Skip to comments.Palin to RESIGN as Alaska Governor
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.
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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.
Don’t tell you are that lecherous and depraved.
Probably some time off to contemplate and ready herself for her next move.
She doesn’t have the money. Lawyers are not free.
..LOL--right on CC
I am not going to pretend to know.
This is NOT good...
Maybe she’ll take the reins of the RNC and make it a Conservative party again — kick out the damn RINOs!
“All in,” as in she’s totally dedicating herself to saving the country from the illegal alien Communist?
Or “all in,” as in exhausted?
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.
Greta says she now has a SARAH-PAC formed two weeks ago....Lets fill the coffers folks.
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.
American don't like quitters. She's quitting. This bodes very ominously for her future political viability.
No, just a realist.
It’s a very, very savvy move.
Bing! We have a winner!
Some of the other posts/speculation here are utter garbage!
> Maybe Zero has offered her a job in the administration. <
Well, it can’t be ambassador to Malta!
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
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.
Maybe she's building a house with a bigger & better kitchen.
She realizes the Republic is doomed, and she knows what comes next.
All in - gambling term, I guess.
Taking the leap of faith and obedience.
Wanna bet. I have $500.00 cash says she aint out of it by a long shot, anytime, anyplace.
Me too. This is not a good development by any measure.
Palin made the announcement flanked by Parnell and most, if not all, of her cabinet.
First she has to prove she actually IS a conservative
Something she hasn’t even come close to yet, in particular with economics.
Walking to Russia?
LOL. No, she’s running away to the Bahamas with me. Sigh.
In your neck of woods maybe.
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.
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.
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!
Quitting to run for another office. This doesn’t bode well for the rest of the RINO’s
I can’t believe all the people who are underestimating this woman.
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.
Yep. Lots of new or unfamiliar screen names coming out of the woodwork, too.
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.
No, the Mitt Romney Mafia is quite unhappy.
My guess is that since Zero won’t give the defense missiles to her or Alaska, she’s getting out of Dodge!
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
Give me a break. Let me guess, you’re a Savage fan and love Mitt Romney. lmao
If she is running for President, she needs to say so TODAY!
Yes, she has what it takes to take on the liberals and the media.
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.
Just cause you keep repeating it does not make it true.
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.
You see a kid, cut him up and make cabrito.
Girl - thought you took an Arkansas dirt nap - great to see you!
Why? Just curious and surprised at what you said.