Reading this Brunt Bodowsky column this morning, I was amused by the simple fact of how the the PDS sufferers always seem to get it wrong. Did Sarah Palin claim "the mantle of Ronald Reagan's legacy"? Not really. I seem to remember her saying that there would be one and only one Ronald Reagan.
Then he brings up the quitter meme again. Really, this grows quite old, and has been explained time and time again that continuing to do so grows tiring. Resignation and quitting are two different things. I guess one analogy would run like this-suppose you are assigned to a team at your job where every member was vitally important. Suddenly one day one of your colleagues on that team calls in and tells you he quit. Your department is left hanging and stranded, as you have no one left to replace him. However, let us suppose a different scenario where the team leader says she has to leave for whatever reasons-you plug your own in. She gives two week's notice. This extra time gives you a chance to replace her with an equally capable individual, and as a result your team experiences no hiccups during this transition.
The same applies to Sarah Palin's resignation. Now, we can sit here all day and discuss why she resigned (and she gave very valid reasons for doing so), but that is besides the point. The point is that power was transferred from Governor Sarah Palin to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell in a peaceful and orderly fashion. Alaska endured no trials and tribulations. State business went along as usual. Palin didn't leave the state hanging by a thread.
That's the difference between resigning and quitting.