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Palin to make announcement from Wasilla at 3 [will not seek re-election]
Politico ^ | July 3, 2009 | Ben Smith

Posted on 07/03/2009 11:40:27 AM PDT by Al B.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make what her office is only calling an "announcement" at 11 AM local (3 Eastern) from her home in Wasilla.

Speculation is raging both in Alaska and in the Lower 48 that she'll reveal her plans regarding next year's gubernatorial race.

So much for today being a slow news day.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin
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1 posted on 07/03/2009 11:40:28 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Most likely not running for re-election.


2 posted on 07/03/2009 11:44:59 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Al B.; SolidWood; johnnycap



3 posted on 07/03/2009 11:45:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
I love that picture! LOL

That was taken in NY City, look at the way those cops are ogling her. LOL

4 posted on 07/03/2009 11:47:04 AM PDT by JRochelle ("I wasn't briefed about the briefing, I was only informed." SanFranNan.)
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To: Al B.

Just turned on Fox. They’re standing by for it, so I guess it’ll be televised.


5 posted on 07/03/2009 11:47:34 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

On a Friday just before a long holiday weekend. Seems like kind of a strange time.


6 posted on 07/03/2009 11:49:33 AM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Al B.

I sure hope she isn’t caving to the attacks from the scurvy sewer-dwelling left.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 11:51:07 AM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: Al B.
I want to see the reaction on MSNBC if the Cuda says she is running for Senate...


8 posted on 07/03/2009 11:54:30 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: bereanway

Friday afternoon is usually a time for bad newz known as the Friday evening ‘newsdump’. Sandy Berger used it to his advantage when he was found guilty and apologized ... the public hardly evev knew about it.
With lots of folks at home today and tomorrow being the 4th of July this just might be a major announcement.


9 posted on 07/03/2009 11:56:14 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Why make a major speech on a Friday ? Because there is nothing conventional about Sarah. She loves to surprise people. She is like LBJ in this sense. I He made an annoucement about not running for re-election, when half of his family and most of his staff had no idea. they found out watching tv.

Here is a possibility.

Watch her say something about retiring from politics. to get the media off of her back. and then she can go to work on her 2012 Campaign for President.


10 posted on 07/03/2009 11:57:48 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin 2012)
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To: Al B.

I was wondering why no news yet then I realized Alaska is 1 hour behind Washington State. Should be any minute now.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Perfect timing for all those tea parties tomorrow. If she’s not going for re-election as governor to free her up for a presidential run, that will surely get the buzz going.


12 posted on 07/03/2009 12:01:00 PM PDT by aphid
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To: trumandogz

CNN is reporting as breaking news that she is not running for re-election as gov.

Let the races begin!!!


13 posted on 07/03/2009 12:03:08 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: aphid

It’d be okay with me if she resigned her current post and concentrated full time on winning in 2012.


14 posted on 07/03/2009 12:03:41 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: penelopesire

WHOA!!!!


15 posted on 07/03/2009 12:04:00 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Well?

Its 3. What is it? I am cubicle-bound.


16 posted on 07/03/2009 12:04:11 PM PDT by envisio (Sexual Beer & BBQ Ribs)
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To: lewisglad
Is that pic photoshopped? Because Sarah's legs look much leaner in the above pic from NYC.

Could be those hot 4-inch stilettos, tho. Damn, she looks good. No wonder the Left completely loses their marbles whenever Palin's in front of the cameras.

17 posted on 07/03/2009 12:05:07 PM PDT by ponygirl ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.")
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To: Al B.

I think she needs to go to the Senate first, to get more familiar with how DC operates, before running for POTUS. I just don’t think right now she can win 2012, based on just being the governor of Alaska.


18 posted on 07/03/2009 12:06:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jennyjenny

She pretty much has to in order to run. Alaskan laws are highly restrictive about any business other than state business.


19 posted on 07/03/2009 12:06:20 PM PDT by aphid
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To: ponygirl

BreakingNewsURGENT — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will announce she is not running for re-election as governor, CNN reports.


20 posted on 07/03/2009 12:06:43 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: envisio

Nothing yet. CNN reporting she will not seek re-election as governor.


21 posted on 07/03/2009 12:06:43 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: All

BNO News (Breaking News) is also reporting that she is not running for re-election as governor!


22 posted on 07/03/2009 12:06:55 PM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: dfwgator

The senate would be the worst place for her to go. Very few presidents have come from the senate and most who go there end up being infected with Beltway/Lobbyist Fever.


23 posted on 07/03/2009 12:07:50 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: clintonh8r

I agree with that. No Senate.


24 posted on 07/03/2009 12:08:34 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Lilpug15

25 posted on 07/03/2009 12:09:27 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: jennyjenny

Time in NOW to strike while the KETTLE IS HOT!


26 posted on 07/03/2009 12:09:49 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: clintonh8r

Yeah. And our latest is BO.


27 posted on 07/03/2009 12:10:01 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Lilpug15

God Bless Sarah Palin...Americas last hope against a Fascist takeover.


28 posted on 07/03/2009 12:10:09 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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To: b4its2late

zakley


29 posted on 07/03/2009 12:10:31 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: b4its2late

FROM THE PEOPLE to the WHITE HOUSE!


30 posted on 07/03/2009 12:10:55 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: clintonh8r

Normally I would agree about the Senate being a bad place, but the idea isn’t to have her there for long, that is one reason Obama was an a exception, he wasn’t there long enough to be perceived as coming down with ‘Beltway Fever’.


31 posted on 07/03/2009 12:11:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JRochelle

My fave is that close-up with her hair down...looks like she might have been in front of a panel somewhere. Anyone have that pic to post? Please?


32 posted on 07/03/2009 12:11:35 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: jennyjenny

How about Chairman of the RNC? Although I think she’d be best served going to somewhere like Heritage Foundation and working on her foreign policy chops before running for Pres or VP in 2012.


33 posted on 07/03/2009 12:12:13 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: penelopesire

The smear machine will be working overtime now. It was just a 9 to 5 job to this point. Soreass will be involved along with Barry’s other minions and the press, basically the same thing.


34 posted on 07/03/2009 12:12:17 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: clintonh8r


My favorite Sarah pic. ;o)
35 posted on 07/03/2009 12:13:12 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Al B.

Wallace on foxnews saying it’s rather strange as her prospects to win reelection were high. He suspects she may be closing the door on any future run. I, however, suspect she may be opening the door on Presidential aspirations and needs time to get her campaign in order.


36 posted on 07/03/2009 12:13:12 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: lewisglad

SarahPac has to report funds this month - last day of collection was June 30th - do you think that has anything to do w/ her decision? I want to know how much her PAC made in it’s first 6 months!


37 posted on 07/03/2009 12:13:28 PM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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38 posted on 07/03/2009 12:13:45 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: dfwgator
I just don’t think right now she can win 2012, based on just being the governor of Alaska.

I am inclined to agree with the first part but not the second. Obama had zero resume and he won. So we know it is not just a matter of resume.

39 posted on 07/03/2009 12:13:55 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: StarFan

Wallace sounds like he’s anti-Sarah - consistently knocking her. Another RINO elitist!


40 posted on 07/03/2009 12:14:43 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: dfwgator

I think she’ll take Krauthammer’s advice and get educated on foreign policy, do a lot of traveling, make speeches, etc...just like RWR did after his term as gov of California.


41 posted on 07/03/2009 12:14:55 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: Liberty Valance
Time to get the POTUS primary shoes on for running!


42 posted on 07/03/2009 12:15:40 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: dfwgator

There is no senate seat she can run for. Begich isn’t up until 2014.

I don’t see how she can win the presidency absent a huge shift in public perceptions about her.


43 posted on 07/03/2009 12:15:43 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: newfreep

You do know that Chris Wallace is Mike Wallace’s son, right?


44 posted on 07/03/2009 12:15:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Al B.

I bet she is getting out of politics altogether. The left has smeared her and her family for so long and so hard that I think she has had it. I hope I am wrong, but I bet that is it.


45 posted on 07/03/2009 12:16:01 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Unfortunately, the timing indicates you could be right.


46 posted on 07/03/2009 12:17:01 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: calex59

It would be very discouraging if she caved in the the bullies.


47 posted on 07/03/2009 12:17:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, of course. No surprise the elitist attitude doesn’t fall far from the tree.


48 posted on 07/03/2009 12:17:28 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: calex59

Nonsense. Why would she bother with a PAC then? She is aspiring for the highest office.


49 posted on 07/03/2009 12:17:28 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: newfreep
Another RINO elitist!

I would be very happily surprised if Chris Wallace was a RINO!

50 posted on 07/03/2009 12:18:16 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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