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Sarah Palin finished in Alaska, but DC?
The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 3, 2009 | Mark Silva

Posted on 07/03/2009 2:23:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is stepping down, announcing suddenly today that will she pursue other means of having an impact in the public arena, fueling speculation about her intentions for another bid for national office.

Palin will step down before her first term is finished, resigning as of July 26 -- while not offering a clear reason for her withdrawal. Having decided not to seek a second term, she said she did not want to remain as a "lame duck'' simply wasting taxpayer money with trade missions and the like.

"I know when it's time to pass the ball,'' said Palin, almost tearfully announcing that she would hand the office over to the lieutenant governor. "All I ask is that you trust me with this decision,'' she said, allowing that it's "no more politics as usual...

"Some are going to question the timing of this,'' she said.in an impromptu news conference at her home. "This decision has been in the works for a while.''

Standing with her husband and children at their lakeside home in Wasilla, their seaplane docked behind them, she said that a recent visit to wounded soldiers overseas had helped her make the decision. "We can all learn from our selfless troops,'' she said.

"We've got to put first things first.... I'm doing what's best for Alaska,'' she said, citing a family refrigerator magnet that suggests not trying to explain anything because critics won't believe it anyway.

The Republican former mayor of Wasilla and self-styled "hockey mom'' and political "pitbull" remains popular among the most conservative base of the party that nominated her for vice president in 2008. She carries high negative ratings among the general public, however, according to the latest polls, questioning the role she might play in another party ticket for 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at swamppolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2012; alaska; fedindictmentcoming; gop; obama; palin; palinresignation; polls; quitter; republicans; romney; sarah; sarahpalin; waronsarah
Strange how the Obot presstitutes all want the Republicans to nominate a Romney or Pawlenty, but deride Palin. Hmmmmm...
1 posted on 07/03/2009 2:23:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Smirk
2 posted on 07/03/2009 2:25:23 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (If Tehran offered an unclenched fist, Obama would be shaking a bloody hand and calling it good.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palins not an idiot.........what ever her intentions they benifit her and her family.....


3 posted on 07/03/2009 2:27:29 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The MSM hates Palin with a passion and wants to completely destroy her and her family. Well, they will fail! SARAH has called their bluff!

SARAHCUDA’s going national now and will be roaring back with a vengeance!

SARAH’S GONNA WIN IN 2012 AND ALL THE GOP ELITIST COUNTRY-CLUB RINO ROMNEYBOTS CAN ALL JUST SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/03/2009 2:28:45 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Strange how the Obot presstitutes all want the Republicans to nominate a Romney or Pawlenty, but deride Palin. Hmmmmm...

You mean the objective, lacking of agenda, selfless presstitutes deserving of the utmost of respect in everything conveyed by them? /s

Presstitutes are nothing but prostitutes making a living with a pencil and paper and so far left on the political scale that reality doesn't exist for them.

5 posted on 07/03/2009 2:32:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: greyfoxx39

Nope Magic Underwear Boy...

she is coming for YOU.


6 posted on 07/03/2009 2:33:12 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Dems and lawyers according to Palin has forced her family to amass a 500k debt.
She can't afford to be financially destroyed while in office.
If she stayed another two years as I see it would cost her personal wealth a negative 3 million.

Better to use what happened in a national run, work the speaking tours for a couple of years to make money and clear debt and move on.

7 posted on 07/03/2009 2:35:16 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: wk4bush2004

I would like her to become a senator first and then run for the presidency later. She’s too good to lose.


8 posted on 07/03/2009 2:36:05 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever the outcome, the crowing over her being a “quitter” from the Dims and their allies in the Country Club Northeastern Republican set is already vomit inducing. Politics is repulsive.


9 posted on 07/03/2009 2:40:21 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: A CA Guy
The Dems and lawyers according to Palin has forced her family to amass a 500k debt. She can't afford to be financially destroyed while in office. If she stayed another two years as I see it would cost her personal wealth a negative 3 million.

I agree that her family was being put through an insane personal and financial wringer.

I only wish that she had first tried to mount a serious legal defense fund, and book advance. Of course, even those moves would be harassed - and indeed, we've seen how the Clintons (spit) have horribly abused these legitimate tools of defense.

I just think she lost about half of her 7/2/09 national supporter base, and made it impossible to win national office, since she didn't complete the job she signed up for. And this is horrible.

DRAFT BARBOUR 2012!

10 posted on 07/03/2009 2:41:18 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: greyfoxx39

I am really beginning to despise that bastard.The money it takes to smear someone to the degree that Sarah has been cost alot of money and all roads lead to that dickhead.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 2:43:18 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m from Michigan. Why oh why couldn’t it be Jenny Granholm resigning instead?


12 posted on 07/03/2009 2:43:35 PM PDT by a.c.t.32
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To: wk4bush2004

She will now be able to go on the road throughout the country in 2010 campaigning full time on behalf of Rep candidates, building up her political IOUs when she goes for the Presidency in 2012. Essentially, she is constructing her national political organization.


13 posted on 07/03/2009 2:45:51 PM PDT by kabar
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To: greyfoxx39

Palin ain’t afraid of this asshole...


14 posted on 07/03/2009 2:46:00 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
FReepers maligning Palin for not completing her term in office, consider this:

I too (when I first heard the news at work), was in shock and dismay when I learned that she will be resigning, and I even penned a vanity post explaining the scenarios of what Palin must do.

But the more I thought about it, the more it makes sense. Folks, Palin realizes that this is her destiny here. She sees her country crumbling before her very eyes, and what better move than to start planning NOW. She takes away an issue from the Dems and media, she no longer has to worry about her gubernatorial duties. Do you realize that presidential elections are being planned NOW, even after a mere six months of Obama being nominated?

I truly believe that Christ has chosen Palin to be our savior for a historic battle in 2012.

15 posted on 07/03/2009 2:46:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They get their perfect liberal, we get 1/2 or 1/3 of a conservative as a candidate and meanwhile our once great country goes the way of Sweden.


16 posted on 07/03/2009 2:46:47 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction. ~ Sarah Palin, July 3rd, 2009
17 posted on 07/03/2009 2:47:33 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: kabar

Bingo.....you win the proze....you are correct


18 posted on 07/03/2009 2:47:55 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish she’d move to Illinois and run against Durbin, Burris or BOTH!!!


19 posted on 07/03/2009 2:48:30 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Marysecretary
I would like her to become a senator first and then run for the presidency later. She’s too good to lose.

Why? What would she accomplish by being a Senator?

20 posted on 07/03/2009 2:48:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Yossarian

“DRAFT BARBOUR 2012!”

Barbour wouldn’t even criticize Sanford for disappearing for a week. Barbour is great if you want just another RINO/GOP insider. The country doesn’t.


21 posted on 07/03/2009 2:48:55 PM PDT by AuntB ("JESUS WEPT" An American Story http://jesusweptanamericanstory.blogspot.com/)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Experience for one and she could see how WDC operates.


22 posted on 07/03/2009 2:51:21 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What if Sarah Palin leaves the Republican Party
and aligns herself with the American Independent Party

Today would be a very signifiant day to seek independence.

A TEA party for Independence from the Vichy Republicans.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

23 posted on 07/03/2009 2:52:27 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Marysecretary
-- I would like her to become a senator first and then run for the presidency later. She's too good to lose. --

I hope she does what's best for her. Clearly, she enjoys the political scene, and in that arena, I think the position she is in NOW is no weaker than the one she was in before. All of the establishment pols, both parties, were gunning for her, either way.

I disagree that Senate/President is the best path. She should stay away from Congress - there are only half a dozen decent senators, and their efforts are totally washed out by the established vipers. I think DeMint, Coburn, Sessions and Inhofe would be well-served to resign and influence the government from outside the Senate. They are nothing but pariahs on the inside.

24 posted on 07/03/2009 2:52:52 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I agree. Sarah is our Joan of Arc.


25 posted on 07/03/2009 2:54:40 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish she would go on a nationwide speaking tour and rip the cap and tax bill and the health care bill. She would make back the money she lost on all the investigations and she would be a voice that would be heard. In fact, she is probably the only voice the MSM would cover.

This could do enormous good it done correctly.


26 posted on 07/03/2009 2:55:11 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The best thing Sarah could do for our country is to go for Obama’s jugular. Pound him nationally on his Marxism, his Unconstitutional policies.She knows energy policy. She knows Cap ‘n Trade will destroy our economy. We need someone to go publically go after him and expose him as the wannabe tyrant he is.


27 posted on 07/03/2009 2:55:41 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Marysecretary
“I would like her to become a senator first and then run for the presidency later.”
Become a senator? What possible benefit would swimming in sewage have for her? We need to drain the swamp that is Washington. The whole lot of them have become self serving prima donnas that think we are their servants.
28 posted on 07/03/2009 2:56:11 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: TheWasteLand
Whatever the outcome, the crowing over her being a “quitter” from the Dims and their allies in the Country Club Northeastern Republican set is already vomit inducing. Politics is repulsive.

When are the Republicans going to wake up and see that the only way to win is to play as dirty as the pond-scum liberals do? I'm afraid the old cliche about nice guys finishing last is all too true.

29 posted on 07/03/2009 2:57:14 PM PDT by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Strange how the title of the article suggests she’s a failure in Alaska, when the truth is the exact opposite.


30 posted on 07/03/2009 2:57:50 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: SVTCobra03
Sarah is our Joan of Arc.

I think she'll end up being our Katherine Harris ...

31 posted on 07/03/2009 2:58:16 PM PDT by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

That’s why we need here there, to clean up the sewage.


32 posted on 07/03/2009 3:03:50 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: Yossarian; A CA Guy
I just think she lost about half of her 7/2/09 national supporter base, and made it impossible to win national office, since she didn't complete the job she signed up for. And this is horrible.

DRAFT BARBOUR 2012!


So when she proves you wrong by fighting for the nomination in 2012 and winning it are you going to admit your wrong?
33 posted on 07/03/2009 3:06:35 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Yossarian

Quit because she can’t do a good job for Alaska which she loves. How many governors promised that if elected they would NOT run for a higher office and right away did that very thing and was spent all of their time away campaigning and it had no effect on their chances to win.


34 posted on 07/03/2009 3:08:17 PM PDT by maranatha
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To: maranatha
I live in Ak, first met Palin around 94, talked to her this spring, mid May, when she visited our community after the ice out flood on Yukon; same Sarah Palin. She's just getting her game together for Pres run in 2012; I can't figure all these talking heads on TV, pretty simple actually.

Every dem in Ak have been hounding her over her national ambitions for the last year or so, saying she is short changing Alaskans when she should be doing her gov duties. Palin is giving Sean Parnel a shot at showing Alaskans he can be a great governor, smarrt move; republican party should be kissing Palin's butt after all the dirt they done to her over the years. Sarah's setting Parnel up to win governors race; kinda how it works in Ak; remember Murkowski's daughter, she is still a senator from Ak.

When Sarah was her in Eagle, meeting everybody; we talked about the MatSu and old political movers and shakers for a minute; a few laughs; she really howled when I told her she was going to be the first women Pres in USA. I gave her a gal ziplock bag of moose & caribou dry meat; she didn't turn that down either. She then got on a 4 wheeler and rode 5-6 miles out a mud bog trail to see the Indians out new village, high class for sure as the mud was 3 foot deep in places.

Ya know, if people only knew how honest & for real Palin is they wouldn't think twice about her speech today, no joke. She's just being Sarah Palin

35 posted on 07/03/2009 3:26:05 PM PDT by Eska
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First order of business for Palin now that she is above possible lashback is to destroy, once and for all, her running mate in 2009....Rino McCain.

She will then have put the fear into the left of the Pubbie party - and can get down to business destroying Democrats.

36 posted on 07/03/2009 4:05:20 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: Eska

Check your FReepmail!


37 posted on 07/03/2009 4:07:17 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Marysecretary
Experience for one and she could see how WDC operates.

I think she is fully aware of how WDC operates. Of course Obama promised to fill out his senate term as well, and served a full three months before announcing for President.

38 posted on 07/03/2009 4:29:38 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: TheWasteLand

“the crowing over her being a “quitter” from the Dims and their allies in the Country Club Northeastern Republican set is already vomit inducing..”

I have yet to hear one Republican remind these Sarah-haters that Obama quit his Senate seat in order to run for President...and he actually started running after only 180 days on the job. Why should Republican office holders be required to finish their terms when Democrats don’t?


39 posted on 07/03/2009 4:30:43 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ya know, I hate to see her quit.

BUT ... I suspect her family needs her more than we do. Especially the baby. This will allow her more time with the baby and her younger children.

Much as I admire Sarah Palin, I was a little relieved that she could go home to Alaska.

I wish her well.


40 posted on 07/03/2009 5:19:50 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Where are we going, and why are we in a hand-basket?)
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To: Schatze
When are the Republicans going to wake up and see that the only way to win is to play as dirty as the pond-scum liberals do?

Then we lose too.

The solution is not to compromise our values or to blur the line separating right from wrong.

When conservative values are articulated candidates win. That's why RINOs have so much trouble. It's why the left must lie, obscure, doublespeak, and otherwise hide its positions.

Since Reagan passed from the scene, few Republicans have seemed able to effectively articulate conservative principles. Jack Kemp was one, but something seemed to happen to him when running as Dole's Veep. Newt could, but couldn't survive the media assault and then lost a lot of us when he teamed with Pelosi to promote the Great Lie of Global Warming.

Palin is articulate, magnetic, and charismatic. She can win.

41 posted on 07/03/2009 6:08:35 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: A CA Guy

Someone is very happy about Sarah’s political misfortune, Could be another female who wanted to be the first woman president. Could be someone in her own party who doesn’t want to see her get ahead.
Whoever this party is, has the conservative base to contend with.
Palin had to leave the Alaskan governor ship because the more she ruled their, the harder her enemies fought against her and that meant Alaska had to go down along with Sarah Palin. Sarah could not have Alaska destroyed so she left, a ‘lame duck.’
I do not have ESP but I will back Sarah.
......................................ROLL SARAH


42 posted on 07/04/2009 11:58:09 PM PDT by joydocsusie (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN THE USAh)
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To: joydocsusie

NO, Sarah was just hit with a half million in personal debt through lawsuits and activities of political operatives.


43 posted on 07/05/2009 12:14:05 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here in Wasilla we are saying that Sarah is declaring guerrilla warfare against the Obama hate machine, I expect a lot more issues are going to suddenly appear questioning why he is still trying to run America.

I can easily imagine some long distance phone calls of Sarah and Dr. Taitz could be possible.


44 posted on 07/05/2009 12:18:10 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: Eye of Unk

Like the Americans and Filipinos that harrassed the Japanese from the jungles or the French Resistance in World War II.


45 posted on 07/05/2009 12:20:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken)
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