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Posted at 9:45 AM ET, 07/13/2009

Sarah Palin: Is She a 'Quitter'?

By The Reliable Source

So now would-be "second dude" Levi Johnston is attempting to slap-shot departing guv Sarah Palin, contending that she's bailing on the governor's gig to catch the Money Train before it pulls out of the Wasilla station. And the latest Vanity Fair mag has passages that try to field-dress Palin. All that might pale, however, to being tagged by a single damning word -- one that a fair number of pundits and political cartoonists have picked up on.

That scarlet word, of course, is: Quitter.

Here is a sampling of the spate of 'toons that have seized upon that word like a moose bone. After you've surveyed this trio, the Official 'Riffs Question of the Day is: Are these cartoonists correct -- would you call Gov. Sarah Palin a quitter? You're invited to vote below.

'J.D. CROWE' (courtesy of

'JOHN SHERFFIUS' (courtesy of

'NATE BEELER' (Washington Examiner / courtesy of


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By The Reliable Source  | July 13, 2009; 9:45 AM ET
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Palin's resignation flies in the face of American history. Things are getting tough in Alaska and now she says it's over.
Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
If she's as tough as she claims to be she should stick to it and get the job done. That's what the Gipper would do, you didn't see John Wayne give up. American heroes don't quit. We don't want a quitter for president.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | July 13, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Jimbo. Better than today's comics.

Posted by: filfeit | July 13, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Whether it is proper to call Sarah Palin a quitter is a question of taste, not ethics. She clearly has the right to resign if she chooses to do so. However, should voters ever have another chance to pass judgement on her fitness for national office, we are sure to recall the insane manner with which she tossed her previous elected commission into the garbage.

Posted by: kilby | July 14, 2009 7:22 AM | Report abuse

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