Jul 03 2009
Sarah Palin's Jay Leno chin

Sarah Palin Retires as Governor of Alaska: I’m Not Politics As Usual

This afternoon, Sarah Palin announced that she will retire as the Governor of Alaska at the end of July. The current Lt. Governor Sean Parnell will officially take over at Alaska’s Governor’s Picnic on July 26. During the press conference, in front of her home in Wasilla, Sarah Palin said since she isn’t running for re-election, she has no interest in ‘lame duck’ politics and would find another way to make positive changes for the people of Alaska.

“I am determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is not the easiest path,” Palin said. “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.”

Don’t cry a river, Palin fanatics. This won’t be the last you/we hear from her. Although not stated, you think she’ll make a run in the 2012 presidential election? You betcha!

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 MsMoni Sat, Jul 04, 2009 - 2:15 am

I guess she’ll spend the next 3 years cramming 30yrs worth of national and world affairs into her brain.  I’m pretty sure she’ll lose her accent too.  Maybe change her hair. But it won’t matter to me.  I remember all to well how ill-prepared she was to even be considered for any political office.  Sadly there are still those who believe she is a viable candidate. I don’t count her out, because that’s what she wants people to do. But I sincerely, hope Obama stays on top of his game.  This time around he can’t ignore her like he did in this last election.

2 Above Sat, Jul 04, 2009 - 11:28 pm

Palin is a freakin’ idiot and what is so disturbing is that half the country is buying her as a credible candidate for president.  The IQ of America has dropped so dramatically it truly isn’t funny. But I agree with you MsMoni the fact that she left her post as Governor early does say a lot about her. Everything she does is just stupid and this is yet another example of it.

3 Jerry Sun, Jul 05, 2009 - 9:05 pm

She is directly the reason Obama is president. Enough said…

4 1 UP Sun, Jul 05, 2009 - 10:23 pm

True dat Jerry, but republicans are too stupid to see that and WILL nominate this idiot to run for president. Good luck with that shit.

5 Romano Thu, Sep 03, 2009 - 9:18 pm

I like her and her and will make a great president

6 alicia Tue, Nov 24, 2009 - 6:05 pm

I rather have Palin then Hilary or crazy Nancy.

7 serah Tue, Mar 20, 2012 - 2:29 pm