Friday, July 03, 2009

Sarah Palin to Resign Governorship July 26

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A stunner in some respects. She's banking on a national run and will need to revamp her image and start raising money to even think of competing:

WASILLA, Alaska -- In a stunning announcement, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday morning she will resign her office in a few weeks.

Speculation has swirled for weeks, perhaps months that Palin would not seek re-election in 2010 as she pursues a political career on the national stage. The former vice presidential candidate has long been rumored to be considering a run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Palin did not address those rumors at the press conference at her Wasilla home, during which she did not take questions from reporters.

She implied that her real decision was not to seek re-election, and that the resignation was a natural step after that in order to avoid a lame-duck final 18 months of her term.

"With this announcement that I'm not seeking re-election, I've determined it's best to transfer the authority of governor to Lieutenant Governor (Sean) Parnell," Palin said. "I'm determined to take the right path for Alaska, even though it is unconventional and is not so comfortable.

"And I am willing to do this so this administration, with its positive agenda and its accomplishments and its successful road to an incredible future for Alaska, so that it can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success."
It does make her seem that she cares for the state first and her aspirations second. Plus it will give the Lt. Gov. a leg up and some critical executive time in office.

I don't know about her chances but it should be fun watching her batle the Dems and her GOP enemies on a daily basis for a while.


Anonymous said...

I'm moderately sure she isn't contemplating a run in 2012. If so, she was poorly advised. Time will tell, but I'm of the mind that she needs to make some real money now. I wouldn't be surprised to see her on the speaker's circuit or somehow getting national attention without running for office yet.

mike said...

She told you exactly why she was stepping down.She is real.This is a person who dosn't play politics. This makes her a stand up person.If we only had people in washington running our country with this much heart for our country and our constitution we would'nt be headed down the road we are on now.GOD BLESS AMERICA,because by this time next year if things don't drastically change in our government thinking, and our parties continue on working just to getting relected they will have put the greatest nation in the world in a very bad place.I feel sorry for everyone with young children because at this rate the way they are implimenting these new bills we will all be slaves to the same people who where to be working for us.

Bowler said...

it looks like this year we get two days of fireworks in a row instead of just the usual one day

votetheday said...

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