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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.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; bumblingnutter; fedindictmentcoming; palin; quitter; sarah; sarahpalin; sarapalin
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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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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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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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