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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: humblegunner

Sixteen seconds!

LOL!


551 posted on 07/03/2009 2:45:33 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: GreyMountainReagan
Read Post #12

Now, I'm REALLY happy! ; )

552 posted on 07/03/2009 2:45:53 PM PDT by LucyJo ("...guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism...". George Washington)
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To: SoCalPol

Exactly right. She couldn’t do what she wanted from a desk in Alaska. There is no doubt she has had a tremendously positive impact on Alaska. But she’s seen enough in the lower 48 to know that she can be a positive voice here as well. At the very least, she could become the female version of MLK. At the very best, she could become our Maggie Thatcher.


553 posted on 07/03/2009 2:45:54 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: greyfoxx39

That clown lives 10 miles from me here in San Diego.
He doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell


554 posted on 07/03/2009 2:45:55 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Eaker
Sixteen seconds!

Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ.

We'd best pick one.

555 posted on 07/03/2009 2:47:45 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: jpsb
ok took me a while to figure this out. Sarah is breaking the mold, she is picking the battlefield rather then let the enemy laid siege to her in Alaska. She is not quiting, she is going on the offensive, she can't do that fighting endless trivial law suits as the governor of Alaska.

That's probably why she felt she had to do this. It's going to come back to bite her in the *ss nonetheless. While "I'm going to get started by cutting and running" isn't "Meet my Brazilian mistress"-bad, it's in the "I voted for it before I flip-flopped and voted against it"-John-Kerry-league.


556 posted on 07/03/2009 2:48:50 PM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: paul544

Pathetic?

Do you have a frickin clue what these 17 bogus complaints have cost her personally - 1/2 a million dollars to defend them!!!!

The Palin’s are not rich and the GOP sure the hell has not helped her.

She’s won every single one of the ethics complaints against her, all 17 of them. It’s not one, it’s 17 with even more promised.

She had an ethics complaint for holding a fish.
A complaint for answering reporters questions

When a legal defense fund was started in her name just like Clinton et al have, another ethics complaint was filed for that!!

These piece of crap complaints have cost the state of Alaska 3 million dollars!

They’ve almost bankrupted her family.

At least know the story before you make such ridiculous statements. I’d like to see the people on here who are calling her a quitter have to shell out $500,000 with even more complaints coming down the pike and see what they would do.

Now she’s a private citizen who can do more good for this country then sitting behind a governors desk making a yearly salary that didn’t even cover the legal bills of the first ethics complaint.

This is not the last we will see of Sarah Palin, I hope her next step is to go after the people who have tried to bankrupt her family.


557 posted on 07/03/2009 2:49:25 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: humblegunner
All you have to do is listen to Sarah and take her at her word

"I'm bailing out! You betcha!"

Did you read or listen to her speech? "Bailing out" wasn't mentioned. It is post# 489 on this thread.

558 posted on 07/03/2009 2:50:15 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: humblegunner

I like Gov Palin, but this is bizarre.


559 posted on 07/03/2009 2:50:54 PM PDT by Betis70 (Keep working serf, Zero's in charge)
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To: LucyJo; GreyMountainReagan

This is not the speech of a quitter. This is the speech of someone who is looking forward, to bigger and better things, for her nation.


560 posted on 07/03/2009 2:50:57 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: humblegunner; Eaker

My original signup date was in early 1998, just after Drudge broke the Monica Lewinsky story.

I went to Drudge because the site had been referenced on the radio. Subsequently, I saw the link for “Free Republic” and was intrigued. I clicked the link, liked what I saw, and signed up shortly after that.

My original screen name was “seeker”. Perhaps one of you might remember me, maybe not. I even went toe-to-toe with “ash”, “ashisalive” (or whoever else he became after he had been repeatedly banned by JimRob) a few times.

I have explained this before to others. Do either of you need me to list the names of several Freepers who were active at that time, but no longer?

It’s highly unfortunate that I had to take a necessary hiatus from this Forum for a few years, but it could not be avoided. Otherwise, my sign-up date would be among one of the earliest here.


561 posted on 07/03/2009 2:50:58 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: humblegunner
She did not say she was bailing out. She said she was taking her message of conservative government on the road, not for herself but for other conservative candidates. She also said that fighting bullshit lawsuits was taking too much of her time as governor of Alaska, that she had pasted the agenda she promised Alaska and that Alaska would be better served if she stepped down. All true.
562 posted on 07/03/2009 2:51:25 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb
“All you have to do is listen to Sarah and take her at her word and you know exactly what and why she is doing. Go Sarah!”

If she says she is going to help the whole country and not just Alaska, she means it. She is not going away, we are going to see allot more of her, and she will not be muzzled by McCain camp. With ZerO destroying the country at light-speed, the ongoing world apology for our audacity to fight for others freedom, and making us all feel like a beaten dogs, her voice and ideas will be a breath of fresh Alaskan air.

563 posted on 07/03/2009 2:52:13 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: humblegunner

That is all I ever asked for, and I appreciate an honest answer, which you really didn’t have to give after all.

I can respect that answer, and I do. I would only hope that you could try to be more positive.


564 posted on 07/03/2009 2:53:00 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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time to find SarahPAC and donate


565 posted on 07/03/2009 2:53:52 PM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: Eaker
Did you read or listen to her speech?

Yep, heard the whole thing on the fake Hannity show.

I reckon it could go either way. Too early to tell but
not to early to sass folks who think they know all the answers.

566 posted on 07/03/2009 2:54:15 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: LADY J

Not only was it people in her state filing the charges the person who has filed the most is an official blogger for the DNC.

Obama, Soros along with the rest of the sleazy democratic party funded these bogus complaints and financed them.

It’s time to the destroy the cancer set upon this country, the DNC and all that support them.


567 posted on 07/03/2009 2:56:15 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: HotLead61; Eaker
Otherwise, my sign-up date would be among one of the earliest here.

Yeah, and I'm the MacGregor, rightful King of Scotland.

568 posted on 07/03/2009 2:57:08 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: HotLead61; humblegunner
You still didn’t answer the question. “Who are you FOR?”

Maybe it is Palin and Rush 2012? /sarc

569 posted on 07/03/2009 2:57:19 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan (Liberals do not view the book 1984 as a warning but as a textbook.)
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To: lewisglad

She needs to fulfill her commitment to Alaska. Apart from being a huge mistake for her career, she is letting the voters down.


570 posted on 07/03/2009 2:58:23 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: humblegunner

She mentioned working for causes “outside of government.” Possibly some private sector offer came along. We have to hope it wasn’t from an 0bama puppet.


571 posted on 07/03/2009 2:58:26 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Today I learned why people sometimes shoot their televisions.)
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To: potlatch

Yes we do know why. Look at the press release I posted onto this thread where she details exactly why she has resigned.

What we do not know is what are her exact future plans. Presidential run? Senate? Out of politics completely but still working for America....

Those questions will be answered very soon I’d bet.


572 posted on 07/03/2009 2:58:40 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: Royal Wulff

I’m not the whining or should I say, quitting. So why don’t you STFD and STFU.


573 posted on 07/03/2009 2:58:51 PM PDT by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: SolidWood

You cannot possibly be serious!


574 posted on 07/03/2009 2:59:10 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: rintense

Now that she’s a private person who has watched her family attacked viciously and one who has almost been forced into bankruptcy by bogus ethics complaints, if I was the heffer who’se been filing the complaint, I’d watch my back.

They attacked her family, Palin does not strike me as the type of person who would let people do that withough a fight.


575 posted on 07/03/2009 3:00:59 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: BooBoo1000

I don’t buy it. Maybe death threats against them. I just don’t buy it. But time will bear it out.


576 posted on 07/03/2009 3:01:31 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Brytani

I’ll look through your comments for the press release you posted. I missed her speech, just seeing snippets on TV now.


577 posted on 07/03/2009 3:01:37 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: Guardians of the Constitution

Welcome to FR, GotC. Hope you stay a while.


578 posted on 07/03/2009 3:05:56 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; Jeff Head; Interesting Times; Travis McGee; ...

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85% of Sarah Palin’s time and her staff’s time was spent on 15(?) phony ethics complaints that cost her opposition nothing and all ethics complaints were tossed out

Sarah Palin has personally spent $500,000 - a half a million dollars in legal fees - fighting the 15(?) BS ethics complaints

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers carefully and deliberately made holding political office in the US Congress an unpaid temporary part-time position - go back home to your farm or business

But a greedy egotistical Congress later pushed through a bill and the states voted to Ammend the US Constitution

As a result we are saddled with greedy shyster lawyers as professional who are emBEDded for life (Kennedy-Frank-Clinton) and are neary impossible to defeat by challengers of either party

Sarah Palin recently had 20,000 excited Americans show up and cheer her in a New York state small town where she appeared to celebrate the brilliant purchase of Alaska from Russia by President Abe Lincoln’s Secretary Seward

Last week Vice President Joe Biden attracted a pre-stacked liberal democrat audience of about 100

Sarah Palin has a higher favorability rating than Barack Hussein Obama Junior

75% Republicans

45% democrats

- Do the math.....

Obama is at a minus 2% today

.....and she is not an attorney!


579 posted on 07/03/2009 3:07:57 PM PDT by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sarah Palin 2012 - - - - - - -)
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To: HotLead61

Jim Rob can change the date if this is true and he sees fit.

If you have been here this long you would know that this is every newbie’s story and it is almost always a lie.


580 posted on 07/03/2009 3:08:31 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: potlatch

Post #489


581 posted on 07/03/2009 3:08:44 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: Brytani

Obama and Co. just won!!!
This has to rank as one of the worst political moves of all time....this makes the whole circus around South Carolina Gov’s affair pale in comparison...
Palin has just betrayed our movement like no one has before..


582 posted on 07/03/2009 3:09:32 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Brytani

[Nah, only dead fish “go with the flow”.]

Lol, typical Sarah! Thanks for posting it all Brytani.


583 posted on 07/03/2009 3:10:00 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks .. ;)


584 posted on 07/03/2009 3:11:23 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: upsdriver
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.

Yup. She out-smarted the media and the Demmunists this time around. Round one goes to Sarah.

This is like throwing a bomb on third and two, when you're up by a touchdown with 2:00 minutes left. I like that go-for-the-throat attitude.

Go get 'em Sarah!

585 posted on 07/03/2009 3:12:46 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: HotLead61
Welcome to FR, GotC. Hope you stay a while.

This n00nie GotC. is already banned.

586 posted on 07/03/2009 3:13:33 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: yield 2 the right

I completely disagree. How does it benefit the conservative movement having her behind a desk in Alaska facing certain bankruptcy with all the bogus ethics complainst?

How does it help us if she’s chained to that desk because they are filing complaints against her whenever she leaves Alaska?

They have complaints drawn up against her for her book, if she tries to campaign, her legal defense fun (filed), going on radio, going on television, one was even planned for filing if she was to announce a run for another office, included if she choose to run for re-election!

She is now more dangerous to the Dems and especially to those in the GOP who set out to destroy her. Her handcuffs have been removed, the gloves are off - look out.


587 posted on 07/03/2009 3:13:35 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: potlatch; devolve; bray; mickey finn; Faith; Brytani; AZLiberty; stockpirate; what's up; ...

588 posted on 07/03/2009 3:13:43 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: potlatch

You’re welcome


589 posted on 07/03/2009 3:14:03 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: devolve; Brytani

Good post. I just read her speech that Brytani posted in #489. Had not seen it earlier.


590 posted on 07/03/2009 3:14:43 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: PhilDragoo

Excellent!


591 posted on 07/03/2009 3:15:23 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: Darren McCarty
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.

Romney was running for the presidency from the first day he took office as governor, here in MA, and he was AWOL for much of his term.

I respect Sarah's decision.

592 posted on 07/03/2009 3:16:18 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: PhilDragoo

By George Dragoo you’ve done it again! Going up!

Pray for America


593 posted on 07/03/2009 3:16:25 PM PDT by bray (Rope & Chains)
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To: PhilDragoo

LMAO Nice


594 posted on 07/03/2009 3:16:43 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Eaker

I’ve never had the pleasure of reading such a “story” from any newbie, so I’ll have to take your word for it.

As far as JimRob goes, I sent an email to the “webmaster” back in January, trying to get some help about logging in under my old screen name, for which I had lost the password. Since I got no reply, I had no choice but to sign up to a new account. I imagine that if I really pressed the issue and sent an email every day as a form of harassment, that maybe something would be done to shut me up. But i chose not to do that. I’ll FreepMail you the names of some folks I remember from the “old days”.

And I’m disappointed that you (and others) have been so quick to discount what I have written.

BTW, are you the guy that I saw acknowledged in Travis McGee’s “Domestic Enemies”?


595 posted on 07/03/2009 3:18:41 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: retrokitten

Umm...wasn’t someone just elected to president who has 18 mos. of voting present as a US senator??

~~~

I love incisive FReeper punditry @o)


596 posted on 07/03/2009 3:19:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Guardians of the Constitution
Romney-Huckabee is the best chance the Republicans have to stop the Obama machine in 2012.

Best chance? What's wrong with you? The Nation has already rejected them once, FGS.

sw

597 posted on 07/03/2009 3:20:17 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (Who will lead us?)
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To: Red Steel
Palin haters come out of the wood work.

I see that as a good thing. They're showing fear, so they must think they have something to be frightened of.

No one else in the current field of presidential hopefuls arouses nearly as much passionate support. If I were them, I'd be frightened too.

598 posted on 07/03/2009 3:21:06 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: PhilDragoo; ntnychik; devolve; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000
Quite a surprise today, huh? Reading all the threads does nothing but confuse but those against her crawled out of the woodwork.

Finally reading what she actually said was a help, lol.
Watching TV is like someone died!! We'll see what the future holds!

599 posted on 07/03/2009 3:21:20 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: STARWISE
I love incisive FReeper punditry @o)

Bless you, sweetie. LMAO

600 posted on 07/03/2009 3:21:23 PM PDT by retrokitten
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