Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Why Palin Resigned
Weekly Standard ^ | 07/10/2009 | Mathew Conntinetti

Posted on 07/10/2009 11:52:34 AM PDT by fiscon1

early July, while most Americans were preparing for a long weekend of celebratory parades, charred meats, and noisy fireworks, Sarah Palin made some plans of her own. The Alaska governor had been the object of endless media attention and assorted calumnies since she became John McCain's vice presidential nominee last August. Now she wanted to try something new. So, on July 3, in a speech delivered from her home on Lake Lucille in Wasilla, Palin told her constituents that not only would she not seek a second term, but she would also be transferring authority to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell on July 26, abdicating her office with about 18 months left to go. The announcement, as one might expect, received global press coverage, dominated the weekend headlines, and gave stories about the late Michael Jackson a run for their money. Meantime, the political world went into sustained convulsions.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: elections; palin; palinattacks; palinresignation; sarahpalin

1 posted on 07/10/2009 11:52:34 AM PDT by fiscon1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: fiscon1
Sarah Palin initiated a brilliant flanking manuever against the left, the DNC, and the MSM (and throw the RINOs in there for good measure) that has them all in a frenzy wondering what her next move will be and how it will be perceived...and has them frothing at the mouth in their efforts to discredit her.

Sarah will now get her book out, go on tour, give speeches and promote conservatie principles all over this country in the midst of the Obama administration disater and gain great political capital in the process. Then she will support conservative candidates in 2010 and help them win, amassing much more political capital. She will then take all of that and make an awesome, stunning run for the Presidency in 2012.



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

2 posted on 07/10/2009 11:54:36 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Head

Go Sarah!!!!


3 posted on 07/10/2009 12:04:59 PM PDT by italianquaker (We went from a country that hates the president to a president that hates his country)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: fiscon1

we are well on the way to having a three-party system (with the RINO party being smallest of the three)


4 posted on 07/10/2009 12:05:16 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fiscon1

How much longer before we jettison the GOP Establishment and Beltway types? How much longer? These people make my skin crawl.


5 posted on 07/10/2009 12:08:44 PM PDT by fortunate sun (What's fat, ugly, lives in Alaska and makes Grendel's mother smell like roses? Linda Kellen Biegel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Head
Then she will support conservative candidates in 2010 and help them win, amassing much more political capital.

Would that that were true!! She's endorsing Governor Rick Perry (Gov. Good Hair) in Texas. In Texas, Perry is a notable RINO who is not well liked who may face an uphill battle from his likely RINO opponent - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison!!!

6 posted on 07/10/2009 12:13:04 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: fiscon1

Check out what she said about Obama and Iran..she really nails his ass good..Just wait til the Barracuda is released on July 26th,, she is gonna go OFF

alin has begun ramping up her criticism of President Obama. “Somebody’s got to start asking President Obama questions” about how he plans to pay for his agenda, Palin said. In her July 3 speech, she blasted “debt-ridden stimulus dollars,” said that “today’s Big Government spending” is “immoral and doesn’t even make economic sense,” and called the national debt “obscene.” In an interview last week with Time magazine, she called cap-and-trade “cap-and-tax,” and said the policy would “drive the cost of consumer goods and cost of energy so extremely high that our nation is going to start exporting even more jobs to China.” I asked Palin about President Obama’s response to the democratic upheaval in Iran. “Maybe they’re tougher behind closed doors,” she said. She noted that there were plenty of things “the most powerful man in the world” could do to help bring down Ahmadinejad, including a new round of international sanctions. She went after Obama’s rhetoric. “It’s not ‘meddling’ in another country’s business when you understand that what happens over there affects us over here,” she said. “I wish Obama was tougher in that area.”


7 posted on 07/10/2009 12:15:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment

I believe she is supporting Perry because he is a far better choice, despite some of his positions, than Hutchison. Perry does have a number of conservative positions that are far better than Hutchison.


8 posted on 07/10/2009 12:19:51 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: fortunate sun

Yea, except it’s their party, not ours.


9 posted on 07/10/2009 12:21:01 PM PDT by DManA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment

Compared to Kay Baily Hutchison, Rick Perry is way to the right.
Perry did not bash Gov. Palin Kay Baily did.


10 posted on 07/10/2009 12:23:36 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment

In some situations, the more conservative choice may be a RINO. Is there someone you think she should be supporting in that race? KBH and Perry are the only two I know that are running, but I’m not in Texas. FWIW - my question is not meant to be sarcastic or defensive, I’m merely asking for information from your point of view.


11 posted on 07/10/2009 12:35:00 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Palin stepped down from her state to step up for her country. Thanks to sheikdetailfeather)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: fiscon1
The Alaska governor had been the object of endless media attention and assorted calumnies . . .Her enemies' concerted efforts to tear her down have caused her family financial stress and distracted her from her duties as governor. Since she returned to Alaska in November 2008, she has been hemmed in. Ethics complaints, insults, invective, undue attention, and legal bills have been all-consuming . . . "That was part of the Democratic plan to grind her up," state senator Therriault said. "Use the ethics law as a blunt instrument to club the administration."

And what of her Republican critics?

Mainline Republicans see 1960s Marxist-Alinsky street rabble-cum-Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) attacking a Party member who's not "one of them" and their response?

"Run away! Run away!"

Mainline Republicans don't have the guts to confront the Rat Party's tactics.. or is it something else?

Rockefeller still rules?

Nelson Rockefeller according to Stuart Spencer (Rockefeller's public relations head) said, "We had to destroy Barry Goldwater as a member of the human race."

We have to destroy Sarah Palin as a member of the human race?

12 posted on 07/10/2009 12:39:24 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IMissPresidentReagan

I respect your question. Unfortunately, in our case at the present time, there are NO other choices for Texas - at least, NOT from the so-called conservative side.

The problem for many of us in Texas is that by her endorsing Perry, we think she has hurt herself in this state. I dearly love Sarah, but this endorsement makes me question her judgement!!


13 posted on 07/10/2009 12:39:38 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment

Sarah could not afford to play the Guiliana catchup game with Romney and Huck already on the campaign trail.


14 posted on 07/10/2009 12:40:25 PM PDT by yazdankurd (fortis fortuna adiuvat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment

Not me. If it is a choice between KBH and Gov. Goodhair, I will reluctantly take the Gov. Supporting him was a good strategic move.


15 posted on 07/10/2009 12:43:59 PM PDT by mouse_35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment

Thanks for the answer, and I see your point. It’s unfortunate you are presented with the choices you are in Texas.

I wonder if she has an affinity for Gov. Perry, since they worked closely together on the Republican Governor blah blah blah group?


16 posted on 07/10/2009 12:46:54 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Palin stepped down from her state to step up for her country. Thanks to sheikdetailfeather)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: zot; Interesting Times

Palin ping


17 posted on 07/10/2009 12:54:21 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: italianquaker

And still have time for family and church! What a gal!


18 posted on 07/10/2009 1:05:29 PM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: fiscon1

She resigned because of the reasons she stated. Can we have enough about why she resigned and move on to what she is going to do now(like kick Bozo’s a** in 2012)?


19 posted on 07/10/2009 1:21:49 PM PDT by calex59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment
I respect your question. Unfortunately, in our case at the present time, there are NO other choices for Texas - at least, NOT from the so-called conservative side. The problem for many of us in Texas is that by her endorsing Perry, we think she has hurt herself in this state. I dearly love Sarah, but this endorsement makes me question her judgement!!

Only because you aren't thinking straight. You admit there are no other choices. Should she just stand by and let a total RINO win? Do you guys want KBH in office? If you do then just write to Sarah and tell her,"Hey, we want a total RINO in office instead of a partial RINO!". The stupidity from the ranks just never seems to end.

20 posted on 07/10/2009 1:26:25 PM PDT by calex59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. The RATs and a lot of PUBs hate her because they are afraid of her.


21 posted on 07/10/2009 1:32:23 PM PDT by zot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: zot

The libs/media/rinos/commies go postal over Reagan, Clarence Thomas and Gov Palin. Seems to me that she is in good company.


22 posted on 07/10/2009 1:37:58 PM PDT by Texas resident ( Cut n Shoot Texas: Mayberry for rednecks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: DustyMoment

YOUR comment is the reason we are losing this country! You want PURITY......there is NO such thing, bud. Perry is FAR better than Hutchinson, and that comment demoralizes the party that will NOT TAKE ALL of YTOUR MONEY like the DEMOCRATS WILL DO! Thanks for helping us lose.


23 posted on 07/10/2009 1:55:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: fiscon1

The Republican Party has a fever.......


24 posted on 07/10/2009 3:57:20 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fortunate sun

It starts with the 2010 elections, find a conservative to support in your area and help get them elected.


25 posted on 07/10/2009 4:09:57 PM PDT by Danae (Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: mouse_35
If it is a choice between KBH and Gov. Goodhair, I will reluctantly take the Gov. Supporting him was a good strategic move.

The operative word in your sentence is "IF". The assumption is that there will be NO other choice but Gov. Good Hair or KBH. What if someone else jumps in the race? Someone like a REAL conservative??

Kinda changes the dynamics a little, doesn't it?

26 posted on 07/11/2009 8:30:02 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: calex59
Only because you aren't thinking straight. You admit there are no other choices.

There are no other choices . . . TODAY!!! Tomorrow is another day and the race doesn't really get underway until next year. There's still plenty of time for a real conservative to enter the race. Should that happen, Sarah could regret her endorsement.

27 posted on 07/11/2009 8:33:18 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

You’re a hoot, Ann! If you follow the thread, you will note that I initially stated that IF my only choice were Gov. Good Hair or KBH, I would reluctantly vote for Gov. Good Hair.

But there’s a long time before the 2010 election and a lot could happen. A real conservative could decide to challenge BOTH KBH and Gov. Good Hair. Until we get to that point, I’d like to keep my options open.

With respect to wanting PURITY, you bet I do. Electing RINOs, partial or otherwise, is why we are in the position we are. Politicians serve no one but themselves, regardless of party affiliation. Look how easily Arlen Specter jumped across the aisle. When Dick Armey jumped across the aisle to join the Republicans, he, at least, had the honor to demand a special election. His supporters elected a Democrat until he changed sides. He wanted to make sure that they wanted him to represent them as a Republican. The rest is history.

Electing people with “Rs” after their name regardless of their history and voting record, is what has wrecked the Republican party. We don’t look for people with true conservative values to represent us at the state or federal level, we immediately go for anyone with an “R”. It hasn’t served us well at all. Reagan was a conservative. Gov. Good Hair and KBH have “R”s after their name, but neither will ever rise to the level of a Reagan because they lack true conservative values and convictions. That’s the difference and that’s what we should be demanding of the people we send to Washington OR Austin to represent us. The history of this country is predicated on the personal liberties and entrepreneurial spirit that our Constitution brought us. These are, in turn, largely predicated on conservative values that have limited the size and scope of government and limited the taxes we pay; allowing us to spend the money WE earn the way WE see fit.

Until recently, that is. Not demanding purity Ann, brought us to where we are today. Voting for “R”s, brought us to where we are today. You are right about one thing, there may not BE purity . . . . life is full of compromises. But, if we never reach for the stars, we’ll NEVER get to the moon.


28 posted on 07/11/2009 8:52:05 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson