Old news, but Sarah Palin resigned as the governor of Alaska.
There are plenty of conservative Palin apologists out there making the case that this is a brilliant move, that shes positioned well for 2012, et cetera. I'd just like to reiterate my own position. Sarah Palin the intellectual rot of the conservative movement, personified. She is like a canary in a coal mine. So long as she is considered an actual viable candidate by a mainstream conservatives, I will be certain that the GOP is still not worth taking seriously. The sooner she is relegated to the fringe with the other lunatics, the better.