TPM Reader LG:
Is it just me or does Palin’s announcement of her leaving office remind anyone else of McCain’s bizarre “I’m suspending my campaign” moment during the 2008 election run-up?
Each share several key components:
* Seems - on the face of it - very bizarre.
* Comes out of the blue
* A quickly arranged almost ad-hoc press conference delivers the news.
* Yet the announcement is pretty much that only - short on filler or any real reason on what he/she concretely hopes to accomplish by doing same.
I’m just saying … maybe Palin was a good match for McCain. …
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