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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: OrangeHoof

I can definitely get behind this decision. She’s not like bambi who ran for the presidency for 2+ years while being paid to do the job as a senator.


51 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:10 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Paved Paradise

Get ready for the scandal to surface. Either she or her hubby have been caught playing house with someone else.


52 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:24 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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To: STARWISE

AMEN

pox on her continual attackers


53 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:29 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: Oldexpat

She’s got a book deal.


54 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:31 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: lewisglad

The terrorists’ enablers and sympathizers (Democrats) have succeeded in pushing out a good, strong, conservative governor.

Knowing what I know now (she may have other reasons), I think she should stay and be a successful governor...this is a damn shame.


55 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:32 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: lewisglad

May not be the smartest move on her part... but then again...


56 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:40 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: freekitty
What the heck is she doing?

Bailing out?

57 posted on 07/03/2009 12:44:45 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: STARWISE

Wish we could say that is only coming from Dems. There seem to be people in the GOP who want her out of politics worse than Dems.

Hope all is well with her, and her family.


58 posted on 07/03/2009 12:45:08 PM PDT by LucyJo ("...guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism...". George Washington)
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To: lewisglad

Great move and she can concentrate on the Presidency. This is brilliant and may run for Senate in 10.

Pray for America


59 posted on 07/03/2009 12:45:09 PM PDT by bray (Rope & Chains)
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To: BooBoo1000

Maybe you have been playing with someone else? The lowlifes are out today.


60 posted on 07/03/2009 12:45:11 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: BooBoo1000

I hope & pray that is not true


61 posted on 07/03/2009 12:45:12 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: KoRn

B.S.

You didn’t like her. You have been talking to some liberal females and you are “not one of us”. I had you figured out early.


62 posted on 07/03/2009 12:45:48 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin 2012)
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To: OldDeckHand
Resignation is a BIG mistake if she actually aspires to higher, national office.

I agree. Why step down now with a year to go. This looks like she can't finish something she has started and is taking the easy way out. Hate to say it but I think her career in politics just went out the window. Hate to see it as I really like her and would work for her election but this is bad.

63 posted on 07/03/2009 12:46:21 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: lewisglad

Absolutely idiotic move. It is over.


64 posted on 07/03/2009 12:46:24 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: dfwgator
"More likely it will be 2016."

Unless she moves to the Senate, which is highly unlikely, a run in 2016 wouldn't be any more successful on 2012 with just three years of gubernatorial experience and nothing else.

I don't think that there's any dirty laundry at play here waiting to come out, but I do hope that there's no one's health who's in jeopardy.

65 posted on 07/03/2009 12:46:25 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (Palin/Petraeus in '12)
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To: humblegunner

She can’t get on a plane without the ahole libs filing ethics charges against her, costing her family, personally, thousands in legal fees.


66 posted on 07/03/2009 12:46:32 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: DollyCali

basketball analogy given by SP on MSNBC - not sure if this is live or taped


67 posted on 07/03/2009 12:46:47 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: lewisglad
I'm having mixed opinions on this.

Every time she steps out of the state for a fundraising event, she's accused of ignoring the needs of Alaska.

Every time she attends a local Alaskan event, she's slapped with a frivolous ethics complaint designed to ruin her financially.

She may have seen staying in the governship as a lose-lose position for her. However, nobody likes a quitter and she still has to establish her bona fides. It's harder to maintain credibility without the authority of something like a governship to draw on.

-PJ

68 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: lewisglad

If for family reasons, I hope all works out and God bless er.

If for running for President, a bad move for Palin will be labeled a quitter.


69 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:34 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: MrB

I agree with you.


70 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:37 PM PDT by good old days
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To: lewisglad

still developing . . . should be interesting to find out what Sarah is thinking and planning.


71 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:44 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: STARWISE
Agree she is too good for Politics as it is practiced in this Country. Most good, truly righteous people are.

Unfortunately, I think this is more of a strategy for obtaining higher office - A political move I personally disagree with and hope is not the reason for her resignation.

In other notices. Wow - This has pushed MJ to the side for just a little while.

72 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:44 PM PDT by TCats
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To: Political Junkie Too

Maybe she’s going to be a Community Organizer.


73 posted on 07/03/2009 12:47:53 PM PDT by carmody
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To: SolidWood
Thank you, sir. Someone needed to say it.
74 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:17 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: Political Junkie Too
Every time she attends a local Alaskan event, she's slapped with a frivolous ethics complaint designed to ruin her financially.

That's politics, that's why Harry Truman said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Sarah is getting out of the kitchen.

75 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bray
Great move and she can concentrate on the Presidency.

Probably. Too many other people are assuming the worst and jumping to conclusions.

76 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:30 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: lewisglad

So Ms. Palin is now out for 2012.

In no way should we support someone who spent 3 years as governor and then left office in the face of slight adversity and rumors in a Vanity Fair article. That is not leadership at all

Sanford out

Palin out

Ensign out

Making the job easier for who to select in 2012.


77 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:30 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: OldDeckHand

I think she’s getting out of elective politics. This would leave her never having finished a term in elective office, other than mayor of an itsy bitsy remote town.

My guesses: Either big scandal brewing and/or Todd threatened to divorce her if she didn’t get out, or Republican Party offered her some high-paying, low-workload, low profile job to get her off the table. The latter would be a really good move — notwithstanding the enthusiasm of all her starstruck fans, she’s utterly unelectable on a Presidential ticket and continued babbling by her starstruck fans saying she is, is simply deadly to the Republican chances of getting Obama out of the White House in 2012.


78 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:39 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: lewisglad

Folks, she is the Governor of Alaska, which is far away from the lower 48, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. If she’s going to be our next president, she has to start campaigning NOW!! She isn’t a do-nothing like BHO, who votes “present” and never shows up to work. Plus, being a governor is different from senator. She can’t do both, so she had to make a choice!! I think it’s BRILLIANT!!


79 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken)
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To: lewisglad

Well, I don’t see this as a political move. Resigning will not help her be president. She and her husband have a family fishing business and other interests. She may just have decided that she’s sick of taking on all these corrupt attacks from both parties, constant lawsuits, and constant attacks by the press in Alaska as well as nationally.

She would have been a great president as well as a great governor, but it’s also not clear whether the losers who are still running the party would ever have permitted that to happen. They are jealous of her. They hate her for showing them up for what they are.

So, it looks like we’re back to square one. Even if Obama finally gets as unpopular as he deserves to be, which is not all that certain to happen, the Republicans can be relied on to do even worse, unless some sort of miracle happens. They’ve been practicing that “race to the bottom” for a long time, with occasional interludes of sense that never seem to last very long.


80 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:44 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: STARWISE

She deserves peace, God knows. But I let’s hope she’s running for something else. If she ran in 2010 for the House and got it, she’d have the DC-time she needs for bama-bashing. Or she could go into other public service including energy-lobbying and U. S. troops support. Heck, her speaking fees alone would keep the family in snow-gear.


81 posted on 07/03/2009 12:48:50 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: MrB

Bing! We have a winner!

Some of the other posts/speculation here are utter garbage!


82 posted on 07/03/2009 12:49:23 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: OrangeHoof

Getting ready to run for presidency. After Obama screws everything up, the rats will be done in 2012.


83 posted on 07/03/2009 12:49:32 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: lewisglad
I'm betting this is to make a national move. If there was some kind of scandal we would already know about it because the left would be running each other over to be the first to report it.
84 posted on 07/03/2009 12:49:41 PM PDT by txroadkill (God bless those who seek freedom in Iran-Let Freedom Ring!)
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To: Royal Wulff
She can’t get on a plane without the ahole libs filing ethics charges against her, costing her family, personally, thousands in legal fees.

I guess she just didn't have the stones for it after all.

85 posted on 07/03/2009 12:49:44 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: BooBoo1000

She is Michael Jackson’s mystery woman. Sorry all, couldn’t resist.


86 posted on 07/03/2009 12:50:01 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: dfwgator
Harry Truman said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Sarah is getting out of the kitchen.

Neither Truman nor any other politician had to face the slander and attacks Palin did.

87 posted on 07/03/2009 12:50:09 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: Deb

Wonder if Barry found some damning dirt on her. All the potential 2012 candidates for the GOP have been dropping like flies lately. Chicago thug politics at work.


88 posted on 07/03/2009 12:50:19 PM PDT by America2012 (No Taxation By An Obamanation)
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To: piytar; good old days
Hebrews 11
89 posted on 07/03/2009 12:50:52 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: jokyfo

Sounds like from the Todd Palin comments Palin is running for higher office or participating on a national level in some way.


90 posted on 07/03/2009 12:50:53 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: SolidWood

Don’t tell me you’re that naive.


91 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ASOC

Totally bizarre-I wouldn’t have been surprised if she had announced she wasn’t going to run again next year, but to quit now and not even finish her term? I repeat, totally bizarre.


92 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:08 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: humblegunner
I guess she just didn't have the stones for it after all.

The RINOcrats are popping the champagne to early, kid.

93 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:20 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: lewisglad
No scandal.

She's fully in the 2012 Presidential race.

94 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:22 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: WildWeasel
In my opinion, she just went way up in my book. It shows integrity to step down from a job (governor) while running for higher office, which is what I'm betting is going on here. It irritates the crap out of me when paid politicians run for higher office while being paid to do another job. Good on her!
95 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:28 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: lewisglad

Anyone that underestimates this lady, was never really behind her anyway.


96 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:34 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: lewisglad

Picture this: BO’s unfavorable poll numbers increasing as the economy continues cratering. Sarah launches her campaign for president this fall, drawing magnificent, boisterous crowds of conservatives who needed just this dose of encouragement and real hope. I like it!!!


97 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:38 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Moonman62
She’s running away to Argentina with Mark Sanford.

Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.

98 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: txroadkill

So the official announcement was made that she is resigning, but no reason was given? How long before we find out why?


99 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:44 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: SolidWood

Bwhahaha.

This is politics man. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what she’ll have to face.

To me this shows the lack of leadership she has


100 posted on 07/03/2009 12:51:48 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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