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First on the Ticker: Palin will not run for re-election
CNN ^ | 7-3-09

Posted on 07/03/2009 12:16:28 PM PDT by STARWISE

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected to announce Friday that she will not seek a second term, a Republican source close to Palin tells CNN.

Palin has scheduled a 3 p.m. ET news conference at her home in Wasilla. The governor’s office offered no further details about the subject of the news conference, but the sources tells CNN that Palin will announce her decision to forgo another run.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; gopimplosion; governor; indictmentcoming; palin; quitter; sarah; sarahbarraquitta; sarahpalin
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To: STARWISE

Greta on Fox right now: says she doesn’t know whether Palin will run in 2012, but pointed out that Palin recently signed SarahPAC documents and “do not underestimate Palin.”


151 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:33 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: leilani

Interesting angle


152 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: STARWISE
Her poll numbers in Alaska have dropped into the 50's likely because she's had to deal with the mountain of national news.

If she continues as Gov. this would probably continue. She may think she cannot serve Alaska well if she's going for the national scene.

153 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:46 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Ted Grant
If true, why didn’t he put his foot down last summer?

Maybe he tried, but she just refused to go along with it, and he wasn't ready to give an ultimatum yet. It's not something that should be done lightly, but there's a point at which it's the right move for a parent who's seriously concerned about ongoing harm to their children.

I'm not claiming this is what happened, but I think it's certainly among the plausible possibilities. If it's what really happened, obviously there will never be any confirmation and we'll be given some cover story.

154 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:58 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: TommyDale

I’ve often wondered why she didn’t walk away from it all. Even with a thick skin what she’s endured at the hands of the left hurts and no mother likes to see her children under such a negative microscope.


155 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:25 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: spectre

A possibility not mentioned are death threats.


156 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:32 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

What’s goingggggggggg on!!!!!


157 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:47 PM PDT by KavMan
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To: exit82
Trouncing Obama is a full time job.

You can't stop at just trouncing Obama. You have to trounce everything that put him in place, including the entire culture that empowered him.
You have to trounce the alphabet media who constantly portray his likeness with glowing, heavenly backgrounds and halos not unlike images of Jesus.
You have to trounce other forms of media like pop-culture entertainment who convince young people its 'cool' to be a gay, transtesticle, metro, vegan, lefty, socialist, heathen and 'bad' to be a heterosexual Christian.
You have to trounce the PC Police, the Racism Police, the Bigotry Police and the Baby Killers.
You have to trounce the guilty white sheep who dare not stand up from what they believe for fear of being labeled the latest hyphenated -phobe word and make decisions take actions that are against their core belief in an effort to prove they are 'enlightened'.
After that Obama really has nothing else of substance to carry him.
158 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:53 PM PDT by envisio (Sexual Beer & BBQ Ribs)
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To: mylife
What did Obamas jackboots dig up? Sanford/Palin...

Yikes! I'm definitely no Palin fan, but she's not THAT crazy!

159 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:26 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: mylife
Not running for reelection is on thing, stepping down is another.
She is done with politics. It’s over if this is true.


That would make this a dark day for conservatism in America.
160 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:36 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I like Palin, but why step down in 3 weeks?

WTF?


161 posted on 07/03/2009 12:56:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: reasonisfaith

I do not underestimate her .. I also couldn’t
blame her for refusing to have to be slammed
with the constant vilification that she and her
family must endure every day, and opting out of
politics .. maybe just for awhile, maybe for longer.


162 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:37 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Deo volente

I agree.

She has lowered unemployment in Alaska while it runs wild under Obama.

WHY would she quit?


163 posted on 07/03/2009 12:58:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: spectre

This isn’t normal, nor evidence that she is more serious about running for president in 2012.


164 posted on 07/03/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I agree. I’d say odds are, regardless of what ambiguous statements she makes today, she is finished in politics.

I honestly don’t blame her.


165 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:15 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: spectre; STARWISE

Damn, Did I just miss the video on CNN? Stupid Fox News still has NO video, Greg Jarrett still ruminating, not giving any details... what’s going on?


166 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:30 PM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah and Todd Palin and the Deadliest Catch captains should run this country)
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To: Taking Congress back in 2010
She sounds rattled in the video clip. Something’s up!

What video clip do you hear her speak?

167 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:17 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: mylife

I don’t know. I assume either some bad personal issue (either health or personal/family scandal) or the Republican Party has wisely arranged to escort her offstage by arranging a cushy job for her where she can’t cause trouble by dangling herself as a possible POTUS candidate. I hope it’s the latter. Though I think she was and would be a disaster in any Presidential campaign, it’s really not her fault that she was stuck into a position she was utterly unqualified to handle, and they owe her a comfy job for their big mistake.


168 posted on 07/03/2009 1:01:19 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: All

The Mafia is running our nation.

We are SO SCREWED


169 posted on 07/03/2009 1:01:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: STARWISE
She's taking Krauthammer's advice....

Bet the 'Rats are excreting bricks...

170 posted on 07/03/2009 1:02:25 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

On the 4th?

There are bad actors behind this


171 posted on 07/03/2009 1:02:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: FreeReign

Phone interview with brother on Fox News now, suggests she’s doing it because of media attacks, and defending herself from ethics complaints.


172 posted on 07/03/2009 1:03:29 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: GovernmentShrinker

The ONLY thing that makes sense at the moment is that she is removing herself to take targets away from Obama, thereby focusing matters on Obama.

Thats a real long shot IMHO


173 posted on 07/03/2009 1:04:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

If she is tired now, she wasnt ready for the VP or presidency


174 posted on 07/03/2009 1:05:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nutmeg

Watch FNC .. her brother’s on the phone.

Related a conversation a couple of months
ago about how much of her time .. 80% ..
was being spent defending herself .. 10’s
of thousands of dollars. Her staff as well.

She didn’t think it was fair or right for her
or Alaska for this attack machine to continue
to affect them like this.

Apparently her letter states that Trig needs
her .. but that she needs him even more than
he needs her.

Maybe she’ll get with the speaker’s
bureaus and defend conservatism across the
country.

One thing that’s obvious about her and her
group:

this has been in the planning for weeks,
AND NOBODY LEAKED!!!


175 posted on 07/03/2009 1:06:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Todd’s much wiser than you - this will not stop their trashing nor yours either. It will only increase.


176 posted on 07/03/2009 1:07:52 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: mylife

Whatever is up, whoever is orchestrating it doesn’t want people focusing on the resignation aspect. Makes all the sense in the world to do the announcement on the Friday afternoon before July 4 (and the stock markets are closed today, so it’s basically a holiday). Few people watching the news, even fewer paying more than brief attention, news outlets running with reduced staffing . . .


177 posted on 07/03/2009 1:07:59 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: STARWISE

Her brother didn’t know...that’s something!


178 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:21 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: STARWISE

Star Wars is playing on Spike right now . . .

“The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.”

Sarah Palin, Jedi Warrior!

(OK, I’m getting carried away with Palinmania. Again.)


179 posted on 07/03/2009 1:09:18 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: mojitojoe

+4


180 posted on 07/03/2009 1:10:01 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Everyone is fixated on the resignation aspect of it!


181 posted on 07/03/2009 1:10:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: STARWISE

Sarah’s brother tells FOX that she’s been spending too much time defending herself against alleged ethics violations.

Bad precedent IMHO. With this development, any Democrat who does not want a GOP candidate to become successful can concoct alleged violation after violation until you tire of the whole thing.

Hillary has more resilience than this unfortunately.


182 posted on 07/03/2009 1:13:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: mylife

She wasn’t ready, and not just in the stamina department. And having so many energetic conservatives insisting she was, made her a various dangerous distraction from the critically important business of trying to get Obama out of the White House in 2012.

Having her around, making noise, and being talked up as a 2012 POTUS candidate was advertising that the Republican Party would produce nothing but embarrassing chaos in the 2012 POTUS race, and that strengthens the Obama Administration right now. If he doesn’t need to worry about getting re-elected and Congress and the Senate are virtually certain they’ll be dealing with him as POTUS through 2016, it’s very hard to organize opposition to some of his very dangerous initiatives like the health care scheme. Start creating a plausible perception that he could be beaten in 2012, and he has to compromise a lot more, and Republicans in Congress and the Senate feel a lot safer opposing his initiatives, even when they’re popular with the socialist masses.


183 posted on 07/03/2009 1:14:13 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: spikeytx86

I see this as a positive move. Did you hear her speech? She’s awesome! Don’t let the naysayers get you!! WE have the BEST candidate!


184 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I though that divorce comment was idiotic also.


185 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:59 PM PDT by angcat (FUBO)
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To: KoRn

I so disagree.

If being a community organizer (read agitator) doesn’t eliminate you, I wouldn’t worry about this.


186 posted on 07/03/2009 1:16:46 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://web.me.com/pac8185/Site_2/Podcast/Podcast.html)
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To: Ted Grant

I hope Palin doesn’t have the Mark Sanford syndrome. A couple of Obama worshippers I know, joked about wanting to see a Palin sex tape a couple of months ago.


187 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:00 PM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: presently no screen name

Bill Kristol says that after thinking about it for a few hours, he thinks it might be a shrewd move.

then he got cut off by the Sarah speech but I hope there isn’t something BAD that is about to drop!


188 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:37 PM PDT by KavMan
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To: Ted Grant

Yeah, the speech seemed rushed and bizarre to me...

Something’s up.


189 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:55 PM PDT by TFine80 (The 1994 Revolution Petered Out.... So Let's Try Again and Do It Right!)
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To: SeekAndFind

She is saying how insane it is trying to defend herself and the money and the lawyers involved and she is chosing not to tear down and waste precious time. Life is too short she says.


190 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:54 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: KoRn

Palin needed to show the world that her 2006 Governor victory was no fluke. Shame. I agree that Palin is a non-starter as a Presidential candidate. Romney could say he complete one full term. While, Pawlenty and Huckabee can claim serving 2 complete terms.


191 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:56 PM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: DanZanRyu
why are peddling this crap ????? are you trolls out again ?
192 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:24 PM PDT by ncalburt (Read all about)
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Listening to Sarahs words now...She is phrasing Seward..

Gatekeeper to the continent, develop natural resources.. I know in my soul..
No more conventional politics..

List of our work done (success)

Energy Independence...

Bipartisan ethics reform?

Eliminated personal gain.
Good people of Alaska...

Wish you would hear more from the Media on what has been done for Alaska..

Federalist protects states rights..

Political operatives decsended on Alaska..

We have won but it hasnt been cheap.

Political absurdity..

Todd and I are looking at political ruin(paraphrased)

She saying that the Dems are PIGS


193 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dfwgator
I was there when Tricky Dick made that speech in 1962, and this doesn't feel like that. Dick spent years in the wilderness practicing law; and building his base.

I fear this will be fatal for Palin, but if she's recognized that she's a magnet for leftist xxxx, she could do what Nixon and Reagan both did - spend the next year devoted to recruiting and electing Republicans to Congress and Statehouses.

194 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:35 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: reasonisfaith

I heard Greta and yes - don’t underestimate Sarah. Again, she has the media going wild w/all their wondering what is she up to! LOL! What an ‘independent’ leader she is - totally unconventional - just what we need for our country right now. She said ‘dead fish’ go with the flow - fishermen know that!


195 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Boardwalk
She is saying how insane it is trying to defend herself and the money and the lawyers involved and she is chosing not to tear down and waste precious time. Life is too short she says.

Exactly. But what message is she giving her false accusers ? That people like her can buckle politically when they use this smear tactic ? This will only encourage them to try it on others. Who's next on their list of smear victims ? Jindal ? Mitch Daniels ?
196 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: STARWISE

I pray this role model for my young sister has a good reason for quitting her office; and that all is well with the Palins; but it’s hard to see how both prayers could be answered.


197 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:37 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Tagline ticker. ...FRANKEN SELECT....INCITATUS ROUNDS THE HILL.)
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She says she wont seek reelection. She doesnt like here people(alaska) being in the crosshairs

I still havent heard her say she will resign, but THAT is what is being reported even on the Right.


198 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: presently no screen name

I agree, I was shocked at first, but
the more I think about it this is
a stand up kind of thing to do.
This is an all or nothing decision.

I am proud of Sarah.


199 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:21 PM PDT by Katarina (Sarah Palin and ElRushbo the true conservatives. Thank God for Conservative talk radio.)
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To: mylife
I still havent heard her say she will resign, but THAT is what is being reported even on the Right.

She said she will transfer power.

200 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:36 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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