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Palin to RESIGN as Alaska Governor
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2009

Posted on 07/03/2009 12:33:39 PM PDT by lewisglad

UPDATE: Palin To Resign As Alaska Governor UPDATE: KTUU-TV in Anchorage reports that Palin not only won't seek re-election, but will resign later this month.

ORIGINAL POST: Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has announced she will not run for re-election in 2010, CNN reports. She's scheduled to make an announcement shortly.

The decision frees Palin to travel in the Lower 48 as she considers a potential run for president in 2012. A re-election campaign could also have been tough on the former vice presidential nominee; her approval rating has dropped from stratospheric highs, and a number of candidates in both parties are said to be considering runs.

Even if she won, the race would have been dominated by the specter of a presidential bid, giving her adversaries an opportunity to wound her politically. She's still fending off ethics complaints, many spurred by the "Troopergate" scandal.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; bumblingnutter; fedindictmentcoming; palin; quitter; sarah; sarahpalin; sarapalin
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1 posted on 07/03/2009 12:33:39 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Hoo boy. Not sure about this.


2 posted on 07/03/2009 12:35:10 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Gov. Sarah Palin to resign her office

Updated: July 3, 2009 02:30 PM CDT

by Andrew Hinkelman and Lori Tipton
Friday, July 3, 2009

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin will resign her office in a few weeks, she said during a news conference at her Wasilla home Friday morning.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the Governor’s Picnic at Pionner Park in Fairbanks on Saturday, July 25, Palin said.

There was no immediate word as to why she will resign, though speculation has been rampant that the former vice presidential candidate is gearing up for a run at the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Palin made the announcement flanked by Parnell and most, if not all, of her cabinet.

Parnell ran unsuccessfully against Rep. Don Young in the Republican primary last year.

The stunning announcement by Palin opens the floodgates for the 2010 gubernatorial race. Speculation that Palin might not seek re-election had fueled further conjecture of who might run.

This is a breaking story. Return to KTUU.com for more information
http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=10641495


3 posted on 07/03/2009 12:35:54 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

Really stunning .. beat me .. ;)

She may just be leaving the dirty
biz of politics. God bless her ..
she’s too good, has too many wonderful
qualities to be constantly vilified
and mocked incessantly.


4 posted on 07/03/2009 12:35:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: lewisglad

I hope she doesn’t step down!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 07/03/2009 12:36:06 PM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: lewisglad

Holy ****!


6 posted on 07/03/2009 12:36:12 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: lewisglad

If she really is resigning, she must not be running for president. It makes no sense. Something must have happened.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 12:36:23 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: lewisglad

I’ll wait for her announcement. It’s just specualtion.

Whatever she does regarding her office as Governor... she has to run in 2012.


8 posted on 07/03/2009 12:36:33 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: lewisglad

Nice knowing ya Sarah!


9 posted on 07/03/2009 12:36:55 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: lewisglad

What the heck is she doing?


10 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: STARWISE
She may just be leaving the dirty biz of politics. God bless her .. she’s too good, has too many wonderful qualities to be constantly vilified and mocked incessantly.

My thoughts exactly.

11 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:16 PM PDT by exist
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To: OrangeHoof

Can you say “all in”?

This is a “faith” move, if I ever saw one.

She has been Called.


12 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:16 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Deb

Is there an undisclosed health issue?


13 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:34 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: SolidWood

Didn’t see this coming. Why resign?????? It makes me think something is about to come out.


14 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:36 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: lewisglad

Good move, running for president and raising a family is a full time job.


15 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:36 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: lewisglad

Resignation is a BIG mistake if she actually aspires to higher, national office. Only three years as a governor in a very sparsely populated state will be a deal-breaker to a great number of Americans, if not to all but the most ardent Palin supporters.


16 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:48 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (Palin/Petraeus in '12)
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To: lewisglad
Holy Cow!!! - what an incredibly stupid move.

“Cut and Run” Sarah - I can see it now.....

Saracuda or Quitacuda?

“Couldn't control spending - so, she quit!

Man oh man, how dumb can you get. If true, this all but ensures she will get nowhere..... just a small footnote in the history books - maybe.

17 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:48 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: KoRn

To me this is devestating.....


18 posted on 07/03/2009 12:37:51 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: lewisglad

Hmmmm...Not sure about this.

If she indeed is going to run for Prez in 2012 she is probably making the best decision out of three possible decisions.


19 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:03 PM PDT by jokyfo (JESUS CHRIST: The Light of the world... AMERICA: The light of freedom.)
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To: Rational Thought

It’s gotta be something like that.


20 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:06 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: SolidWood

More likely it will be 2016.


21 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: STARWISE

US Senate in 2010?


22 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:18 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Wow...I’m not sure how bright this move is.


23 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:33 PM PDT by SoDak (Molon Labe)
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To: lewisglad

Still not voting for Romney.


24 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: lewisglad

Bizarre.

SnakeDoc


25 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:50 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: lewisglad
What? Not running in 2010, I can see. But stepping down now?!?
26 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:58 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: teg_76

Why, you live in Alaska?


27 posted on 07/03/2009 12:38:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lewisglad

She may just be leaving politics all together. Resigning as a first term governor wouldn’t make sense politically to me. She may just want to raise her child and end the dirty attacks on her and her family.


28 posted on 07/03/2009 12:39:04 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: lewisglad

No decent American would want to take the attacks, hatred and beatings she has endured from the Commie DemocRATS and their little toadies in the state run “media”. I don’t blame her. “American” politics is for kneecap busting thugs, Commie scum and greedy pigs these days. If you don’t meet that criteria, you shouldn’t be in politics.


29 posted on 07/03/2009 12:39:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: ASOC

This is not good.


30 posted on 07/03/2009 12:39:38 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: freekitty

She’s running away to Argentina with Mark Sanford.


31 posted on 07/03/2009 12:39:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: floridavoter2
Fox News is giving her a show.

(I can wish, can't I?)

32 posted on 07/03/2009 12:40:01 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: Moonman62

LOL, we have a winner.


33 posted on 07/03/2009 12:40:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lewisglad

She probably has decided that she and her family being destroyed day after day after day in the vicious media just ain’t worth it.


34 posted on 07/03/2009 12:40:16 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: OldDeckHand
"all but the most ardent Palin supporters."

She could literally be dead, and they would still flame you if you expressed ANY doubts about her being able to win. lol

35 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:22 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: lewisglad

I like Palin but have been sceptical of her prospects.

It is a complement to say that she’s not cut out for the despicable and degenerate world of contemporary national politics in America.

She really deserves much better than our politics would inflict on her.


36 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:30 PM PDT by angkor
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m with you. She has a disabled son to care for, an unmarried daughter with a baby, and two other daughters that “need their mom.” I don’t know why people assume there’s something ON her. I think she got sick of the attacks on her children and she is protecting THEM.


37 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:35 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: lewisglad

I posted on another thread that I hope there hasn’t been a serious threat on her and her family.

She has had to endure more personally and about her family.

She is the only one I care for in 2012.


38 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:40 PM PDT by exit82 (Be vigilant--what is happening on Iran's streets may yet happen here in America.)
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To: Moonman62
She’s running away to Argentina with Mark Sanford.

Scum.

39 posted on 07/03/2009 12:41:48 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: Inspectorette

And it ain’t!


40 posted on 07/03/2009 12:42:14 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: cdchik123
She may just be leaving politics all together.

Exactly! She's had enough of the personal stuff.

41 posted on 07/03/2009 12:42:28 PM PDT by penowa
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To: Inspectorette

>>> [politics] just ain’t worth it. <<<<

Wouldn’t you?

I sure would.


42 posted on 07/03/2009 12:42:41 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Inspectorette

I think you’re right.


43 posted on 07/03/2009 12:42:50 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (Pray for the United States of America!)
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To: lewisglad

I just remembered that all the ethics complains being hurled at her, which nearly bankrupted her family thanks to DemonRat ankle-biters, have no choice but to STOP if she isn’t the Governor.


44 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:03 PM PDT by Jeb21 (www.jewsagainstobama.com)
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To: SolidWood

She really doesn’t have the money to just do nothing.
Maybe Zero has offered her a job in the administration.


45 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:23 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: cdchik123

Cdchik123 I would agree with you. I think the press has done a job on her and her family in which they wanted to take her out before the next election. While I hate to see her go, how much is she expected to take. I don’t blame her because she and her family just don’t need the hate mongering. The liberal media has been vile and disgusting - they can be real proud of themselves - but the one thing is - they ultimately will have to answer for their actions.


46 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:42 PM PDT by qwicwted
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To: IncPen

ping


47 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:42 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: teg_76
"To me this is devestating....."

I've always liked her, and still do, but I had my doubts as to whether or not she could win after the bad campaign she was in, combined with the constant trashing by the media.

48 posted on 07/03/2009 12:43:44 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Moonman62

Who knows.


49 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: lewisglad
Personally, I would have told the world to f*** off and die for the way she and her family have been treated.

The GOP is at fault for not defending her even a little bit and in many ways stabbed her in the back

Don't blame her one bit, life is too short to live everyday with the most slimy, lowlife sleaze balls treating her and her family lower than snake dropping

50 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:08 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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