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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: dfwgator
I agree. That's why a politician resigning is hard obstacle to overcome if trying to go for higher office.

Bob Dole resigned from the Senate to concentrate on running for President, and he lost big.

Joe Lieberman ran for both the Senate and Vice-President simultaneously.

-PJ

101 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t tell you are that lecherous and depraved.


102 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:01 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: Rational Thought

Probably some time off to contemplate and ready herself for her next move.


103 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:03 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: humblegunner

She doesn’t have the money. Lawyers are not free.


104 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:09 PM PDT by securityman
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To: cripplecreek
Still not voting for Romney

..LOL--right on CC

105 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:10 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: humblegunner

I am not going to pretend to know.


106 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: OrangeHoof

This is NOT good...


107 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:23 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: STARWISE

Maybe she’ll take the reins of the RNC and make it a Conservative party again — kick out the damn RINOs!


108 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:48 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: MrB

“All in,” as in she’s totally dedicating herself to saving the country from the illegal alien Communist?

Or “all in,” as in exhausted?


109 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:48 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: KoRn
OK. My initial shock has passed and the fear of imminent doom has passed.

This could actually be a brilliant move.

If her plan is to spend 2010 campaigning for die-hard conservatives for the 2010 elections, she could be drawing a line in the sand with the GOP, forcing them back to their roots.

Not only would this rally the conservative base for 2010 and hopefully get enough CONSERVATIVES in the houses to slow down this train wreck we are witnessing, it would give her the networking, the campaigning, and the exposure she needs to run — AND WIN — in 2012.

This could be part of a brilliant strategy. I hope I'm right. Quite frankly there aren't many out there that look good for 2012, except for DeMint and a couple of others.

110 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:50 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: All

Greta says she now has a SARAH-PAC formed two weeks ago....Let’s fill the coffers folks.


111 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I saw someone that didn’t take too kindly to that remark.

If some comment like that would bother SP (and it wouldn’t) instead of causing a belly laugh,

she doesn’t have a prayer.


112 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:04 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"If she’s going to be our next president, she has to start campaigning NOW!!

American don't like quitters. She's quitting. This bodes very ominously for her future political viability.

113 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (??? / Petraeus in '12)
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To: SolidWood

No, just a realist.


114 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a very, very savvy move.


115 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:19 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: MrB

Bing! We have a winner!

Some of the other posts/speculation here are utter garbage!


116 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:19 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: Oldexpat

> Maybe Zero has offered her a job in the administration. <

Well, it can’t be ambassador to Malta!


117 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Moonman62

Conservatives seem to be some of the most doom and gloomers anywhere. How bout hearing what she says rather than the pundiots?

Pray for America and Gov Palin


118 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:46 PM PDT by bray (Rope & Chains)
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To: Inspectorette

I think you are on target. Politics is a mean business and when you and your loved ones are in the cross hairs meaness becomes visciousness. Chalk up another win for the Dems’ politics of personal destruction.


119 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:59 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: dfwgator
Sarah is getting out of the kitchen.

Maybe she's building a house with a bigger & better kitchen.

120 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:00 PM PDT by carmody
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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 Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: MadIsh32

She may be quitting to focus on a presidential run....in that respect she’s not quitting, just moving on to better things...i hope this is why


141 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:04 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: MadIsh32

Give me a break. Let me guess, you’re a Savage fan and love Mitt Romney. lmao


142 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:25 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: teg_76

If she is running for President, she needs to say so TODAY!


143 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nita Nupress
I can’t believe all the people who are underestimating this woman.

Yes, she has what it takes to take on the liberals and the media.

144 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
"Quitting to run for another office. This doesn’t bode well for the rest of the RINO’s"

I don't know if I understand what you're saying. She quitting her job for which she was elected to run in an election that won't happen for another three years? That doesn't make sense. Why would she quit a job that only had a year left and would still give her two years to campaign for the presidency. This won't be well received by most of America.

I have a feeling that there's more to the story than what's been revealed.

145 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:52 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (??? / Petraeus in '12)
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To: MadIsh32

Just cause you keep repeating it does not make it true.


146 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:52 PM PDT by securityman
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To: lewisglad
The Dems tried to make Limbaugh their target like they did Gingrich a few years back.

That didn't work so they've turned to Palin.

She is a target as long as she continues as Gov. Every move she makes is ridiculed and it's hurting Alaska.

I think Palin is removing herself from the bulls-eye for now to deny the Dems their target. She will likely be back when she decides how to approach national office.

147 posted on 07/03/2009 12:59:52 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SolidWood
The RINOcrats are popping the champagne to early, kid.

You see a kid, cut him up and make cabrito.

148 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:02 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Nita Nupress; Dog Gone

Girl - thought you took an Arkansas dirt nap - great to see you!


149 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:13 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: LdSentinal
No, the Mitt Romney Mafia is quite unhappy.

Why? Just curious and surprised at what you said.

150 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:21 PM PDT by penowa
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