Well, this should end the whole "Sarah Palin is bizarre and erratic" meme.
Honestly, I don't know what to make of this. My first thought was that she's obviously gearing up for 2012. But now I'm not so sure. Today's announcement was so ill-timed and rambling that it's hard to believe she's seriously considering a presidential run. Why not wait a few months, and announce the presidential run along with the resignation? Why not, you know, push a coherent story to the press?
Today only makes sense if she either (1) is done with politics entirely, or (2) is a looney toon. The whole thing was just so poorly timed -- and the press narrative so bad -- that it's hard to believe a credible presidential candidate would do it.
And lest we forget, this is the person the 72-year John McCain selected to be the Vice President of the United States.