Wow, this will make cable news stop talking endlessly about Michael Jackson and his favorite color …
In a shocking move on the slow Friday news cycle before the 4th of July, Governor Sarah Palin is stepping down as Alaska’s chief executive by months end. Palin has stated that she will not seek a second term as Governor in 2010. I echo the words of Jammie Wearing Fool, “Just WOW”!
“People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Alaska,” Palin said at an announcement from her home in Wasilla. “Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.”
Palin was elected governor in 2006. She was tapped as Arizona Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential running mate last year.
Palin said she was transferring authority to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, who will be sworn in at the Governor’s Picnic on July 26.
Is her political career over or is this a bold move to get out of the cross hairs of the media and Democrats to run as the true Conservative, Washington, DC outsider in 2012?
“We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction.”
It had been speculated that Sarah Palin would not seek a second term as she had aspirations of a career on the national stage. Let us just hope that this is not a result of the ridiculous attacks from the LEFT and from the jealous McCain staffers. Lt Governor Sean Parnell will take over the reins on July 26 and hopefully give him a leg up in the 2010 elections.
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.
The Left, Democratic pundits and the liberal media can say that Sarah is finished all they want. I do not believe that is the case. The 2012 Presidential elections will truly be one of change. The pendulum swung too far to the left and socialism with Barack Obama in 2008. By the time 2012 rolls around the country is going to need a swing back to traditional values and a common sense approach. Sarah Palin will have positioned herself as the non-incumbent and the real non-Washington DC insider. However, speculation is running ramped as to why she stepped down at this moment. The Anchoress thinks that maybe she or some one in her family is ill.
Right Wing News thinks that she did the best thing for the state of Alaska as their personal attacks against her and her family are still coming even after the election. Personally, it is obvious that the LEFT considers Sarah Palin a threat as witnessed by their unending attacks. Is it possible that she is taking away their ammunition?
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. She put her State ahead of herself, to a degree.
The internet is a buzz over the stunning announcement as seen by almost a complete meme sweep at Memeorandum.com.
Many bloggers on the story:
Michelle Malkin: STUNNER: A Palin announcement: Resigning in weeks; “It hurts to make this choice. But I’m doing what’s best for Alaska”