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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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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.)