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Yet another Poll: Why did Sarah Palin resign her Office as Governor of Alaska?
A Daily Poll ^ | July 4, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)

Posted on 07/03/2009 9:07:36 PM PDT by tenger

Poll: Why did Sarah Palin resign her Office as Governor of Alaska? A Daily Poll.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: palin; resign; sarah
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To: Clint N. Suhks

What “better job” than being Governor was she offered?
So was I right?
She’s getting her own talk show opposite David Letterman?
Or is she’s joining the cast of The View?


51 posted on 07/03/2009 10:14:21 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: tenger

You know that moment when the maverick cop slams her badge on the desk and says “don’t bother about suspension, I quit”?


52 posted on 07/03/2009 10:16:19 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Obama denounces illegal coup, demands democratically elected Alaska Governor be restored to office)
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To: pepsionice

A two term Obama? That would be like a two term Jimmy Carter. Unless the people who really do bow to the owl in the forest are running this country, I doubt her decision has anything to do with 2016.


53 posted on 07/03/2009 10:18:26 PM PDT by farmer18th (If you preach "too big to let fail," you're also preaching "too small to let succeed.")
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To: tenger

She got out of the kitchen.


54 posted on 07/03/2009 10:19:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RasterMaster

You posted a photo of Reagan. Would Reagan have prematurely ended his first term as governor? It just doesn’t seem like a bankable strategy.


55 posted on 07/03/2009 10:19:50 PM PDT by farmer18th (If you preach "too big to let fail," you're also preaching "too small to let succeed.")
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To: counterpunch
So was I right?

LOL! Oh wow! So you are the arbiter of what's better for whom?

You're on Rahm Emanuel's staff aren't you?

56 posted on 07/03/2009 10:21:23 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( "we live in the greatest country in the world, help me change it." BHO, Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: GILTN1stborn

Sarah is so tough she’s tougher than me. I cannot and never will field dress a moose. I like to shoot, but I don’t hunt. I will not ever have 5 children. I defer to her superior womanhood. I wonder if she can operate a Bobcat as good as I can, or drive a tractor, or other unconventional things mostly left to men. I like the saying “I am Sarah Palin” since many of us gals are a lot like her, but there is no one like Sarah really. She is one in a trillion, a gift from God, like Rush and like Ronaldus Magnus.


57 posted on 07/03/2009 10:22:15 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: farmer18th

Giving the Lt. Gov more legs to ‘prove’ himself for a run when her term expired is a “bankable strategy”. It would not have served the people of Alaska for her to remain in the office (even if for only the remainder of one term) and eventually step down later for a 2012 run. If she’d been elected for a second term as Governor, the LIEberal media would still be using their poor attempt to discredit her by “abandoning her office”.

Of course they will use the ‘experience’ angle once again since it only matters if a Republican is running. Experience certainly wasn’t a factor with sHillary or DUh-bama.

Sarah Palin is “stepping down” from Alaskan Governor to move on to a higher calling, thus driving the LIEberal media to be twisted in knots still trying to figure out a playbook to deal with it.


58 posted on 07/03/2009 10:25:29 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: calex59
Read her speech, she told us exactly why.

I did. The "lame duck" thing seemed particularly strange. The people of Alaska elected her to a four year term, not a term limited by her sense of contribution. I suppose I would have understood it if she had something like "the recent national election has made me a national figure, and I intend to run for president, and since that is a demanding job, I will leave Alaska in the capable hands of the Lt. Governor."

The "fighting for Trig" on a national basis seemed even more strange. Would a national campaign make her more or less vulnerable to "mean spirited adults?" You can't have the warm family time theme and the national campaign theme in the same breath without making them both sound compromised.

She's going to run for President. Great. But she needs to get a decent speech writer one of these days.
59 posted on 07/03/2009 10:39:07 PM PDT by farmer18th (If you preach "too big to let fail," you're also preaching "too small to let succeed.")
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To: tenger

None of the choices given. She gave her reasons.


60 posted on 07/03/2009 10:45:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye; All

Palin put her family first above everything else.

Way to go, Sarah.


61 posted on 07/03/2009 10:47:06 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: farmer18th

How about her statement that frivolous accusations had cost Alaskan tax payers $2 million dollars and consumed most of her time and her staff’s time? That she considered it unfair to Alaska to waste their time and money? Are her straightforward words too much to believe?


62 posted on 07/03/2009 10:49:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye
How about her statement that frivolous accusations had cost Alaskan tax payers $2 million dollars and consumed most of her time and her staff’s time? That she considered it unfair to Alaska to waste their time and money? Are her straightforward words too much to believe?

There was content there, I agree. It was just muddied by the "protecting Trig" rhetoric. It's one or the other. The message was mixed, and it will be repeated as a mixed message over and over and over again.
63 posted on 07/03/2009 10:52:01 PM PDT by farmer18th (If you preach "too big to let fail," you're also preaching "too small to let succeed.")
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To: farmer18th

Why is it one or the other? She has a duty to her family as well as the state of Alaska and the attacks on her were compromising both. Explain to me why it cannot be a compilation of all factors.


64 posted on 07/03/2009 10:53:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: pepsionice
I disagree about Palin running in 2012. Politics are about seizing an opportunity at the right time. Obama’s favorable rating poll numbers aren't so good, the economic crisis is going from bad to worse, unemployment numbers going higher, cap and trade, universal health care, and on and on. If our country is more in the toilet than what it is now, how could you even think that Obama has it in the bag for 2012? In my opinion Palin can see the handwriting on the wall and is jumping in to give our country a much needed rescue and lead this country by her true conservative beliefs and not some PC version just to pander to a particular group or buy a vote.
65 posted on 07/03/2009 10:53:59 PM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: tenger

The people of Alaska voted for her, campaigned for her, gave their money to her, and trusted her to govern.

She quit halfway through her first term, thereby letting them down.

Before anyone flames me, please note that all I have done is state undeniable facts.


66 posted on 07/03/2009 11:02:58 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: counterpunch
If Sarah wasn’t a defeatist she wouldn’t have resigned.
No way we’re going to support a quitter.

You've been waiting a long time to be activated.
I'm impressed!

By the way, who is "we?"

You, Obama and Bawny Fwank?

Or do you have a mouse in your pocket?

67 posted on 07/03/2009 11:15:01 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
...please note that all I have done is state undeniable facts.

Noted. And said with no regard for context and without making a point.

68 posted on 07/03/2009 11:16:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Before anyone flames me, please note that all I have done is state undeniable facts.

I'm not flaming, I'm just laughing about your four-word editorial.

Which is it genius?
Fact or opinion?

Is English your first language?

69 posted on 07/03/2009 11:31:00 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: farmer18th

She resigned because she felt her constituents deserve a full-time governor. Her opponent is missing work to campaign.


70 posted on 07/03/2009 11:40:58 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: counterpunch

Most conservatives think that Palin would have done a lot better without McCain.


71 posted on 07/03/2009 11:46:53 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Publius6961

You sarcastically call me genius, then claim you are not flaming me.

Then you claim I used four words in my “editorial.”

To answer your idiotic and irrelevant question, yes, English is my first language.

Do you have anything intelligent to say? Would you care to make a rational argument against anything I said in my post?

Or do you have nothing but rude and infantile responses.

I seriously doubt you would have the courage to be as rude to people face to face as you have cowering at your keyboard behind your lame screenname.


72 posted on 07/03/2009 11:52:23 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

And if part of her governance is protecting the improvements she’s made by removing herself and her state as a target of lawsuits that are frivolous and meant to tie up her time and her states money?
And allowing her to better serve her state and nation by going to a national level?
She’s not leaving Alaska floundering - she did much good and is leaving it with another conservative to defend it against the tide of libs bent on destroying it.
And unless I miss my guess, she’s also about ready to start going big after the libs on a national level.
That speech wasn’t a speech of someone ready to quit - It was someone who has had enough and is getting geared up for war.
And before you flame me, please note that your entire post is incorrectly based on the “thereby letting them down” part.
She sacrificed a cushy job for the greater good.
If you cant see that, perhaps you should refrain from typing until you get a better perspective.


73 posted on 07/04/2009 12:55:19 AM PDT by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Do you have anything intelligent to say? Would you care to make a rational argument against anything I said in my post?

Could you say something rational and intelligent to respond to?

74 posted on 07/04/2009 1:20:35 AM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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