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VIDEO: Sarah Palin Won't Seek Second Term, Will Resign Mid-Term
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2009 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 07/03/2009 1:06:02 PM PDT by ianschwartz

Gov. Sarah Palin will resign her office in a few weeks, she said during a news conference at her home Friday morning.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the Governor's Picnic at the end of the month, Palin said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gopimplosion; palin; palinresignation; quitter; sarahbarraquitta; sarahpalin; secondterm
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1 posted on 07/03/2009 1:06:02 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

2 posted on 07/03/2009 1:06:39 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: ianschwartz

old news, she resigned now!


3 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:28 PM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: SolidWood

interesting. Guy on FNC say shrewed gamble in that she can plan for Presidential bid. Very surprising stuff.


4 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:33 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: SolidWood

I just hope all is well with her and this gier her a better opportunity to compete with 0. She is such a hero to me - as a woman, and as a conservative.

Bill Kristol just said it was a very bold gamble, but something he thinks will work out in her favor.


5 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:44 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man!)
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To: ianschwartz

Wow! She is definitely dropping hints. Oh, she’s gonna run for President in 2012! OH YES!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 07/03/2009 1:09:56 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12!!)
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To: ianschwartz

Countless hints at a future run for President. She is cunning.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 1:10:47 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: ianschwartz

Just like Sanford, Obama and his goons got to Sarah Palin. She has some scandal she is hiding and I bet Obama and his SS told her if she resigned, they wouldn’t leak it. Why else would she not serve out her term.

We have no conservatives left. The permanent Democratic and hard left majority has been built. It’s Obama forever and a liberal House and Senate. Republicans are too scandal infested to have any chance.

Obama might as well anounce his new, permanent take over tomorrow on our nations birthday, that way the old republic can officially die on it’s 233rd birthday.

So long America.


8 posted on 07/03/2009 1:11:40 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (R.I.P. America (1776 - 2009) Thanks for the 233 years of freedom you gave us.)
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To: AmericanSphinx71
She has some scandal she is hiding

There is something seriously wrong with some folks here. Sheesh. MSM suckers, really.

9 posted on 07/03/2009 1:12:41 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: ianschwartz

Just watched this...

she is def. setting something up for the future...


10 posted on 07/03/2009 1:13:23 PM PDT by housedeep
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To: SolidWood
Fox playing video - great sounding speech.

...and without any Teleprompters!

11 posted on 07/03/2009 1:13:47 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: ianschwartz

Woo-Hoo! Go get ‘em, Governor!


12 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:10 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SolidWood

Prolly a troll talking out their a**.


13 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:33 PM PDT by csvset
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To: newfreep

As she said: She isn’t retreating, but taking the political fight in another direction.


14 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:33 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: newfreep
..and without any Teleprompters!

Amazing isn't it! She actually can give a speech without having to read the entire thing.....and they call her dumb! How refreshing to watch someone give a speech and not think that they're watching a tennis game.

15 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:43 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: AmericanSphinx71

Stop your rumor mongering troll. Sarah is taking this national. You likely never liked her to begin with. GO SARAH!!!!


16 posted on 07/03/2009 1:16:05 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: AmericanSphinx71

Silly and ridiculous speculation.


17 posted on 07/03/2009 1:16:39 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to Iranian despots: "No hot dogs for you!")
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To: ianschwartz

Great basketball analogy...! Sounds to me like she’s looking at 2012.


18 posted on 07/03/2009 1:16:54 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: newfreep

You don’t need a teleprompter when you believe in your heart what you are saying. :)

Did anyone hear Ann Coulter’s take? Margaret Thatcher’s praise and advice for Sarah Palin.


19 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:04 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man!)
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To: housedeep

She resigned because the socialist pigs were draining her dry with fake ethic charges. Why spend millions more fighting these lies when she achieved the goals she set as Gov and now wants to be free to travel in lower 48 states and build a natioanl base for a run in 2012. Plus , how effective of a Gov can she be for the next year fighting ethics and the media and run for President and raise a family.
It’s the best thing she could have doen.


20 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:18 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: ianschwartz

Palin is not the problem. She is a real American.

The problem is the people who are eithically challenged and moraly void. Obama, are you listening?


21 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: SolidWood

MSM Suckers and RuPaul supporters. Already catching it from the RuPaulers on my facebook.


22 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:24 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man!)
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To: All

Nothing wrong with Palin quitting before her term was over to concentrate on 2012. Zero quit as senator right after he was elected to run for president.

Oh, wait. He didn’t actually quit. He showed up for a dozen or so votes, but I guess he did still collect his full senatorial salary while campaigning full-time for pres.

Shuster at MSNBC claims this means she’s done. I imagine all 47 people who watch MSNBC will probably agree.


23 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:58 PM PDT by Spartan79
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To: ianschwartz

Bad call on her part.


24 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:17 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Blogger

“Stop your rumor mongering troll.”

This is not a rumor, it’s a point of view.

All in all, I hope you are right about her taking this national.

But considering what happened with Sanford, I can’t help but think Obama got her to and is driving the last conservative voice out of power.


25 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:30 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (R.I.P. America (1776 - 2009) Thanks for the 233 years of freedom you gave us.)
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To: AmericanSphinx71

She has some scandal she is hiding?

If they didn’t find it during the presidential race, then there is NO scandal.


26 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:58 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: freekitty

Great speech! Only DEAD FISH go with the flow...doesn’t need a title to make a difference.

Excellent point re: travelling with politicians and lame ducks...drawing paychecks...especially with Congressional travel trips expanding!

SARAH, SARAH, SARAH, SARAH....:-)


27 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:06 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man!)
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To: AmericanSphinx71

You said — Just like Sanford, Obama and his goons got to Sarah Palin. She has some scandal she is hiding and I bet Obama and his SS told her if she resigned, they wouldn’t leak it. Why else would she not serve out her term.

I think in Palin’s case, it’s a bit early to tell exactly what she’s thinking about, when doing this. There may be something else prompting her to do this, if trouble is coming up. I don’t know. Or, it could be her setting up for a national run, too. But, I can’t say that, as I really don’t know.

But, what I have said, before is that she would not do a national run, because her governor duties would interfere with that. But, now, I can’t say that, so, if there is no other problem, then she would be open for that...


28 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

She has accomplished a lot. The lefties are scared of her and they will chew on her just like they did Bush. They would any political candidate.

The one that needs to go is Obama.


29 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: AmericanSphinx71

It is malicious gossip and a load of crap. If you actually listen to what she said, there is NOTHING whatsoever to substantiate the crap sandwich you fixed up for Free Republic. It is troll-like behavior, particularly from someone who joined the day before the election. NOTHING, I repeat, N O T H I N G equates her with Sanford. So stop the trash talk, and IF you are really a conservative, support a real lady who wants to help turn this ship of state back towards its founding shores.


30 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:29 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: pissant

Don’t think so. But it IS a gamble.


31 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:36 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: ianschwartz

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.....


32 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:08 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: SolidWood

COUNT ME IN!


33 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:11 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: SolidWood
Sheesh. MSM suckers, really.

Or trolls

34 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:30 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: ianschwartz
I listened to her entire announcement. It was honorable, it was direct, and it punctuated the insane politics of our day...it also punctuated her personal commitment to fight, and to do so when it would not distract further from her job as Governor and the foundation she has built there.

I am proud of her and support her. She is a great American.

I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.

GO SARAH GO!

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

35 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:03 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: freekitty

FoxNews smearing Sarah with idiot caller... “most of the time I was intereviewed I was a supporter” “As an Alaskan I’m disappointed”...Umm “Most of the time”???? *L* Yea, we know, you were a 0 supporter.


36 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:47 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man!)
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To: The Wizard

Bump


37 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:52 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: SolidWood

I hope this is for the best...and that it is not the final chapter.


38 posted on 07/03/2009 1:27:02 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Jeff Head

Fox News is phone interviewing some nobody from an Alaskan newspaper that said it was just a “me me me” conceited speech and she’s resigning because she isn’t “having any fun”. Fair and balanced!


39 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:06 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: freekitty

Well, if Sanford resigns they will be free to run as a team. Just kidding!


40 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:06 PM PDT by mono
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To: Blogger

Well read it how you want, this whole thing doesn’t seem right. It seems the constant hammering from Obama and the left has driven her out of power.

Now you name one, notable, worthwhile conservative in power now that Sarah has been driven out.

I can’t think of one.


41 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:44 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (R.I.P. America (1776 - 2009) Thanks for the 233 years of freedom you gave us.)
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To: AmericanSphinx71

Sarah ain’t out of it. Period. She’s going national. Mark my words.


42 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:22 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: SolidWood

The personal attacks and the ethics complaints were consuming 80% of her and her staff’s time.

She was already determined not to run again in 2010.

But according to her statement, she sees a greater need, both for Alaska and for the country, to speak out on important issues.

She told Alaskans she will not be a lame duck, doing the travel thing on the state’s dime. She went through a list of all of her accomplishments. She said she and her husband are fishermen, and only dead fish go with the flow.
She will not go with the easy way out.

She is resigning and poutting the state in capable hands.

But she is still going to fight.

She is going all in, with no distractions.

Her demeanor was not one of defeat, or resignation, but positive, and of of sureness of her purpose.

Her critics may have one a battle, but she is going to war, in my opinion. She will not be silent, and she will be free to speak her mind.

AND SHE SAID IT ALL WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER!

The political landscape shifted this afternnoon, in ways we will not know clearly for awhile.

Sarah has a rendevous with destiny.

And I cast my lot with her.


43 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:41 PM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Jeff Head

“I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.”

OH YES!!!!! Listening to that speech, you can tell that she’s definitely running in 2012!

SA-RAH!
20-12!

SA-RAH!
20-12!

SA-RAH!
20-12!

Don’t listen go the liberal trolls! SARAH is brilliant! She is gonna kick butt!

GO SARAH GO!!!!!!!!!!


44 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:20 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12!!)
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To: ianschwartz
I look forward to helping others – to fight for our state and our country, and campaign for those who believe in smaller government, free enterprise, strong national security, support for our troops, and energy independence.”

She's Running


45 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:29 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: SpaceBar

And they move on to a another DUmocrat opponent....who says it’s “wide open for Mitt Romney” ROFL!


46 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:56 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: Blogger

From your mouth to Gods ears.


47 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:23 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (R.I.P. America (1776 - 2009) Thanks for the 233 years of freedom you gave us.)
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To: RasterMaster

Fox News in the hen house.


48 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:18 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: The Wizard

Agreed.

News already spinning how it may hurt her chances. She has the ready - made comeback.

It didn’t hurt Obama.


49 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:33 PM PDT by Blogger (Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: SpaceBar

Not doing much to improve their appearance of “Fair and balance....”

http://leftwingconspiracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/motivator8540663.jpg


50 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:23 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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