Skip to comments.VIDEO: Sarah Palin Won't Seek Second Term, Will Resign Mid-Term
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.
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Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.
old news, she resigned now!
interesting. Guy on FNC say shrewed gamble in that she can plan for Presidential bid. Very surprising stuff.
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.
Wow! She is definitely dropping hints. Oh, she’s gonna run for President in 2012! OH YES!!!!!!!!!!
Countless hints at a future run for President. She is cunning.
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.
There is something seriously wrong with some folks here. Sheesh. MSM suckers, really.
Just watched this...
she is def. setting something up for the future...
...and without any Teleprompters!
Woo-Hoo! Go get ‘em, Governor!
Prolly a troll talking out their a**.
As she said: She isn’t retreating, but taking the political fight in another direction.
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.
Stop your rumor mongering troll. Sarah is taking this national. You likely never liked her to begin with. GO SARAH!!!!
Silly and ridiculous speculation.
Great basketball analogy...! Sounds to me like she’s looking at 2012.
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.
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.
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?
MSM Suckers and RuPaul supporters. Already catching it from the RuPaulers on my facebook.
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.
Bad call on her part.
“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.
She has some scandal she is hiding?
If they didn’t find it during the presidential race, then there is NO scandal.
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....:-)
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 wouldnt 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...
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.
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.
Don’t think so. But it IS a gamble.
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.....
COUNT ME IN!
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!
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.
I hope this is for the best...and that it is not the final chapter.
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!
Well, if Sanford resigns they will be free to run as a team. Just kidding!
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.
Sarah ain’t out of it. Period. She’s going national. Mark my words.
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.
“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!
Don’t listen go the liberal trolls! SARAH is brilliant! She is gonna kick butt!
GO SARAH GO!!!!!!!!!!
And they move on to a another DUmocrat opponent....who says it’s “wide open for Mitt Romney” ROFL!
From your mouth to Gods ears.
Fox News in the hen house.
News already spinning how it may hurt her chances. She has the ready - made comeback.
It didn’t hurt Obama.
Not doing much to improve their appearance of “Fair and balance....”