Sarah Palin is resigning as governor of Alaska....

@K46620 (1996)
United States
July 3, 2009 3:24pm CST
I just heard this, I was quite surprised when I saw her name trending in Twitter. No reasons given for her resignation which is planned to be on July 25th. The Lt. Governor will be sworn in to replace her. The only reason I can think of is she may be preparing for a 2010 Senate run I would be ok with that but I'm not sure I would want her to run for President in 2012. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/03/palin/?iref=mpstoryview
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
3 Jul 09
My governor, Charlie Crist of Florida, announced in May that he plans to run for a senate seat in the 2010 but he hasn't dumped his position as our governor in order to do it. According to an article on the BBC, it looks like she simply lost interest in the job: [i]"But in a written statement, she made it clear that once she had decided not to run again, she did not want to hang on in office until her term expired. "Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional Lame Duck status in this particular climate would just be another dose of politics as usual, something I campaigned against and will always oppose," she said."[/i] So, if she doesn't want to live up to her obligation to serve her state to the best of her abililty until her term ends because she's not going to run again, what does that really say about her character?
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I don't know what's going on. It's too early to pass much judgment. She must have seen some other opportunity. Charlie Christ is my governor too. Great state to live in
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Well, hello there fellow Floridian! When I read the words "book deal" in the article I saw $$$$$$$. We'll see how it plays out eventually I guess but taking yourself completely out of the political loop doesn't scream higher office to me.
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I don't think a person who holds as high an office as Governor would quit with 18 months left in her term if she had higher asperations. This wouldn't look good on her resume' if she was going to run for a higher office. It's possible that she realizes that she needs to take care of her family since they've had so many problems. Besides it's been reported that there has been a rift between her and some of the republican old guard.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
I only pray this is for her to make a run at the white house, She's outta the Washington Loop, her own party hates her, thats my kinda canidate..
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@K46620 (1996)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Another candidate like that is Ron Paul, even though he is a Representative in Washington he is so different.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Yes, thats true and I would put my hat behind him.
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
3 Jul 09
No person who is governor would give up that post with 18 months left in order to run for the Senate or any other national office. She would out of favor with the RNC and certainly wouldn't run as a Democrat, so that leaves few choices and the Independants and Green candidates have very littl chance of winning. She may just want to start taking care of her family and get out of politics.
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@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I think she has bigger and better fish to fry, and that we will be seeing her in another position in the future. At least I hope so. This may be the beginning of something good for her and all of us.
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@K46620 (1996)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Yes she probably has other plans she wants to pursue, I wonder what they are.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Somebody probably offered her a lucrative private sector job. She is supposedly trying to protect the Alaskan people from having to pay anymore of her legal fees to clear her name from ethics charges, but that smells a lttle fishy!
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@K46620 (1996)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Yes Heathcliff, there is a good chance that is what she is going after too. It does not make sense why she would resign if she was going to pursue another political office anyway.
@anniepa (26301)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Here's her complete statement, in case anyone hasn't heard it yet. Have fun... http://www.gov.state.ak.us/exec-column.php I don't think anyone knows what her motives or plans are right now, maybe not even her. NBC's Andrea Mitchell had reported that her sources had told her Palin was through with politics, period but then Palin's own spokesperson had said that wasn't so, saying "This is a fighting move", whatever that's supposed to mean. I know I wouldn't want her in the Senate and I sure don't want her running for President. She's obviously a quitter who doesn't follow through with things. Annie
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I couldn't read it...I tried but my eyes kept crossing and I was getting a headache! Apparently she's been working tirelessly for the betterment of Alaska...but wait a minute...didn't I read that she and her staff were spending 90% of their time fighting ethics charges so how could they be working tirelessly for the betterment of Alaska at the same time...while also traveling to New York and who knows where else? And then there's that book deal..... And I think I got some of that bs on my screen now....