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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
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To: tricky_k_1972

I prefer to believe your story over LaWoman’s, for two reasons, I prefer to believe it, and secondly you have an actual news article to back it up, the other story doesn’t.


101 posted on 07/03/2009 12:35:04 PM PDT by calex59
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To: LA Woman3

Fox now reporting she is transferring power to the Lt. Gov. .... based on a local Alaska affiliate’s report.


102 posted on 07/03/2009 12:35:30 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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WTF?


103 posted on 07/03/2009 12:36:10 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Irish Eyes

I hope someone hasn’t made a serious threat on her family.

Someone tried to burn her church down last year.

She is the only one I have faith in for 2012.


104 posted on 07/03/2009 12:36:57 PM PDT by exit82 (Be vigilant--what is happening on Iran's streets may yet happen here in America.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

She’s resigning at the end of the month.


105 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:31 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia

If this is true, she’s done.


106 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:33 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Why? Something must be wrong.


107 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:47 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

speculating on CNN right now that she’s resigning because there is a Senate race coming up before the end of her gov term.


108 posted on 07/03/2009 12:39:43 PM PDT by ponygirl ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.")
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To: tiredoflaundry

Jerk on FOX talking about Sarah being ridiculed, thin resume, etc. I’m just furious.


109 posted on 07/03/2009 12:40:50 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: ponygirl

What kind of senate race, fed or state?(have to think fed)


110 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:01 PM PDT by calex59
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To: tricky_k_1972
It just makes sense. It's PR she DOESN'T need which the rats would be glad to keep supplying. By resigning she can counter politicians like Obama and Kerry who were largely absent from their Senate jobs while they ran for President... or we could be completely wrong. Hopefully there's no scandal here.
111 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:14 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: publana

me 2


112 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:24 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: exit82
Something is up that is for sure.

?

113 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:54 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: ponygirl

I don’t want her running for the Senate, but it’s better than totally bailing. On the other hand, not finishing her term does not look good and ruins her chances for 2012 imo.

Todd Palin just confirmed it according to FOX.


114 posted on 07/03/2009 12:42:18 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: ponygirl
Local AK reporter also gleaned this quote from Sarah: "You are naive if you don't see the full court press on a national level picking apart a good point guard."

Funny. The jack@ss on CNN didn't understand what that meant.

It sounds to me like she sees the writing on the wall within the Republican party!

115 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:12 PM PDT by ponygirl ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.")
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To: publana
Todd Palin just confirmed it according to FOX.

Just exactly what did he confirm?

116 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:23 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rhombus

Head fake?

She “resigns because of the scurrilous attacks against her family.” The Left, unable to resist its vicious nature, keeps attacking her.

So, she’s set up for a big comeback—”I have to do this, not only to defend my family, but to defend America.”

(he said, hoping this is a crazy-like-a-fox move . . .)


117 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:28 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: publana

Confirmed her resigning, not Senate run. Sorry about that.


118 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:31 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: publana

I think she’s taken herself out of national politics . . . she’ll be a spokesperson or pundit ... but not a politician.

Boy, I hope McCain is thrown out of the Senate and his staffers suffer through years of unemployment!


119 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:12 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: publana

I think she is just sick of the BS from both the left and those a**hat RINO elitist. A person can only stand so much. Maybe she is changing to an independent status and didn’t think it was right to keep a job she was voted in as a republican(one can only hope it is something like that).


120 posted on 07/03/2009 12:46:03 PM PDT by calex59
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To: All
Todd says: She’s going to concentrate on doing the things for Alaska and the country she can’t concentrate on as Governor.

My interpretation: She’s running for 2012.

121 posted on 07/03/2009 12:46:43 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: EGPWS
You are saying that having their support is a prerequisite to becoming POTUS?

Not quite. But we know the so called Independents, other fence-sitters, and very young voters who often tip elections are by nature pliable and having the institution of our free press and heavily influential entertainment industry for or against a given candidate constitutes an unfair advantage for the favored candidate. We can't pretend they do know wield real power in elections.

122 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:06 PM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: MaestroLC

I think you’re right.


123 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: filbert
Head fake? She “resigns because of the scurrilous attacks against her family.” The Left, unable to resist its vicious nature, keeps attacking her. So, she’s set up for a big comeback—”I have to do this, not only to defend my family, but to defend America.” (he said, hoping this is a crazy-like-a-fox move . . .)

It's a great scenario.

124 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:39 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: publana

Sounds like from the Todd Palin comments Palin is running for higher office or participating on a national level in some way.


125 posted on 07/03/2009 12:49:02 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: MaestroLC

If that’s the case she’s going to have to learn to ignore jackasses like David Letterman and Chris Matthews and concentrate on attacking the policies (and people) of the left that got us into this mess....and explain how she’s going to get us out of it. That will be a winning strategy.


126 posted on 07/03/2009 12:49:22 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: Dysart
We can't pretend they do know not wield real power in elections.
127 posted on 07/03/2009 12:50:12 PM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: publana

Greta saying not to underestimate her and taking up for her on FOX. “I get flooded with emails every time somebody gets on television and criticizes her.”


128 posted on 07/03/2009 12:50:45 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: dfwgator

Absolutely not. If she wants to be Senator AFTER she concludes two terms as President, that’s fine.


129 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: clintonh8r

Chopping Letterman at the knees was good strategy with women. Many women are jealous of her and also hate her pro-life stance. Sarah as the mother lion gets women behind her. Hopefully a few converts anyway.


130 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:27 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: Chet 99

Against Lisa Murkowski in 2010, a RINO, but this would be the wrong course of action now.


131 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: publana

Wow Greta, went the idiot on FOX. Thank you, Greta.


132 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:39 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: publana

I doubt she changed many minds by doing that. It isn’t presidnetial to get into a mud fight with a goofy comedian. She needs to leave that to her minions and go after the big game.


133 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: calex59

I said it after Sanford’s weird implosion and I’ll say it again now - I sense some are seeing the writing on the wall and choosing to “Go Galt.” I’m even more convinced now. And now I’m even more in fear for my country.


134 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:51 PM PDT by ponygirl ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.")
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To: publana

LOL! Great just ate Gregg Palcot alive!


135 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: lewisglad

Her shoes will be sheity because she will be kicking a lot of a$$.


136 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:07 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: calex59
How about a link before we get to excited over her resigning.

Not gloating over this at all. I have always been a Palin supporter.
137 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:40 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: lewisglad

SO LONG OBAMA AND COMPANY.


138 posted on 07/03/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Your keyboard to God’s ears. ;o)


139 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: clintonh8r

You obviously don’t hang out on women’s forums and forget they vote. They like feisty mothers that do not pretend to be above it all.


140 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:37 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: LA Woman3

Never said you were gloating. It is ok now anyway, she is resigning. Sigh.


141 posted on 07/03/2009 1:02:55 PM PDT by calex59
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To: ponygirl
I said it after Sanford’s weird implosion and I’ll say it again now - I sense some are seeing the writing on the wall and choosing to “Go Galt.” I’m even more convinced now. And now I’m even more in fear for my country.

I agree. It's as tho our fate has been predetermined.

sw

142 posted on 07/03/2009 1:04:35 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (Who will lead us?)
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To: Al B.
Damn. Someone who spoke with her recently said she complained that she was spending 80% of her time defending herself from the Demmunist's frivolous lawsuits. She felt that she didn't think it was fair to the people of Alaska to continue as governor.

Just damn. How anyone can support the Demmunists is beyond me.

143 posted on 07/03/2009 1:05:38 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Aquinasfan

Bill Kristol (ugh) says he thinks it may be a shrewd gamble and she’s crazy like a fox. “Interesting and bold political gambit.”


144 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:30 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: All

Fox showing the announcement now!


145 posted on 07/03/2009 1:09:18 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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Great announcement so far...


146 posted on 07/03/2009 1:10:33 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: publana
Bill Kristol (ugh) says he thinks it may be a shrewd gamble and she’s crazy like a fox. “Interesting and bold political gambit.”

NOOOO!!!! Darn it, Kristol, "crazy like a fox" was my idea, I posted it here on FR first! Find your own cliche!

147 posted on 07/03/2009 1:12:12 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: Aquinasfan

This isn’t a quitter speech. She’s getting ready to run for 2012! LOL Enumerating her accomplishments.


148 posted on 07/03/2009 1:13:07 PM PDT by publana (Sick and tired of being sick and tired and it's still the first year of Dear leader's reign.)
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To: Aquinasfan

Where is she going with this speech??


149 posted on 07/03/2009 1:13:13 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: corkoman
SHE'S RUNNING!!!
150 posted on 07/03/2009 1:14:46 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Words are plentiful, but deeds are precious.- Lech Walesa)
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