Give us a Palin-resignation metaphor, we give you moose pencils!

Darn if I haven't tried to keep my mind in 1938 Italy today (setting for my current work-in-progress). But it's awfully hard when Sarah Palin sets off the 4th of July fireworks early with her surprise resignation. This isn't a news blog, but I just have to start a thread in case anyone else is out there having just as hard a time concentrating -- and how about this for adding a more bookish twist? Share your best Palin-resignation metaphor (regardless of your political inclinations) and I'll send the winner 10 new 49writers, moose-monogrammed pencils, already sharpened. It can be an original metaphor that you've coined or a good one you've read in print or online.

I just loved this one today by Shannyn Moore (blogger from Homer), at Huffington Post: " I have said Sarah Palin's political ambition combined with her intellect is like putting a jet engine on a golf cart; lots of horse power and no steering capabilities. Today she proved it."

Add your tasteful contributions via the comments box anytime this holiday weekend.