The Republican party is still left guessing over Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin’s abrupt resignation announcement. Former South Carolina GOP Chariman Katon Dawson says he is proud of what Palin represents.
“What she stands for and how she handles everything the liberal Democrats throw at her time and time again, and I think that has percipitated some of this resignation. She is certainly one of our most popular speakers on the circuit for the conservative cause and Republican party,” says Dawson.
Palin’s announcement came after GOP South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford made his abrupt announcement of an extramarital affair. Now that Sanford and Palin have “shook up” things in the Republican party, some say the party is slowly dying.
However, in an interview with Charleston affiliate WTMA, Dawson says Palin’s resignation may be good news.
“What I’m reading here is she’s gonna spend a lot of time down in the lower 48. It’s very hard to get Sarah Palin, while she’s in office to help our cause and the 48 states down bottom just because of the legistical problems of getting here. Second of all, Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with, whether she’s a presidential candidate or not will certainly will be up to her, but I wouldn’t speculate that. Again, we’d be pleased to have her in South Carolina, I can assure you of that,” says Dawson.
Palin, the 2008 vice-presidential nominee, will turn over her gubernatorial duties to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell on July 26.