Friday, July 3, 2009

Palin to Resign

Sarah Palin waves to the crowd in New York.
Resigning frees her to pursue the presidency but also raises questions about her political standing at home. Photo: AP

Sarah Palin announced Friday that she was resigning her office later this month, a stunning decision that could free her to run for president more easily but also raises questions about her political standing at home.

Palin disclosed the surprise news Friday afternoon from her home in Wasilla with her husband, Todd, and Lt. Governor Sean Parnell, who the governor said would take over the state on Saturday, July 25th.

By not running for re-election, Palin liberates herself from the political constraints that come with running for president while still in elected office.

Leaving office at the end of the month, the former vice presidential hopeful will be able to travel the country more freely without facing the sort of repeated ethics inquiries she’s been fending off since returning to Alaska earlier this year.

In making her announcement, Palin spoke directly to those inquiries, saying she wouldn’t stand by as taxpayer money was spent to investigate her.

Speaking outside of her home with Lake Lucille in the background, Palin derided the “superficial political bloodsport” that has been aimed at her since rocketing into fame last summer.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/24497.html#ixzz0KEc9ZULb&C


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4 comments:

keyboard.jockey said...

She spoke about the political bloodsport the truth is she scares the hell out of the uber left aka socialist.

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GTR said...

SARAH PALIN WILL NOW BE THE MOST LOGICAL FACE OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT.


MADAM, WELCOME TO US, MIDDLE AMERICA, WHERE YOU REALLY BELONG.

WE HATE ESTABLISHMENT POLITICIANS. YOU DID THE RIGHT THING!!!!!


SARAH PALIN BY 2012!!!! LET THE PEOPLE TAKE OVER WASHINGTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

keyboard.jockey said...

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/07/governor-sarah-palin-easiest-way-to-win.html

Sarah Palin is resigning as the Governor of Alaska. I know who is going to miss her the most, the left leaning Mainstream Media. Who will they use for a Punching Bag Now? No more PDS, Palin Derangement Syndrome, to try and bolster their lousy ratings, and dismal newspaper subscriptions . When many of her detractors, go on one of their many irrational rants, about the soon to be late Governor of Alaska. They can expect the response to be: So What, and Who Cares? Sarah Palin isn’t part of the Government anymore, she will be a private citizen. The Easiest Way to Win At Tug Of War.

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/07/governor-sarah-palin-easiest-way-to-win.html