Alright, want to hear a case for staying in office? Here's the case: almost every single political candidate has had some charge against them, and most of them receive some measure of extremists slamming and slandering them. If she can't handle it, the woman who was close to being our vice president (a position that gets slammed and slandered harder than anyone but the president himself), then she should never have run.
I see you defend Sarah Palin quite a bit, but the one thing that no one can defend her from is herself. The woman says she's a bulldog with lipstick, and decides to drop out of her role as governor. This is a woman who painted herself as someone ready for a fight, someone who would go through thick and thin to make sure she could do her job, and she quits. The woman practically dug her own grave on this one. You can say all you want about numerous charges against her, and honestly, it doesn't make any difference whether they were legitimate or not. As a person who everyone literally screamed was leadership material, her resignation was like a repudiation of everything that she had been before.