Sarah Palin announced her resignation as governor of Alaska two years ago with a speech so rambling and disjointed it became immediately iconic. She said she was not "wired for politics as usual," that she wanted to "take a stand" and "not just hit our heads against a wall" and "watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new political environment." She said she was giving her reasons for resigning "very candidly and truthfully," but no one knew what she was talking about. Her husband, Todd, confronted by an Alaskan in Iowa this week summed up the reasoning more succinctly and more convincingly: Palin resigned in order to earn money to pay high financial debts and to avoid legal complaints. Of course she did! Videos after the jump.