Where are all the Quitterbirds?

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    Where are all the wails and cries of "quitter!" when it comes to Van Jones?

    Van Jones plays the Palin, "They smeared me" card and isn't called on it or called a "quitter" by the far-left? Hypocrisy.

    He uses the same basic language Palin did when she resigned -- that the job is bigger than one person, too much focus on me, enemies smearing me, blah blah blah -- and gets a pass?

    How so? Quitterbirds, please elucidate. Isn't a crybaby, blame-shifting quitter still a quitter, no matter the gender?

    Or, did misogyny play a part in your Palin rants?
     
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    Oh, he's a quitter alright. And a coward. I gave up on him when he quit.

    I don't think people should resign because they were suspicious of the Bush regime's motives any more than I think the birthers or deathers should be forced to resign. Well, maybe the deathers...

    But if he was such a coward that he couldn't deal with the rightwing spin machine then he doesn't belong in a government job. Ditto Palin.
     
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    Yup. A quitter.

    However, he was never elected. Tens of thousands did not stand in line to vote for him, nor did organized group raise money for him, campaign for him, and worked hard for him to be the executor of his 'state.'

    A leettle different.
     
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    The people of the elected one's state should be the only ones having an issue there.

    Your caveat is noted and valid however.
     
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    Perhaps, but in the history of elected Executives of a state, it is EXTRAORDINARILY rare for a Governor to just quit in the middle of term for reasons other than heath, election to higher office or scandal.

    Presidential appointments resign all the time. Bush had plenty, as did other presidents.

    That has to be factored into the equation.
     
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    You make a good point, Paperview. I'd not vote for either of them, but chances are only Palin will ever run. There's something worse about quitting in the middle of a term you were elected to...

    I'm curious, has any other elected official quit because they couldn't stand criticism?
     
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    But really has zilch to do with a "czar" appointment, someone who is not vetted and approved, and is not answerable to, Congress.
    >Clickme<
     
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    That might make a great, separate thread. This one is for all the Quitterbirds who railed on Palin to show they really just don't like quitter crybabies, and aren't either just pure partisan hacks or just out and out misogynists.

    You and paperview are representing yourselves fairly well, so far. Calling the guy a quitter is a start.
     
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    Lots of presidential appointments are not vetted by congress.
    I don't really see your point. They still resign - for whatever reason, and they are not elected, as Sarah was.

    Your second >click me< point is meaningless, as I referred to other presidents. I mentioned him because he had a slew, and was the last pres.
    I'm using inclusive historical context, not a "mom he did it too" defense.
     
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    Thank you. When the Quitter quit, I did do some research, which I am too lazy to look up now, but no. None have.
    Not in the last 50-60 years, that I could find.

    All others left the Executive position (and there were not that many) because of the previous mentioned reasons.
     

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