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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: Carley

“Varney just had some a$$ on insisting this made Romney the defacto republican candidate for president.”

When Sarah speaks...the presses stop. When Romney speaks nobody notices.


51 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:42 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Everybody, looks good...at the starting line......."Paul Thorn")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Draft Palin 2012!


52 posted on 07/03/2009 1:47:49 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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To: Pining_4_TX

She copped an attitude with katie....seeing she was such a snob and asshole and condesending, and allowed her emotions to get in the way, and so just played with katie.....she saw how it was used against her, admitted it and has not done the same thing again...


53 posted on 07/03/2009 1:48:34 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Unfortunately, by 2012, that “community organizer” will have had four years’ experience in the highest office in the land and trying to make that argument will seem silly.


54 posted on 07/03/2009 1:48:46 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’ve always said that I don’t trust anybody for President who acts like they want the job.

Wanting to serve is different than “wanting the job.” I think Palin wants to serve the country, not rule it. We could use a bit more of that spirit—from Palin or from others.


55 posted on 07/03/2009 1:49:06 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com)
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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.

That is what leaders do! If Sarah Palin succeeds in helping other candidates win in 2010, her prospects in 2012 will be greatly enhanced.

56 posted on 07/03/2009 1:49:35 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar

“I’ll be signing up to help with her campaign...”

Me, too!

SA-RAH, 20-12!
SA-RAH, 20-12!
SA-RAH, 20-12!


57 posted on 07/03/2009 1:49:38 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12! SA-RAH! 20-12!!)
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To: SpaceBar
Fox News leading the pack of rabid dogs

I saw that, and wanted to smack that part timer, whatever his name is.

Just turned the tube back on, they've got the english fellow on now, with Huckabee on the phone.

58 posted on 07/03/2009 1:49:55 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama Voodoo economics - Thuggery, sleight of hand, temper tantrums & spitting on OUR dreams.)
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To: toddausauras

I was sick when I first heard about her leaving the governorship but after listening, hearing and seeing her I trust she knows what she is doing. And I am supporting her no matter what she does and by the way.... She is running! I didnt even see a teleprompter today she did that herself. hmmmm


59 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:01 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: Mouton

“Having no pulpit and being in Alaska is not a good thing politically IMO.”

She has one, she carries it with her. This is great news.


60 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:13 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Everybody, looks good...at the starting line......."Paul Thorn")
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Well the ABC media I just heard is not happy with her announcement, rather very angry sounding guy. They are so afraid of her and now they are concerned she is going for Prez. Beautiful Sarah beside the swarmy, teleprompter Zero.


61 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:21 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Well the ABC media I just heard is not happy with her announcement, rather very angry sounding guy. They are so afraid of her and now they are concerned she is going for Prez. Beautiful Sarah beside the swarmy, teleprompter Zero.


62 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:31 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

They might try but she’ll uncork the zinger that Obama has left some unfinished terms as well as well as some 130 “I vote present” votes as well!


63 posted on 07/03/2009 1:50:55 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Covenantor; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: 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.

Okay, I am not a basketball fan at all but I get the point she is making. Yet flipping past CNN I saw the graphic of her announcement and the anchor was told she said from the quote: "...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..." and the dumb sumbitch did not understand it all and tried to make it seem like Sarah was speaking gibberish.

It is going to be a hard, hard road to get past all those Palin-Haters in the Drive By Media, but she will have my 110 percent support! I pray to God we get her elected in 2012 before The Øbamanation and the Liberal Democrats completely destroy my nation!

64 posted on 07/03/2009 1:51:38 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: bluecollarman; SolidWood

I just made a contribution to www.sarahpac.com the other day...looks like it’s time to make another one and send a message.....We support ya Gov.Palin!


65 posted on 07/03/2009 1:52:10 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: omega4179
Experience does not matter after Hussein. It just takes 600-700 mil

That amount of money wouldn't elect a McCain type candidate, you still need someone to attract the votes. You need a Palin type candidate.

66 posted on 07/03/2009 1:52:10 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Hattie

It is now a chess game. Sarah has removed the target, and is now unencumbered by her office to speak the truth. That’s how I see it anyway.


67 posted on 07/03/2009 1:52:48 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Blaine Spade
Not even finishing her first term. Not too good. I guess I am left with Jindel — Smart, has character but little personal charisma and doesn't give exactly riveting speeches.
68 posted on 07/03/2009 1:53:17 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Jeff Head

The new leader of the conservative movement may have just bubbled to the top.


69 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:17 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: fantom
What am i missing ? Did she say she was running for prez ? Lets see what her next move is

She did say she would help (campaign for) anyone who believes in this country, freedom and conservative principles (my words).

Sounds like we're about to meet a Sarah Palin unleashed!

70 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:27 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Jeff Head

I just bought my “don’t blame me, I voted for Sarah” bumper sticker.


71 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:36 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
He might now have 4 years of experience, but he did not when he ran, he did not complete his first term as senator, so and argument that Palin can't run due to a lack of experience is negated or at least diminished.
72 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:46 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972 (Putting on Tinfoil hat and heading for the bomb shelter.)
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To: Blaine Spade

Wish she were running & wins a 2nd term as governor. The 2nd term would solidify her as NOT a lightweight.


73 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:46 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: GoCards

I’m feeling better all the time about this. It’s a new era and she is new...in other words this may be unconventional but the best way to get Obama off balance. Rather than be stuck in office she’s free and can keep everyone guessing. I know a lot of folks are rightly concerned that her resignation is fodder for the snipers BUT they’re going to try and destroy her any way so why not throw a hail Mary curve ball?

It’s brilliant, she has thrown out the political playbook!


74 posted on 07/03/2009 1:54:58 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: omega4179
Look out for the Romneybots smearing every thread on this

"She been Quayled"

"She lacks gravitas"

"The Couric interview ruined her chances forever"

and my favorite - "I like her, but..."

75 posted on 07/03/2009 1:55:06 PM PDT by jla
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To: Carley

That guy might be right
Shecould possibly tell the “R’s” and the “D’s” how chicken$41t they are and draw big #’s.


76 posted on 07/03/2009 1:55:36 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: wk4bush2004; The Wizard

I agree that the media made the most of it, but when I saw her stumble over that asinine question about how many regulations McCain had proposed over the years, I really felt sick to my stomach. The obvious answer would have been that we already have way too many regulations, and the ones we have are not being enforced correctly. Instead, SP said she didn’t know and would have to get back to KC on it. *sigh*

I really liked SP, but she was either naive or a little out of her league, because she didn’t seem prepared for just how vicious the liberal press is to a conservative in the national spotlight.

Personally, I think she is doing the right thing for her family, and I admire her for that. They have suffered enough. Oh, and I hate the jerks in the press.


77 posted on 07/03/2009 1:55:38 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Unfortunately, by 2012, that “community organizer” will have had four years’ experience in the highest office in the land and trying to make that argument will seem silly.

Yeah, four years destroying our country. In 2012 we are going to need a positive, freedom loving, proud American running against Obama. imo, Sarah would smoke Obama, even more now.

78 posted on 07/03/2009 1:56:30 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: bluecollarman
**“Having no pulpit and being in Alaska is not a good thing politically IMO.”**

She has one, she carries it with her. This is great news.

True. If she chooses, she could have an extraordinary influence on the 2010 elections.

79 posted on 07/03/2009 1:57:05 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: jla

Exactly...the Romneybots are crawling out of the cracks...they are an echo of the MSM.


80 posted on 07/03/2009 1:57:30 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Blaine Spade
I think many people have forgotten who Palin would be running against for President. Palin is a veteran politician compared to Obama. I don't think with all her accomplishments that too many non-leftist people will call her a "quitter". She may also be trying to kick out Alaska's US Senator Lisa Murkowski or Alaska's US Reperesentative Don Young. We will have to wait and see if this will be a good desicion.

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-69627)

81 posted on 07/03/2009 1:57:38 PM PDT by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: Blaine Spade

It is time for Glenn Beck!!!


82 posted on 07/03/2009 1:57:39 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: SpaceBar
SpaceBar wrote: Fox News leading the pack of rabid dogs.

I posted on another thread of the Palin story that I thought that the Fox report might be one I would expect from NBC.

83 posted on 07/03/2009 1:58:41 PM PDT by I'mAllRightJack
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To: Theresawithanh
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 could, if she is quitting due to the dirty tactics of the opposition; but that speech leaves too little to go on. It's very painful news, for a lot of us. We should hold our fire.

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. Nothing wrong with that, except in a leader.

It's a sad day.

84 posted on 07/03/2009 1:58:48 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: Jeff Head; All

IMHO, Sarah is calling this JUST AT THE RIGHT TIME !!!!!

July 26th is right on the button. She would have probably lost her job anyway since that will be right after the Putin leg of the Obamassiah’s continuing worldwide “Apology Tour” as I expect him to apologize for the 1867 USA Seward’s Folly “cheap” purchase of Alaska, and immediately return it to Putin.

....from a kneeling position, begging forgiveness of course..


85 posted on 07/03/2009 1:59:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Covenantor
I don't think Reagan could have said it better.

Powerful speech.

86 posted on 07/03/2009 2:00:31 PM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Jeff Head; SLB

Interesting, very interesting.


87 posted on 07/03/2009 2:01:12 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry. - Oliver Cromwell)
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To: musicman; Stonewall Jackson
I think Sarhah has just turned, like a fed-up mama Bear, on her detractors. She has put things in order, she has left them in the hands of capable people, and she has now turned to face her enemies directly.

...and I think they are going to be sorry. We have smelled the fear in them for a long time. Good on her!

GO SARAH GO!

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

88 posted on 07/03/2009 2:03:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: JimSEA
Not even finishing her first term. Not too good.

I agree, not even finishing her first term as Governor. That's just lousy. I don't know who's advising her.

That's not the way to win over independents.

89 posted on 07/03/2009 2:04:00 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Blaine Spade

What impressed me the most is her authentic, articulate and straightforward manner - and all with NO TELEPROMPTER.


90 posted on 07/03/2009 2:06:05 PM PDT by didi (It's the boring stuff we always remember.)
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To: SpaceBar

Wonder if she could be pregnant again?


91 posted on 07/03/2009 2:06:54 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Hattie

I believe her explanation in her press conference was THE reason.


92 posted on 07/03/2009 2:08:22 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jeff Head

I agree!


93 posted on 07/03/2009 2:08:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Blaine Spade

while this is an incredibly risk move, she does get advantages from this:

1. She gets away from having to deal with the endless stream of unwarrented ethics complaints brought by the Democratic shills in Alaska. They weren’t going to succeed, but they kept her from focusing on a bigger agenda and spending the needed time.

2. She suddenly has time to take a national role and could be on television every weekend if she wanted in a good way - either fundraising or leading other initiatives...

which brings me to ..

3. What if she takes a big role in attacking the Cap & Trade legislation. It is a huge issue in the national consciousness - one she knows a great deal about and one that public is very skeptical about. It puts her in the national eye, on the right side and in an area where she has great expertise.

A conservative rout for Cap&Trade might also make National healthcare die a quick death.

I think this might be the plan.. but, if she was Governor, she couldn’t take the lead on this.

JMO...


94 posted on 07/03/2009 2:08:43 PM PDT by phothus
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To: Covenantor

Thanks, good job...I’m going to donate some more $$ to her PAC!


95 posted on 07/03/2009 2:10:54 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Blaine Spade
Very sad and very depressing. I hope that she and her family is okay, no health or well being issues and no ethics issues in waiting. I can think of no other valid reasons for her to quit before finishing her term.

She was my last hope for the Presidency and, in many ways, for the country. She is the only person since Reagan who has made me feel that way, who made me want to donate time and money to them and their campaign.

I wish her and her family well and a long and happy retirement from government and all the attacks she has suffered from her enemies in the media and in the republican and demonrat parties.

I add, may her enemies feel the full effects of their karma and the golden rule ten fold. They went after her and her family with a ruthless viciousness. May it all come back at them. She and her family did not deserve it, but they've earned it.

96 posted on 07/03/2009 2:14:16 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

She gave a common sense and honorable reason for stepping down,imo.

She will have time to focus more on national issues, and prepare for another important decision and announcement.


97 posted on 07/03/2009 2:16:49 PM PDT by LucyJo ("...guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism...". George Washington)
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To: Jeff Head

Amen brother!!


98 posted on 07/03/2009 2:21:21 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: SolidWood
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.

Sarah has taken an unusual and unconventional step no doubt, but if we take her at her word - and I defy anyone to prove promises broken that are not an interpretation of how to execute their own contrived strategies - it makes sense. Whether she's going for POTUS or Senator or House Rep, she can now concentrate 100% of her time speaking for Americans, a dynamic we are sorely lacking.

She just took the libs game away, and frankly I think it's a brilliant move.

It was without a doubt a couragous move, and far more honest and moral than the pres_ent from the ghettO using his position as Senator strictly as a bully pulpit to launch himself ass first into the oval office.

You got to love a gal who can define the battlefield.

99 posted on 07/03/2009 2:21:23 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama Voodoo economics - Thuggery, sleight of hand, temper tantrums & spitting on OUR dreams.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Get a grip!!


100 posted on 07/03/2009 2:22:22 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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