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Sarah Palin: Out as Governor, Out of the Running for President in 2012

If the reports are true and Sarah Palin is set to resign as Governor of Alaska, then surely she cannot be in the running any longer for a 2012 Republican Party presidential spot. If her level of experience was unsatisfying to the nation’s voters, six more months of time in office (mostly spent on the national speakers circuit) won’t change that. Unless Palin pulls a Perot and changes her mind before actually resigning, she’ll have nothing new to bone up her scanty resume for the presidency… unless you count a tourist trip to Little Diomede Island to go look at Russia.

Palin’s reason for resignation — that she has tired of the “political blood sport” of being Governor of Alaska and had tired of the critical attention focused upon her — leads me to wonder: if the McCain-Palin ticket of 2008 had won election, how long would she have wanted to stick around in Washington, DC?

13 comments to Sarah Palin: Out as Governor, Out of the Running for President in 2012

  • qs

    That was my first reaction. She would have left the office in the first months of office.

    But there is probably something else to it like pregnancy, illness, scandal or something that we don’t know.

  • qs

    She is crazy. Palin’s rambling press conference.

    I’m glad she won’t be competing for the GOP nomination (maybe an assumption.)

  • Foomla

    Palin for President 2012 – Because America Loves A Quitter

  • Tom

    She’s being investigated on a number of ethics violations, has already spent a ton of her own money on defending herself, and can’t do it any more.

  • Ron

    More information on “grassroots” supporters gathering across the nation to support Sarah Palin for President in 2012 can be found online at

    Note, the website is in danger of crashing due to the flood of readers and supporters signing up to show their interest in a Palin Candidacy. The GOP establishment had better watch out, Sarah Palin and Ron Paul combined with the power of the internet will remove the stranglehold of GOP special interests and the elites who have brought the party to its knees in defeat in the 2008 elections.

    • qs

      Ron would be older than a mummy by 2012. I think 2008 was his last go around, but if he runs again I’d vote for him I suppose. Too bad he’s not 45 like Palin.

  • qs


    Did an embezzlement scandal force Sarah Palin to resign?
    Max Blumental reports on The Daily Beast that Sarah Palin may have quit her job today because she was trying to avert a major, yet-to-be-disclosed corruption scandal. The gist of the rumor is that an Alaska building company called Spenard Building Supplies (SBS) was awarded a contract by Palin to build a hockey arena in Wasilla, AK, and in return, SBS helped construct Palin’s home:

    • Jim

      This was a story going round during the fall of 2008, so unless there was some major new aspect to add to this tale, I can’t figure out how it would push her out of office.

  • Forget Palin/Please give these insurance-whipped Dem Senators a piece of your mind.
    We all need health care! Here’s the link. Write to these lollygaggers to tell them we want a public option or single-payer health care. At the the links are embedded in the names.

    Here are the culprits who are holding up our root canals and mammograms:-)

    It only takes a few minutes, and you will FEEL SO MUCH BETTER AFTERWARD! Sara Palin is trying to distract us from getting healthcare!

    Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)

    Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

    Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

    Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)

    Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

    These names are reported by The Hill

  • Sounds like you got the memo on how to spin this thing from Rambo and Plouffe, they’ll be real happy with your “she’s finished” spin, what a joke- lol, you WISH!

    Palin’s move puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to. This week Helen Thomas, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet all turned on him. Polls are looking droopy for The One lately.

    Obama’s porkulus program is a train wreck, all it’s done is bump interest rates and tank the dollar. We are being laughed at by bad guys like Tehran, Pyongyang, and Al Qaida who amazingly turned-down Barack’s friend-requests.

    Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in drones- while begging for lower taxes, free enterpise, and a defense posture with some backbone- and an end to the radical, anti-American agenda of the kook we’ve got now.

    Go get ‘em Sarah-

    • Jim

      What the hell is a Gipper in Heels in drones? An anthropomorphized swarm of bees? Or the castrated transvestite zombie of Ronald Reagan?

      Life isn’t binary. Making fun of the laughable Sarah Palin doesn’t equal giving Barack Obama a hand job. Try to think of politics as containing multiple possibilities, none of which now is Sarah Palin as president in 2012.

  • No, we got the memo from reality.

  • The reasons of Palin resignation are controversial. What could be the real cause of her decision? Vote on the most possible one –

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