Skip to comments.Sarah Palin finished in Alaska, but DC?
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.
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Palins not an idiot.........what ever her intentions they benifit her and her family.....
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!!!!!!!!
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.
Nope Magic Underwear Boy...
she is coming for YOU.
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.
I would like her to become a senator first and then run for the presidency later. She’s too good to lose.
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.
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!
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.
I’m from Michigan. Why oh why couldn’t it be Jenny Granholm resigning instead?
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.
Palin ain’t afraid of this asshole...
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.
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.
Bingo.....you win the proze....you are correct
I wish she’d move to Illinois and run against Durbin, Burris or BOTH!!!
Why? What would she accomplish by being a Senator?
“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.
Experience for one and she could see how WDC operates.
What if Sarah Palin leaves the Republican Partyshalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
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.
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.
I agree. Sarah is our Joan of Arc.
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.
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.
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.
Strange how the title of the article suggests she’s a failure in Alaska, when the truth is the exact opposite.
I think she'll end up being our Katherine Harris ...
That’s why we need here there, to clean up the sewage.
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.
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
She will then have put the fear into the left of the Pubbie party - and can get down to business destroying Democrats.
Check your FReepmail!
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.
“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?
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.
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.
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.
NO, Sarah was just hit with a half million in personal debt through lawsuits and activities of political operatives.
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.
Like the Americans and Filipinos that harrassed the Japanese from the jungles or the French Resistance in World War II.