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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.


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

Exactly! She is upbeat and positive!
151 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:41 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: corkoman

To the Whitehouse. LOL


152 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:41 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: corkoman; publana
Where is she going with this speech??

Like publana said, I think she's positioning herself for The Next Big Thing --either a presidential or senatorial run.

She certainly doesn't seem cowed by the media, or sad. She looks very confident. She speaks very well. She conveys competence, confidence and capability. She's free of McCain, and she's going to kick butt.

Things are looking up.

153 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:13 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: publana

Agree, this is does not sound like a quitter


154 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:14 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972 (Putting on Tinfoil hat and heading for the bomb shelter.)
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To: publana

This is not the speech of a quitter . . . I may have to rethink my initial reaction.

I hope she regroups and comes to the lower 48 and beats the crap out of the entrenched politicians!


155 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:58 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia
I hope she regroups and comes to the lower 48 and beats the crap out of the entrenched politicians!

Yeah baby!

And somebody post more pictures, please!

156 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:02 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: nutmeg

I gather Chris Wallace was uttering wishful thinking when predicting she was leaving politics altogether. From the litany of accomplishments she’s now citing, I suspect I may have been right believing she’s getting ready to run in 2012. Media will have a field day but she’s equipped to handle it better than most.


157 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:24 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: tricky_k_1972

There will lots of buzz at the tea parties tomorrow.

Fabulous speech so far, btw.


158 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:32 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

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream2&iref=lb100


159 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:05 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: publana

FOX cut her off! WTF?


160 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:54 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

Yikes everyone lost the feed. Is she fed up and simply resigning?


161 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:48 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: LA Woman3

Palin.... “This is in Alaska’s best interest, my family’s happy... it is good, stay tuned.”


162 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:56 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: All

I just recieved this note!

Via Ann Coulter: Lady Thatcher said Palin has it all—huge fan. However, she needs to learn to speak in a more formal manner as did Thatcher

If Thatcher gives a thumbs up she is the Iron lady of our time! Run, Sarah, Run!


163 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:54 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: StarFan

If I had a tin-foil hat, I’d don it.

This was her first campaign speech and the feed is dropped.


164 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:55 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: Lilpug15

Kristol believes she is going to study hard and believes her statement was the opening statement for her 2012 run. Admittedly it’s a huge gamble but he believes she’s going to go for it.


165 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:49 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: StarFan

I missed it. I tuned to the other channels hoping to get the rest of the speech and was treated to CNN ragging on her.


166 posted on 07/03/2009 1:27:28 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

At least we get a break from the Michael Jackson story!


167 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:53 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: publana

Steve Laser, the rabid Romney bot, on FOX running her down. He must have nearly broken his neck to get to FOXNEWS.


168 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:32 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: debg

Stu Varney just interviewed Steve Lesser re Palin. He’s a DU’er for crying loud.


169 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:01 PM PDT by aphid
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To: StarFan
I gather Chris Wallace was uttering wishful thinking when predicting she was leaving politics altogether. From the litany of accomplishments she’s now citing, I suspect I may have been right believing she’s getting ready to run in 2012. Media will have a field day but she’s equipped to handle it better than most.

Chirs Wallace really showed his true colors this afternoon, huh? He's no Palin fan (unlike Greta!). Geesh, now all the talking heads on FNC are saying Sarah's speech was "rambling and defensive". Candy Crowley and Julianne Malveaux on CNN seemed amazed that Sarah "seemed to be speaking off the top of her head... not using a teleprompter".

I hope this is a good thing, but stepping down short of finishing her term is very odd to me... very risky. Despite my silly tagline, I tend to agree with Krauthammer that Sarah needs to "study up" on world affairs before she is a serious contender for the White House. I really want to support her in 2012 though...

170 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:32 PM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah and Todd Palin and the Deadliest Catch captains should run this country)
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To: StarFan
Yikes everyone lost the feed. Is she fed up and simply resigning?

Stupid Fox News was late to the party, then cut her speech off. I'm hoping to watch the entire thing again if it's posted on YouTube.

Oh, and right in the middle of the Sarah coverage, my cable system just HAD to do two "emergency broadcast tests". In all my years living here, I've NEVER seen one of those things done in the middle of the day... they are almost all done around 1AM...

171 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:04 PM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah and Todd Palin and the Deadliest Catch captains should run this country)
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To: aphid
Stu Varney just interviewed Steve Lesser re Palin. He’s a DU’er for crying loud.

He supported Romney

172 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:59 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: aphid

Well, this gives me hope. I think she is getting ready for a run in 2012. She will get away from all the ethics complaints and, as she says, it will be better for Alaska because the Lt. Governor won’t have to put up with that sh** and can run the State. However, I now think her real reason, at least I am hoping against hope, is because she is going to bone up and kick tail in 2012.


173 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:06 PM PDT by calex59
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To: publana

Yes, and he posts at DU. I know exactly who he is.


174 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:13 PM PDT by aphid
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To: nutmeg

I had emergency broadcasts too. How odd.


175 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:54 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: aphid

Lovely. It doesn’t say much for FOX that they had him on there immediately after the speech.


176 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:24 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: nutmeg
I tend to agree with Krauthammer that Sarah needs to "study up" on world affairs before she is a serious contender for the White House

I nodded when hearing Krauthammer say it and I suspect that is what she plans to do. By resigning, she's giving herself all the time she needs to get her ducks in order (especially if she may be running against Hillary). However the fact she's leaving her post prematurely will only give the left more fodder to use against her -- disregarding the fact that she's leaving a successful admin. thanks to her efforts.

177 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:32 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: publana

They know him as a media consultant.


178 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:12 PM PDT by aphid
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To: Right_in_Virginia

No need for Alaskans to continue to pay to fight the smear from the national DUmocrats. They are better served by continuing her agenda under the Lt. Governor, and her moving into the national spotlight and take on the RINOs within the McCain campaign who’ve been her biggest detractors.


179 posted on 07/03/2009 1:51:34 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: StarFan

“However the fact she’s leaving her post prematurely will only give the left more fodder to use against her — disregarding the fact that she’s leaving a successful admin. thanks to her efforts. “

Alaskans were prepared to lose her to be VP to help the country.

To me , the true Alaskans will hear her, and know that she is getting out of their way to allow the state to succeed.

She can do more for them /us outside than remaining inside and being attacked.

Go Sarah. We are with you.


180 posted on 07/03/2009 2:13:22 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Aquinasfan
And somebody post more pictures, please!

Yes, more pictures! Even though my poor old ICD protected heart does flip-flops with each new one.

She is one good looking woman.

181 posted on 07/03/2009 2:43:43 PM PDT by Ole Okie (American)
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To: nutmeg
I don't know where she is going. I don't know how she has managed to retain her sanity for so long already, and the vicious attacks on her, and her family as well, only get worse and worse. I am appalled, but not surprised, at the double standard regarding attacks on family.

At least 15 ethics complaints have been filed against her and 15 ETHICS COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED! Is this reported by the MSM....of course not. They only report that they are filed (so they must be true).

Ethics complaints against the house and senate members must not be made public...if they are, they are dismissed. They are checked out before announcements to the press.

Not so with the Governor.....go to the press and dump on Sarah with complaint after complaint. Rare coverage of the dismissals.

Palin spars with critics over ethics complaints - (consider the source - pmsnbc

182 posted on 07/03/2009 2:52:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: StarFan
However the fact she's leaving her post prematurely will only give the left more fodder to use against her -- disregarding the fact that she's leaving a successful admin. thanks to her efforts.

Yeah, not good. Zelig said the DNC already made some statement criticizing Palin for "leaving the Alaskan people high and dry". Here we go...

I don't understand why she couldn't just stay the one more year left in her term...

183 posted on 07/03/2009 2:52:28 PM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah and Todd Palin and the Deadliest Catch captains should run this country)
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To: All
From SP's Facebook page....

Palin Announces No Second TermShare Today at 4:55pm
12:00pm AKST - Update from Governor Palin: We'll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election... this is in Alaska's best interest, my family's happy... it is good, stay tuned.

Hi Alaska, I appreciate speaking directly TO you, the people I serve, as your Governor.

People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing's more important to me than our beloved Alaska. Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.

I want Alaskans to grasp what can be in store for our state. We were purchased as a territory because a member of President Abe Lincoln's cabinet, William Seward, providentially saw in this great land, vast riches, beauty, strategic placement on the globe, and opportunity. He boldly looked "North to the Future". But he endured such ridicule and mocking for his vision for Alaska, remember the adversaries scoffed, calling this "Seward's Folly". Seward withstood such disdain as he chose the uncomfortable, unconventional, but RIGHT path to secure Alaska, so Alaska could help secure the United States.

People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing's more important to me than our beloved Alaska.

Alaska's mission - to contribute to America. We're strategic IN the world as the air crossroads OF the world, as a gatekeeper of the continent. Bold visionaries knew this - Alaska would be part of America's great destiny.

Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND oil and gas. It's energy! God gave us energy.

So to serve the state is a humbling responsibility, because I know in my soul that Alaska is of such import, for America's security, in our very volatile world. And you know me by now, I promised even four years ago to show MY independence... no more conventional "politics as usual".

And we are doing well! My administration's accomplishments speak for themselves. We work tirelessly for Alaskans.

We aggressively and responsib

ly develop our resources because they were created to be used to better our world... to HELP people... and we protect the environment and Alaskans (the resource owners) foremost with our policies.

Here's some of the things we've done:

We created a petroleum integrity office to oversee safe development. We held the line FOR Alaskans on Point Thomson - and finally for the first time in decades - they're drilling for oil and gas.

We have AGIA, the gasline project - a massive bi-partisan victory (the vote was 58 to 1!) - also succeeding as intended - protecting Alaskans as our clean natural gas will flow to energize us, and America, through a competitive, pro-private sector project. This is the largest private sector energy project, ever. THIS is energy independence.

And ACES - another bipartisan effort - is working as intended and industry is publicly acknowledging its success. Our new oil and gas "clear and equitable formula" is so Alaskans will no longer be taken advantage of. ACES incentivizes NEW exploration and development and JOBS that were previously not going to happen with a monopolized North Slope oil basin.

We cleaned up previously accepted unethical actions; we ushered in bi-partisan Ethics Reform.

We also slowed the rate of government growth, we worked with the Legislature to save billions of dollars for the future, and I made no lobbyist friends with my hundreds of millions of dollars in budget vetoes... but living beyond our means today is irresponsible for tomorrow.

We took government out of the dairy business and put it back into private-sector hands - where it should be.

We provided unprecedented support for education initiatives, and with the right leadership, finally filled long-vacant public safety positions. We built a sub-Cabinet on Climate Change and took heat from Outside special interests for our biologically-sound wildlife management for abundance.

We broke ground on the new prison.

And we made common sense conservative choices to eliminate personal luxuries like the jet, the chef, the junkets... the entourage.

And the Lt. Governor and I said "no" to our pay raises. So much success in this first term - and with this success I am proud to take credit... for hiring the right people! Our goal was to achieve a gasline project, more fair oil and gas valuation, and ethics reform in four years. We did it in two. It's because of the people... good public servants surrounding the Governor's office, with servants' hearts and astounding work ethic... THEY are Alaska's success!

We are doing well! I wish you'd hear MORE from the media of your state's progress and how we tackle Outside interests - daily - SPECIAL interests that would stymie our state. Even those debt-ridden stimulus dollars that would force the heavy hand of federal government into our communities with an "all-knowing attitude" - I have taken the slings and arrows with that unpopular move to veto because I know being right is better than being popular. Some of those dollars would harm Alaska and harm America - I resisted those dollars because of the obscene national debt we're forcing our children to pay, because of today's Big Government spending; it's immoral and doesn't even make economic sense!

Another accomplishment - our Law Department protected states' rights - TWO huge U.S. Supreme Court reversals came down against that liberal Ninth Circuit, deciding in OUR state's favor over the last two weeks. We're protectors of our Constitution - federalists protect states' rights as mandated in 10th amendment.

But you don't hear much of the good stuff in the press anymore, do you?

Some say things changed for me on August 29th last year - the day John McCain tapped me to be his running-mate - I say others changed.

Let me speak to that for a minute. Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions.

Every one - all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We've won! But it hasn't been cheap - the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to "opposition research" - that's money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers - or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the "politics of personal destruction" ... Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn't cost them a dime so they're not going to stop draining public resources - spending other peoples' money in their game.

It's pretty insane - my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more "politics as usual," but THIS isn't what anyone had in mind for ALASKA.

If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices!

And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear down and waste precious time; but to build UP this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic, free people!

Life is too short to compromise time and resources... it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: "Sit down and shut up", but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out. And a problem in our country today is apathy. It would be apathetic to just hunker down and "go with the flow".

Nah, only dead fish "go with the flow".

No. Productive, fulfilled people determine where to put their efforts, choosing to wisely utilize precious time... to BUILD UP.

And there is such a need to BUILD up and FIGHT for our state and our country. I choose to FIGHT for it! And I'll work hard for others who still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong national security for our country and support for our troops; energy independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and LIFE... I'll work for and campaign for those PROUD to be American, and those who are INSPIRED by our ideals and won't deride them.

I WILL support others who seek to serve, in or out of office, for the RIGHT reasons, and I don't care what party they're in or no party at all. Inside Alaska - or Outside Alaska.

But I won't do it from the Governor's desk.

I've never believed that I, nor anyone else, needs a title to do this - to make a difference... to HELP people. So I choose, for my State and my family, more "freedom" to progress, all the way around... so that Alaska may progress... I will not seek re-election as Governor.

And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldn't run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks... travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade - as so many politicians do. And then I thought - that's what's wrong - many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and "milk it". I'm not putting Alaska through that - I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! ? That's not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old "politics as usual." I promised that four years ago - and I meant it.

It's not what is best for Alaska.

I am determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is unconventional and not so comfortable.

With this announcement that I am not seeking re-election... I've determined it's best to transfer the authority of governor to Lieutenant Governor Parnell; and I am willing to do so, so that this administration - with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future - can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success.

My choice is to take a stand and effect change - not hit our heads against the wall and watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new environment. Rather, we know we can effect positive change outside government at this moment in time, on another scale, and actually make a difference for our priorities - and so we will, for Alaskans and for Americans.

Let me go back to a comfortable analogy for me - sports... basketball. I use it because you're naïve if you don't see the national full-court press picking away right now: A good point guard drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her eye on the basket... and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can WIN. And I'm doing that - keeping our eye on the ball that represents sound priorities - smaller government, energy independence, national security, freedom! And I know when it's time to pass the ball - for victory.

I have given my reasons candidly and truthfully... and my last day won't be for another few weeks so the transition will be very smooth. In fact, we will look to swear Sean in - in Fairbanks at the conclusion of our Governor's picnics.

I do not want to disappoint anyone with my decision; all I can ask is that you TRUST me with this decision - but it's no more "politics as usual".

Some Alaskans don't mind wasting public dollars and state time. I do. I cannot stand here as your Governor and allow millions upon millions of our dollars go to waste just so I can hold the title of Governor. And my children won't allow it either. ? Some will question the timing. ? Let's just say, this decision has been in the works for awhile...

In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life - my children (where the count was unanimous... well, in response to asking: "Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children's future from OUTSIDE the Governor's office?" It was four "yes's" and one "hell yeah!" The "hell yeah" sealed it - and someday I'll talk about the details of that... I think much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults recently.) Um, by the way, sure wish folks could ever, ever understand that we ALL could learn so much from someone like Trig - I know he needs me, but I need him even more... what a child can offer to set priorities RIGHT - that time is precious... the world needs more "Trigs", not fewer.

My decision was also fortified during this most recent trip to Kosovo and Landstuhl, to visit our wounded soldiers overseas, those who sacrifice themselves in war for OUR freedom and security... we can ALL learn from our selfless Troops... they're bold, they don't give up, they take a stand and know that LIFE is short so they choose to NOT waste time. They choose to be productive and to serve something greater than SELF... and to build up their families, their states, our country. These Troops and their important missions - those are truly the worthy causes in this world and should be the public priority with time and resources and NOT this local / superficial wasteful political bloodsport.

May we ALL learn from them!

*((Gotta put First Things First))* First things first: as Governor, I love my job and I love Alaska. It hurts to make this choice but I am doing what's best for Alaska. I've explained why... though I think of the saying on my parents' refrigerator that says "Don't explain: your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe you anyway." But I have given my reasons... no more "politics as usual" and I am taking my fight for what's right - for Alaska - in a new direction. Now, despite this, I don't want any Alaskan dissuaded from entering politics after seeing this REAL "climate change" that began in August... no, we NEED hardworking, average Americans fighting for what's right! And I will support you because we need YOU and YOU can effect change, and I can too on the outside. We need those who will respect our Constitution where government's supposed to serve from the BOTTOM UP, not move toward this TOP DOWN big government take-over... but rather, will be protectors of individual rights - who also have enough common sense to acknowledge when conditions have drastically changed and are willing to call an audible and pass the ball when it's time so the team can win! And that is what I'm doing!
184 posted on 07/03/2009 3:18:02 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: LA Woman3

Thanks for posting that speech LA Woman3, it is a great speech and nails the libtards to the wall as well as lays out what she intends for the future, but I am not sure it means she is going to run in 2012. However, I think she is making the right choice for Alaska, thanks to the libtards filing complaints that courts should have refused to hear. I will vote for her if she runs, and support her if she doesn’t.


185 posted on 07/03/2009 3:44:41 PM PDT by calex59
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To: nutmeg

My guess; the laws in AK are so strict and the ethics rules are ridiculous - her family has racked up over $500K fighting the frivolous complaints. If she stays she can’t go out of her state to campaign for other candidates making runs for 2010 - she would be fighting off ethics complaints left and right in 2010 - spending more state money and her own dime - and one may stick and that would not be good. She needs to undo the shackles of AK and work on policy and building a network if she wants to seek higher office.

I think she will attempt to start a grassroots effort for 2012 - nobody gets the base and even some others as excited as she does - nor does anybody on the scene draw the same size crowds!


186 posted on 07/03/2009 4:09:48 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: Kathy in Alaska; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; ...
I don't know where she is going. I don't know how she has managed to retain her sanity for so long already, and the vicious attacks on her, and her family as well, only get worse and worse. I am appalled, but not surprised, at the double standard regarding attacks on family.

At least 15 ethics complaints have been filed against her and 15 ETHICS COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED! Is this reported by the MSM....of course not. They only report that they are filed (so they must be true).

Ethics complaints against the house and senate members must not be made public...if they are, they are dismissed. They are checked out before announcements to the press.

Not so with the Governor.....go to the press and dump on Sarah with complaint after complaint. Rare coverage of the dismissals.

Palin spars with critics over ethics complaints - (consider the source - pmsnbc)

Very interesting post, Kathy in Alaska. Thank you.

187 posted on 07/03/2009 4:44:07 PM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah and Todd Palin and the Deadliest Catch captains should run this country)
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To: All

I’m thinking brilliant political move here.

She gets all of American talking about Sara Palin on July 4, over dogs, burgers and mom’s potato salad.

This is a ramp up to a formidable national organization buildout.

Enjoy Palin supporters. Rudderless Leftist media...the joke is on you.


188 posted on 07/03/2009 4:51:46 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; abb; sickoflibs

Insightful post, Kathy in Alaska


189 posted on 07/03/2009 7:37:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (Raped five year olds can get press at the Washington Post -if we can raise the money to buy access.)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks nutmeg - that was a post worth reading.


190 posted on 07/03/2009 7:38:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (Raped five year olds can get press at the Washington Post -if we can raise the money to buy access.)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


191 posted on 07/03/2009 7:59:26 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: LA Woman3

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

Agree, and she will have my/wifes support.

Interesting to read the whole speech. It’s as honest as one can get, and certainly points out the hypocrisy of the media, todays politicians, and the shallowness of the news pundits.

They are so short sighted that they can’t see that Sarah just declared her independence on independence day weekend.

To their amazement she can do this without a teleprompter,earpiece,and very few references to notes.

Also,the commentators miss the point that $500,000 is like a jumbo mortgage that she/Todd will need to pay off.

This is real money, not some hocus pocus bill......

I’m sure the Dems plan,in addition to publicly humiliating her, was to financially ruin her

She’s not the multimillionaire politician who currently occupies most of our higher govt, and she doesn’t have Soros to fund her in some oblique manner.

Go Sarah, we are with you regardless of the path you take.

You are a winner


192 posted on 07/04/2009 5:20:40 AM PDT by patriotspride
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