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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They will still be scared, Sarah didn’t die.
Why is she so breathless? What’s going on?
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
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.
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.
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
Sanford's bizarre escapades were hardly the work of "Chicago thug politics". He's personally responsible for his own behavior and the consequences.
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.
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.
half a million in legal bills!
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.
Ouch. She sounds like she is whining. Not a very Presidential performance at all.
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.
You don’t like her. We get it. Thanks for sharing.
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.
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.
Maybe, but she's not resigning ASAP; she delayed her resignation until July 26, which is a Sunday.
Listening to her announcement....sounds like she’s got future ambitions to me...
Yup. She was being bankrupted by frivolous lawsuits. She’s regrouping. It’s a game of chess now.
Boy, that sure sounds to me like she's taking a leaf from book of Krauthammer...
Without reading through all 230+ posts so far in this thread, I can pretty well assume everybody has a theory about her motives.
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.
What did Todd state? I missed that.
I agree, it is not well rehearsed.
only elitist are offended by barn yard animal noise....go get a latte on 5th avenue...
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.
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.
Palin haters come out of the wood work.
lmao! You’ll be out there voting for her in 2012...or Mitt...lmao
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.
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.
I HATE WHEN FOX ALWAYS CUTS OFF THE PRESSER !!! SHUT UP!
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.
“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.
Yep. As I said up thread, a lot of unfamiliar screen names and recent sign on dates.
I love it. KICK ASS Sarah!
more hateful liberal lawsuits probably coming down the pike and she’s had enough. I don’t blame her.
Madish is a Romney troll and a asshat.
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
Why are the lines you type so short?
humblegunner, I swear you are something else. LOL
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.