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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Saying Alaska Libs ever loved her is a gross misstatement. The animal rights people hated her for the wolf hunting business. The good ol boy club hated her for messing with their cronyism, and that jails from the left, even when the GOP is doing it. There’s never been any serious doubt she’s on the wrong side of social issues, if you’re a lefty. Abortion is absolutely central to the left’s agenda. It grants ultimate power over life and death to the state. Her fiscal policies, right or wrong, were designed to promote private sector growth through free enterprise, not your typical lefty posture.
And what the heck is wrong with an appeal to “the people” as the true sovereign authority in a government ground in “We the People?” Surely you recognize a difference between that and mere pandering, which is where populism got its current tarnished reputation. Reagan was a populist, but not a panderer. He had his core values and remained true to them, and yes they revolved around the “people.” Palin shares in that legacy. May their tribe increase.
I don’t know, but I do know that both “Palin” and “Sarah Palin” were there 2 days ago.
The constitution makes presidents essentially immune to abuse. Mounting any kind of of attack on a sitting president is the toughest job in the world.
Being a mortonic PDS troll on FR is the easiest.
Buy a clue, at any price, soon!
As the old saying goes...”Living well is the best revenge” and Sarah and Todd are definitely doing that now. Good for them and I hope their enemies are gnashing their teeth in frustration.
It was a joke. People were complaining that Todd worked for BP- I think the divorce rumors were being spread at the same time. The reply from the aide was “VERY funny”.
Besides this was 2007- baby Trig came along 2008 :). Obviously the humor went over the libs heads.
emails about Todd & the double standard
After reading this, no honest person will ever call her a quitter again; in fact I expect many Freepers to come to this thread and record their public apologies.
The moment she came on the scene that here was a destroyer of evil. They felt insecure.
You can’t see the truth even when it’s thrust up your nose?
this is exactly what they did to Newt... all but one of 80-some ethics violations dropped and a clean bill of health from the IRS... afterwards. No legal fine, he paid for the cost of the investigation.
There is something about Newt and Sarah, they didn’t defend themselves overtly regarding both of these stampedes... maybe it is their concept of honor or something...
Newt was palinized before there was a palin, it is what dems do to true reformers... it is very sad.
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