Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Announced Her Resignation — 23 Days from Now

Jim Burroway

July 3rd, 2009

Gov. Sarah Palin (Shawn Wilson/KTUU-DT)

Gov. Sarah Palin (Shawn Wilson/KTUU-DT)

She gave no reason as far as I could tell from her long, rambling speech — unless it had something to do with Seward’s Folly and Alaska being the air transport crossroads of the world. Her resignation doesn’t take effect until July 26. Something tells me that in the unpredictable realm of Palin-land, just about anything can and might happen in the next twenty-three days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACKm0AwStA8

GreenEyedLilo

July 3rd, 2009

The possibility of her concentrating on a presidential campaign was raised by the Associated Press, but her term ends in 2010. That’s plenty of time to run for 2012, even by today’s standards of endless campaigns. (Obama, Clinton, and McCain all remained senators while they ran, after all.) Do you think anyone, even a conservative Republican, would vote for anyone this impulsive and irresponsible? I’m curious as to what’s going on, and probably I’m far from the only one.

SBNN

July 3rd, 2009

I’m wondering whether a new scandal is about to break and the Snowbilly knows the evidence against her is factual and damning, therefore she’s quitting before she gets forced out. Even if that’s not the case, I fail to see how abandoning one’s elected post paints her in a positive light as a candidate for POTUS. Well, actually she’s been negligent (at best)in her duties as Gov. already. Now she’s just formalizing it.

gar

July 3rd, 2009

Oh she’s running, alright. Running from something, and fast.

Lynn David

July 3rd, 2009

Well, here’s one clue from your feed. Just below your article a Google advertisement popped up asking to:

SUPPORT SARAHPAC
THE OFFICIAL SARAH PALIN PAC

What kind of political advisor tells someone in her position to quit being a governor, to give up the duty she promised to fullfil. I suppose if she should become president she’ll resign when it gets tough going also.

jim

July 3rd, 2009

What network is her talk-show going to be on?

Mike

July 3rd, 2009

A Palin pulling out early? Preposterous!

Emily K

July 3rd, 2009

To quote Wanda Sykes, that’s not a good way to practice abstinence.

Trooperz

July 3rd, 2009

At the risk of being totally wrong, I offer a second opinion.

As of now, she’s simply resigning. While that deserves attention, it doesn’t deserve insult. While the other commenters here may be right that her move is an intentional move to sidestep some kind of embarresment, I war otherwise.

What if, God forbid, something tragic is happening? Again, I realize that recent trends in the party point otherwise, but without any information to go on we run the risk of being douches.

How much would it suck if you’re making fun of someone who’s stepping down due to a terminal illness? Or family issues?

ok, I’m off my soapbox.

Burr

July 3rd, 2009

It could be something with her kid. Who knows?

I think she’s taken a little too much crap since the election. She deserves the criticism (and investigation), but not the cheap shots.

Matt

July 3rd, 2009

Makes sense that she’s officially resigning. She’s spent more time on the speaking and talk show circuit since the election than she actually has governing.

For better or worse, she’s a political celebrity. I guess she decided to get an early start on running for 2012.

staci

July 3rd, 2009

What if she took another job? Perhaps, with a christian organization?

David C.

July 3rd, 2009

She’s spent more time on the speaking and talk show circuit since the election than she actually has governing.
—Matt

And during that process, she figured out (perhaps with the help of some RNC operative) that she can make a lot more money delivering carefully prepared speeches to her “base”, enriching and potentially creating opportunities for herself and fellow wingers.

Individuals like Palin are sock-puppets. To understand all of this will require discovering the identity of the puppet master that operates her mouth and following the money.

Jason D

July 4th, 2009

Did I miss something, I must not be reading the right news sources because I’ve seen very little of her. There was the David Letterman murmur last month, but that’s about it. But I saw on Freeperland and she even mentions in her speech her how people are going after her family.

Now, I’ve seen her on the cover of the enquirer and other supermarket tabloids…but that’s hardly something to quit your job over. Did I miss something? I’m being sincere, because I’m just not seeing the endless potshots against her and her family that people say have been happening “daily” since November. I’m fairly sure I’m tapped into the liberal media enough that surely, surely, I’d have see something. But the only stories I recall since the election is the divorce(or just cancelled wedding) of her daughter, and the Letterman snafu.

Trevor

July 5th, 2009

Maybe she’s resigning because she cheated on her husband with a handsome Log Cabin Republican.

toujoursdan

July 6th, 2009

Something smells bad here. If it’s the big bad media that has led her to resign then how could she possibly handle being President, where your every word is scrutinized and criticized?

If it’s to focus on a 2012 campaign then the worst thing she could do is resign during her tenure. People will question whether she can stick out a 4-8 year Presidential term.

If there is a medical issue in her family, well, she isn’t above using them as props, so why wasn’t it mentioned?

I think something ugly is about to surface.

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