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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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To: xcamel

(or the idiot resigns)

Sadly, 0 will NEVER resign. He will have to be dragged out of there!!

Go Sarah!


151 posted on 07/03/2009 5:42:30 PM PDT by italyconservative (So ready for 2010! Then we get the 'Cuda' 2 years later!)
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To: missthethunder
No, they won’t.

Yes they will.

If she thought she was getting too much heat up to this point, it is nothing compared to what she is going to get if, and when, she finally throws her hat into the Presidential ring.

Of that, the Chicago thugs like David Axelrod, and Rahm Emanuel, will make absolutely certain. Bank on it.

And quitting a Presidential campaign, in the middle of summer, will not be an option.

152 posted on 07/03/2009 5:46:48 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Cyropaedia
Yes, the ethics complaints were a problem, but at least finish her first term. That's what Reagan and Bush would have done under the circumstances.

Sarah made it clear why she was leaving early. To stay in office, after deciding not to run for re-election would only embolden those who had been filing complaints since Aug. of 2008. She didn't think it right to waste the taxpayers' money fighting those complaints, because any use of her or her staff's time would have done just that. If she had to spend half her time fighting complaints, she didn't use that time profitably for the state.

Given those same circumstances, I think Reagan and Bush would have done EXACTLY the same thing.

153 posted on 07/03/2009 5:50:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Cyropaedia
If she thought she was getting too much heat up to this point, it is nothing compared to what she is going to get if, and when, she finally throws her hat into the Presidential ring.

The attacks on her and her family were not the main reason for her quitting. The costs involved for the citizens of Alaska from the frivilous lawsuits were the main reason. Having herself freed from public office now gives her the chance to go out and start fighting against those attacks. The MSM is used to beating up on Republicans without reply. I believe it is THEY who will be surprised when Sarah starts fighting back.

154 posted on 07/03/2009 5:54:29 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Cyropaedia

Did you hear or read her speech?

She never said it was to hard or she thought she was getting too much heat up to this point. Never said it was to much on her family. Nothing about quiting.
She was spending to much time defending herself and not running the state. It was wasting millions of taxpayer dollars. It was honorable to resign.

And she said she was to fight on. To “take a stand.”


155 posted on 07/03/2009 6:04:28 PM PDT by missthethunder
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
It appears to me, however, that if she cannot hold the job of governor because of the heat, she doesn't get to the bigger kitchen.

Maybe the 'bigger kitchen' doesn't have anything to do with it, and I certainly wouldn't blame her, the point of my post being let's just wait and see, as there is much speculation about why she has done this and no concrete answer yet. The hyperventilators are sucking out all the oxygen and it's hard to breathe...*gasp*

156 posted on 07/03/2009 6:11:00 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Impeach Obama)
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To: SuziQ

Hopefully you are right!


157 posted on 07/03/2009 6:14:07 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: SuziQ
I believe it is THEY who will be surprised when Sarah starts fighting back.

I think they are more afraid of her today than they were yesterday.

She threw down the gauntlet to the media and anyone else who tries to tear her down. There were many good segments in her speech, but the following is one of my favorites.

“... 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.”

158 posted on 07/03/2009 6:17:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SuziQ
Given those same circumstances, I think Reagan and Bush would have done EXACTLY the same thing.

You have got to be kidding.

Reagan and Bush would have seen it through to the end of the term, if doing nothing else. Because they fully understood that quitting in the middle of your first term simply gives your enemies a big fat victory on a bright silver platter. In the end, they would have known better than to do that.

All these idiots that have been filing these complaints can legitimately claim a big victory.

From this point forward, her detractors will claim that she really couldn't defend herself from the corruption charges and decided that it was best to simply "cut and run". She wasn't even able to complete her first term in Alaska, so she's "damaged goods".

And all this talk about "not wanting to waste the taxpayers' money" is basically an excuse.

That is exactly how this is going to be portrayed over the next couple of years.

159 posted on 07/03/2009 6:20:13 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

M, don’t despair.

We need EVERY one in this fight.

In my corner of the world, 200 people changed the political landscape on Tuesday.

They went to a town hall meeting held by Mike Castle, R-DE of Delaware, here in little old Georgetown, DE. It was supposed to be about healthcare.

Georgetown is the County Seat of Sussex County, which is a conservative, GOP area of DE, in the southern area of the state.

It turned into 2 and a half hours of non stop criticism of him for his “yes” vote on Cap n Scam.

He was shell shocked, for he has never been treated like that, and he is a former Governor of DE, the most popular politician in DE. He had aspirations of running for Senate next year for Biden’s seat.

He was a changed man after Tuesday. And so was the perception of him in DE.

All because of 200 people who made the time to come out and confront him on a Tuesday morning on very short notice.

I was one of them, M.

I got up that day and resolved to go to that meeting, which I thought was going to be another lovefest for Castle. I was determined to confront him on his globull warming beliefs,even if I was the only one, and I did after the meeting one on one.

DE’s two Dem Senators now realize that this is going nowhere in DE, and they better not vote for it.

We are keeping the pressure on.

A few people made a difference.

Now Sarah is going to make a difference, even if she does it alone.( we won’t let THAT happen! She will have our help).

That sleepless night thingie—I have had those this year. And when I heard the news say that Sarah was resigning, I was almost despondent.

But then I watched her announcement and saw her demeanor, and I know she is not defeated—she is just getting started. She is shedding the shackles that bind her for the greater good—God bless her!

Besides, you are on a mission too—to see the day when Greg Craig is on the business side of a jail cell.

No matter where we are in the world, we are Americans.

We’re going to show the closet Muslim on the White House what “Yes, we can!” REALLY means.

Happy Fourth to you, M!


160 posted on 07/03/2009 6:24:20 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: missthethunder
And she said she was to fight on. To “take a stand.”

Get real.

Quitting in the middle of only your FIRST term is NOT "taking a stand". It is quitting.

She just gave her enemies the biggest victory that could have possibly hoped for.

Why do you think they kept filing all those frivolous lawsuits...? To get rid of her.

161 posted on 07/03/2009 6:30:00 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: smoothsailing

Reading your post, with the emphasis on the word “Fight”, that’s what that idiot McLame promised at the Convention—to fight, with him, for America.

Sarah actually means this.


162 posted on 07/03/2009 6:32:24 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: Cyropaedia

You need to think out of the box.

Sarah just changed the political landscape for the futre, for the better.

She has accomplished the things she set out to do as Governor. Those accomplishments will have long lasting benefits to Alaska and to America.

If she walked away and stayed home, you would be right.

But that is not what she is doing.

She is unshackling herself from being a target to being the aggressor. From defense to offense.

The MSM will always try to destroy her.

But she is not an average politician,

She actually believes the things she says.


163 posted on 07/03/2009 6:37:31 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: exit82
Sarah actually means this.

Absolutely. As I said in another post, her detractors are more afraid of her today than they were yesterday.Today's fight speech has them squirming.

164 posted on 07/03/2009 6:37:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
The MSM and DNC bus is now ready for boarding.

Notice they outsourced that as well.

165 posted on 07/03/2009 6:40:42 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: Covenantor

LOL!!!


166 posted on 07/03/2009 6:43:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: exit82
You need to think out of the box.

Just worthless conjecture on your part.

Sarah just changed the political landscape for the futre, for the better.

More conjuecture.

If she walked away and stayed home, you would be right.

She just walked away from the important job she was elected to do. So I am right.

She is unshackling herself from being a target to being the aggressor. From defense to offense.

She is quitting two thirds of the way through her FIRST term as governor. That is now how she will be depicted from her on out by the the MSM, pundits and late night talk show hosts. Get used to it.

The MSM will always try to destroy her.

And she has given them more ammo than they could have hoped possibly hoped for...

But she is not an average politician,

Neither was Reagan, but it least he was still able to complete his *first* term...

She actually believes the things she says<

Gee, and so does Kucinich. I'm not trying to compare Sarah with Dennis, but for G*d's sake, at least finish one full term of your office without quitting...

167 posted on 07/03/2009 6:53:31 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Cyropaedia

Talk to me in eight months, and we’ll see who did more conjecturing here.


168 posted on 07/03/2009 6:56:12 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: exit82
Gladly.

But you already have "top ten lists" popping up all over the blogs/internet.

169 posted on 07/03/2009 7:08:39 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Cyropaedia

So, what of it—you scared of “top ten” lists?

She is making her own path, and you don’t like it.

And you have been a Governor of a state how long, exactly?


170 posted on 07/03/2009 7:15:03 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: Cyropaedia

So you would keep a job that you would be ineffective in just to say you didn’t quit.
I love Chaney but he should have resigned sometime after the 04 election so we could have had a VP to run for President.


171 posted on 07/03/2009 7:19:11 PM PDT by missthethunder
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To: exit82
So, what of it—you scared of “top ten” lists?

It's not a matter of being "scared", it's about the derision and the jokes being able to effectively drown out virtually everything you have to say beyond this point. She has given her detractors that opening...

She is making her own path, and you don’t like it.

It's not about me "not liking it"; it is simply about poor political judgement.

And you have been a Governor of a state how long, exactly?

A strawman argument.

You certainly don't have to be in public office to realize that a politician has made a mistake.

172 posted on 07/03/2009 7:58:08 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: missthethunder
So you would keep a job that you would be ineffective in just to say you didn’t quit. I love Chaney but he should have resigned sometime after the 04 election so we could have had a VP to run for President.

If I was a governor with Presidential aspirations, no, I would have not quit in the middle of my first term.

We didn't really need a a "VP" to run for President. Al Gore proves that argument.

On the whole, America was served well by having Cheney there for a second term. His passionate defense of the WOT policies over the past several months proves that.

173 posted on 07/03/2009 8:03:57 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: SolidWood

I believe it. But Wood, if you have any inside info, please share it.

We need Sarah more than she needs us, and I wouldn’t blame her if she gave up on politics and just went about her life.

But America needs her desperatly.


174 posted on 07/03/2009 8:41:41 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I liked Ronald Regan until that first Mondale debate. He looked old and confused and the media made him out to be an old man with a narrow grasp on reality.

Really, the whole country thought he was suffering from dementia.

There is no coming back from that.


175 posted on 07/03/2009 8:48:47 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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To: Mouton

Sarah is the ONE,(politcily speaking) and in that same vain, always has the pulpit.


176 posted on 07/03/2009 8:52:45 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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To: Bender2

Not for Sarah. That’s why she’s the one.


177 posted on 07/03/2009 8:56:41 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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To: Cyropaedia

Sarah is greater than the MSM. If not than she would already be a footnote in republican history.

Politicly speaking: Sarah is the ONE.

She is destiny


178 posted on 07/03/2009 9:02:20 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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To: SolidWood

Forget it SW, I just watched the speech.

Sarah Palin has my heart and the heart of our nation.

GO SARAH!!!


179 posted on 07/03/2009 9:20:44 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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To: free me
Sarah is greater than the MSM.

Frankly, Sarah wasn't even "greater" than John McCain or his inept staff in last year's campaign.

Even she couldn't mitigate their boneheaded mistakes and backstabbing.

Three years is an eternity in politics. Don't hold your breath.

180 posted on 07/03/2009 10:57:16 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Pining_4_TX
I liked SP until she made such a poor showing in that Katie Couric interview.

Don't let the media play you. My approach to anything the media puts out is "Dont trust...AND DO verify."

181 posted on 07/04/2009 1:27:34 AM PDT by Allegra ( Happy Fourth! Let's Remind the Left What We are Celebrating.)
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To: Cyropaedia

You say she has given her detractors an opening to attack her.

And that is different from the staus quo how? They are attacking her —and her CHILDREN—anyway.

Her comeback is her accomplishments, and asking her detractors to name theirs. So, the srawman argument you cite in my previous post is not a strawman argument at all.

Your opinion is that she has made a mistake, but you don’t know that.Nobody can know that—yet.

My opinion is that it will go down as one of the gutsiest, most brilliant political moves of all time—especially it leads to GOP and conservative gains in Congress in 2010 and the unseating of the closet Muslim President in 2012.

The jury is out.

But your mind is made up already.


182 posted on 07/04/2009 7:08:16 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Cyropaedia

Non conservatives don’t need reasons to attack Sarah Palin; they make them up!

I’m for her 100% and donate money to her PAC.

She has integrity and is accountable, that’s something east coast non conservatives can not understand.

She is a breath of fresh air!!


183 posted on 07/04/2009 7:23:40 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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