As national political pundits try to figure out the "strategy" behind Sarah Palin's decision to quit her job as governor of Alaska, I can't help but think of the people who put her in the job in the first place.
Not just the people who voted for her, but the grass-roots volunteers, the people who gave up their weekends and evenings to knock on doors and make phone calls, for nothing, because they believed in Sarah Palin.
What a kick in the teeth it must be for them to know that the candidate they believed in and worked so hard for got tired of the job and quit.
I'd bet her name is mud with them. And their opinion counts a lot more than the pundits.