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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Now, I'm REALLY happy! ; )
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.
That clown lives 10 miles from me here in San Diego.
He doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell
Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ.
We'd best pick one.
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.
"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.
I like Gov Palin, but this is bizarre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
time to find SarahPAC and donate
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.
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.
Yeah, and I'm the MacGregor, rightful King of Scotland.
Maybe it is Palin and Rush 2012? /sarc
She needs to fulfill her commitment to Alaska. Apart from being a huge mistake for her career, she is letting the voters down.
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.
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.
I’m not the whining or should I say, quitting. So why don’t you STFD and STFU.
You cannot possibly be serious!
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.
I don’t buy it. Maybe death threats against them. I just don’t buy it. But time will bear it out.
I’ll look through your comments for the press release you posted. I missed her speech, just seeing snippets on TV now.
Welcome to FR, GotC. Hope you stay a while.
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
- Do the math.....
Obama is at a minus 2% today
.....and she is not an attorney!
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.
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 Govs affair pale in comparison...
Palin has just betrayed our movement like no one has before..
[Nah, only dead fish go with the flow.]
Lol, typical Sarah! Thanks for posting it all Brytani.
Thanks .. ;)
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!
This n00nie GotC. is already banned.
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.
Good post. I just read her speech that Brytani posted in #489. Had not seen it earlier.
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.
By George Dragoo you’ve done it again! Going up!
Pray for America
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”?
Umm...wasnt someone just elected to president who has 18 mos. of voting present as a US senator??
I love incisive FReeper punditry @o)
Best chance? What's wrong with you? The Nation has already rejected them once, FGS.
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.
Finally reading what she actually said was a help, lol.
Watching TV is like someone died!! We'll see what the future holds!
Bless you, sweetie. LMAO