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Sarah Palin Resigns as Alaska Governor

Sarah Palin Resigns as Alaska Governor

Sarah Palin officially announced on Friday (July 3) that she will be resigning as governor of Alaska.

The 45-year-old, who was known as ‘Sarah Barracuda’ in high school, will serve as governor until July 26 before she hands the position over to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell.

“We know we can affect positive change outside government at this moment in time on another scale and actually make a difference,” said Sarah in a news conference in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. “I know when it’s time to pass the ball for victory.”

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  • hmm

    Cool.

  • 123

    I wish her well. Palin/Me 2012

  • amy

    not cool at all….this is called giving up….people voted her into office because they believed in her….she should stay and finish her term….right now, she’s a quitter

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    ughh i wish she would have stayed in alaska
    this probably means that she will run in 2012

  • matt

    complete moron—in way over her head

  • elzee

    I still don’t get over her not knowing if Africa is a Country or Continent. Its a Continent Mrs. Palin. Seriously I don’t know what in the world happen with people in politics lately but they’re all becoming really SHADY.

  • Lilianne

    Ding dong…the witch is dead!!

  • bleh

    about time!!!

  • dabu

    Great move for the state of Alaska as she obviously can’t run it! Hopefully she won’t run for the senate or the presidency.

  • jaye

    She’s quitting to prepare herself for the race to the White House . She doesn’t want to be tied down in Alaska while she’s preparing her run. She’s looking to be President Ya’ll. Obviously she doesn’t know what embarrassment is or else she wouldn’t run for anything after her Hoot and Holler show last year.

  • LuckyL

    Why can’t she finish serving the people in one office before running to another? What a dumba**.

  • releka

    More money to be made not being in office.

  • farah

    She will run for VP,Pres.or even Senator. GO PALIN

  • rainbow

    I don’t understand why she couldn’t just finish her term and 2010. She would still have 2 years to prepare for 2012 run. Resigning after 2 years just makes her look like a quitter and won’t help her presidential chances IMO.

  • http://justjared tanii

    Hate to be in Alaska.

  • molly

    I watched her press conference. She’s stepping down because all her time is devoted to defending herself. She and her staff can’t focus on the positive needs for Alaska. She said over 2 million dollars of Alaskan’s tax payer dollars went to fending off attacks to her and her family. (personal attacks, etc.) She also said that she and Todd have spent a half a million dollars themselves on lawyers for defending them personally.
    She’s sick of the rat race.
    I think she’s stepping down for good. This has taken a huge toll on her personally.
    I can’t stand her. So I think it was the right move..very gutsy.

  • molly

    Oh, she also mentioned why she’s doing this now..and not finishing her term…She thinks that the Lt. Gov in charge can do more positive things for the State of Alaska, and move forward. She feels as if her tabloid persona is holding back for the states well being.
    She was quite pissed off in her press conference…

  • Emily

    Maybe there’s some scandall or blackmail we don’t know about. It seems odd to just quit like that. Hope her family is OK.

  • Ilia

    Fingers crossed that she runs in 2012 – that guaranteed 4 more years for Obama.

  • deraj tsuj

    Impeach Obama he is bad for USA, Impeach Obama, Just Say Nobama Impeach Obama he is bad for USA, Impeach Obama, Just Say Nobama Impeach Obama he is bad for USA, Impeach Obama, Just Say Nobama Impeach Obama he is bad for USA, Impeach Obama, Just Say Nobama

  • sam

    this sounds like someone knows a little dirty secret she doesn’t want people to know or republican party doesn’t want her in charge of a state when it comes out!!

  • mailey

    while i think she’s kind of nutty, and she didnt say exactly why she was resigning, i dont really blame her bec while it is fine to attack her, many attack her family and her children which i wouldnt want them to go thru that anymore. so i think she’s trying to protect her family. good for her.

  • e

    I’d say so, Sam. It will come out in do time, I’d expect.
    Lordy Be, Kate and Sarah are cut from the same cloth.

  • http://meganwebgirl.com Jolie hot chin not

    syonara. don’t let the door hit ya. she is a joke. makes women look dumb and bad.

  • CJ

    SHE SAYS SHE’S NOT A QUITTER BUT SHE’S STEPPING DOWN AS GOV. BY THE END OF THE MONTH…………….LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE…………….THAT SOUNDS VERY MUCH LIKE QUITTING TO ME………..MAYBE SHE LOSING HER MIND……………..MAYBE SHE REALISED SHE CAN’T WIN RELECTION……………….MAYBE SHE WILL BECOME THE NEXT OPRAH OR TYRA ………………..REALITY TV STAR…………..JUST NOT REAL CREDIBLE PRES. CANDIDATE……….HEHEHE……………..

  • Jill

    *Hums a few bars of Ding Dong, The B*tch Is Dead*

  • yoyo

    EPIC FAIL.

  • LuckyL

    *Waiting for the corruption charges*

  • LuckyL

    Why the f*** else would anyone be spending all their time “defending themself” as according to one poster?

  • http://www.rr.com Courtney

    Sarah Palin is a very ambitious politician….clean your own backyard first before you think of cleaning the whole world..

    How can you solve big problems when you cannot even solve your domestic problems…having a very young unwed kid is Sarah Palin’s greatest achievement in life….

  • u can’t always get what u want

    Notice wiki cleaned up the dates when Sarah got married and had her first child lest the readers realize like mother like daughter.

  • KK

    It would have been nice if she had continued her job since people elected her believing in her administrative skills.
    If she plan to run for president in 2012 then I believe stepping down degrade her ability.
    Anyway, we don’t know what things might have driven her to step-down we should respect her decision. And we should thank for her leadership capabilities.
    Good Luck Palin

  • She came from Wasilla

    She wants the big prize,The White House 2012and I don’t mean VP.
    She wants to write her book.
    She wants to be free to keep her name in the media like with the David Letterman fiasco with was way overboard.
    Leaving Alaska to get here is too far.
    Iam a Palin supporter,but this move is DUMB and risky. She has only two more years to finish so she could finish and the have two years for her book and to run.

  • u can’t always get what u want

    PS
    Was it me or did Palin sound a bit angry in her speech/decision to quit being governor?

  • http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/ NativeNYker

    She’ll be back. Weeds never die….

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2009/07/spiderman-names-son-otis.html

  • UGH

    GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IM SO TIRED OF HER.

  • u can’t always get what u want

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090703/ap_on_re_us/us_palin_resigning

    “It’s absolutely bizarre, and I think it eliminates her from serious consideration for the presidency in 2012,” he said.

    With so many Republicans getting caught in the dirty sheets so to speak lately, one cannot help but think of that right off for Palin resigning. (It would not be the first time rumors of infidelity have surrounded her.)
    For whatever reason, it was a poor move, jmho.

  • wildcats

    I seriously love her…..It’s a shame she’s leaving..

  • northern over exposure

    Her approval rating in Alaska tanked. Alaskan Government officials began wearing buttons that said Where’s Sarah? She wasn’t serving the needs of the people. ans whenever she did her ethics were questioned.

    And with a teenage daughter who has a newborn and a toddler with autism herself.. Sarah needs to spend some time getting her house in order and being a mother.

    Leave the politics to the educated and the savvy. I shudder to think of what the state of the union would be under the rule of this hick yahoo sportscaster wannabe.

  • Tyra

    I don’t blame her one bit for stepping down. All the attacks she’s had since running for V.P. probably took its’ toll on Sarah and her family.

  • LuckyL

    I like how she left when the going got tough and tried to leave on a note that would make her still look good. Thanks for the insightful Alaskans posting here.

  • feebz

    thank God for that! why wait all this time

  • just me

    @molly: Oh, pleae God! Please,please let it be for good!. This woman is a stupid, racist, idiot. I hope she is gone for good but we probably won’t be that lucky.

  • Caroline

    Thanks, McCain. Look at the new problem we have now!!!

  • Halli

    Selfish and impulsive woman.

    She quit on Alaska and she’ll quit on us.

    Here’s hoping the IRS has some dirt on her. Something’s gotta give.

  • http://baldouting.blogspot.com baldouting.blogspot.com

    palin is an idiot. and this just proves it. i hope the rumors about her running for pres in 2012 aren’t true. then again, that would make barack’s victory in 2012 that much sweeter.

  • James Dean

    @northern over exposure:

    I heard that only die-hard Sarah fans like her now in Alaska. The rest have realized that she’s an incompetent twit. Too bad John McCain had to realize that the hard way.

    Obama/Clinton 2012!

  • Go cubs!

    I HATE HER! SHE’S SO STUPID! THANK GOD!
    SHE BETTER NOT COME BACK FOR PRESIDENCY OR ANYTHING IN THE COMING YEARS!!!

  • lala

    The Vanity Fair article was probably the last straw. John McCain’s staff trashed her in that article. plus, her popularity in DOWN in Alaska….she should resign and take SC governor Sanford with her.

  • here I go again

    Yeah!!! You go Sarah! Just brush up on your geography next time.

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