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Friday, July 03, 2009

What's Palin planning?

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has announced she'll be leaving the post. What's next for the most-intriguing Mrs. Palin?

Posted by Terry O'Neill on July 3, 2009 in Current Affairs | Permalink


She'll keep running - just not for office.


Thank you, Governor, for all you have done. Godspeed.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-07-03 2:18:56 PM

What's next for her? IMHO, hopefully nothing. Nice to look at, but deadly for the Republican Party.

Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2009-07-03 2:22:31 PM


Yep. Definitely nice to look at.

Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2009-07-03 2:24:57 PM

Terrence Watson, she had a much higher approval rating from the people who actually show up to vote Republican than McCain did. McCain won because most of the people who vote Republican don't show up to vote in the primaries.

Palin is from Alaska, I think it's pretty obvious what she's going to be doing… joining a separatist party, stock piling guns and working on a fishing boat…duh.

Posted by: Pete | 2009-07-03 3:42:26 PM

Having now read more of what she said during the announcement I'm actually thinking she's really going to try and lead a separatist party.

I for one will welcome our new nation friend to the north and look forward to visiting it.

Posted by: Pete | 2009-07-03 4:09:21 PM

Is Palin very friendly to Alaska separatism?

My guess is that she's running for President in 2012, and wants to fly under the late night jokes radar for a while.

If so, quitting is a really bad move, IMHO. Far better to run for re-election in 2010 and then have a possible six year record as Governor of Alaska under her belt if she chooses to run in 2012. Oil revenue would certainly help to make governing and running easier...she could say "Look at my record as Governor and compare it with President Spendthrift..."

Running for President while in other office didn't seem to hurt Burt 41, Clinton or Bush 43 in their day jobs. Feeling a need to quit as Governor and then run must make her suffer by comparison...

Now if she runs and loses either the nomination or election in 2012, what would she do with herself? She can't emulate Gene Hackman's character in Welcome to Mooseport and run to be mayor of Wasila (sp?) again...(I mean politics isn't the be-all and end-all of life, but at least she could continue being Governor of Alaska. I gathered that, at least before being picked to be the VP nominee, she enjoyed being Governor...)

Posted by: Rick Hiebert | 2009-07-03 6:43:14 PM

When her political career is over, perhaps Palin should do a calendar with Carrie Prejean.

Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2009-07-03 7:18:48 PM

She needs to get rid of that hairdo, it's almost as bad as that mullet that Kate Plus 8 has.

Posted by: The Stig | 2009-07-03 7:34:09 PM

It would be interesting to know what you look like Stig. Stop casting stones.

Posted by: DML | 2009-07-03 11:10:13 PM

Everytime I hear a story about Sarah Palin I shudder. It's the same feeling of disgust I get whenever I'm in the lineup at a checkout counter and glance over at the tabloids and celebrity gossip papers.

This entire resignation is somewhat odd. She's going right when Alaska is losing a large amount of revenues thus necessitating either a cut in spending or taxes. I really don't understand why Palin wouldn't simply state she won't run in 2010 instead of resigning as well.

If the choice is between Sarah Palin or Barack Obama in 2012 the United States will still be screwed. Both are accomplished demagogues who are only apt at appealing to the emotions of people and not much else.

Posted by: Alberta Libertarian | 2009-07-04 11:53:01 PM

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