Two words: Gifford’s shooting.
Once the MSM/blogosphere tagged her as a “murderer” conspirator, the RNC and crew ran for the tall grass. Only talk radio, her grass-roots supporters, and Alan Dershowitz (a big lib lawyer from NYC) came to help.
There was nothing to “figure a way out”. It was an inside hit job by the MSM, DNC and RNC who didn’t want the chance of her getting a foothold in the American Lexicon for bigger and better things. Did you happen to notice the snub at the 2012 convention? Ever notice the contempt the RNC brandy sniffers have for her?
This is not your father’s GOP Ditter. There’s no room for a conservative at the top anymore.
The RNC went to war against Governor Palin on August 29, 2008, if not before, when she was taking on the corrupt GOP in Alaska.