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Palin Quits Job as Governor of Alaska
Posted: 03 July 2009 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]
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In a slightly bizarre move, Palin has resigned with only a year and a half left on her term. Her statement:

“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.”

Two other explanations suggested:

“A Republican source close to her political team told CNN’s John King that it was a “calculation” she made that “it was time to move on.” The governor’s “book deal and other issues” were “causing a lot of friction” in her home state, the source said, adding that he believes she is “mapping out a path to 2012.”

Another source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Palin “thinks she has accomplished goals she has set forward. ... She sees what a positive influence she has had on people’s lives from traveling the country in the last year.”

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Posted: 03 July 2009 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I suggest she pursue resignation as a career option. It might get her somewhere.

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Posted: 03 July 2009 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Good one, dougsmith.

I just watched Palin’s speech on TV. As expected, she was rambling, incoherent, unfocused, and thoroughly irritating. She’s up to something, but if she thinks this is a good move toward the 2012 presidential race she made a serious error of judgement. Her Republican opponents will label her a quitter.

I predict her next gig will be on Fox News. After that, who knows (or really cares)?

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Posted: 03 July 2009 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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She demonstrated a lack of intellectual curiosity and a poor grasp of basic knowledge throughout the presidential campaign, and generally anytime I’ve seen a clip of her since.
She did seem to be effective at making an emotional connection with the far right, religious, irrational crowd by throwing little nuggets to them like “the real America”.
I certainly wouldn’t miss seeing or hearing of her ever again, but like a chronic disease, I think it’s likely she’ll continue to flare up for some time.

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Posted: 03 July 2009 09:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It was like a bomb shell… man.  OK i’m exaggerating but it was one of those stories that stopped me cold for a retake.
{ In fact, curiosity about it brought me back to CFI to see what youz’guys was saying. }

Ah, but after listening to various sections of her speech the smoke started to clear.

I’ll bet Palin is way beyond worrying about running for President, or Republican Party strategies ~

She’s got her eye’s on greater messianic dreams.

This darling poster child for the radical fundamentalist christian fringe is going to be making money, big money from here on out.

While doing her best to ratchet up paranoia & hostility in that venerable right wing tradition.

Watch out Coulter and Limbaugh, et.al,
the wildcat from Alaska is moving in.

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Posted: 04 July 2009 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Having now listened to her full 18 minute announcement (YouTube - MSNBC)
I might make fun of her in private, but I won’t underestimate her.

As far as her constituency I get the feeling she hit an outta the park home run. 

Listening to how she drew on Christian symbolism & allusions as she wove her story
I was profoundly frightened at the potential mischief she’s capable of ~ all the creepy messages where there
..........  reading between the lines, I believe, Palin & her ilk truly want to turn their convictions into a real homegrown civil war.

I believe Palin will turn into something big - no more running for office,.. 
but something more powerful ~ A superstar spreading her ‘god’n guns’ evangelical fundamentalist divisive message:
~ The “pure” America verses all the rest of the unclean hordes ~



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Posted: 04 July 2009 07:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Did you catch here make-mockery quip about climate change too.
She was referencing a political change-up in her state, causing her to be lame-duck, and hence resigning. “And after the “REAL” Climate Change here in Alaska….” ( 5:51 into the 7min+ video of speech in the NYT clip)
And of course a full 2-3 mins on the patronization of our troops, and how these should be the role model of America., because of their selflessness, and devotion to a great cause. Nevermind the millions of other American who selflessly go to work each day in various occupations, presumably for the furtherance of National Advancement. And anyone could argue, possibly far more effective advancement of National Security, and advancement.

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Posted: 04 July 2009 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I think the witch has something up her sleeve.  I don’t trust her.

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Posted: 04 July 2009 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I suspected there would be no love lost with the majority of people on this forum! I am not a big fan of her, either. What I wonder is, what does this resignation mean?

Surely she is not dropping out of political life entirely. She’s had her taste of the spotlight and she is loving it. She wants to keep moving up. To quit seems unlike her, so there must be something bigger in store. Most governors quit due to scandals. However, she’s ridden through scandals already seemingly unphased (pregnant teen daughter, firing of the state trooper, etc.) what could be so bad to make her quit now?

Perhaps she’s going to start “intensive training” for 2012? But she only had a year and a half left on her term. Quitting makes her look bad. Both Democratic and Republican strategists have called her resignation a poor choice on news commentaries. Surely in the presidential primaries, Republican opponents will use it against her. They’ll call her a quitter, and say “How can you trust her?”

But rumor has it she was spending a lot of time on her book deals and speaking engagements and they were getting in the way of acting responsibly as governor. She has lucrative deals lined up. She could make ten times the $125K per year she pulls in as governor. She could live very well for some time just doing a tour circuit. Perhaps that is enough fame and spotlight for her, a fat paycheck signing books and getting paid to have her photo taken with fans?

But hey, maybe this big surprise resignation was just another chance for her to get her face on TV - which seems to be her favorite pastime of all. Maybe she will end up doing the sports on Fox News.

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Posted: 04 July 2009 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Jules - 04 July 2009 04:27 PM

Perhaps she’s going to start “intensive training” for 2012? But she only had a year and a half left on her term. Quitting makes her look bad. Both Democratic and Republican strategists have called her resignation a poor choice on news commentaries. Surely in the presidential primaries, Republican opponents will use it against her. They’ll call her a quitter, and say “How can you trust her?”

Personally, the scenario above is what I’m hoping will happen.  If she runs and the repubs pick her, it’ll be a for-sure ‘nother 4 years for Obama!

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Posted: 05 July 2009 12:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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This has certainly been a bombshell news week: Mark Sanford cheated on his wife and won’t shut up—->MJ died and left a mess——> Sarah Palin quit mid-term, with the usual rambling incoherent speech.

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Posted: 05 July 2009 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Maybe she quit in anticipation of being outed as having had an affair with Joe the Plumber.  LOL

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Posted: 05 July 2009 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Occam - 05 July 2009 01:22 PM

Maybe she quit in anticipation of being outed as having had an affair with Joe the Plumber.  LOL

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LOL She has been rather ‘distracted’ lately!

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Posted: 05 July 2009 07:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I have a few theories:

She committed some crimes and wants to get out of office before someone finds out.

She is going to become a lobbyist for big oil or some other right wing group for lots of money.

Fox News offered her a show and said she could start this fall.

She had an emotional break down and had to quit.

Lets hope she is the republican nominee for the next presidential election, she could really destroy whats left of the republican party.

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Posted: 05 July 2009 09:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Yeah, she could be Newt’s running mate.  tongue rolleye

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Occam - 05 July 2009 09:58 PM

Yeah, she could be Newt’s running mate.  tongue rolleye

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I don’t know, she seems like she could be excellent soul mate material for Mark Sanford, should he decide to run in 2012!

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