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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: Clint N. Suhks
Andrea Mitchell reporting Sarahcuda is leaving politics all together.

Even though I believe that she is leaving politics, I certainly put NO credibility in anything Mitchell has to say about Palin. How the heck would she know? Wishful thinking IMO.

401 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:43 PM PDT by penowa
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To: SoCalPol; retrokitten

I hope Andrea is wrong.


402 posted on 07/03/2009 1:43:20 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( "we live in the greatest country in the world, help me change it." BHO, Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: MadIsh32

If she did it next weekend I’d bet you’d still be whining.


403 posted on 07/03/2009 1:43:27 PM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

And why does she have to cater to the media?

I suggest she never tell them anything - work through the internet.

Just maybe, she will corral our efforts to find, recruit, and promote conservative candidates, and to reveal and clean up the corruption in Washington. She would have tons of followers - we just need a leader.


404 posted on 07/03/2009 1:43:31 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: Royal Wulff

Oh, yes.

Brothers on blogs are the most credible kind.


405 posted on 07/03/2009 1:43:47 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

YOU again? Seems you’re against everyONE and everyTHING.

What are you FOR? WHO are you FOR?


406 posted on 07/03/2009 1:43:47 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

FWIW, I think if the gov was planning on leaving politics, she’d’ve said so.


407 posted on 07/03/2009 1:44:37 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

She’s wrong. Andrea didn’t listen to her speech at all. She said she will work to support people who want to serve in and out of Alaska.


408 posted on 07/03/2009 1:44:47 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: penowa
Andrea Mitchell says she has sources in the Palin camp, that's all I know.
409 posted on 07/03/2009 1:44:54 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( "we live in the greatest country in the world, help me change it." BHO, Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: ClancyJ

Because nobody has ever won a major elective office without catering to the media. If she’s out for good, then obviously she doesn’t need to cater to the media, but she should be aware that failing to provide a plausible explanation will result in wild speculation in the media.


410 posted on 07/03/2009 1:45:16 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: ScreamingFist

“Good lord, this thread is a@@deep in noobs and trolls.....how to I get a job trolling DU?”

LOL....Best to ignore them or report them if they get out of hand.


411 posted on 07/03/2009 1:45:23 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: bereanway

Somewhat promising. Thanks for the info.


412 posted on 07/03/2009 1:45:48 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: AFreeBird

“Sarah isn’t quitting anything. She’s just prepping for a new battlefield.”

Excellent.


413 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:16 PM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

So she says. If Andrea told me the sky was blue, I’d go out and look just to be sure.


414 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:20 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: mick
She's outgrown Alaska, mick. Even my somewhat apolitical wife thinks that.

As much as she loves her state, she's free. Lots of people pronouncing her political demise right now. They thought that about her when she resigned as Oil & Gas Commissioner as well. Frank Murkowki was left wondering what hit him a little later. LOL.

She said a few weeks ago, "Politically, if I die, I die." My ears should have perked up a little more when she said that. Whatever happens to her from here forward, she'll be at peace with it. That comes from her faith. God bless her.

415 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:37 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Andrea Mitchell says she has sources in the Palin camp, that's all I know.

Yeah, and I have sources in the Obama White House. /s

416 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:49 PM PDT by penowa
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To: HotLead61; humblegunner

He likes Flipper McRomney’s underwear fetish?


417 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:51 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

Right. Because as a lame duck she won’t be able to accomplish anything else during her term.

By turning it over to Parnell, he can run as a sitting governor, he will have political capital to accomplish goals for Alaska, and he will likely win. This gives Palin good protection from the rear as she advances on national politics.

Consider if a Dem wins Alaska governor’s race. Endless stream of BS will come out of Alaska about Palin.

I think it’s a shrewd move on her part and I support her.


418 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:59 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: retrokitten

Seriously, Freepers need to stop watching MSDNC.


419 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:13 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Peter ODonnell

>>>Whatever happens, I doubt that Palin’s political career is over. I think it may only just be beginning, in fact.

I’d lov e to see her tell the Republican party to screw themselves and run an honest, conservative platform - one that stands up for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - smaller government, lower taxes...


420 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:25 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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To: securityman

Well, he does Romney no favors playing those games.

You would think people would realize that tearing down one of those we like, makes us defend them, not turn against them.

I like Sarah, I will like Sarah no matter what any say. I saw something in Sarah I liked and I don’t see that in the other politicians.


421 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:28 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Andrea Mitchell says she has sources in the Palin camp...

Note to Ms. Mitchell: I think you just outsmarted yourself.

422 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:42 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I hope Andrea is wrong.


And Andrea Mitchell is your lodestar because she has been riht so many, many times in the past?

She’s an ‘effin’ dem hack and has always been one.

sheesh


423 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:56 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Royal Wulff

Interesting perspective.


424 posted on 07/03/2009 1:48:03 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: HotLead61
What are you FOR? WHO are you FOR?

Let's take that question into context.

Palin has just bailed out. That much we know.

Being "for" Palin is now, it seems, a moot point.

And consider yourself fortunate for I do not often answer questions from six-month n00bs.

425 posted on 07/03/2009 1:48:26 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: STARWISE

Whoa...just walked in the house to this news.

Not sure what to think yet- especially after finding out she’s handing over to the lt gov...


426 posted on 07/03/2009 1:48:38 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I don’t think in a million years anyone close to Sarah Palin would be a confident of that #itch Andrea Mitchell.


427 posted on 07/03/2009 1:48:56 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ClancyJ

Only proof you need of how afraid the msm and liberal elites are of Sarah Palin was all the attacks they tried at her. The Vanity fair article is clear proof.

She could be planning to prepare herself to run for president. The media is brutal and unfair.

She said “It’s been pretty insane” as governor. Palin was treated worse than most people in politics. Just saying.


428 posted on 07/03/2009 1:48:56 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: penelopesire

“Good lord, this thread is a@@deep in noobs and trolls.....how to I get a job trolling DU?”

LOL....Best to ignore them or report them if they get out of hand.

Or, you could be like me, and get banned after my 4th post. I got my money’s worth on those 4 though. Fun times.


429 posted on 07/03/2009 1:49:06 PM PDT by sybilll
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To: LdSentinal

Does that mean I have to stop watching Lockdown and To Catch a Predator Marathons??? :-(


430 posted on 07/03/2009 1:49:10 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Eaker

Good grief, are there any attractive liberals? No wonder they’re so bitter and angry.


431 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:28 PM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: ClancyJ

i think your post was meant for someone else.....i agree with you


432 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:43 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: mick

Yup. I don’t know if she has a plan (or a chance) for a Presidential bid in the near future, but she does have a place on the national stage and deservedly so.


433 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:48 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (He must fail.)
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To: AFreeBird
Sarah isn’t quitting anything. She’s just prepping for a new battlefield.

Please be so.

Can't remember when I have been this disappointed before.

Now, she will have a harder driving the rest of the Rebuplicans to the right.

They'll just try to out 0bama 0bama.

Sarah, go national and fast.

434 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:48 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan (Liberals do not view the book 1984 as a warning but as a textbook.)
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To: humblegunner
Palin has just bailed out. That much we know.

Amd people don't think Romney bailed out? He bailed out too as governor in 2005 to run for President.

435 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:59 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: mewzilla

I agree.

I listed to the speech—well, what they aired on FOX, and it sounds to me as if she thinks that Alaskans would be better served if they had a governor that could actually concentrate on doing that job, instead of consistently having to fight ethics complaints, etc. on the their dime.

The left may be celebrating that they were able to force Gov. Palin out of politics, but they really should be careful what they wish for. I think this is quite possibly a whole new beginning. Perhaps she really is our present day Esther. We will soon find out.


436 posted on 07/03/2009 1:51:34 PM PDT by Shelayne (Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty that was, and is, and IS TO COME!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I hope Andrea is wrong.

Mitchell is a propagandist.

437 posted on 07/03/2009 1:51:34 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: GATOR NAVY

I would be less concerned IF

She was on the oil and gas comission and when she didn’t get what she wanted - she quit. The publicity gave her a good start on her run for Gov.

Don’t know if that trick will work twice.... esp with 3 years before the election.


438 posted on 07/03/2009 1:52:00 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: retrokitten

Chris Hansen: “Take a seat and watch MSDNC.”


439 posted on 07/03/2009 1:52:18 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: mewzilla
Those in the Palin camp are not *the enemy within* such as those in the McCain campaign. I would be extremely dubious that any friend of Gov. Palin would be telling Mitchell, of all presstitutes, FIRST an actuality.

How about some psychological double-speak ... perhaps those in the Palin camp did tell Mitchell what she claims, but did so in order to get the presswhores to sniff somewhere else. What do you think?

440 posted on 07/03/2009 1:52:22 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: lewisglad

I trust Gov. Palin’s judgment and leadership. She is free to soar politically (make the run for the White House in 2012; or soar fiancially—bookdeal? Or combine the two (kinda like that Former Unior Senator from Ilinois).

I foresee great things for this talented American woman.

New taggy below, in honor of Sarah...


441 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("We are not retreating. Just advancing in another direction." Gen. Douglas McArthur)
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To: Eaker
Yes. I meant to say, prior to this I'm not aware...

-PJ

442 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Royal Wulff
What a sorry ass excuse. So what's the lesson? Let your enemies hound you out of office? So all the Rats have to do is file bogus complaints and she folds? That's how she deals with it? Instead of going back at them and beating them she quits??

Pathetic!

443 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:26 PM PDT by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: OldDeckHand
In point of fact, Washington never quit growing tobacco, or quit distilling whiskey or several other entrepreneurial enterprises he was involved in. All throughout his Presidency, he continued owning his farming and distilling business.

Granted. Still (pardon the pun), the distinction remains that owning is not the same as doing.
444 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:35 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: GATOR NAVY

If someone is in a position which is hurting her state, why would it be considered a bad move to quit? If she would be more effective in helping bring conservative values back to our country, back to our government by not being a governor, why is that bad? Maybe she’s got more guts and integrity than any can believe in because it’s so hard to find in our society anymore.

I think there are good things to come. Maybe not what people expect, but overall will be beneficial.


445 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:36 PM PDT by Marmolade
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bookmark


446 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Shelayne

After what the left has done to the gov over the last few months, I have only three words for the ‘Rats if Palin does indeed run: God help ya.


447 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:53 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: LdSentinal
Amd people don't think Romney bailed out? He bailed out too as governor in 2005 to run for President.

And thank goodness he failed. Can you imagine a cultist like that in the White House?

448 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:04 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: LdSentinal
Chris Hansen: “Take a seat and watch MSDNC.”

LMAO But what about this Wendy's I brought?? ;-)

449 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:20 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: The Hound Passer

Well then, I guess ol’ George Washington was a quitter too! (Not!)He resigned his commission after the war, and went back home! Then, they practically had to twist his arms to come back into politics again!

He was getting tired of being away from home, but he did his duty as Pres. as best as he could, once he did win. He was a wonderful leader, considering that he wasn’t raised to be “king”, even if it was for just a 4 year term. He had no precedent. Once in the presidency, he apparently planned to resign, and let J. Adams take over! (that’s what I’d read once, anyway)

Of course, we all know he won, filled his term, then went on for another term. They had to twist his arms to run for that second term. He knew that politics was a cutthroat world anyway! If he had still been a young man, he would’ve relished it, he did initially! However, he was really tired and burnt out after that.


450 posted on 07/03/2009 1:55:06 PM PDT by dsutah
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