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GOVERNOR PALIN ANNOUNCES NO SECOND TERM, NO LAME DUCK SESSION EITHER
State of Alaska Governor's Office ^ | 3 July 2009 | State of Alaska Governor's Office

Posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:04 PM PDT by Blaine Spade

GOVERNOR PALIN ANNOUNCES NO SECOND TERM NO LAME DUCK SESSION EITHER July 3, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin announced today that she will not seek a second term as Governor of the State of Alaska and will relegate the power of governor to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell in order to serve Alaska’s best interests. Lieutenant General Craig Campbell will move into Parnell’s current role.

“People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing's more important to me than our beloved Alaska,” said Governor Palin. “Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.” Standing outside her home in Wasilla, Alaska, Governor Palin reflected upon some of the administration’s accomplishments for Alaska as she approaches her final year in office. “I am determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is not the easiest path,” said Governor Palin after the announcement. “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. It is my duty to always protect our great state. With that in mind, my family and I determined that it is best to make a difference this summer, and I am willing to change things, so that this administration, with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future, can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success. I look forward to helping others – to fight for our state and our country, and campaign for those who believe in smaller government, free enterprise, strong national security, support for our troops, and energy independence.” The transfer of power will occur following the Governor’s picnic in Fairbanks on July 26. At that point in time, Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell will be sworn in and Lieutenant General Craig Campbell will assume his role as Lieutenant Governor. Governor Palin will spend July 4th in Juneau.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2012; gopimplosion; mythromneytricks; palin; quitter; resigning; sarah; sarahbarraquitta; sarahpalin
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Wow. Just...wow. I really hope everything is all right with her and her family.
1 posted on 07/03/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT by Blaine Spade
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To: Blaine Spade
I look forward to helping others – to fight for our state and our country, and campaign for those who believe in smaller government, free enterprise, strong national security, support for our troops, and energy independence.”

She's Running


2 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:09 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: Blaine Spade
She can now devote full time to campaigning for house and senate candidates who support the former Constitution.

She has just improved, significantly, the probability of retaking the house and eliminating the 60-vote hangman's noose in the senate.

3 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:29 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

4 posted on 07/03/2009 1:30:32 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: The Wizard

I think you’re right. I think she is running.

If so, count me in!


5 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:43 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Blaine Spade

Fox News leading the pack of rabid dogs.


6 posted on 07/03/2009 1:31:43 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SolidWood

Ping list please?


7 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:04 PM PDT by Lovergirl (He will NOT take my 4Runner from me.)
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To: SolidWood

Bad move IMHO. Being a governor of a state gave her credibility. A second term would have solidified that. Giving it up after 3 years is foolish in my opinion. She will still have a platform and she’ll be able to travel the lower 48, but quitting the governorship will confirm most peoples’ doubts that she is too inexperienced to run for president.


8 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:05 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: SpaceBar

She made it clear, she isn’t retreating but taking the fight in another direction. In 4 years she will be leading the free world.


9 posted on 07/03/2009 1:32:42 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: The Wizard

Look out for the Romneybots smearing every thread on this.


10 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:18 PM PDT by omega4179 (Not my Communist in Chief.)
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To: Blaine Spade

Great Speech!


11 posted on 07/03/2009 1:33:32 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Obama Man! ---- SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: Blaine Spade

I copied the whole transcript so that her words are presented faithfully as a record. Hopefully the Palin naysayers will read carefully, but why should they start now.

July 4, 1776 Independence Day

July 3, 2009 The new revolution has heard its opening shot.


http://www.gov.state.ak.us/exec-column.php

Palin Announces No Second Term

No Lame Duck Session Either

Hi Alaska, I appreciate speaking directly TO you, the people I serve, as your Governor.

People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Alaska. Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.

I want Alaskans to grasp what can be in store for our state. We were purchased as a territory because a member of President Abe Lincoln’s cabinet, William Seward, providentially saw in this great land, vast riches, beauty, strategic placement on the globe, and opportunity. He boldly looked “North to the Future”. But he endured such ridicule and mocking for his vision for Alaska, remember the adversaries scoffed, calling this “Seward’s Folly”. Seward withstood such disdain as he chose the uncomfortable, unconventional, but RIGHT path to secure Alaska, so Alaska could help secure the United States.

People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Alaska.

Alaska’s mission – to contribute to America. We’re strategic IN the world as the air crossroads OF the world, as a gatekeeper of the continent. Bold visionaries knew this - Alaska would be part of America’s great destiny.

Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND oil and gas. It’s energy! God gave us energy.

So to serve the state is a humbling responsibility, because I know in my soul that Alaska is of such import, for America’s security, in our very volatile world. And you know me by now, I promised even four years ago to show MY independence… no more conventional “politics as usual”.

And we are doing well! My administration’s accomplishments speak for themselves. We work tirelessly for Alaskans.

We aggressively and responsibly develop our resources because they were created to be used to better our world... to HELP people... and we protect the environment and Alaskans (the resource owners) foremost with our policies.

Here’s some of the things we’ve done:

We created a petroleum integrity office to oversee safe development. We held the line FOR Alaskans on Point Thomson – and finally for the first time in decades – they’re drilling for oil and gas.

We have AGIA, the gasline project – a massive bi-partisan victory (the vote was 58 to 1!) – also succeeding as intended - protecting Alaskans as our clean natural gas will flow to energize us, and America, through a competitive, pro-private sector project. This is the largest private sector energy project, ever. THIS is energy independence.

And ACES – another bipartisan effort – is working as intended and industry is publicly acknowledging its success. Our new oil and gas “clear and equitable formula” is so Alaskans will no longer be taken advantage of. ACES incentivizes NEW exploration and development and JOBS that were previously not going to happen with a monopolized North Slope oil basin.

We cleaned up previously accepted unethical actions; we ushered in bi-partisan Ethics Reform.

We also slowed the rate of government growth, we worked with the Legislature to save billions of dollars for the future, and I made no lobbyist friends with my hundreds of millions of dollars in budget vetoes... but living beyond our means today is irresponsible for tomorrow.

We took government out of the dairy business and put it back into private-sector hands – where it should be.

We provided unprecedented support for education initiatives, and with the right leadership, finally filled long-vacant public safety positions. We built a sub-Cabinet on Climate Change and took heat from Outside special interests for our biologically-sound wildlife management for abundance.

We broke ground on the new prison.

And we made common sense conservative choices to eliminate personal luxuries like the jet, the chef, the junkets... the entourage.

And the Lt. Governor and I said “no” to our pay raises. So much success in this first term – and with this success I am proud to take credit... for hiring the right people! Our goal was to achieve a gasline project, more fair oil and gas valuation, and ethics reform in four years. We did it in two. It’s because of the people… good public servants surrounding the Governor’s office, with servants’ hearts and astounding work ethic... THEY are Alaska’s success!

We are doing well! I wish you’d hear MORE from the media of your state’s progress and how we tackle Outside interests - daily - SPECIAL interests that would stymie our state. Even those debt-ridden stimulus dollars that would force the heavy hand of federal government into our communities with an “all-knowing attitude” – I have taken the slings and arrows with that unpopular move to veto because I know being right is better than being popular. Some of those dollars would harm Alaska and harm America – I resisted those dollars because of the obscene national debt we’re forcing our children to pay, because of today’s Big Government spending; it’s immoral and doesn’t even make economic sense!

Another accomplishment – our Law Department protected states’ rights – TWO huge U.S. Supreme Court reversals came down against that liberal Ninth Circuit, deciding in OUR state’s favor over the last two weeks. We’re protectors of our Constitution – federalists protect states’ rights as mandated in 10th amendment.

But you don’t hear much of the good stuff in the press anymore, do you?

Some say things changed for me on August 29th last year – the day John McCain tapped me to be his running-mate – I say others changed.

Let me speak to that for a minute.

Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I’ve been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations – such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters’ questions.

Every one – all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We’ve won! But it hasn’t been cheap - the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to “opposition research” – that’s money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers – or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the “politics of personal destruction” … Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn’t cost them a dime so they’re not going to stop draining public resources – spending other peoples’ money in their game.

It’s pretty insane – my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more “politics as usual,” but THIS isn’t what anyone had in mind for ALASKA.

If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices!

And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear down and waste precious time; but to build UP this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic, free people!

Life is too short to compromise time and resources... it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: “Sit down and shut up”, but that’s the worthless, easy path; that’s a quitter’s way out. And a problem in our country today is apathy. It would be apathetic to just hunker down and “go with the flow”.

Nah, only dead fish “go with the flow”.

No. Productive, fulfilled people determine where to put their efforts, choosing to wisely utilize precious time... to BUILD UP.

And there is such a need to BUILD up and FIGHT for our state and our country. I choose to FIGHT for it! And I’ll work hard for others who still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong national security for our country and support for our troops; energy independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and LIFE... I’ll work for and campaign for those PROUD to be American, and those who are INSPIRED by our ideals and won’t deride them.

I WILL support others who seek to serve, in or out of office, for the RIGHT reasons, and I don’t care what party they’re in or no party at all. Inside Alaska – or Outside Alaska.

But I won’t do it from the Governor’s desk.

I’ve never believed that I, nor anyone else, needs a title to do this - to make a difference... to HELP people. So I choose, for my State and my family, more “freedom” to progress, all the way around... so that Alaska may progress... I will not seek re-election as Governor.

And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldn’t run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks… travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade – as so many politicians do. And then I thought – that’s what’s wrong – many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and “milk it”. I’m not putting Alaska through that – I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! ? That’s not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old “politics as usual.” I promised that four years ago – and I meant it.

It’s not what is best for Alaska.

I am determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is unconventional and not so comfortable.

With this announcement that I am not seeking re-election… I’ve determined it’s best to transfer the authority of governor to Lieutenant Governor Parnell; and I am willing to do so, so that this administration – with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future – can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success.

My choice is to take a stand and effect change – not hit our heads against the wall and watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new environment. Rather, we know we can effect positive change outside government at this moment in time, on another scale, and actually make a difference for our priorities – and so we will, for Alaskans and for Americans.

Let me go back to a comfortable analogy for me – sports… basketball. I use it because you’re naïve if you don’t see the national full-court press picking away right now: A good point guard drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her eye on the basket… and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can WIN. And I’m doing that – keeping our eye on the ball that represents sound priorities – smaller government, energy independence, national security, freedom! And I know when it’s time to pass the ball – for victory.

I have given my reasons candidly and truthfully… and my last day won’t be for another few weeks so the transition will be very smooth. In fact, we will look to swear Sean in – in Fairbanks at the conclusion of our Governor’s picnics.

I do not want to disappoint anyone with my decision; all I can ask is that you TRUST me with this decision – but it’s no more “politics as usual”.

Some Alaskans don’t mind wasting public dollars and state time. I do. I cannot stand here as your Governor and allow millions upon millions of our dollars go to waste just so I can hold the title of Governor. And my children won’t allow it either. ? Some will question the timing. ? Let’s just say, this decision has been in the works for awhile…

In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life - my children (where the count was unanimous... well, in response to asking: “Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children’s future from OUTSIDE the Governor’s office?” It was four “yes’s” and one “hell yeah!” The “hell yeah” sealed it - and someday I’ll talk about the details of that... I think much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults recently.) Um, by the way, sure wish folks could ever, ever understand that we ALL could learn so much from someone like Trig - I know he needs me, but I need him even more... what a child can offer to set priorities RIGHT – that time is precious... the world needs more “Trigs”, not fewer.

My decision was also fortified during this most recent trip to Kosovo and Landstuhl, to visit our wounded soldiers overseas, those who sacrifice themselves in war for OUR freedom and security… we can ALL learn from our selfless Troops… they’re bold, they don’t give up, they take a stand and know that LIFE is short so they choose to NOT waste time. They choose to be productive and to serve something greater than SELF... and to build up their families, their states, our country. These Troops and their important missions – those are truly the worthy causes in this world and should be the public priority with time and resources and NOT this local / superficial wasteful political bloodsport.

May we ALL learn from them!

*((Gotta put First Things First))*

First things first: as Governor, I love my job and I love Alaska. It hurts to make this choice but I am doing what’s best for Alaska. I’ve explained why… though I think of the saying on my parents’ refrigerator that says “Don’t explain: your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.”

But I have given my reasons… no more “politics as usual” and I am taking my fight for what’s right – for Alaska – in a new direction.

Now, despite this, I don’t want any Alaskan dissuaded from entering politics after seeing this REAL “climate change” that began in August… no, we NEED hardworking, average Americans fighting for what’s right! And I will support you because we need YOU and YOU can effect change, and I can too on the outside.

We need those who will respect our Constitution where government’s supposed to serve from the BOTTOM UP, not move toward this TOP DOWN big government take-over… but rather, will be protectors of individual rights - who also have enough common sense to acknowledge when conditions have drastically changed and are willing to call an audible and pass the ball when it’s time so the team can win! And that is what I’m doing!

Remember Alaska… America is now, more than ever, looking North to the Future. It’ll be good. So God bless you, and from me and my family - to ALL Alaska - you have my heart.

And we will be in the capable hands of our Lieutenant Governor, Sean Parnell. And Lieutenant General Craig Campbell will assume the role of Lieutenant Governor. And it is my promise to you that I will always be standing by, ready to assist. We have a good, positive agenda for Alaska.

In the words of General MacArthur said, “We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

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12 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:15 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Really, jr Senator Colonel Obama seemed to have no problems with zero qualifications.

I say we have to see what she does next.

She's a lot smarter than Colonel ZERO out the gate.

13 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:22 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Experience does not matter after Hussein. It just takes 600-700 mil


14 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:25 PM PDT by omega4179 (Not my Communist in Chief.)
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To: The Wizard

The personal attacks and the ethics complaints were consuming 80% of her and her staff’s time.

She was already determined not to run again in 2010.

But according to her statement, she sees a greater need, both for Alaska and for the country, to speak out on important issues.

She told Alaskans she will not be a lame duck, doing the travel thing on the state’s dime. She went through a list of all of her accomplishments. She said she and her husband are fishermen, and only dead fish go with the flow.
She will not go with the easy way out.

She is resigning and putting the state in capable hands.

But she is still going to fight.

She is going all in, with no distractions.

Her demeanor was not one of defeat, or resignation, but positive, and of of sureness of her purpose.

Her critics may have won a battle, but she is going to war, in my opinion. She will not be silent, and she will be free to speak her mind.

AND SHE SAID IT ALL WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER!

The political landscape shifted this afternnoon, in ways we will not know clearly for awhile.

Sarah has a rendevous with destiny.

And I cast my lot with her.


15 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:58 PM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: BunnySlippers; wizard; SolidWood
I think you’re right. I think she is running. If so, count me in!

I'm with ya!!
16 posted on 07/03/2009 1:34:58 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

She’s already a Gov, what does she have to prove! I takes TIME and MONEY to run for Pres (esp if you’re not a RAT). If she makes the most of it, THIS ‘IS’ the best move she could make. She’s getting some great advice.


17 posted on 07/03/2009 1:35:39 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: SolidWood

I added the full text of her speech at my reply 12.


18 posted on 07/03/2009 1:35:39 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Blaine Spade

WATCH OUT WORLD, HERE SHE COMES.

GO SARAH GO SARAH


19 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:15 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: SolidWood
I listened to her entire announcement. It was honorable, it was direct, and it punctuated the insane politics of our day...it also punctuated her personal commitment to fight, and to do so when it would not distract further from her job as Governor and the foundation she has built there.

I am proud of her and support her. She is a great American.

I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.

GO SARAH GO!

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

20 posted on 07/03/2009 1:36:20 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: omega4179

Oh yes, Varney just had some a$$ on insisting this made Romney the defacto republican candidate for president.

Ha ha ha ha ha, that will be the day.


21 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:17 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: All

Why don’t we wait a little while before we start hyperventilating and start sticking the fork in?

If she isn’t running for president, who could blame her. I am one of her ardent supporters and would be disappointed, but she still can do a lot for the conservative cause.

What do you all expect the MSM (even Fox, sadly) to do at this sudden announcement, blow kisses in her direction and wish her well?


22 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:30 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Impeach Obama)
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To: Blaine Spade

A smart and savvy move. This frees her up for the Big Run.


23 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:41 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to Iranian despots: "No hot dogs for you!")
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To: The Bronze Titan
She’s already a Gov, what does she have to prove!

the moment she expresses an interest in a presidential bid, every rival, Republican and Democrat, will uncork the ready-made zinger: "If elected, would she serve the full four years, or quit sometime in the third year again?"

24 posted on 07/03/2009 1:37:43 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: The Wizard
Run Sarah run!!!

I'll be signing up to help with her campaign...

25 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:02 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

What am i missing ? Did she say she was running for prez ? Lets see what her next move is . I think she has plans other than being a political hack.


26 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:23 PM PDT by fantom
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

What am i missing ? Did she say she was running for prez ? Lets see what her next move is . I think she has plans other than being a political hack.


27 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:32 PM PDT by fantom
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To: omega4179

The moment she expresses an interest in a presidential bid, every rival, Republican and Democrat, will uncork the ready-made zinger: “If elected, would she serve the full four years, or quit sometime in the third year again?”


28 posted on 07/03/2009 1:38:32 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: omega4179

No to mention Michael Savage!


29 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:08 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Only dead fish “go with the flow"--Sarah Palin)
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To: Jeff Head

Dittoes!

She is so honest! And she doesn’t need teleprompters.

The race is on for 2012!


30 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:13 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to Iranian despots: "No hot dogs for you!")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Wrong, it’s a great move!


31 posted on 07/03/2009 1:39:59 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Blaine Spade

She is doing the political equivalent of running at the attacker, not hiding behind a rock.


32 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:03 PM PDT by Tax Government
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To: SolidWood

First woman President!

(sorry, Hillary)


33 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:38 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to Iranian despots: "No hot dogs for you!")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Not everyone thinks being a government thief is something to esp ire to..
34 posted on 07/03/2009 1:40:49 PM PDT by fantom
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To: The Wizard

Hmm, I wonder. It’s unusual for someone to just up and quit an important political job. Perhaps she is tired of having her children attacked all the time. I know I would be.

I liked SP until she made such a poor showing in that Katie Couric interview. Honestly, I don’t know how she got hung up on such easy questions. Then, of course, the media attacked like rabid dogs, and I believe they accomplished their task of making her look dumb. I am not saying she is dumb, but she has been “Quayled”, or as another Freeper pointed out to me, “Forded”. At any rate, I don’t think she can recover from that. The lamestream media will see to it.

No, I’m not a Romdneybot. I can’t stand him. Big hypocrite -coming out against Obamacare when it is the same as Romneycare, and by any name, it stinks.


35 posted on 07/03/2009 1:41:08 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: omega4179

If you’re going to sling arrows...at least include the Paulestineans, who hae attacked my facebook inbox nonstop the past few minutes. They are far more vicious and ridiculously insane.


36 posted on 07/03/2009 1:41:16 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Obama Man! ---- SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: Blaine Spade

I hope she starts sticking her foot out tomorrow to trip up that dumb bass-turd in the whitehouse and keeps it up every day until Nov. 2012
(or the idiot resigns)


37 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:34 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: The Bronze Titan

“If she makes the most of it, THIS ‘IS’ the best move she could make.”

Not only that we now have as an advocate, the only person in the world that can knock Obama and Michael Jackson off of the front page. This is not good news for Obummer.

Sarah is free to articulate the issues that matter most to us. Go Sarah! My money will go to her PAC instead of the RNC that’s for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrZIRb53EPI time to change the words some.


38 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:44 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Everybody, looks good...at the starting line......."Paul Thorn")
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To: Blaine Spade

Say it ain’t so, Joe...famous quote from the past applicable to this situation. Unfortunately I know it is true. Damn. This will give the press a field day because they, the McCain’s and other RINOs will figure they finally forced her out. Having no pulpit and being in Alaska is not a good thing politically IMO.

Vince


39 posted on 07/03/2009 1:42:58 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Blaine Spade

I have to admit I feel a bit better after actually hearing the announcement. This COULD be brilliant actually. And they’ll STILL be sniping at her! I hope the media and her detractors feel some shame.


40 posted on 07/03/2009 1:43:10 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Tax Government

You are absolutely right! She reminds me of some famous athletics, Nitskie, Butkus,Hacksaw,Singletary and others of that mind.


41 posted on 07/03/2009 1:43:53 PM PDT by GOYAKLA
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To: SolidWood
"In 4 years she will be leading the free world."

Amen! It is not the same country we had even 4 years ago. Things have changed, drastically. So must ones actions.

It may have been "suicide" to do such a thing....in another lifetime, but we are dealing w/ another lifetime now.

God Bless Sarah.

42 posted on 07/03/2009 1:44:10 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Where's The Birth Certificate)
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To: fantom
Not everyone thinks being a government thief is something to espire to..

Are you saying that she was a government thief for the past three years?

43 posted on 07/03/2009 1:44:10 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Pining_4_TX

“I liked SP until she made such a poor showing in that Katie Couric interview”

You’ve got to understand something about that. The Katie Couric interview was edited, broken apart and pieced back together, in order to make Sarah look like an idiot. What was shown and what she actually said are completely different things.

You need to watch the “Media Malpractice” documentary.


44 posted on 07/03/2009 1:44:42 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12!!)
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To: SuperLuminal
She has just improved, significantly, the probability of retaking the house and eliminating the 60-vote hangman's noose in the senate.

Bingo! These idiots in the MSM should NOT be celebrating and gloating. Sarah Palin's political clout and influence has now truly begun!

45 posted on 07/03/2009 1:45:23 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: The Wizard
She's running. They really went after Bush for not "being present" as Texas' Governor while he was running for the White House in his last term, imagine what they would do to her.

I think she is ready to bring on the heat and wants to keep Alaska out of the field of fire.

The national polls show a tentative swing back to conservatism and the leadership role is empty. This is the perfect time for someone like her to step into that position.

46 posted on 07/03/2009 1:45:36 PM PDT by txroadkill (God bless those who seek freedom in Iran-Let Freedom Ring!)
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To: Blaine Spade

All other considerations aside, the fact that this woman — not wealthy, not an Ivy Leager, not a Washington Insider — was forced into half a million dollars of personal debt to defend her own integrity against the same wealthy, Ivy League, Washington Insider POWER PEOPLE who hated her, and they accused her of “Ethics violations” WITH TAXPAYER MONEY. DISGUSTING!
If Sarah Palin can’t serve as a Governor without being impoverished and so tied up with red tape and political vendettas at the behest of other politicians, then NO common sense, NORMAL people can. And if that’s the case, there will be NO “reform” of the American political system from within....


47 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:17 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: The Wizard

I agree! She will be free to move around the country, good move, imo.


48 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:38 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Blaine Spade

My guess: Our country is going down the tubes, and she is going out to save it before it is too late.

Someone has got to take the lead.

I can’t save this country as one individual. For the last two days, I was seriously thinking of throwing in the towel and walking way. I can no longer handle sleepless nights.


49 posted on 07/03/2009 1:46:54 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
She will still have a platform and she’ll be able to travel the lower 48, but quitting the governorship will confirm most peoples’ doubts that she is too inexperienced to run for president.

We have a community organizer as president. How is she not experienced enough now?

50 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:06 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Imagining a world without DemocRats.)
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