If there is some pity for her absurd situation, I would say that she never asked to be in this position. Rather it was the Republican strategist's (and John McCain's) desire for another super star, another Ronald Reagan, that pulled her into the spotlight. She seemed to have the rough outline in place so they could just fill in the colors however they wanted. That of course, did not work and the experience seems to have made her far more fragile, and paranoid, than ever before.
But I wanted to leave with this beauty of a quote from her, during a recent ABC interview about those frivolous ethics charges that never the less managed to drive her out of office after just two years, and why the office of Vice-President (or President) would be different. Go ahead and unpack this piece of Palin Zen for yourself:
"I think on a national level your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out," she said.
There is no "Department of Law" at the White House.