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Sarah Palin Explains Herself

Sarah Palin is explaining herself on Facebook. The Associated Press writes, “Palin’s spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, confirmed Palin wrote the entry.” Such disclosure is unnecessary; no ghostwriting consultant could have manufactured the glittering rhinestones that stud her essay:

On this Independence Day, I am so very proud of all those who have chosen to serve our great nation and I honor their selflessness and the sacrifices of their families, too.

If I may, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the last 24 hours and share my thoughts with you.

First, I want to thank you for your support and hard work on the values we share. Those values led me to the decision my family and I made. Yesterday, my family and I announced a decision that is in Alaska’s best interest and it always feels good to do what is right. We have accomplished more during this one term than most governors do in two – and I am proud of the great team that helped to build these wonderful successes. Energy independence and national security, fiscal restraint, smaller government, and local control have been my priorities and will remain my priorities.

For months now, I have consulted with friends and family, and with the Lieutenant Governor, about what is best for our wonderful state. I even made a few administrative changes over that course in time in preparation for yesterday. We have accomplished so much and there’s much more to do, but my family and I determined after prayerful consideration that sacrificing my title helps Alaska most. And once I decided not to run for re-election, my decision was that much easier – I’ve never been one to waste time or resources. Those who know me know this is the right decision and obvious decision at that, including Senator John McCain. I thank him for his kind, insightful comments.

The response in the main stream media has been most predictable, ironic, and as always, detached from the lives of ordinary Americans who are sick of the “politics of personal destruction”. How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country. And though it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make. But every American understands what it takes to make a decision because it’s right for all, including your family.

I shared with you yesterday my heartfelt and candid reasons for this change; I’ve never thought I needed a title before one’s name to forge progress in America. I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint. I hope you will join me. Now is the time to rebuild and help our nation achieve greatness!

God bless you! And I look forward to making a difference – with you!


Oh, I will miss you, Sarah Palin. I will miss you so very, very, very much.

14 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Explains Herself”

  1. Joan says:


  2. qs says:

    She is complaining AGAIN about unfair treatment from the media and bloggers? Go whine and blame Katie Couric again for everything.

    Clinton and Obama have had plenty of mean critics complaining about them and they didn’t fold up and jump ship.

  3. Laura says:

    I just came back from out of town for a week with no internet to this wonderful news! Ding, dong, the witch is dead! Yes, I know she’s not dead, (for the record: nor am I not in any way endorsing any sort of violence against her), and I am certain that this is not the last we’ve heard of her by any stretch. If anything, now she’ll be even more vocal with no constraints. However, I am glad though that she is out of U.S. politics, for the time being at least. IMO she’s probably doing this to be free to take book deals, maybe a movie deal or something like that. Look at Ann Coulter; maybe Sarah will go that route. That’s fine with me though — hey, this is America, go find a (legal) way to make a living. She should not hold an official U.S. political position in any way, shape, or form. As long as she’s not in any position to try to to turn the democracy of this country into a theocracy, then I’m just a little bit happier today.

  4. qs says:

    George Will called Palin a quitter.

    Most of the rest on the Right are scared of saying anything negative about Palin because her supporters will attack if they do.

  5. BOLO says:


    1. qs says:

      Take your Chlorpromazine, and calm down please.

      I don’t like constantly hearing about Obama’s birth certificate anymore than I like constantly hearing about how mean and unfair the media is to Sarah Palin.

  6. Lucius Fieldon says:

    Republicans always find a way to blame everyone else for their actions. Mrs. Palin was not ready for the Vice Presidents position and her conduct and knowledge or lack thereof made it very clear. I don’t for a minute she is done with politics. I believe she will be running in 2012.

  7. randy ray haugen says:

    move over rush, i got a feeling talk radio is getting a new host. sarah will have no trouble finding a way to make a living. some say it’s legal, some say it’s treason. i say she’s full of ignorant b.s. and she’s more than willing to preach it.

  8. Kevin says:

    Love the fragments. and I guess she never learned that you need two spaces after a period. This is a kicker:

    “And though it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make.”


    And though it’s honorable – like Nixon? Agnew? Spitzer? what?

    for countless others to leave their positions – countless? what is she blathering about?

    for a higher calling – she’s gonna become a NUN?!

    and without finishing a term, – or even ONE term….

    of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make. – what? what different standard? This is a ten on the loony scale and get’s the treatment it deserves.

    1. Billy Buerger says:

      HTML by default compresses all space characters (space, newline, etc..) into just one. Did you notice that you only have a single space after your periods? If you really want to double space after a period, you have to use    which things like facebook won’t let you do.

      Not that I’m defending Palin. Oh god no. But why attack her punctuation? And doing so in a post full of punctuation errors… Not really making any kind of point there.

  9. Kevin says:

    because she posted it and it looked funny. but agreed that HTML stole my extra space as well!!! and my other punctuation is deliberate.

    what about the “countless others” line? that’s wierd.

  10. qs says:

    Hey jim do you think that Palin has cause to sue that HuffPost blogger?

    This is an interview with Shannyn Moore.

    Ummm- can’t traditional journalist protect their sources with shield laws? I’ve read that bloggers don’t get that depending on the judge though?

  11. qs says:

    Lady Garble update:
    Palin: Non-Existent “Department Of Law” Protects The President.
    Palin said there is a difference between the White House and what she has experienced in Alaska. If she were in the White House the “department of law” would protect her from baseless ethical allegations.
    ?”I think on a national level your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we’ve been charged with and automatically throw them out,” she said.

    1. qs says:

      Ah wait…apparently Alsaka has a Department of Law so this is where she’s getting it from.

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