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April 24, 2019

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Palin had welfare of Alaska in mind when she quit

On Saturday and Sunday the Las Vegas Sun printed letters to the editor that were critical of Sarah Palin because she left the office of Alaska governor before her term ended.

She has repeatedly stated her reasons for leaving were to end the draining of money, up to $2 million at that point, from the Alaska treasury to defend against frivolous lawsuits (taxpayer money, she stated, could be better spent on Alaskans); to put an end to the time she had to spend preparing for and fighting these lawsuits, which left little time to work for her state; and to protect her family from ever-increasing personal debt (which was at about $500,000).

But there are still those who want to claim that she is a quitter, and that she was only there until something better came along. In reality, by leaving her position as governor under these circumstances, she actually displayed more integrity and concern for her state’s welfare than most politicians ever would.

It is acceptable to criticize public figures, but let’s state all the facts, not just the ones that we like.

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