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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 governors 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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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.”
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.
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.
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.
A possibility not mentioned are death threats.
What’s goingggggggggg on!!!!!
Yikes! I'm definitely no Palin fan, but she's not THAT crazy!
I like Palin, but why step down in 3 weeks?
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.
She has lowered unemployment in Alaska while it runs wild under Obama.
WHY would she quit?
This isn’t normal, nor evidence that she is more serious about running for president in 2012.
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.
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?
What video clip do you hear her speak?
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.
The Mafia is running our nation.
We are SO SCREWED
Bet the 'Rats are excreting bricks...
On the 4th?
There are bad actors behind this
Phone interview with brother on Fox News now, suggests she’s doing it because of media attacks, and defending herself from ethics complaints.
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
If she is tired now, she wasnt ready for the VP or presidency
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
One thing that’s obvious about her and her
this has been in the planning for weeks,
AND NOBODY LEAKED!!!
Todd’s much wiser than you - this will not stop their trashing nor yours either. It will only increase.
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 . . .
Her brother didn’t know...that’s something!
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.)
Everyone is fixated on the resignation aspect of it!
Sarahs brother tells FOX that shes 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.
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.
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!
I though that divorce comment was idiotic also.
I so disagree.
If being a community organizer (read agitator) doesn’t eliminate you, I wouldn’t worry about this.
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.
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!
Yeah, the speech seemed rushed and bizarre to me...
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.
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.
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)
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.
Todd and I are looking at political ruin(paraphrased)
She saying that the Dems are PIGS
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
She said she will transfer power.
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