugh to speak for the party, but their sleazy personal lives are not for winning the top office.
Be ready, if your area can afford $50,000 to $100,000 a pop for a speaker, she is now available.
The question is: are voters, other than conservatives with blinders, ready for her? To me, she looks very much like a disaster waiting to happen. But after Ronald Reagan was elected president, I do not count anyone out of such an elected position.