Skip to comments.Sarah Palin on Alaska job: I canít take it anymore, reveals new public emails
Posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:50 AM PST by kristinn
Fed up with mounting legal bills and rattled by intense scrutiny of her family and work, Sarah Palin was ready to step down as Alaska's governor months before she left office in July 2009.
Emails released Thursday, most from the last 10 months of her time in office, show she told her husband in April, "I can't take it anymore" and complained to spokeswoman Sharon Leighow and aide Kris Perry in March that she had been the target of "many frivolous suits and charges since the DAY I became VP candidate."
"I can't afford this job," she wrote.
The emails illustrate what Palin has said all along: After running for vice president unsuccessfully with John McCain, she returned to Alaska to find that the financial and emotional drain of her gubernatorial job was too much. She flirted with a presidential run last year, but told supporters she instead was dedicating herself to "God, family and country." She currently serves as a commentator on Fox News.
In a March 19, 2009, email, Palin complained that more than 150 freedom of information requests had cost the state more than $1 million, adding: "and who knows what all the bogus ethics charges have cost the state."
She expressed anger at having to pay for her own defense, with a bill that at that point totaled more than $500,000, and said her husband had to go back to work on the North Slope to help deal with the growing costs.
"We've all had to pay for our OWN legal defense in this political bloodsport - it's horrendous - why do you think Todd is on the slope today?" Palin wrote. "I am paying to defend in my capacity as GOVERNOR - actions taken in my official position. This is unheard of anywhere else."
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The left forced her out of the Governorship.
I bet they’re bitterly regretting doing that.
Fortunately, Presidents take a lot less abuse than Alaskan governors, so I’m sure she’ll show up at the convention making herself available to be drafted.
Yeah, but she is a “quitter”, not “ready” for the rigor of politics.
PDS mode off...
Apologies for the frivolous lawsuits scheduled to arrive in 3, 2, ... oh wait. Sarah Palin is the ultimate success story for the anti-American left. Anyone who rocks their applecart will get “the treatment”.
“When the levee breaks” it is my hope you will drown.
I used to be one of those who slammed Sarah for quitting....but this puts it much more into perspective, and frankly, I don’t blame her one bit for doing what she had to do.
When the levee breaks it is my hope you will drown.
Don’t understand what PDS means or that italics indicate sarcasm, do ya?
I think it is reflective of Palin’s solid, normal character that she and her husband undertook to pay the legal expenses by working to earn the money.
The alternative was defaulting on the legal bills, or finding wealthy individuals or political interests to sell her soul to.
She didn’t go looking for a Soros-type patron. Todd went to the slope and she went to the book-writing and speaking circuit.
It’s not political success, but it’s the way a good life is lived. I really respect that.
I bet theyre bitterly regretting doing that.
I most sincerely hope so.
Excellent, insightful post.
Wow...first the HBO movie, now these emails becoming news....what’s going on? What do THEY fear?
Thanks for this thread, kristinn.
Amen. She’s a very brave woman.
I don't either, and If she dropped off the planet to just live her own life, I could dig that too.
If my memory is correct from her book, they took a 400k equity loan against the house to pay the legal bills. The advance fro her Book got them back to par or in the black.
In this time frame again if my memory is correct, her Church burnt, so one may ask how did that happened?
In totality, they tried to destroy her and her family.
If Newt had any brains he would ask her to be VP. After all this crap, she can take anything thrown at her, because she seems to always find a new way to fight on another day.
I agree. Great post in #11, married21!
Many people on McCain's staff have helped in the process.
The people involved in the ethics complaints were a small group of Democrat operatives. The sources in most of the hit pieces on Sarah Palin use quotes from this small group of Democrat operatives.
Sarah has survived and prospered throughout this..She has done great. She was wonderful riding a Harley through DC. Her speech at CPAC was amazing. You could feel the electricity in the crowd. After her speech she was surrounded by fans who just wanted to talk to her, to get her autograph or to wish her well.
Sarah is a remarkable woman. The vicious attacks she has been subjected to would have broken many people. She has an inner strength that can only come from a deep spirituality and a humble willingness to do God's will.