WASHINGTON (CNN) – National Democrats wasted no time in accusing Sarah Palin of abandoning her state after the Alaska governor revealed Friday that she was resigning from office.
Five days later and 4,600 miles away, the New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman is leveling the same charge against New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, who announced Tuesday she would soon leave office to explore a Senate bid in 2010.
New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley's sharp criticism of Ayotte is not surprising – he is trying to discredit, perhaps, the strongest candidate the Republican Party could field in this open seat race next year. But what is interesting is that Buckley compared Ayotte to Palin.
"We're seeing a national trend where Republicans have abandoned their responsibilities to their constituents in favor of political gain," Buckley wrote Tuesday in a fundraising message sent to the state party's e-mail list. "From Alaska to New Hampshire, Republicans just can't seem to honor their commitment to the public. Not unlike Sarah Palin, Kelly Ayotte has broken her promise to the people she represents and put politics before public service."
While Republicans debate what role Palin might have in the party, some Democrats believe that she is a political liability for the GOP. And a top Democratic operative, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that going forward Democrats "won't be shy in tying Sarah Palin to other Republican candidates where it makes sense."
I find it amusing and an oxymoron that Democrats are accusing Republicans of abandoning their responsibilities to their constituents in favor of political gain.
i guess there are no mirrors on the democrat side of the aisle!!
I have more respect for someone who offers to leave their current elected office if they want to pursue another one than someone who stays because it's easy. Why should taxpayers be paying their salary for a job they are obviously not doing? Aren't they saving people money? Maybe someone should counter the abandonment idea with the image of someone being responsible for a change. How much work for the state of Illinois did now President Obama accomplish while campaigning as the Senator of that state?
She can't govern for all the harrassment from idiots like the Democrats, AAs and low mentality talk show hosts who dream of being funny.
Got get 'em! And don't let up. The woman's a quitter, through and through.
I will be sooooooo happy when her 15 minutes of fame are over ...
Couldn't they fine someone better?
DUMOcrats raising money.
I'm laughing at all these DUMOCRATS who are going to pay for all of Obummers new fees and taxes.
I, for one, have decided to cheat on my taxes.
I've got a great idea. Since DUMOcrats love to tax and spend, let's pass a new tax bill where DEMOCRATS pay more in taxes.
didn't you get the memo? quitting = victory
or humour, she is pretty funny
but most likely it is: she will be elected if you do nothing
do you want that?
that will scare action out of the dems
I had no idea how low the Republican ship could sink !!! VERY LOW !!!
Sarah Palin will be in the White House in 2012.....
Obama's numbers are sinking like a stone as he shows no ability to fix the economy, stem unemployment, or curb foreclosures....
Further he is bankrupting the country with his out of control spending...
Further he has no credibility with Iran, N. Korea, China, or even Honduras.....
Tell me again why we need Obama????
WAY too soon, you have no idea what she has planned (Palin) She may have some huge good tings up her sleeve and then this will backfire on you.
The real news is that Ayotte PROMISED that she would serve her FULL TERM when appointed.
She broke that promise.
What else is new?
Sure, she can stay in office and get paid to campaign for different job while not doing the current job. The other option is to be honest and do the right thing. Democrats do not understand how to do anything at their own cost. They work for taxpayers so they can suck the blood of taxpayers.
What is it with these women abandoning their posts? What a bad example for women everywhere!
All you gotta do is tell one joke about Republicans, and they up and give up cause they can't take it.
Now, THAT's funny!!!!
Based on that logic. you better blame Janet Napolitano for quiting her job as Governor of Arizona to become Homeland Secretary.
Well either way it should be easy for the opposition to link democrats to destroying the economy. You can't argue with 9.5% unemployment. But then again this is the country that elected Bush, I think we'll see Obama for another term. Should be interesting to see if he can get us to depression status. I just enjoy all of the bogus articles saying that the recession is starting to leave. Ha, it's just coming in.
Your seeing the new GOP election strategy – Quit your current office mid-term using the excuse "I'm doing it for a higher calling" while completely ignoring the fact that they are QUITTERS!
Trouble is the rethuglicants don't seem to understand that politics is not the "higher calling" of the religion they alone chose to be the overiding factor in our laws...
I am sure it will work. The first time in my life I donated to a Presidential Campaign was two weeks after McCain added her. I was terrified at the mere thoughts of her anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Sara Palin will be dropping out the race after the first ad the Dems put her in becasue she would spend a week just fighting the ad like she did with David Letterman. She thinks she can fight them all and found out she could not and quit her job. She doesn't stand a chance now that she gave up her job becasue now she will spend day of day fighting with anyone that speak ill of her. She was very good at speaking nasty things about President Obama, but can not take her own medine. She have a very shape tongue with a double edge sword.
I am going to tell you why I dislike this lady. She call herelf a Christian, but have a shape tongue that she likes to use against any body to get what she wants. There are so many scripture in the Bible that warn us against using her tongue as a weapon and Sara Palin like using her tongue as a deadly weapon which make her a hypocrite. God would not like her using her tongue and that fashion maybe this is why she is going though what she is going though. God is letting her have her krama before being a hypocrite.
Well of course they are!Why should things now be any different from when they were using her on a daily basis!Liberals like Katie Couric actually get rewarded for helping destroy someone and who does anything about it?Welcome to Obama's america folks!Palin made the right decision for her state and,most importantly,her family!And I think it's time to leave her and her family alone!
Greed........greedy republicans at it again. Pure self seeking party. Yes we now know what the party philosophy is.....me first country second. God bless USA.