Blithering drama-queen may do more harm than good, say panicking pols.
Oh, and to step away from the limelight and notoriety. And to spend more time with her family. And because God told her to. And because all the ethics investigations were costing an arm and a leg. And because the people of Alaska blah blah blah. And because the evil, Godless liberals were attacking her children everytime she dragged them onstage as props.
And by 'muted' they mean 'oh hell NO!!!'
In fact, a polling survey of Virginia voters found that Palin's selection as vice president made independents not only vomit copiously, but led to a majority sticking salad forks in their eyes at the very idea of voting Republican.