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Palin: 'I am not a quitter; I am a fighter'
CNN ^ | 2009-07-07

Posted on 07/06/2009 11:18:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Sarah Palin's not a quitter, she wants the public to know.

"I am not a quitter. I am a fighter," Palin told CNN on Monday while on a family fishing trip, on the heels of her Friday bombshell announcement that she was resigning as Alaska's governor.

Palin did her interview standing on the shores of Dillingham, Alaska, wearing hip waders. She granted 10-minute interviews to CNN and three other news networks Monday.

She resigned because of the tremendous pressure, time and financial burden of a litany of ethics complaints in the past several months, she said. The complaints were without merit and took away from the job she wanted to do for Alaskans, Palin said.

The decision to resign a year and a half before her term ends, and her rambling, often-disjointed resignation speech Friday, fueled days of debate among political analysts.

Speculation has run rampant that Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, will seek the presidency in 2012.

When pressed about her future, Palin would say only that she would work in public service. She did not rule out a run for the White House or any other political office.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: cnn; cutandrun; denial; fighter; gopcivilwar; gopeatingitsyoung; gopimplosion; palin; palin2012; palinresignation; pds; quitter; realconservatives; resigner; sarahpalin; waronsarah
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1 posted on 07/06/2009 11:18:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

This is CNN after all, can we really be sure that is what she said, or only select bits of what she said?


2 posted on 07/06/2009 11:23:03 PM PDT by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century US Congress when he wrote 1984)
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To: rabscuttle385
Just had to mention her "rambling speech". I wish she could tell them to take a flying leap, but they would just follow her and hound her that much more.

Scum!

vaudine

3 posted on 07/06/2009 11:23:24 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: rabscuttle385

Time will tell.


4 posted on 07/06/2009 11:24:06 PM PDT by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: SeaWolf

I think we can trust CNN to cut-n-paste to make her look as ridiculous as they can. The REASON she walked out of the governor’s office will never see a MSM screen if they can help it.


5 posted on 07/06/2009 11:25:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: rabscuttle385

Go for it, Sarah. And, when you win... crush them.


6 posted on 07/06/2009 11:25:54 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: SeaWolf
This is CNN after all...

You mean it wasn't an accident that they put the word "quitter" in their headline?

7 posted on 07/06/2009 11:26:26 PM PDT by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Pressure???

Please. Abe Lincoln (1st Republican Prez) ran the country when the civil war was tearing it apart. Reagan faced down the Soviets at a time when they were on a roll, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, etc. Both Bushes acted decisively when faced with totalitarian regimes in the middle east. Clinton (much as I despise him) never buckled under pressure of impeachment. Even Ahnuld has decided - under intense pressure - to finally stand up to the hardcore Dems on the state budget.

Palin has a few muckraking investigations and a recession - and can’t handle it.

That’s not presidential material. In fact, she has apparently realized she’s not even governatorial material.


8 posted on 07/06/2009 11:27:25 PM PDT by KingofZion
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To: vaudine

“rambling speech”?
That was meant to be an Alinsky “pay back” for everyone making fun of Obama’s teleprompter.


9 posted on 07/06/2009 11:29:42 PM PDT by broncobilly
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To: All

“and her rambling, often-disjointed resignation speech Friday”

I thought this was an article but obviously, it’s a commentary./sarc off

Well, I didn’t realize that news reporters got to grade the structure of a politicians speech.

I guess reporting the news is just boring...maybe the reporter should quit her job and become a Language Arts instructor.


10 posted on 07/06/2009 11:29:44 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Sara Palin is running for President -- Get used to it.)
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To: KingofZion

Do you worship at the altar that is CNN/NBC/ABC/MSNBC/AP/Reuters?

Do you really trust CNN to report honestly about a Palin speech?


11 posted on 07/06/2009 11:34:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: KingofZion

Kiss my a$$...


12 posted on 07/06/2009 11:35:01 PM PDT by babygene
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To: rabscuttle385

did they really put that in quotes, and not a paraphrase?


13 posted on 07/06/2009 11:36:14 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: KingofZion

When have any politicians kids have been attack like this???


14 posted on 07/06/2009 11:40:22 PM PDT by babygene
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To: KingofZion

The governorship of Alaska had a unique liability that none of these other posts did — it is possible under Alaskan law to literally bury a governor under the legal costs of completely meritless ethics complaints, and at the same time to cut the governor off from raising any funds to meet the costs. Federal law, blessedly, does not have such a wormhole in it. (Imagine the fate of George W. Bush if it did.)


15 posted on 07/06/2009 11:42:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: KingofZion
There is a typo in your screen name... you are Larry King from CNN. How does it feel parroting MSM talking points?
16 posted on 07/06/2009 11:43:06 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: rabscuttle385

Is there no video of the interview? She must have done well.


17 posted on 07/06/2009 11:43:56 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: babygene
Oh, the Clinton daughter was attacked soooo badly!!!/ anti-Palin talking point
18 posted on 07/06/2009 11:44:41 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: KingofZion

You’re misreading the situation. If you don’t believe me then ask yourself why they are still going after her even though she is stepping down. Clearly they are worried that Sarah CAN stand the pressure in the years to come. I think you should watch her speech again.


19 posted on 07/06/2009 11:53:21 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: SolidWood

Not that I recall.


20 posted on 07/06/2009 11:57:03 PM PDT by babygene
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To: babygene

Yeah, I was just imitating the anti-Palin goons.


21 posted on 07/06/2009 11:57:49 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: rabscuttle385
her rambling, often-disjointed resignation speech

I heard the speech. I thought she said what she wanted to say and said it pretty clearly.

But you can see the press monkeys earning their daily cookie, doing the master's bidding.

She may have resigned because she'd had enough, and if thats the case I wouldn't blame her. But if you listen to what she said, she said she was resigning so she could go on the offensive. Which would be fun to watch.

22 posted on 07/07/2009 12:13:59 AM PDT by marron
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Thanks for saving me the trouble. I am getting sick and tired of all the people posti g she couldn’t handle the pressure, and disregarding the unique reatlties she found herself in.

If she goes away never to be heard from again, then yes she quit. On the other hand, if she comes out swinging after being freed from those constraints; we’re gonna be in for a show. :-)


23 posted on 07/07/2009 12:14:26 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

I think we are in for a show and I’m hoping I can make it in as one of the extras! ;-)


24 posted on 07/07/2009 12:16:44 AM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: vaudine

Hey CNN - now THIS is rambling...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6PU0Oq0ysA

Video is of Nancy Pelosi.


25 posted on 07/07/2009 12:28:45 AM PDT by library user
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To: HiTech RedNeck

ANd another complaint was field today.

A variation of the “she stayed at home and chared per diem”

This crap was dismissed earlier - so same crap, slightly different wording.

I’m no fan of Sara, but this crap costs all of us here.

Shame that when Sara helped to write the ethics law she didn’t push for a loser pays section....


26 posted on 07/07/2009 12:30:46 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
and at the same time to cut the governor off from raising any funds to meet the costs.

Can you give a reference for this, please? I'm asking openly, not sarcastically.

I am of the mind that Gov. Palin did the right thing for her family, but horribly hurt her chances to be elected President, which the country sorely needs. I don't know if she wants it, but the country needs someone like her, badly.

If it is indeed true that she could not raise money via (to name two methods) a legal defense fund or via a book contract advance, then she needs to let that be known front and center. If presented in those terms, she'd go a long way to rehabilitating her political future. (Gov. Palin did mention the half a million she's in the hole for defending herself - successfully - but did not to my knowledge mention roadblocks to fundraising.)

27 posted on 07/07/2009 12:32:20 AM PDT by Yossarian (DRAFT BARBOUR 2012!)
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To: Yossarian

The ankle biters included her legal defense fundraising in one of their ethics complaints. It looks like they were unable to get an injunction on this one while it was being adjudicated, but that’s probably because the judge had had enough.


28 posted on 07/07/2009 12:37:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: rabscuttle385
Palin did her interview standing on the shores of Dillingham, Alaska, wearing hip waders. She granted 10-minute interviews to CNN and three other news networks Monday.

she should have led them out to deep water!

29 posted on 07/07/2009 12:56:48 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Socialism is the financial arm of Communism)
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To: KingofZion

>Palin has a few muckraking investigations and a recession - and can’t handle it.

I hear there is an opening at CNN for another libtard mouthpiece. They may even throw in a SF locale.


30 posted on 07/07/2009 12:57:44 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Yossarian

She has a defense fund now, with $150.00 limit. The lady that runs it said the other day she likely owes closer to $600,000.00 now.
She also has a PAC now.


31 posted on 07/07/2009 1:08:43 AM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade)
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To: library user

One word: Thorazine.


32 posted on 07/07/2009 1:14:07 AM PDT by politicalmerc (NObama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Since Palin has a self imposed media blackout since her decision last friday, it seems odd that Palin has chosen CNN among all other networks to give a interview.

She still has a long way to go on how to tackle the media.


33 posted on 07/07/2009 1:14:45 AM PDT by GregH
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To: rabscuttle385

That is so right on Palin in hip waders talking to the media.


34 posted on 07/07/2009 1:19:58 AM PDT by Ruthless Princess
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To: HiTech RedNeck

As i understand the Alaskan ethics system was set up by Palin after defeating Frank.
Is that correct.


35 posted on 07/07/2009 1:22:07 AM PDT by GregH
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To: GregH

So I’ve been told. It could be a soft spot in her political armor as it makes it possible to question her wisdom, never anticipating the malicious use of the very tool she midwifed.


36 posted on 07/07/2009 1:26:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: politicalmerc

You mean, to cure the problem.


37 posted on 07/07/2009 1:27:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: GregH

She is, perhaps, a touch too trusting in her fellow American, not fully grasping that some are out there for the moral equivalent of murder. I think this rough ride is a good preparation for her ultimate (earthly) battle in 2012 or 2016.


38 posted on 07/07/2009 1:30:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: KingofZion

A statesman does what’s best for those he governs. That may even include resigning when unwarranted lawsuits start costing a state serious money, particularly when the economy is down. How many politicians actually think that they’re not worth $2M of their constituents’ dollars just to keep them in office? Sarah Palin apparently isn’t that kind of politician, which is why she has the respect of so many.

Clinton should’ve resigned but his addiction to power trumped statesmanship. If the governor of California has to be pressured into standing up to liberals, what’s there to admire about that?


39 posted on 07/07/2009 1:33:13 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

If only Ace from Ace of Spades and Ed Morrissey actually got that message...

But, they don’t care. They just want to get rid of the Governor before she unsheathes her knife claws.


40 posted on 07/07/2009 1:37:14 AM PDT by ThePanFromJapan (The Pundit class is going to be crapping bricks at what's coming next...*evil grin*)
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To: rabscuttle385

If there is any candidate who should be for tort reform and busting up media conglomerates it should be Palin


41 posted on 07/07/2009 2:33:53 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (We don't need no stinkin video clips unrelated to the subject)
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To: KingofZion

What, did the Democratic Underground run out of user names - and won’t let you post on their forum? Surely there’s a place for a liberal saboteur for you at Daily Kos or something?


42 posted on 07/07/2009 2:34:38 AM PDT by rudman
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To: babygene

Well, that part isn’t new. I’m old enough to remember hacks attacking politicians wives and kids for a long time now. As long as politicians keep putting the family out on the stage for all to see, some whackjob is going to make fun of their appearance. Liberals love to tear other people down - and we have some on our side who’ve been known to lob a few from time to time.

But I still think that in a year or two, we’ll all look back on this resignation as a brilliant political move. I trust Sarah’s instincts, and I know the conservative in her has not resigned.


43 posted on 07/07/2009 2:40:56 AM PDT by rudman
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To: KingofZion

Zion doesn’t have a king unless you are claiming to be GOD, in which case, get thee to thy meds quickly.


44 posted on 07/07/2009 2:58:24 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Zero+Zero=Zero, OR nothing from nothing is still nothing. OR 0+R E =0)
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To: MestaMachine
He is Larry King of CNN.
45 posted on 07/07/2009 3:16:25 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood

Possibly. Profile has him here in 2005? Really???


46 posted on 07/07/2009 3:19:16 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Zero+Zero=Zero, OR nothing from nothing is still nothing. OR 0+R E =0)
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To: rabscuttle385
“and her rambling, often-disjointed resignation speech Friday, “

I heard it. Certainly not rambling or disjointed. It's amazing how much these people hate her. I had a liberal friend go off yesterday about how horrible she is. I asked why she was ‘horrible’, and how they could call a woman who is raising a Down’s child ‘horrible’. What I got back was essentially more hatred of her.

47 posted on 07/07/2009 3:53:34 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SeaWolf

eff CNN. Rambling speech...as opposed to what? Oh, the brilliant Orator????


48 posted on 07/07/2009 4:01:57 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: library user

here here!!!!


49 posted on 07/07/2009 4:03:20 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: KingofZion

Go to DU or kos where your tripe fits in. In a couple years you can move to Cuba or Venuzuela where you’ll fit in with Pelosi and Obama. You can all live in exile there-!


50 posted on 07/07/2009 4:05:23 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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