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Sarah Palin won't seek second term as Alaska Gov...
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/ via DRUDGE ^

Posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:10 PM PDT by cpforlife.org

Just heard on Hannity with Ann Coulter that she's stepping down July 25.

What ever you do Gov. Palin, God bless you and thank you!

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 07/03/2009 12:52:10 PM PDT by cpforlife.org
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To: cpforlife.org

She’s not only not seeking re-election. She’s resigning at the end of July. Hannity and Coulter are behind.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:00 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...

SARAH PALIN PING!


3 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:51 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Disregard the previous post. I just read the blasted headline — so sue me.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 07/03/2009 12:53:51 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: MHGinTN

PING


5 posted on 07/03/2009 12:54:49 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

WHY?????????


6 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:01 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: cpforlife.org

“What ever you do Gov. Palin, God bless you and thank you!”

I second that.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 12:55:50 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: Bedford Forrest

Duh! To run for president.


8 posted on 07/03/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SnakeDoctor

I just came in and Coulter was on with Hannity’s guest host they said Palin’s stepping down on the 25 while DRUDGE just went red and is saying 26th.


9 posted on 07/03/2009 12:56:38 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Bedford Forrest
Sounds like she wants to work on "national issues." My guess is that she wants to support various causes and position herself for a presidential run. Sounds good to me.

Godspeed Sarah!

10 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:17 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: cpforlife.org

Being a governor of a state gave her credibility. A second term would have solidified that. Giving it up after 3 years is foolish in my opinion. She will still have a platform and she’ll be able to travel the lower 48, but quitting the governorship will confirm most peoples’ doubts that she is too inexperienced to run for president.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 12:57:21 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: Aquinasfan

The media have successfully “Dan Quayled” her. No future. Shame.....


12 posted on 07/03/2009 12:58:37 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: rabidralph

OK - Hope it’s true. I guess we can all hope for a return to the days when presidential elections didn’t really ramp up until the late winter/early spring OF THE ELECTION YEAR!


13 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:20 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: cpforlife.org

If she could take away the 60th Senate seat she would help more than Gov.

Pray for America and Gov Palin


14 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:27 PM PDT by bray (Rope & Chains)
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To: reasonisfaith; Bedford Forrest; All
Coulter was saying that Margaret Thatcher had to be “groomed” late in life in order to appeal to the British masses. She was “common” like Palin. Ann said something to the effect that Palin could do with a little refinement.

Also speculation she's running for US Senate. to get DC experience.

We'll see soon enough.

15 posted on 07/03/2009 1:00:34 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: floridavoter2

And they would be the same people that voted for Obama.


16 posted on 07/03/2009 1:02:59 PM PDT by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99763S01&show_article=1

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will resign from office July 26.

Her spokesman wouldn't say why Palin decided to step down, but the announcement stirred speculation that she would focus on a bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for president.

Spokesman Dave Murrow says Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the governor's picnic in Fairbanks at the end of the month.

17 posted on 07/03/2009 1:03:25 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Aquinasfan

No way that she could run if she did not even finish her first and only term. I am a conservative and even I have a problem with that.

I suspect she is protecting her family. That should be her first priority. They have been savaged by the liberals and rinos.


18 posted on 07/03/2009 1:04:15 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Bedford Forrest

Maybe she’ll be enrolling in some foreign policy classes at the local university/sarc. She has to be free to leave the state and attend events, fundraise, without yappy FReepers and liberals attacking her for not doing the job she was elected to do.


19 posted on 07/03/2009 1:05:05 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: cpforlife.org

I like Sarah and detest MSNBC.

I don’t know if Sarah leaving office now is, or will be, a good or bad thing for her - I think time will prove that, not ANYONE’S opinion on it right now.

I do think that if she is leaving the Governor’s job now, to focus on national political ambitions, it is too early.

I thought some others, like Romney for instance, were already active in trying to resurrect their last POTUS run, and there also I thought it was too early.

One of the problem is staking very strong positions,
voiced specifically on conditions existent and present, when many conditions are still fluid and changing.

People frequently ignore principles, but less quickly forget politicians predictions that proved wrong; and if the people forget those predictions their opponents certainly will not.

I would advise Palin et al to at least wait until the start of the 2010 Congressional election primary season.


20 posted on 07/03/2009 1:07:33 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: floridavoter2

She’s probably going broke defending herself against constant baseless ethics complaints.


21 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:12 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: bray
“If she could take away the 60th Senate seat she would help more than Gov.”

Great point.

FWIW I admire her tremendously and believe she has the potential to be another Reagan/ Thatcher. Though she should get more varied experience under her belt. Perhaps the Senate is her stepping stone?

22 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:27 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: rocksblues

“And they would be the same people that voted for Obama”

Unfortunately, it also confirms it now for many Republicans and Independents who were otherwise willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
In the case that she is doing it primarily for her family then that is good and understandable.


23 posted on 07/03/2009 1:08:54 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: Jim Robinson
PING Jim.

And on the eve. of Independence Day, I want to say thank you and God bless you for your service to our Nation.

Blessings upon you and Family.

24 posted on 07/03/2009 1:10:35 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: MrLee

The media have successfully “Dan Quayled” her. No future. Shame.....


Gotta say I disagree. The media certainly has tried to “Dan Quayle” her, but she has 2 things going for her that Dan !. did not—she has lots of time and she has the ability to stir up a crowd and speak over the media.

From what I saw in some ways, Reagan was marginalized he was a “b” movie actor, etc—That said, he had been Governor of CA and he quietly and persistently campaigned and sought the GOP nomination unsuccessfully at least once if not twice. He spent years going around to small colleges and towns in midwest talking to the flyover country folks-—how do I know, because I was there. One other observation, he tapped into the youth which the occupant obviously did and I believe Sarah can do.

Im not writing her off yet. The future is not yet written.

Go SarahBaracuda!!


25 posted on 07/03/2009 1:13:12 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: floridavoter2
Being a governor of a state gave her credibility. A second term would have solidified that. Giving it up after 3 years is foolish in my opinion. She will still have a platform and she’ll be able to travel the lower 48, but quitting the governorship will confirm most peoples’ doubts that she is too inexperienced to run for president.

Yep.

Things are really looking bad for 2012. At the rate we're going, Romney is going to be the last man standing.

26 posted on 07/03/2009 1:15:51 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Have heart my Freeper friends....this is the best news I have heard in days......Sarah is answering the call, and doing it the right way....

She will now be free to travel the country and speak to all comers....she cannot be accused of ignoring her job as govenor, which is totally fine for democrats but unacceptable to people with integrity....

Have heart and say your prayers to protect Sarah on her very dangerous journey.....


27 posted on 07/03/2009 1:22:48 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: The Wizard

Just out curiosity, what tune do you whistle when you get to the graveyard?


28 posted on 07/03/2009 1:23:49 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It’s still waaaay early. It’s possible we may have a candidate that’s not even on the radar yet.

Whoever it is it better not be a RINO!!


29 posted on 07/03/2009 1:25:11 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org
It’s still waaaay early. It’s possible we may have a candidate that’s not even on the radar yet.

Even BHO was on the radar (albeit a long shot) at this point following the 2004 election.

30 posted on 07/03/2009 1:28:43 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: floridavoter2
quitting the governorship will confirm most peoples’ doubts that she is too inexperienced to run for president

I'm afraid you're right. I've already heard people talking of "another Stanford". I think she will be making a BIG mistake!

31 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:16 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Stanford = Sanford. I’m so upset I can hardly type!


32 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:35 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: floridavoter2
I agree with your comments. I will add that she will be billed as a quitter.

The state will still spend money defending her against any charges that result from her service as governor.

She made a decision that indicates she would fold under the pressures of the white house and the dems will kill her with it.

I have not decided for whom to vote in 2012 because it's way too early, but her stock bottomed out for me today.

33 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:40 PM PDT by nufsed (. Stay away and I'll stay here. What else needs to be siad?)
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"Sounds like she wants to work on "national issues."

She can now devote full time to campaigning for house and senate candidates who support the former Constitution.

She has just improved, significantly, the probability of retaking the house and eliminating the 60-vote hangman's noose in the senate.

34 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:13 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: cpforlife.org
I think this is a good thing if she tosses her hat in for 2012. Sarah Palin's personality reasonates, but she has been constantly distracted - by the governorship and the media. I believe that she knows she must develop depth on the national stage. This will allow her to hone her skills, her knowledge, and her message. If she can be advised by sound policy wonks, she has a real shot. I like her.

Looks to me like she is heeding advice and her instincts. This is a good thing.

35 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:41 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
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