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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Grassroots = Sarah Palin
Astroturfing = B. Hussein
But you know, of course, that the term “astroturfing” was coined (or at any rate, practiced) by none other than David Axelrod, who ran zero’s campaign. It’s a now-accepted term in the field of public relations, and if I understand correctly, has to do with planting phony names of sponsors or phony members of “advisory boards” on public-spirited organizations.
In other words, lying.
Apparently, Axelrod’s PR firm in Chicago was getting great results from this technique.
Regardless of what ‘The Plan’ becomes, I give her high praise for having the integrity to resign her position instead of being one of these useless absentee politicians who “legally” continue to hold a position for people they have no intention of actually serving. That’s refreshing.
No, I think she meant both her family and something else - that is, some approach to get the US back on track which doesn't necessarily mean being elected president. For one thing, the official GOP hates her and she'd never get to run; for another, I'd be surprised if we have another election for awhile, because I think Bambi's support for the Honduran auto-golpista (a person committing a self-coup, meaning he takes over his own elected power permanently) indicates the way he is thinking.
Somebody suggested that she could do great work in the energy field, because we now have a red-green tyranny in the making (that is, Marxists and environmentalists), and working on petroleum and energy issues, which would be a natural for an Alaskan, could be the thing that would enable her to move beyond the impossible politics of a nascent dictatorship.
“The Secret Side of David Axelrod”
Gloves are off, folks. Days of liberals smearing Republicans with false allegations and innuendo are over.
“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!”
Accept no (RINO) substitutes.
Well, there’s plenty of malice behind what’s been said and written about her and her family, and it looks like the Palins have finally put Moore, McCleod, and the Celtic Diva on notice.
Axelrod and his buttboy Ethan Winner are responsible for the video suggesting Palin was a secessionist. Winner admitted it and has fallen into obscurity.
Read post #4. (Or the rest of the article.)
Once she resigns, the gloves are off. She can now represent the US. Just a few days ago, I asked on FR, who is going to step up and take on obi-one? Well, I think my answer is about to happen.
She is going to rip obama and his congress non-stop. She is going to help us fight the energy bill by telling people what it REALLY means. She is going to fight government health care by telling people what it REALLY means.
She is going to have obi-one and congress on defense constantly. Too bad she is waiting so long, though. The votes may happen before she gets there. I hope not.
Even if one or both pass, she can still do a lot of damage to obi and the dems for 2010 by revealing what the dems are doing.
The cool thing is that the media will cover her because she brings an audience where ever she goes and whatever she does. If they don’t cover her, she will do dozens of speaking engagement, which will help her cover her bills and then some.
Maybe even a talk show.
local channel 9 was quoting the Daily Kos and peddling the Daily Kos/ Obama WH smear ! I kid you not !
I’ve been wondering h myself? Ever since last night I’ve heard a few of the news folks saying things like” hmmmm?? Maybe Palin’s gong to have a talkshow?” and they look like the cat who ate the mouse? Like they know something and are teasing?
h=that must’ve wiped it out somehow?
Don’t be silly, She is a Fox!
Well done. Now go find some more. We like em’.
I’ll believe it when it happens.
Now that is a great poster. I hope you are able to use it in the future.
Her enemies made it impossible for her to govern. She did what was best for the state, first and foremost.
Anybody who thinks she’s a quitter today is going to have a real tough time making that case six months from now.