Just got back from the pool, have watched what was going on on Twitter and the ‘Net on ye olde iPhone, but, breaking it down
In a stunning announcement, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday morning she will resign her office in a few weeks.
Speculation has swirled for weeks, perhaps months that Palin would not seek re-election in 2010 as she pursues a political career on the national stage. The former vice presidential candidate has long been rumored to be considering a run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Palin did not address those rumors at the press conference at her Wasilla home, during which she did not take questions from reporters.
She implied that her real decision was not to seek re-election, and that the resignation was a natural step after that in order to avoid a lame-duck final 18 months of her term.
“With this announcement that I’m not seeking re-election, I’ve determined it’s best to transfer the authority of governor to Lieutenant Governor (Sean) Parnell,” Palin said. “I’m determined to take the right path for Alaska, even though it is unconventional and is not so comfortable.
“And I am willing to do this so this administration, with its positive agenda and its accomplishments and its successful road to an incredible future for Alaska, so that it can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success.”
Listening to the replays on the news channels, what I heard was a women who was tired of people coming after her personally with BS suits and investigations which kept her from her family and from doing her job as Governor of Alaska. She did, IMO, the best thing for the State, since the jackals were still coming after her even after all these months past the election.
Monitoring Twitter and some sites on the Right, I see that some of the same old Palin haters are still doing the hater thing, and finding all sorts of strange conspiracies, as well as declaring her political career dead. Hmm. I remember they said the same thing about Reagan.
For those who are conjuring away, checking the crystal balls, laying down Tarot cards, dragging out the Ouija boards, making all sorts of pronouncements, just remember, with Palin, WYSIWYG. There is not trickery in her, she is NOT your standard model politician. And for those who say “But, but, she doesn’t know enough!!!” True. But, do you? Remember, Obama was elected on little more than “hope, change, yes we can!”
No matter what lies in her future – Michelle Malkin catches an interesting Tweet from SarahCuda – I personally wish her and her family the best, and thank her for bucking up the Conservative base. Also, that she spends the next few years building up the cred to kick the snot out of Obama in 2012.