Ahh the memories of the Palin spin machine.<quoted text>
My guess is Sarah enjoyed the limelight from her vice presidential campaign, including dresses that cost may people's annual salary. Fox News gave her an opportunity to stay in the limelight and make more money than she would in an entire lifetime of public service. It turns out, she was just as drawn to the trappings of wealth and power as the people she had taken down on the way to the governor's office.
I certainly agree with you that winning high office is a solid commitment on the part of the candidate to the thousands who helped her get there. I'm not quite sure why anyone would now consider Palin to be eligible for any office higher than dog catcher. And probably not even that.
You just reminded me of the comment I got from one of her supporters after Fox let her go. The lady was insisting Sarah wasn't fired by Fox; it was simply her contract expiring. Which is true in a very naive way. Sort of like saying when a politician loses an election or a ball player gets bounced they weren't fired, they just didn't get their contracts renewed.