Want a politician to drag out an announcement? Then you don't want Sen. Darlene Fairley, who sent the most straightforward "I quit" e-mail ever:
Around Christmas time last year I was griping and groaning about having to go back to Olympia soon. My husband (who had just about had it with my complaints) said I should wait until the end of this session to see if I felt the same.
If anything, my feelings are more negative than before.
I've always believed that if you hate what you're doing, and you can't give it your best, stop doing it. Life is too short to waste on things you don't enjoy doing.
We never know what's going to happen next, but I do know that I'm not running again. 16 years is enough.