Sarah Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska: What does that mean for everyone?

July 3, 2009

The Guardian speculates that she stepped down in order to start her presidential run

Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate who electrified her party’s campaign last year, has resigned as Alaska’s governor in a dramatic decision that has fuelled speculation she is positioning herself to run for president.

For me, it gives me time to have fun at someone’s expense.

Did you hear the rambling, incoherent speech?  It sounds like someone else we know.

But there is a difference.  You are never sure of the questions that you might get asked in the contest.  You can practice, but the heat of the moment can get you caught up.  Sarah Palin has no excuse.  She called the press, didn’t give all of them the opportunity to get there to hear her rambling statement of quitting.  In fact, it was so incoherent, the only thing that seems strange is that she would step down now.  You don’t have to run for re-election, but finish what you started.  Excuse me, what war did you fight?

But after an at times rambling speech in which she compared herself to battle wounded American soldiers in Kosovo and said only dead fish go with the flow, Palin’s critics accused her of a “flaky” decision and walking away from her post.

Palin, who built strong support among conservative Republicans as John McCain’s running mate last year, said she will step down in three weeks because she can contribute more away from politics.

“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,” she said.

But, this where I get to have fun.  PUMAS are claiming the pie in the sky dream of having Palin run with Clinton…what are you smoking?  1) Hillary would never align herself with a loser like Palin. 2) Different Party, even allowing for your dream, there are so many other people she would align herself with than Palin it isn’t even funny. 3) Hillary lost against the incumbent and then went to work for him.

littleisis, on July 3rd, 2009 at 6:37 pm Said: This is such big news! Here is what I wrote on the thread before:

Well, if Palin is “Clintonian” than she has my vote, no doubt about it!
Here is my crazy ass speculation/theory: Sarah is resigning so she can Campaign in the lower 48 and build up money/grassroots support. Then, in 2010, Hillary resigns from the State Department, perhaps because Bill is sick or maybe she is pushed out or she resigns- all we know is, she all ready has her ‘No Limits” PAC and is raising money and building grassroots support that way all ready.
Then, in 2011, The Clintons and the Palins join forces to form a viable third party based on fiscal conservatism, responsible, activist government, and social liberalism. Hillary and Sarah join a ticket for their new party in 2012 and win the White House. Viola! Change is here!

Fundraise?  Right…good luck with that project.  PUMAS, how did retiring Hillary’s debt go?  Your fund raising ability has been called into question before.  The change you are bringing is the same that caused the Democrats to lose elections…

So this is who you want to align yourself with?  Republicans, who she kinda depends on now, think that her 15 minutes are up, oh about an hour ago.  You tried to pimp Letterman for some extension time, but that didn’t really work.  It didn’t work, because it was a joke. Remember your boycott PUMAS?  That also didn’t seem to work out too well for ya.  Get some facts and get back to me…All we learned after a year is that PUMAS are synonymous with losing.

But the timing, coming during one of the biggest American holidays of the year, independence day, raised questions among some of Republicans who accused her of attempting to escape falling poll numbers in Alaska as a series of economic problems and ethics investigations take their toll.

A prominent Republican strategist, Ed Rollins, who directed Ronald Reagan’s election campaign, said Palin had made a serious mistake.

“She was a shooting star who dimmed in recent months and now she’s crashed,” he said.

She is clearly seeking attention.  Thanks for putting you above the country.  This really could not have waited until Monday?  What was so pressing that you had to do it on the eve of Independence Day? Or, what are you hiding?  Are you pregnant again and need to keep the preying eyes off your impending birth?  Either way, the move doesn’t look good…

Palin’s resignation was swiftly criticised as “flaky” by her Democratic opponents who said it was part of a pattern of “bizarre” behaviour.

The Democratic National Committee said she is “leaving the people of Alaska high and dry … or she simply can’t handle the job now”.

The timing of the announcement on the eve of independence day led some critics to accuse her of trying to bury the news of her resignation. But given that almost nothing else was going on it might have been a move to dominate the news bulletins as it forced Michael Jackson’s death from the top slot.

Can’t MJ just get his moment in the sun where we can look back at his life?  Well you have something in common with him, in that your career is dead too…

“Some are going to question the timing of this, and let me say this decision has been in the works for quite a while,” Palin said.

Palin addressed the numerous ethics investigations launched in to her alleged misuse of office by saying that taxpayer money was being wasted and deriding them as part of the “superficial political blood sport” against her since she shot to prominence as McCain’s running mate.

So, you could have waited for everyone to get back from the holiday weekend, but you didn’t.  What is the pressing issue to release this now, if the decision had been in the works for a long time?  I think that it’s a rouse to avoid the hot lights of a full press corp.  That and the ethics things…it’s not a good look to have that hanging over your head.

I hope that you are still getting your advice from Mr. Greta Van Susteren. It didn’t work for you then, what makes you think that it is going to work now?  Remember when I claimed that it could be because of ethical violations?  You shouldn’t be shocked, since it comes from the leadership positions.  This is what he (as well as Greta) were found guilty of…

“By the end of 1996, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia had ruled that Coale and his wife were both guilty of professional misconduct in such solicitations, stating:

‘Accordingly, we find that respondents Allen, Coale, and Van Susteren engaged in professional misconduct by inducing others to initiate the improper telephone solicitations which we found violative of Rules 7.3(a) and 7.3(b)(1) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.’”

So we are just supposed to follow her after this…? ABCNews.com gives me something else to laugh at…BTW it would not have happened to us, because 1) We are trained speech professionals, 2) its called preparation, which she clearly didn’t have.

Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you’ve said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

Couric: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.

Palin: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.

You can have your Maverick, I will stick with Obama…

or this

One Response to “Sarah Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska: What does that mean for everyone?”

  1. A.j. said

    damn, she’s running for president, her delusions of grandeur have taken over

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