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Posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:10 PM PDT by cpforlife.org
Just heard on Hannity with Ann Coulter that she's stepping down July 25.
What ever you do Gov. Palin, God bless you and thank you!
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She’s not only not seeking re-election. She’s resigning at the end of July. Hannity and Coulter are behind.
SARAH PALIN PING!
Disregard the previous post. I just read the blasted headline — so sue me.
“What ever you do Gov. Palin, God bless you and thank you!”
I second that.
Duh! To run for president.
I just came in and Coulter was on with Hannity’s guest host they said Palin’s stepping down on the 25 while DRUDGE just went red and is saying 26th.
Being a governor of a state gave her credibility. A second term would have solidified that. Giving it up after 3 years is foolish in my opinion. She will still have a platform and she’ll be able to travel the lower 48, but quitting the governorship will confirm most peoples’ doubts that she is too inexperienced to run for president.
The media have successfully “Dan Quayled” her. No future. Shame.....
OK - Hope it’s true. I guess we can all hope for a return to the days when presidential elections didn’t really ramp up until the late winter/early spring OF THE ELECTION YEAR!
If she could take away the 60th Senate seat she would help more than Gov.
Pray for America and Gov Palin
Also speculation she's running for US Senate. to get DC experience.
We'll see soon enough.
And they would be the same people that voted for Obama.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will resign from office July 26.
Her spokesman wouldn't say why Palin decided to step down, but the announcement stirred speculation that she would focus on a bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for president.
Spokesman Dave Murrow says Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the governor's picnic in Fairbanks at the end of the month.
No way that she could run if she did not even finish her first and only term. I am a conservative and even I have a problem with that.
I suspect she is protecting her family. That should be her first priority. They have been savaged by the liberals and rinos.
Maybe she’ll be enrolling in some foreign policy classes at the local university/sarc. She has to be free to leave the state and attend events, fundraise, without yappy FReepers and liberals attacking her for not doing the job she was elected to do.
I like Sarah and detest MSNBC.
I don’t know if Sarah leaving office now is, or will be, a good or bad thing for her - I think time will prove that, not ANYONE’S opinion on it right now.
I do think that if she is leaving the Governor’s job now, to focus on national political ambitions, it is too early.
I thought some others, like Romney for instance, were already active in trying to resurrect their last POTUS run, and there also I thought it was too early.
One of the problem is staking very strong positions,
voiced specifically on conditions existent and present, when many conditions are still fluid and changing.
People frequently ignore principles, but less quickly forget politicians predictions that proved wrong; and if the people forget those predictions their opponents certainly will not.
I would advise Palin et al to at least wait until the start of the 2010 Congressional election primary season.
She’s probably going broke defending herself against constant baseless ethics complaints.
FWIW I admire her tremendously and believe she has the potential to be another Reagan/ Thatcher. Though she should get more varied experience under her belt. Perhaps the Senate is her stepping stone?
“And they would be the same people that voted for Obama”
Unfortunately, it also confirms it now for many Republicans and Independents who were otherwise willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
In the case that she is doing it primarily for her family then that is good and understandable.
And on the eve. of Independence Day, I want to say thank you and God bless you for your service to our Nation.
Blessings upon you and Family.
The media have successfully Dan Quayled her. No future. Shame.....
From what I saw in some ways, Reagan was marginalized he was a “b” movie actor, etc—That said, he had been Governor of CA and he quietly and persistently campaigned and sought the GOP nomination unsuccessfully at least once if not twice. He spent years going around to small colleges and towns in midwest talking to the flyover country folks-—how do I know, because I was there. One other observation, he tapped into the youth which the occupant obviously did and I believe Sarah can do.
Im not writing her off yet. The future is not yet written.
Things are really looking bad for 2012. At the rate we're going, Romney is going to be the last man standing.
Have heart my Freeper friends....this is the best news I have heard in days......Sarah is answering the call, and doing it the right way....
She will now be free to travel the country and speak to all comers....she cannot be accused of ignoring her job as govenor, which is totally fine for democrats but unacceptable to people with integrity....
Have heart and say your prayers to protect Sarah on her very dangerous journey.....
Just out curiosity, what tune do you whistle when you get to the graveyard?
It’s still waaaay early. It’s possible we may have a candidate that’s not even on the radar yet.
Whoever it is it better not be a RINO!!
Even BHO was on the radar (albeit a long shot) at this point following the 2004 election.
I'm afraid you're right. I've already heard people talking of "another Stanford". I think she will be making a BIG mistake!
Stanford = Sanford. I’m so upset I can hardly type!
The state will still spend money defending her against any charges that result from her service as governor.
She made a decision that indicates she would fold under the pressures of the white house and the dems will kill her with it.
I have not decided for whom to vote in 2012 because it's way too early, but her stock bottomed out for me today.
She can now devote full time to campaigning for house and senate candidates who support the former Constitution.
She has just improved, significantly, the probability of retaking the house and eliminating the 60-vote hangman's noose in the senate.
Looks to me like she is heeding advice and her instincts. This is a good thing.