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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: penowa

They will still be scared, Sarah didn’t die.


251 posted on 07/03/2009 1:16:50 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: sybilll

Why is she so breathless? What’s going on?


252 posted on 07/03/2009 1:16:50 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: All

from Twitter:

AKGovSarahPalin We’ll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election... this is in Alaska’s best interest, my family’s happy... it is good, stay tuned


253 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:04 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: hoosiermama

I’m with you. Due to the location of Alaska she cannot run for president and be in the lower 48 at the same time. I think this is a “bold, fresh” move. I’ll wait to hear the rest of the story before I write her off. And then I’ll start donating.


254 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:25 PM PDT by carmody
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To: MadIsh32

Ok, so you have a problem with Sarah’s actions - so what.

I have a problem with Obama’s actions.

I do not intend to try and throw blockades in the path of potential candidates for the GOP or conservatism.

And, gee, I don’t expect to totally agree with each and every decision a GOP candidate makes.
I care that they will lead this country faithfully and not be one of those destroying it.

Have fun with trying to tear down Sarah or anyother. Such an utter waste of FR space and our purpose to defeat Obama’s agenda.


255 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:33 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: retrokitten

LOL

Talking about the press so much is ridiculous. In particular with animals around

What the hell is she doing?

The sheep making the background noise are the same sheep that are behind her here on FR


256 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:40 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: America2012
All the potential 2012 candidates for the GOP have been dropping like flies lately. Chicago thug politics at work.

Sanford's bizarre escapades were hardly the work of "Chicago thug politics". He's personally responsible for his own behavior and the consequences.

257 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:42 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: MadIsh32
This is not one of her finer speaking performances.

Sounds way too emotional

I remember the day I told my boss I was resigning from a job I'd held for eighteen years. (Personal reasons combined with a restructuring I did not agree with.) I started to break up a bit. I don't blame the woman for being emotional. It shows she's human.

258 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:45 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Do you guys get a cubicle or do you Astroturf from Starbucks? How’s the weather in Chicago today? What’s that job pay?"

I'm sorry you feel that way. But, if you think it's astroturfing to believe that this is a HUGE mistake on Palin's part, then you've lost touch with reality.

I was a huge Palin supporter, up until about 20 minutes ago. I'm disappointed beyond belief. But, quitting your job is not a path to the Presidency. It's just not.

259 posted on 07/03/2009 1:17:49 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (??? / Petraeus in '12)
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To: penowa

half a million in legal bills!


260 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:01 PM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: af_vet_1981

Have I mentioned how I feel about RINOs and Moderates?

They’re lying manipulative bottom feeding scum who will happily hand a seat to the democrats in hopes that they can use fear to put a seat in RINO hands next time around.

Sounds to me like you’re trying to use fear already.


261 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Ouch. She sounds like she is whining. Not a very Presidential performance at all.


262 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:31 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: GATOR NAVY

Well, after seeing this - I fired up the cable news looking for the spin///

A couple called this a bold and calculaed gamble for a run for Prez in 2012. So, from that, only time will tell

But I will also say this - In America, nobody likes a quitter. GEN G. Patton said it best:
America loves a winner. America will not tolerate a loser.

And many equate quitting with losing.

OTOH, Patton also said
I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

SO time will tell.


263 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:36 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: MadIsh32

You don’t like her. We get it. Thanks for sharing.


264 posted on 07/03/2009 1:18:42 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Got to be nerves. Even her family didn’t know until a couple hours ago. Being the secretive type doesn’t seem her style. Must have made her unnerved.


265 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:14 PM PDT by sybilll
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To: ClancyJ

I talk about Obama’s actions in the appropriate threads

This about Ms. Palin. I am looking for leadership from “conservatives”

Quiting on July 4th weekend is NOT leadership.

Making a rambling speech amongst barn yard animals is now getting embarrassing.


266 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:27 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: angkor
>>>It is a complement to say that she’s not cut out for the despicable and degenerate world of contemporary national politics in America.<<<
—You're right. Any upstanding decent people on the Federal level are now a mere handful. We have become a republic led by the corrupt and incompetent.
267 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:36 PM PDT by Shqipo ((A new tagline is currently under construction))
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To: ecomcon
Friday release means bad news.

Maybe, but she's not resigning ASAP; she delayed her resignation until July 26, which is a Sunday.

268 posted on 07/03/2009 1:19:48 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: teg_76

Listening to her announcement....sounds like she’s got future ambitions to me...


269 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:07 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: bluerose

Yup. She was being bankrupted by frivolous lawsuits. She’s regrouping. It’s a game of chess now.


270 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:20 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: retrokitten
AKGovSarahPalin We’ll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election... this is in Alaska’s best interest, my family’s happy... it is good, stay tuned

Boy, that sure sounds to me like she's taking a leaf from book of Krauthammer...

271 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:21 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: lewisglad

Without reading through all 230+ posts so far in this thread, I can pretty well assume everybody has a theory about her motives.

I don’t.

She’s a human being and she’s been put through a meat-grinder for the past 8 or 9 months. Very few of us could survive such a test. Perhaps she’s more like us than we thought. Perhaps — like many of us — her family is more important than the fickle approval of the Republican party.

Again, I don’t know. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.

One thing I do know though... I won’t vote for Romney.


272 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:35 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: bereanway

What did Todd state? I missed that.


273 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:39 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: Dysart
I’ve never heard her rush through a speech like this.

I agree, it is not well rehearsed.

274 posted on 07/03/2009 1:20:53 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: MadIsh32

only elitist are offended by barn yard animal noise....go get a latte on 5th avenue...


275 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:02 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: SeekAndFind

I think there’s a tendency to go off the cuff here, so I’ll tone it down a bit. I don’t care for it, but perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised how this turns out.

My thoughts tend toward your own though.


276 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: DoughtyOne; MrB

Have faith.

She faced reality, and the costs to
her, her family and her time serving
her state for her to continue to be
the media’s/libs’ pinata after Pres.
George W. Bush.

It is a move of faith.

Gee .. I don’t see a teleprompter.


277 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:20 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: ClancyJ

Palin haters come out of the wood work.


278 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ASOC

lmao! You’ll be out there voting for her in 2012...or Mitt...lmao


279 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:53 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Santorum repaid $ for his 5 (?) kids who were living in VA and being home schooled by his wife through an online school the State of PA runs for shut-ins, kids temporarily living out of state, etc. If the Senator from PA can’t claim that his kids are residents of PA living out-of-state because he has to have a residence near his work, who can? He just ended up repaying them with the local school district threatening him with lawsuits because they hammered him in the PA papers daily like he was stealing from the taxpayers. Yep, they ground him into nothingness, but it’s just an OLD left tactic, not a new one.


280 posted on 07/03/2009 1:21:57 PM PDT by penowa
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To: bray
How bout hearing what she says rather than the pundiots?

She really didn't say anything other than that she's resigning. She has no one but herself to blame that the pundits are running wild with speculation, because she left a big vacuum that the news media has no choice but to instantly fill with whatever it can scrounge up.

281 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:13 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: All

I HATE WHEN FOX ALWAYS CUTS OFF THE PRESSER !!! SHUT UP!


282 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:45 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 think this is an interesting move.

So long as she’s governer of Alaska, she will be constrained by parochial issues and distracted from her presidential ambitions.

If she’s running for president, this might be the best move. Yes, her critics will paint this as quitting. Her supporters will continue to support.

But running for President will require her to meet the lower 48. I’m sure she realizes that there’s a large part of the population that does not connect with her. She certainly knows that her time should not be spent studying to be a policy wonk. Romney will kill her on policy debates. Instead, her strength is in connecting with her audience. She cannot do that constantly defending herself in Alaska.

Personally, I would have liked her to “disappear” for awhile only to unveil herself later. I think now is way too soon to be actively campaigning for President.


283 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:48 PM PDT by foobarred (Disclaimer: I have a right to be stupid and wrong. Please don't legislate that right from me.)
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To: STARWISE
Gee .. I don’t see a teleprompter.

LoL!

284 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:48 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ASOC

“But I will also say this - In America, nobody likes a quitter. GEN G. Patton said it best:
America loves a winner. America will not tolerate a loser.

And many equate quitting with losing.”

Exactly. One thing conservatives don’t do is quit.


285 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:52 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Red Steel

Yep. As I said up thread, a lot of unfamiliar screen names and recent sign on dates.


286 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:02 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: lewisglad
Great speech. She's "not running for re-election." A lot different from resigning. She's preparing to run for president. Man, I love her tone. She's free of the McCain campaign, the muzzle's off, and she's going after the big dogs.

I love it. KICK ASS Sarah!

287 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:13 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: carmody
Is this to help the Lt Gov get time in as Gov so he can be reelected?
288 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:23 PM PDT by missthethunder
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To: Red Steel

more hateful liberal lawsuits probably coming down the pike and she’s had enough. I don’t blame her.


289 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:33 PM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: ClancyJ

Madish is a Romney troll and a asshat.


290 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:46 PM PDT by securityman
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To: dfwgator
That's politics, that's why Harry Truman said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Sarah is getting out of the kitchen.

Truman dealt with politics of the day, which were not mean spirited, vile, slanderous, libel and in most cases outright lies.

Palin deals with the politics of personal destruction perfected by the liberal left.

Truman never faced that and if he did the party would back him up, as opposed the GOP party actually turning the knife in Palin's back

291 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:01 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: STARWISE

Why are the lines you type so short?


292 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:02 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: humblegunner

humblegunner, I swear you are something else. LOL


293 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: upsdriver

“Just heard Bill Kristol say that Sarah Palin may be crazy like a fox, and could be a shrewd decision. I tend to agree.”

I also agree. They’ve put a lot of effort into discrediting her, and from all appearances they were getting ready to put her through the beltway shredder and end it once and for all. By the time they finished, there wouldn’t be anything to launch a presidential run from. She just outsmarted them.


294 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:19 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: OldDeckHand

Just like you’ve been a HUGE conservative for what? a month now, right? I know you guys think we’re all hicks and junior high dropouts, but that’s painting with an awful broad brush. OTOH: If you are truly a Palin fan, you should know that it’s almost impossible to be the governor of a large, far-flung state that is not connected to the lower 48 and run for the presidency. She chose her path, be happy for her and for the Republic.


295 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken)
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To: Senator Pardek
Hey, nice to see you too! I've been fightin foreign hackers at the .edu. Finally had to hire a lawyer so i think we've reached a truce now. If you see any bizarre comments under this screen name, then i was wrong. ;-)
296 posted on 07/03/2009 1:24:41 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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Other candidates have wanted her to speak at their rallys and fund raising.

she can now do this and have more national exposure
She just got back from Europe visiting Alaska National Guardsmen


297 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:08 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: oldfart

Latest from Twitter: 8 mins ago

AKGovSarahPalinWe’ll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election... this is in Alaska’s best interest, my family’s happy... it is good, stay tuned

And, no way I am voting for Romney either.


298 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:16 PM PDT by sybilll
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To: securityman

Romney doesn’t know what to with Palin for 2012. Probably hope for Huckabee to come in and split the conservative vote, so he takes the nomination - a la McCain in 2008.


299 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:26 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: securityman

LOL. A Romney troll?

Prove to me where I support Mittens in any way.

FYI, until 2 weeks ago, I was a big Sanford guy. You can go back and see me trashing him plenty to.

I don’t tolerate this type of behavior from conservatives, and I tend to be very hard on conservatives when they do dumb things because I expect better

This is a dumb decision, it was a terrible speech amongst animals, and you are gonna have to convince me that someone did not cut the feed from her rambling thoughts.


300 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:28 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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