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Why did Sarah Palin resign?

Personal scandal
 5 (17.2%)
Probable indictment
 7 (24.1%)
Just plain craziness
 3 (10.3%)
Looooong lead up to 2012
 4 (13.8%)
Something else
 2 (6.9%)
Some combination of the above
 8 (27.6%)

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #130 on: March 15, 2007, 07:36:24 PM »
I am less certain of my views on this case.  On the one hand, what he did was wrong, and he should be punished for it.  On the other hand, this was 20 years ago and he seems to be a good, productive member of society now.  Thus, are we better off by withdrawing him from society than leaving him in and imposing some sort of probation and community service?  I suppose having him sent to jail gives a sense of vindication to the victim and legitimates the system in the eyes of her and others.  I'm just not sure that that is worth it.  But it might be.  Hmm.  Other thoughts?

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« Reply #131 on: March 15, 2007, 07:58:48 PM »
I think I concur fully :).

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #132 on: March 15, 2007, 09:46:45 PM »
reminds me of that Seinfeld episode.
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« Reply #133 on: March 15, 2007, 09:51:54 PM »
Which one?

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« Reply #134 on: March 15, 2007, 10:39:30 PM »
the one with the drunk on the 12 step program that wouldn't apologize to George about stretching out his sweater.
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« Reply #135 on: March 15, 2007, 10:46:02 PM »
Ahh yes.  Except this one did and look where it got him.  Note to all alcoholics...

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« Reply #136 on: March 16, 2007, 10:36:09 AM »
Ahh yes.  Except this one did and look where it got him.  Note to all alcoholics...

...don't rape people and think you should get away with it.

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« Reply #137 on: March 16, 2007, 10:46:30 AM »
Ahh yes.  Except this one did and look where it got him.  Note to all alcoholics...

...don't rape people and think you should get away with it.

...but if you do, don't write the victim a letter of apology.  Just keep that ish to yourself.

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« Reply #138 on: March 16, 2007, 10:57:19 AM »
no, turn yourself in.

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #139 on: March 16, 2007, 11:07:30 AM »
against self interest