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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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To: Deb

She realizes the Republic is doomed, and she knows what comes next.


121 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:03 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

All in - gambling term, I guess.

Taking the leap of faith and obedience.


122 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:09 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: dfwgator

Wanna bet. I have $500.00 cash says she aint out of it by a long shot, anytime, anyplace.


123 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:17 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: RummyChick

Me too. This is not a good development by any measure.


124 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:38 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: SolidWood
I’ll wait for her announcement. It’s just specualtion.

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

125 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:55 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

First she has to prove she actually IS a conservative

Something she hasn’t even come close to yet, in particular with economics.


126 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:13 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: MrLee
She realizes the Republic is doomed, and she knows what comes next.

Walking to Russia?

127 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:28 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: OldDeckHand
American don't like quitters. She's quitting. This bodes very ominously for her future political viability.

It looks like we'll have to consider either Mitch Daniels or Bobby Jindal.
128 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Moonman62

LOL. No, she’s running away to the Bahamas with me. Sigh.


129 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:41 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: dfwgator

In your neck of woods maybe.


130 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:42 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: GATOR NAVY

There is something more going on here.

I compared some of her political instincts to LBJ earlier. Not personally and all around. but she is a character, A rebel. She has an idea. and she knows what is going on.


131 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:46 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin 2012)
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To: WildWeasel

Yup. No one likes a quitter, and especially in sports and politics it’s bad form and bad strategy. Especially in light of the recent Letterman and Vanity Fair brewhas, it at least gives the appearance that she can’t take the heat. It’s really inexplicable why she’d resign. Not run again, OK, but to quit mid-term with no extenuating circumstances it just doesn’t sit well.


132 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:47 PM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: cdchik123
end the dirty attacks on her and her family.

There is nothing in this world that I would want that would have me put my children through what the disgusting press has done to hers. At some point I would have to say enough, but that is just me. I just hope that she is leaving for family reasons and not some sort of brewing scandal. The press has been brutal, I don't know how they sleep at night!

133 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:59 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: OldDeckHand

Quitting to run for another office. This doesn’t bode well for the rest of the RINO’s


134 posted on 07/03/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: All

I can’t believe all the people who are underestimating this woman.


135 posted on 07/03/2009 12:56:45 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: OldDeckHand

Exactly.

The one thing I hate and small business owners like myself hate are those who quit and take their ball and go home. In particular in the face of a little adversity.

If she can’t handle Vanity Fair how in the hell is she going to handle the campaign in 2012?

She is done in my book and has proven to me that she does not have the leadership ability to lead any type of conservative comeback.


136 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:22 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Nita Nupress

Yep. Lots of new or unfamiliar screen names coming out of the woodwork, too.


137 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:22 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Deb

I’m hard pressed to come to a different conclusion that you on this.

If there isn’t a second shoe to drop on this, she’s taking advice from a very unreliable source.


138 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: Red Steel

No, the Mitt Romney Mafia is quite unhappy.


139 posted on 07/03/2009 12:58:10 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: lewisglad

My guess is that since Zero won’t give the defense missiles to her or Alaska, she’s getting out of Dodge!


140 posted on 07/03/2009 12:58:58 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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