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Palin to RESIGN as Alaska Governor
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2009

Posted on 07/03/2009 12:33:39 PM PDT by lewisglad

UPDATE: Palin To Resign As Alaska Governor UPDATE: KTUU-TV in Anchorage reports that Palin not only won't seek re-election, but will resign later this month.

ORIGINAL POST: Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has announced she will not run for re-election in 2010, CNN reports. She's scheduled to make an announcement shortly.

The decision frees Palin to travel in the Lower 48 as she considers a potential run for president in 2012. A re-election campaign could also have been tough on the former vice presidential nominee; her approval rating has dropped from stratospheric highs, and a number of candidates in both parties are said to be considering runs.

Even if she won, the race would have been dominated by the specter of a presidential bid, giving her adversaries an opportunity to wound her politically. She's still fending off ethics complaints, many spurred by the "Troopergate" scandal.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; bumblingnutter; fedindictmentcoming; palin; quitter; sarah; sarahpalin; sarapalin
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To: Nita Nupress

“If you see any bizarre comments under this screen name, then i was wrong. ;-)”

Been seeing bizarre comments from that screen name and Nita Nuprez for 11 years now =)


351 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:18 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Cedric

I’ll do as I please, and if you don’t like it you can sit down on the floor and cry.


352 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: Guardians of the Constitution
Romney-Huckabee is the best chance the Republicans have

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You joined today to post that?

353 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

I thought highlighting the cost of the attacks on her was a brilliant move. Sarah is the complete Conservative Candidate and will be the topic of conversation at everyones picnic table this weekend.


354 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:42 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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To: Heart of Georgia

Sarah isn’t quitting anything. She’s just prepping for a new battlefield.


355 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:49 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: MrB

Thank you for your words of faith. I was panicked until I read your comments.


356 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:53 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Where's The Birth Certificate)
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To: lewisglad

Sounds to me as if she is trying to do what is best for her state. If she is constantly having to defend against other things, rather than being the leader of her state, it takes away from that leadership. Looks like she is handing the reins over to someone who does not have to be in defense mode all the time. Good luck, Governor Palin.


357 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:58 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: nutmeg

Here’s part of it

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/07/03/sarah_palin_wont_seek_second_term_will_resign_mid-term.html

CNN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACKm0AwStA8


358 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: LucyJo
"If she’s happy and her family is happy, I’m happy.

You are better than I am.

Hopefully Sarah has more vision than I do, because this just doesn't seem right.

I was just getting my hopes up she was going to take on 0bama every day in a speech or something.

Maybe she will.

I haven't seen the announcement yet but will. Hopefully I will get a better idea of her intentions.

The field is getting pretty thin.

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE TO TAKE ON 0BAMA????????????

please.

359 posted on 07/03/2009 1:35:08 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan (Liberals do not view the book 1984 as a warning but as a textbook.)
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To: mick

The difference is Ronald Reagan actually SERVED AND COMPLETED BOTH OF HIS TERMS

Reagan NEVER QUIT. Ever.


360 posted on 07/03/2009 1:35:22 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: LdSentinal

“That newspaper hates Palin with a passion.”

It showed. I didn’t get to hear her entire speech yet but heard a bit of it on the radio just now being replayed on Hannity’s show. I take her at her word that she doesn’t want to waste Alaska’s money and resources with all of the libtard ankle biting. I respect it.


361 posted on 07/03/2009 1:35:46 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: MrB
Can you say “all in”? This is a “faith” move, if I ever saw one. She has been Called.

That's what I've been thinking. Now she won't be shackled to a lame duck session where she's the subject of endless frivolous ethics complaints. She'll be free to hit the lower 48 and raise money for good candidates. And Lord knows, the GOP needs that.

I'm betting her phone is ringing off the hook right now.
362 posted on 07/03/2009 1:35:46 PM PDT by Antoninus (Palin 2012)
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To: Deo volente

With what Obama is doing to our country, there may not be a 2012 let alone 2016
Get real


363 posted on 07/03/2009 1:35:46 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: LdSentinal

If these newsy hypocrites gave 1/100th the criticism they give Palin to Obama they’d sink him.


364 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:02 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean; MadIsh32
"It's a good thing George Washington never quit being a tobacco farmer, or there could have been a revolution some 233 years ago."

In point of fact, Washington never quit growing tobacco, or quit distilling whiskey or several other entrepreneurial enterprises he was involved in. All throughout his Presidency, he continued owning his farming and distilling business.

365 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:04 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (??? / Petraeus in '12)
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To: Cedric

Kinda like the vultures in the threads on Marc Sanford the other week, right?


366 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:07 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: retrokitten

Three days on politics is a lifetime. For whatever reason she made this decision (and we don’t know yet), by 2010-11, it will be long forgotten.


367 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:07 PM PDT by ShandaLear (Cronyism, Protectionism, Socialism, Obamunism)
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To: GreyMountainReagan
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE TO TAKE ON 0BAMA????????????

So far, Palin, Romney and probably Huckabee.

368 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:10 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Antoninus

I agree with you. Sarah puts the best interest of the state ahead her own. Doesn’t hurt that the left was bankrupting her with ethics complaints.

I have things to do, but, I’ll be darn if I leave before seeing another reassuring Twitter from Sarah.


369 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:42 PM PDT by sybilll
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To: Red Steel
If these newsy hypocrites gave 1/100th the criticism they give Palin to Obama they’d sink him.

Amen to that.

370 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:45 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: humblegunner

“UPDATE: On FOX News Her brother just said that she was spending 80% of her time defending herself from the state-run press and bogus ethics complaints. She had been doing this for months and wanted to spend more time helping her state but there was no way she could effectively govern when she had to constantly defend herself.”

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/07/breaking-sarah-palin-to-resign.html


371 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:55 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Cedric
The onslaught against her by the Left just backfired on them - big time!

Reminds me of that line from Xena: Warrior Princess, the one that talked about a mighty princess, forged in the heat of battle...

Best part: The 'Rats'll've done it to themselves.

372 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:59 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Antoninus

Fox was just commenting how everytime she left the state, she would be hit with an ethics complaint. What other governor (besides the one in “love”) is facing that? Petty people in this world.


373 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:09 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: teg_76

Getting embarrassing? Shows that those that are so easily embarrassed by those that do not put utter value in impressions, style, speech, on and on, have no real values in their lives.

Most people in the “not eastern” parts of the U.S. see life more and more clear and see what is really of value. And, I can guarantee those things of real value do not include being concerned about barnyard animals, being concerned about diction, style, impression.

We are impressed by the quality of the person, the soul, the mind and look past those frivalous items the “east” so values. Long ago, those things lost interest for me.

So, they got the “style” they wanted in Obama. And what do they have - a Marxist, socialist, future dictator without any qualms about tearing down our economy, our country, our value system, our medical services and the future of our children and grandchildren.

They did not even see any of that in the “style”, the “presentation”, the “change”.

Such stupid, stupid people


374 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:15 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: amishman
Vaguely reminiscent of Nixon’s “Last Press Conference.”

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.”

-- Richard M. Nixon (American 37th US President (1969-74), 1913-1994)

Sarah Palin is not quitting. She is not finished.

If anything, she is only beginning.

375 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:15 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: MadIsh32
Kinda like the vultures in the threads on Marc Sanford the other week, right?

Comparing this to the Sanford affair is beyond stupid.

376 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:43 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Senator Pardek; Nita Nupress
Good afternoon to you both. Good to see your monikers.

5.56mm

377 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:57 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: retrokitten

“She still has more experience then O.”

Yep!!


378 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:57 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: buccaneer81

LOL

Surely someone calling themself the guardian of the constitution couldn’t possibly be a troll could they?


379 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: BooBoo1000
Get ready for the scandal to surface. Either she or her hubby have been caught playing house with someone else.

Go to hell, dirtbag. If you have evidence of such, put it out there. If not, stop spreading scurrilous rumors.
380 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:32 PM PDT by Antoninus (Palin 2012)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
"I had you figured out early."

lol!!!

381 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:44 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: DoughtyOne
I’ll do as I please

Like saying one thing while doing another, as you criticize Governor Palin for not being faithful to her oath?

That's rich.

382 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:44 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: thecodont
If anything, she is only beginning.

Or locking and loading, metaphorically speaking.

:)

383 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:45 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Andrea Mitchell reporting Sarahcuda is leaving politics all together.
384 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:52 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: Snurple

laff away, only God knows what the future might bring.

I would say that is above your pay grade, and by a fairly wide margin.


385 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:09 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I'm not aware of a coordinated strategy to file frivolous lawsuits with the only purpose being to bankrupt someone.

This bitch has been attacking Palin constantly.

Celtic Diva

Here is her picture.


386 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:36 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: cripplecreek
Surely someone calling themself the guardian of the constitution couldn’t possibly be a troll could they?

He's as subtle as a grenade.

387 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: All
First impressions ...

She recently spent time in Europe around members of the U.S. military, and I have to wonder if perhaps she reflected on the possibility that events will destabilize in conventional politics, with more and more of a rationale for a new third party. That thought process would have already started, of course.

She would perhaps be thinking of spending a year or two cultivating that possibility under the cover of being a more general campaigner for fiscal restraint and accountability, and then could be thinking of moving forward to a third party convention with other political mavericks around perhaps early 2011.

Just a thought, reading between the lines. If she really wants to work on a new course of action in American politics, she needs to be free from her duties in Alaska, because there isn't much more support she could gain there, and the constant trips down to the lower 48 would compromise her financially as well as in her Alaskan duties.

Predictions are off the table at this stage because, frankly, nobody can foresee the eventual course of the Obama presidency. He could crash and burn in public opinion very soon, or he could manage to build a stronger base and be locked into 2012, but also there are more disturbing possibilities.

You also have to consider that she knows of some further news story to come, that would place family members back in the spotlight, and perhaps they have all had enough of it for a while.

Because things are so unpredictable, Palin’s future is a function of the uncertainties in the current political situation to some extent. Will Obama be forced to the sidelines before 2011? Will the American economy survive the current difficulties or will there be a deeper social crisis to follow? Is there about to be a constitutional crisis based on perceptions in the “red states” that the federal balance of power has shifted too much to Washington?

Whatever happens, I doubt that Palin’s political career is over. I think it may only just be beginning, in fact.

388 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:59 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell
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To: Red Steel

Yes, and what is it they hate?

A woman who does not tow the abortion line, a woman that wants conservative values and wants to take on Washington, a woman with great talents at connecting with the “heart of America” people.

And that scares them to death. She is the closest to Reagan and they have seen her immediate draw on TV.

If they are against something - take a better look at what it is.


389 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:27 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Andrea Mitchell reporting Sarahcuda is leaving politics all together.

Snort.

:-)

390 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:46 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Andrea Mitchell didn’t listen to Sarah.
Andrea in wishful thinking mode


391 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:55 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Andrea Mitchell reporting Sarahcuda is leaving politics all together.

Someone needs to cover her with balloons again to get her to shut up.

392 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:55 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: FoxPro
She will now be able to reach the American people without the filter of office and speak over the news media.

Sarah transcends the office she holds, that is why it doesn’t help her to be governor.

This makes more sense to me than any other speculation.

Listening to her pre-recorded press statement now on the Hannity show. Apparently, she followed that up with a tweet, which she ended with the words, "It's good. Stay tuned."

That's pretty upbeat, and a signal that there is some announcement up the road that will delight us.

393 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MadIsh32

Baloney. You guys will pick at anything to discredit her. She is the future of the GOP........get used to it FRiend


394 posted on 07/03/2009 1:41:08 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: ASOC

ADN article has her saying she had decided not run for reelection and so she quit so she wouldn’t be a lame duck for a year and a half. I agree with you about the perception of quitting. This is a dumb move.


395 posted on 07/03/2009 1:41:11 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: MadIsh32

That was not a “woe-is-me” speech. Get lost troll.


396 posted on 07/03/2009 1:41:30 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: HungarianGypsy
Sounds to me as if she is trying to do what is best for her state.

I believe you are right! As well, she is thinking about what is best for this country. One thing people, knee-jerk reactionaries, don't understand or know about Sarah Palin is that she is trying to "do the right thing", a foreign concept to many involved in politics.

397 posted on 07/03/2009 1:41:30 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: M Kehoe

You too, bro - good to know the oldtimers are still out there. Was really worried about Nitz!


398 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:27 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: bereanway
That she was doing what was best for Alaska and the USA. Also, the timing of the announcement (friday afternoon) indicates to me she wants to do this as quietly as possible as she has further ambitions.

These are very dangerous and unconventional times. She also lives in a state that is far from the center of mass of the USA. While she's taking a risk I think it's perhaps her best opportunity to make her next significant step. She's a great lady, wants the best for the country and has a vision. She'll make the right choices. Give it time.

399 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:32 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: All

Good lord, this thread is a@@deep in noobs and trolls.....how to I get a job trolling DU?


400 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:43 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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