From Sarah Palin at her press conference:
"We know we can effect change outside government at this moment in time on another scale and actually make a difference for our priorities, so we will. For Alaskans and for Americans."
Also (misattributing the quote, apparently):
"Take the words of General MacArthur. He said, 'We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.'"
Advancing in a different direction? Outside government?
I'm really not sure what to make of this press conference speech. Palin seemed to have an underlying edge of panic about her. She was rambling and making conflicting statements. It's hard to say what her real agenda is at the moment. There's a sense that she is struggling with the interplay of her personal responsibilities (home, state, family) and her long-term political ambitions. Possibly her North Node in Cancer emotional faculty has broken through here for a moment with the recent involvement of her children in the media...but probably not for long.
There is also a sense that Sarah Palin's individualistic ambitions won't allow her to go through the usual political channels. That she is looking for a quantum leap in power and will try self-declared unconventional methods to get there.
The eclipses combined with the retrograde station of the Aquarius triple conjunction have definitely pushed an unstable situation to the edge...
At the same time, there are Internet rumours that Palin is facing a criminal investigation related to the building of the $12.5 million Wasilla Sports Complex and that she is pre-emptively stepping down.
From Bradblog.com and an article cited from the Village Voice:
"THE $12.5 MILLION sports complex and hockey rink that is the lasting monument to Palin's two terms as Wasilla mayor is also a monument to the kind of insider politics that dismays Americans of both parties. Six months before Palin stepped down as mayor in October 2002, the city awarded nearly a half-million-dollar contract to design the biggest project in Wasilla history to Kumin Associates. Blase Burkhart was the Kumin architect on the job-the son of Roy Burkhart, who is frequently described as a "mentor" of Palin and was head of the local Republican Party (his wife, June, who also advised Palin, is the national committeewoman). Asked if the contract was a favor, Roy Burkhart, who contributed to her campaign in the same time frame that his son got the contract, said: "I really don't know." Palin then named Blase Burkhart to a seven-member builder-selection committee that picked Howdie Inc., a mostly residential contractor owned at the time by Howard Nugent. Formally awarded the contract a couple of weeks after Palin left office, Nugent has donated $4,000 to Palin campaigns. Two competitors protested the process that led to Nugent's contract.
A list of subcontractors on the job, obtained by the Voice, includes many with Palin ties. One was Spenard Builders Supply, the state's leading supplier of wood, floor, roof, and other "pre-engineered components." In addition to being a sponsor of Todd Palin's snow-machine team that has earned tens of thousands for the Palin family, Spenard hired Sarah Palin to do a statewide television commercial in 2004. When the Palins began building a new family home off Lake Lucille in 2002—at the same time that Palin was running for lieutenant governor and in her final months as mayor—Spenard supplied the materials, according to Antoine Bricks, who works in its Wasilla office.
Todd Palin told Fox News that he built the two-story, 3,450-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath, wood house himself, with the help of contractors he described as "buddies." As mayor, Sarah Palin blocked an effort to require the filing of building permits in the wide-open city, and there is no public record of who the "buddies" were."
The idea being the possible awarding of the lucrative contract to build the sports complex in exchange for gifts like the construction of/supplies for the Palin's home on Lake Lucille in 2002 (photo).
Anyway, these are just rumours, as I said. I'll remove this info if it should prove to be baseless.
But a scandal including dirty dealings related to home (Cancer) and business (Capricorn) would certainly fit the bill for the current astro-events...and also the imbalance in Palin's Cancer-Capricorn nodal axis. A little Pluto-induced realignment there?
I would guess that we won't know exactly what's up Palin's sleeve until the third Saturn-Uranus opposition on September 15...