Sarah Palin Op-Ed in WSJ = #WTF

First and foremost, I completely agree with everything Ms. Palin wrote in her latest Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal (this was the first hint towards my suspicion that something wasn’t right.) Palin’s article, How Congress Occupied Wall Street is a very well put, top down view of the kind of corruption that goes on inside Congress when it comes to financial transactions among our elected officials. Now, I hope your all thinking “hey, that sounds familiar…”, because it is! As mentioned here on Step Aside, 60 Minutes covered this very thing on last Sundays program, in a far more thorough and detailed manner. So then why would Sarah Palin be preaching this very thing a week later in the Wall Street Journal? I have no idea to be honest – then again I don’t understand any move Palin makes these days. It’s always as if she is preparing to make a run for some office, only to fade away into obscurity and reappear at a later date.

The point of all this it two-fold: 1) give credit where credit is due. 60 Minutes really did a great job of bringing this story to light, and you would not be commenting on this topic if it weren’t for their story and 2) don’t be afraid to point a finger here. You say

Astonishingly, none of this is technically illegal, at least not for Congress. Members of Congress exempt themselves from the laws they apply to the rest of us. That includes laws that protect whistleblowers (nothing prevents members of Congress from retaliating against staffers who shine light on corruption)

however you don’t point out a single example of this “injustice” happening.  Palin is clearly sticking around for the long run, probably in hopes of securing the Republican seat of the 2016 primary. Well if this is the case then show us you can be a leader and point out, in detail, the injustice you see around you. Otherwise, you’re just like every other presidential hopeful: all talk – no balls (metaphorically and literally in this case)