Okay, we're getting our first indication of what happened. It seems like a colossal sulk on Palin's part, or perhaps better to say an effort on her part to ingeniously combine anti-liberal media bias agitation with Christianist politics by portraying herself as having been crucified by the liberal media.
You know what this is? This is like every discussion board you've ever participated in. She's just like that forum/newsgroup regular who gets flamed and then does a GBCW (goodbye cruel world) speech and storms off -- believing that people will miss her and beg for her to return. It never turns out that way, and everyone else moves on.