Skip to comments.Palin links resignation to 'higher calling'
Posted on 07/04/2009 6:21:56 PM PDT by GVnana
JUNEAU, Alaska Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday laid the groundwork to take on a larger, national role after leaving state government, citing a "higher calling" with the aim of uniting the country along conservative lines.
A day after surprising even her closest friends by announcing she would step down as Alaska governor more than a year before her term was up, the controversial hockey mom was still keeping details of her future plans under wrap. But in a statement posted on Palin's Facebook account, she suggested that she had bigger plans and a national agenda she planned to push after she resigns at the end of the month.
"I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint," she said.
Palin also cast herself as a victim and blasted the media, calling the response to her announcement "predictable" and out of touch.
"How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it's about country," the statement said. "And though it's honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make."
Palin's personal spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, confirmed to The Associated Press that the Facebook posting was written by the governor.
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FOX doing a re-cap of Sarah Palin!!!
Is Sarah going to FOX?
but but but Andrea Mitchell said her friends said she was calling it quits/s
the “resignation” speech took several detours that showed it was more than just resignation,
anyone who watched her deliver the speech knew she was not going away
what a bunch of media pinheads and all their BS wishful thinking analysis
"This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law."
the controversial hockey mom
Ah, perhaps the AP missed the chapter about her being elected the governor of Alaska. One would think that they would refer to her as the controversial governor of Alaska instead.
Palin also cast herself as a victim and blasted the media, calling the response to her announcement “predictable” and out of touch.
Bulls-eye!!! As a private citizen once again, the governor can sue all the anklebiters and MSM enablers for libel and defamation of character. Tables turned!
It’s a Palin 4th of July weekend!
Just posting this because I just learned how to post pictures!
In giving up the perks of power, Alaskas governor Sarah Palin proves that she is no ordinary politician.
Powerful politicians, in other than egregious situations, seldom give up such power.
Good job and a beautiful picture it is.
Sarah had a road-to-Damascus type of epiphany. She's always known about the tremendous grassroots support for her, but she thought it had more to do with her supporters than herself. It suddenly occurred to her that she is IT -- the "IT Girl", on whose shoulders lies an immense historical responsibility regarding the United States. And instead of saying "Why me?", she's stepping up to the plate saying "Why not me?"
This is the opposite of zerobama's relation to his own destiny. In a revealing statement at the demRat convention during the campaign, he told the crowd, "What my critics don't understand is that it has nothing to do with ME. This is all about YOU!" Meaning, I suppose, that he understood that he was simply a blank slate on which his supporters were projecting everything.
It's the opposite with Sarah. It's all about her -- she was the one who didn't realize it, thinking (mistakenly, if innocently), that it was all about her grassroots supporters. When she finally "got it," it must have completely blown her away! That's why, on rewatching the videotape of her speech, I perceive a suppressed excitement or "drive" in her. She's resigning her job as governor, but she herself is not resigned.
We're all lucky to be witnessing this. I think in the next few months we're going to see some amazing things.
She does want she wants to do, God bless her for it.
We are all working our own part of the battlefield... but went you see another element on the other end of the line make a move ..know the difference if their maneuvering, retreating or surrendering
Palin has resigned before to break out and maneuver...
She made her political name on the Alaska Oil and Gas board bumping heads with the party...She did a very high profile resignation where again, she was supposed to be "done"
Then she bypassed the party system and did a grass root guerrillas movement against the system all the way in to the governor's office
Is that whats going to happen this time?... don't know... but she had done this same head fake before...
The key I think to watch for is if she comes down in to the lower 48 as a very hi profile independent advocate for Alaska oil and gas and against cap and trade.. it's the logical door.. it give her a very legitimate platform to attack Obama, while being seen as doing her higher duty for Alaska...and to not to being seen as just attacking Obama with no reason.
Their was one other little odd tell this week.. a story headline, "Palin: If I ran against Obama, I would beat him" Turns out this was a story about real running but Palin in the story was clearly playing with the double meaning of her words in the story... saying she had the long term endurance to beat Obama in a run....odd trash talk from some one that was planning to give up at the end of that same week
Grassroots = Sarah Palin
Astroturfing = B. Hussein
One’s the real deal.
I don’t know whether she really had that powerful a change in insight. I suspect that the continuing crowds who greet her in small towns across the country, and continuing interest in the agenda she brings to the table have been a constant affirmation instead of an epiphany. You are definitely right about the “Why not me” and your contrasting her with Dear Leader.
yeah, yeah...higher calling...whatever.
Her family is a higher calling. Could be that’s all she meant.
“As a private citizen once again, the governor can sue all the anklebiters and MSM enablers for libel and defamation of character.”
She’s still a “public figure”, and that is the standard the courts use. She would have to prove “actual malice” to collect, not just falsehood. No problem at all if the jury is made up of Freepers!