Skip to comments.Palin to make announcement from Wasilla at 3 [will not seek re-election]
Posted on 07/03/2009 11:40:27 AM PDT by Al B.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make what her office is only calling an "announcement" at 11 AM local (3 Eastern) from her home in Wasilla.
Speculation is raging both in Alaska and in the Lower 48 that she'll reveal her plans regarding next year's gubernatorial race.
So much for today being a slow news day.
Most likely not running for re-election.
That was taken in NY City, look at the way those cops are ogling her. LOL
Just turned on Fox. They’re standing by for it, so I guess it’ll be televised.
On a Friday just before a long holiday weekend. Seems like kind of a strange time.
I sure hope she isn’t caving to the attacks from the scurvy sewer-dwelling left.
Friday afternoon is usually a time for bad newz known as the Friday evening ‘newsdump’. Sandy Berger used it to his advantage when he was found guilty and apologized ... the public hardly evev knew about it.
With lots of folks at home today and tomorrow being the 4th of July this just might be a major announcement.
Why make a major speech on a Friday ? Because there is nothing conventional about Sarah. She loves to surprise people. She is like LBJ in this sense. I He made an annoucement about not running for re-election, when half of his family and most of his staff had no idea. they found out watching tv.
Here is a possibility.
Watch her say something about retiring from politics. to get the media off of her back. and then she can go to work on her 2012 Campaign for President.
I was wondering why no news yet then I realized Alaska is 1 hour behind Washington State. Should be any minute now.
Perfect timing for all those tea parties tomorrow. If she’s not going for re-election as governor to free her up for a presidential run, that will surely get the buzz going.
CNN is reporting as breaking news that she is not running for re-election as gov.
Let the races begin!!!
It’d be okay with me if she resigned her current post and concentrated full time on winning in 2012.
Its 3. What is it? I am cubicle-bound.
Could be those hot 4-inch stilettos, tho. Damn, she looks good. No wonder the Left completely loses their marbles whenever Palin's in front of the cameras.
I think she needs to go to the Senate first, to get more familiar with how DC operates, before running for POTUS. I just don’t think right now she can win 2012, based on just being the governor of Alaska.
She pretty much has to in order to run. Alaskan laws are highly restrictive about any business other than state business.
BreakingNewsURGENT — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will announce she is not running for re-election as governor, CNN reports.
Nothing yet. CNN reporting she will not seek re-election as governor.
BNO News (Breaking News) is also reporting that she is not running for re-election as governor!
The senate would be the worst place for her to go. Very few presidents have come from the senate and most who go there end up being infected with Beltway/Lobbyist Fever.
I agree with that. No Senate.
Time in NOW to strike while the KETTLE IS HOT!
Yeah. And our latest is BO.
God Bless Sarah Palin...Americas last hope against a Fascist takeover.
FROM THE PEOPLE to the WHITE HOUSE!
Normally I would agree about the Senate being a bad place, but the idea isn’t to have her there for long, that is one reason Obama was an a exception, he wasn’t there long enough to be perceived as coming down with ‘Beltway Fever’.
My fave is that close-up with her hair down...looks like she might have been in front of a panel somewhere. Anyone have that pic to post? Please?
How about Chairman of the RNC? Although I think she’d be best served going to somewhere like Heritage Foundation and working on her foreign policy chops before running for Pres or VP in 2012.
The smear machine will be working overtime now. It was just a 9 to 5 job to this point. Soreass will be involved along with Barry’s other minions and the press, basically the same thing.
Wallace on foxnews saying it’s rather strange as her prospects to win reelection were high. He suspects she may be closing the door on any future run. I, however, suspect she may be opening the door on Presidential aspirations and needs time to get her campaign in order.
SarahPac has to report funds this month - last day of collection was June 30th - do you think that has anything to do w/ her decision? I want to know how much her PAC made in it’s first 6 months!
I am inclined to agree with the first part but not the second. Obama had zero resume and he won. So we know it is not just a matter of resume.
Wallace sounds like he’s anti-Sarah - consistently knocking her. Another RINO elitist!
I think she’ll take Krauthammer’s advice and get educated on foreign policy, do a lot of traveling, make speeches, etc...just like RWR did after his term as gov of California.
There is no senate seat she can run for. Begich isn’t up until 2014.
I don’t see how she can win the presidency absent a huge shift in public perceptions about her.
You do know that Chris Wallace is Mike Wallace’s son, right?
I bet she is getting out of politics altogether. The left has smeared her and her family for so long and so hard that I think she has had it. I hope I am wrong, but I bet that is it.
Unfortunately, the timing indicates you could be right.
It would be very discouraging if she caved in the the bullies.
Yes, of course. No surprise the elitist attitude doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Nonsense. Why would she bother with a PAC then? She is aspiring for the highest office.
I would be very happily surprised if Chris Wallace was a RINO!
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