Talk about shocking. Sarah Palin is resigning from her position as governor of Alaska in a few weeks. Lt. Governor Sean Parnell will be sworn in on July 26. Governor Palin was the Republican Vice Presidential candidate during the 2008 election.
I’m not a Sarah Palin supporter but there is something odd about this move. Why would she leave in the middle of her term instead of completing her term? You have folks demanding that South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford resign from office and he ain’t going nowhere. Yet you have Governor Sarah Palin stepping down from office and no one really knows why. Could the recent Vanity Fair article have something to do with it? Then you have her feud with David Letterman, her issues with her grandson’s father Levi Johnston and backing out of promised commitments.
Anchorage Daily News
Gov. Sarah Palin announced today that she will resign in a few weeks. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will take over at the Governor’s Picnic in Fairbanks on July 26.
“People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Alaska,” Palin said.
“Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.”
Palin made the announcement at a news conference at her home in Wasilla.
“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.”
As for her future, Palin said: “I look forward to helping others — to fight for our state and our country, and campaign for those who believe in smaller government, free enterprise, strong national security, support for our troops and energy independence.”
The Vanity Fair story is really stirring up a storm amongst the GOP. Check out the story at Politico.com.