Furious? Columnists like Will and Brooks were critical, people were puzzled and troubled and curious but furious is probably going too far.
They constantly were on the lookout for a replacement to her that would diminish her clout with the conservatives, and a steady parade of pretenders were trotted out, had their moment of glory atop the polling, and then lost that glory whenever serious scrutiny came their way.
After she said she wasn't running? C'mon, everybody was looking for a decent candidate. That's where that "steady parade of pretenders" came in. But it didn't have anything to do with Palin, who chose to remain on the sidelines.
Let's repeat that: Palin chose to remain on the sidelines. Palin chose to remain on the sidelines. She didn't want it. She didn't want it. She still doesn't. She has her reasons. Why not respect her choice?
Record got stuck.
Let’s not forget to fully appreciate the efforts of TOKYO ROVE, CHARLES SOURKRAUTHAMMER, and DANA PEUGINO!