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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: 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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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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Gee .. I don’t see a teleprompter.


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