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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: lewisglad
I listened to her entire announcement. It was honorable, it was direct, and it punctuated the insane politics of our day...it also punctuated her personal commitment to fight, and to do so when it would not distract further from her job as Governor and the foundation she has built there.

I am proud of her and support her. She is a great American.

I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.

GO SARAH GO!

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



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301 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:30 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Aquinasfan

Perhaps you missed it. She is resigning by the end of the month and turning over power to her LT Governor.


302 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:33 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: retrokitten
Sarah is crazy like a fox. She mentioned how much $$ Alaska has to pay, along with her personal $$ to defend herself. She in some way is protecting Alaska.

We will have to wait & see, but this move imho is quite calculated.

303 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:36 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: bluerose

Yep, see my post # 280.


304 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:16 PM PDT by penowa
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This clown talking now on FOX is from the LIBERAL Alaska Newspaper


305 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:22 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Cedric

I have a short keyboard.


306 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: MadIsh32
"You take away the newscycle from that over JULY 4th weekend?"

What news cycle?

Friday afternoons are notorious for news dumps. Right now, most people are concerned about getting their propane tanks filled for the weekend bbq or stocking up on suntan lotion. And it's not like the MSM was out shouting from the rooftops about the pathetic June job numbers anyway (as they would've been doing were Dubya still in office).

As for SP's motivation, I'll reserve judgment until I hear from Sarah herself. I'll let morons like Keith Olbermann partake in gleeful speculation.

307 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:22 PM PDT by mellow velo
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To: cdchik123

She may just be leaving politics all together. Resigning as a first term governor wouldn’t make sense politically to me. She may just want to raise her child and end the dirty attacks on her and her family.

I agree with you. I think she has had enough of todays modern politics. It’s enough to make anyone sick. Have a good life Sarah.


308 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:24 PM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: MadIsh32
You've got a point. It's a good thing George Washington never quit being a tobacco farmer, or there could have been a revolution some 233 years ago. What a mess that might have been.
309 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:30 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: STARWISE

Other people have had to face these problems as well. Did they all quit?

We’ve had the left say she’s over reacting to the criticisms of her, and I defended her on it. And then she quits.

Sorry, I’m just severely underwhelmed at the moment.


310 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: tiredoflaundry

ITA. She doesn’t do anything without a purpose.

Bill Kristol on Fox, “If I had to guess, I’d say we just saw the opening of the 2012 presidential race.”


311 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:49 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Diverdogz

Vaguely reminiscent of Nixon’s “Last Press Conference.”


312 posted on 07/03/2009 1:26:58 PM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: amishman

Hardly


313 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:06 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: OrangeHoof; My Favorite Headache; STARWISE; spectre; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; ...

Does anyone know if Sarah’s speech today (the entire speech) is posted on YouTube? Stupid Fox News was late the the ‘party’ and then cut off the video of Sarah’s speech mid-stream.


314 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:07 PM PDT by nutmeg (Sarah and Todd Palin and the Deadliest Catch captains should run this country)
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To: Heart of Georgia

It’s a very smart move. She will no longer have to spend time, money, and energy fighting the evil corrupt Demo pols in Alaska.

Now she can focus on the future.

Obama started his campaign in early 2007. It takes a whole two years now to mount a successful Presidential campaign.

Sarah has good advisors. She is shrewd and tough. Her resignation speech today sounded like a shot over the bow to initiate her Presidential campaign.


315 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:17 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to Iranian despots: "No hot dogs for you!")
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To: lewisglad

My bet is she is setting up to run for the House in 2010 to get national experience and exposure!


316 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:24 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: amishman
Vaguely reminiscent of Nixon’s “Last Press Conference.”

Good analogy.

317 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:32 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: dfwgator

No she doesn’t.


318 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:32 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Pride in the USA
Ping. At least someone is talking who might have some reason to know what's actually happening. If this is the meat of it, it's a very sad day.

Her brother is on Fox claiming that she is basically burnt out from all of the time she is spending defending herself. He says that Sarah and her staff spend more then 80% of their time on the stream of attacks rather then governing Alaska.

He says there is no ethics issues that are going to pop up and that she isn’t resigning to run for higher office.

319 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:34 PM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: retrokitten

Quitting her job with a speech like that isn’t the best way to begin a presidential campaign.


320 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:36 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: oldfart

Good, thoughtful post.

Many just want to kick her when she is down. As if she was ever treated with respect from any of them.

A politician has a right to privacy. And, knowing Obama, knowing the radical left, knowing the media, knowing the Clintons, and the democrats - why should the woman take all of that when even the GOP does not stand up for her?

She can be highly effective behind the scenes, and maybe she has big surprises for us in using her talents.


321 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:43 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: cripplecreek

Just my humble opinion ...

Romney-Huckabee is the best chance the Republicans have to stop the Obama machine in 2012.

That said, I will support ANY Republican against the Statist Frontman.


322 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:01 PM PDT by Guardians of the Constitution (What will we do without freedom?)
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To: SoCalPol

lotsa new names on this thread... ;0)


323 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:08 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: retrokitten
Bill Kristol on Fox, “If I had to guess, I’d say we just saw the opening of the 2012 presidential race.”

For once, I agree with Kristol.

Some people don't realize how much support she has. 3 weeks ago her supporters got two sponsors of David Letterman's show to drop their financial backing of that crap.

And they got Letterman to apologize.

324 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:11 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: retrokitten
Bill Kristol on Fox, “If I had to guess, I’d say we just saw the opening of the 2012 presidential race.”

Yup.

Bwah hah hah hah hah.

325 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:15 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Heart of Georgia

Right, there is all kinds of time to accomplish other things. She can write her book, unencumbered by being a sitting governor. She can travel the country rallying support, raising funds, campaigning for other conservatives. Even now, every time she opens her mouth, the news will be there to record it.

And her Lt Governor now has time to adjust to the job and win the seat in the next election.

Just a few thoughts.


326 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:15 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

That she was doing what was best for Alaska and the USA. Also, the timing of the announcement (friday afternoon) indicates to me she wants to do this as quietly as possible as she has further ambitions.


327 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:15 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: STARWISE

She will get mocked for this as well, sadly. It is already starting. This dude on Fox from the Anchorage Daily News is a real jerk!


328 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:18 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: sybilll

If she’s happy and her family is happy, I’m happy. : )


329 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:18 PM PDT by LucyJo ("...guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism...". George Washington)
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To: DoughtyOne

Ya said you were gonna leave it there.

So, leave it there!


330 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:19 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: lewisglad
Just saw her announcement shown on Fox.

She seems to be saying two things. First, she is claiming what she ran on has been accomplished. Second, she is saying as she plans to move on to new things, she's not going to do it on the backs of Alaska taxpayers - they pay for a full time governor and deserve exactly that.

Maybe a beginning to "the campaign", and if so it is groundbreaking.

331 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:54 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (He must fail.)
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To: Guardians of the Constitution

Beat it, troll.


332 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:56 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: nutmeg

It looks like the speech is still going on...


333 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: piytar
My bet is she is setting up to run for the House in 2010 to get national experience and exposure!

What?!

334 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:10 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: amishman

Yeah, the libs won’t have her to kick around anymore.


335 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:17 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: bereanway

Could she not have done this NEXT week?

I mean seriously, July 4th weekend and you quit with a “woe is me” speech? My goodness


336 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:14 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: penelopesire

yes he is


337 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:20 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: penelopesire

The in-studio guy is a jerk, too. She still has more experience then O.


338 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:20 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: tiredoflaundry

I agree, trolls and wishful thinkers


339 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:24 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: sybilll

I think she’s following through with her beliefs - her stepping down would benefit Alaska. Too much time and money that should be going to benefit Alaska is being diverted to defending false accusations. She isn’t following traditional lame duck governors.

I got the feeling that she is still going to be about the business of building up our country, and those who support liberty.


340 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:27 PM PDT by Marmolade
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To: Guardians of the Constitution
Romney-Huckabee is the best chance the Republicans have to stop the Obama machine in 2012.

Hi retard.
341 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:30 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: penelopesire
This dude on Fox from the Anchorage Daily News is a real jerk!

That newspaper hates Palin with a passion.

342 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: mewzilla
Write books.

Travel the country helping get conservatives elected.

Maybe do some TV commentary.

______________________________

The onslaught against her by the Left just backfired on them - big time!

343 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:18 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: lewisglad
I don't like this and this will be something I consider in 2012 if she does run for president.

There's 18 months left in her four year term. It was a four year contract, and she's quitting. I expected better from her. If she plans on running for president, she should have announced that she plans on finishing up her term and not running for re-election.

I'm wondering though if she just wants out of elected politics. After the way the left and some of the elite on the "right" treated her, I don't blame her.

344 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:48 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: Al B.
I'm glad you see it that way. I must admit when I first heard it my stomach dropped. Then when I listened to the video I agree that she is totally committed to a national role. She doesn't need the BS in AK. Just like Reagan was better off being free from the CA governorship.

The media seems happy but confused. Sorta like the hunter in Jurassic Park going after the raptor.......he thought he had her until she sneaked up on him.....and then it was too late......she killed him.......his last words were "clever girl"........and like the raptor, she will kill the left....and their dying words will be "clever girl,Sarah"

345 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:55 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Cedric

These guys on Fox are annoying. Back to Twilight Zone marathon.


346 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:18 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: LdSentinal

Ooh, the rat on FOX says it doesn’t look good for Palin and it’s wide open field for Republicans in 2012, but it open for Romney. LoL!


347 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:32 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: lewisglad
I'm surprised, but after hearing her explanation, I think she made the right call.

My prayers are with you, Mrs. Palin. Go kick some liberal ass, full time.
348 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:37 PM PDT by Antoninus (Palin 2012)
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To: retrokitten

Sarah’s young enough to run for president in 2016, or even 2020. Heck, in 2024 she’ll only be sixty. There’s plenty of time...


349 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:40 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: MadIsh32

Give it a rest.

You’re like a dog with a bone.


350 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:47 PM PDT by Cedric
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