THE PALIN GOVERNOR ON THE EXIT: Bon Voyage!!

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 27, 2009 12:11 PM GMT
    Yeah, we'll probably hear from her, but I'm glad she's now stepped down as
    Alaska governor. Unfortunately this woman will probably always have some forum, but hope that reasonable people will see that she never again will
    be elected to a major position.

    From CNN:


    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (CNN) -- Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave her final speech as Alaska's governor Sunday before stepping down from her post, telling a Fairbanks crowd that she is resigning "to chart a new course to advance the state."


    Sarah Palin told a crowd in Fairbanks that she accomplished what she had promised as governor.

    "Now people who know me, they know how much I love this state ... I feel it is my duty to avoid the unproductive, typical, politics-as-usual, lame-duck session in one's last year in office," Palin said, just moments before Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell was sworn in as governor.

    "With this decision, now I will be able to fight even harder for you, for what is right and for the truth," Palin continued. "And I have never felt you need a title to do that."

    Palin -- interrupted briefly by a heckler -- devoted much of her last address to a rundown of her accomplishments as governor, including winning legislative approval for a massive natural gas pipeline and governing "with fiscal restraint."

    "What I promised, we accomplished," she told the mostly supportive crowd.

    Palin has been a polarizing figure in the Republican Party since August, when then-presidential candidate John McCain made her his pick for vice president. At the time, little was known about the first-term governor. Within days, Palin's face and strong personality was splashed across newspapers, magazines and tabloids.

    The 45-year-old mother of five startled the political world earlier this month with her announcement that she was resigning as Alaska's governor. The decision to step down a year and a half before her term ends and her often-disjointed July 3 resignation speech fueled days of debate among political analysts.

    On Sunday, Palin recalled promising ethics reform as a gubernatorial candidate, saying, "We promised it, and now it is the law."

    "Ironically, it needs additional reform to stop blatant abuse from partisan operatives," she added. "I hope the lawmakers will continue that reform."

    A nationwide poll released Friday indicates that a majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of the outgoing governor. But the ABC News/Washington Post survey also suggested that seven out of 10 Republican voters maintain a positive opinion of Palin.

    Fifty-three percent of those questioned in the poll view Palin negatively, with four in 10 holding a positive view of her. The survey suggests that among those respondents, there is doubt about Palin's leadership skills and her understanding of intricate issues.

    Fifty-seven percent said they don't think Palin understands complex issues, and 54 percent do not feel she is a strong leader.

    Palin opened her Sunday speech with what she called "some straight talk," taking on the media and then Hollywood.

    "You represent what could and should be a respected, honest profession, and what could and should be a cornerstone of our democracy -- and that's why our troops are willing to die for you," she said.

    "So how about in honor of the American solider you quit making things up?" she added, without elaborating.

    She also warned against "anti-hunting, anti-Second Amendment circuses from Hollywood" that use "delicate, tiny celebrity starlets" to push their cause.

    "Hollywood needs to know -- we eat, therefore, we hunt," Palin told a cheering crowd.


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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 28, 2009 6:57 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    "Hollywood needs to know -- we eat, therefore, we hunt," Palin told a cheering crowd.




    Personally, I thought this quote was a Palin classic. She isn't going anywhere guys -- better get use to it.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 28, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    Call me when she eats that Wolf she killed will'ya? icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 28, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    "She isn't going anywhere guys -- better get use to it."

    That's right! There's still a lot of wolves to kill from her helicopter and a lot of legal bills to pay for all her unethical behavior.
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    Jul 28, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    "...A nationwide poll released Friday indicates that a majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of the outgoing governor. But the ABC News/Washington Post survey also suggested that seven out of 10 Republican voters maintain a positive opinion of Palin..."

    Those are telling statistics.

    Recall, that even right after the election, Republican pundits were claiming that Palin would be the party's savior. Even after poll after poll shows that the tide has turned away both from the kind of blatant anti-intellectualism she personifies and the thoughtless sloganeering in which she engages.

    No one is taken in by her turning tail and running. She can spin it anyway she wants with catch phrases that appeal to the far right like "political operatives" (oh, gad, that's right up there with the "homosexual agenda")...note that these people always seem to have allusion to plots and counterplots...but the fact of the matter is she abrogated her oath of office...which was to serve the people of Alaska for a full term.

    This is the person whom Republicans want to have access to the red button!!

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 28, 2009 7:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    HndsmKansan said
    "Hollywood needs to know -- we eat, therefore, we hunt," Palin told a cheering crowd.




    Personally, I thought this quote was a Palin classic. She isn't going anywhere guys -- better get use to it.


    Sure she is.... she's already vacated the governor's mansion... and if she runs for president... it will be a "sector investment" and one that will lose money.
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    Jul 28, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    THE PALIN GOVERNOR ON THE EXIT: Bon Voyage!!

    Say rather, good riddance! Except for brainwashed Republicans, who will tell us what a great statesperson she is, a great leader, a great thinker on complex issues, foreign & domestic. There will always be a receptive audience for a Sarah Palin in the Republican Party, what she's counting on.
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    Jul 28, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    Haha thats funny that William Shatner did the speech excerpts.

    I was there Sunday with my brother. We were about 80 ft from the podium, and it was funny how a small town will turn out with supporters or onlookers for such an event. Her supporters were by far the most vocal, but I would say about 1/3 of the crowd there just wanted to see spectacle.

    A lot of her speech focused on what she had accomplished, (she had said earlier in the first resignation speech they had accomplished more than what most governors do in 2 terms) and why Alaska was great. Those parts were pithy and for the most part, the crowd cheered at all the right places.

    The trouble came when she started to explain why she was leaving, and how it was not a retreat or quitting, and how this wasnt about her ego, but her selfless care and concern for Alaska. This is where many skeptics in the crowd started booing, and several started chanting "Go home!". One guy off to my left was actually physically threatened by people in the crowd, who began heckling him in response. (That is the person who Sarah Palin addresses as "Sir" when she declares she loves Alaska)

    All in all, I think the state is far better off in the hands of Mr. Parnell, now Governor Parnell. He's shown a penchant for working hard and actually working with policy, and does not have the "with me or against me" attitude that Palin had towards the State Legislature.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 28, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    Still in the predictions business, Todd? Whatever happened to that last minute surge for McCain that was going to win the election for him?

    If I were you, I'd stay the hell out of the predictions business.




    What happened was something called "It's the economy, stupid".

    As for "predictions", I'm not predicting anything, just merely voicing an opinion. I'm not even particularly rah-rahing here for Sarah Palin other than to say that she is likely not going anywhere anytime soon. She has a great many supporters out there and that isn't a prediction -- it's reality.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 28, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
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    She has a great many supporters out there and that isn't a prediction -- it's reality.



    Thats like some kind of a nightmare.. I'll probably have problems sleeping now.

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    Jul 28, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
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    Thats like some kind of a nightmare.. I'll probably have problems sleeping now.

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    Yes, rather like the specter of Dolores Umbridge, from the Harry Potter series, becoming president. Come to think of it....apart from the physical dissimilarity, the resemblance is remarkable.
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    Jul 28, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    It's crazy how she has managed to keep herself a major news story since the election. That in itself will probably get her a lot of mileage and keep her in the public consciousness.

    I don't really have an opinion about her either way. I don't get why some love her so much, but I also don't see why others hate her so much.
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    Jul 28, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out Palin!!
  • photokunstler

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    Jul 28, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    wow! Colbert was NOT kidding about his random weird phrases of her good bye speech. it sounded like she pulled random words out of a hat. wow, sorry soccer mom, you're GONE. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 28, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    I can guarantee that she is going to run for president in 2012 and she will win.

    Americans are so obsessed with stars and people who make a splash. She made such a big splash that americans are fascinated by her.
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    Jul 28, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    Good gosh gays are worse the a beauty salon when it comes to politics huh? Get over it guys, there has to be better things to talk about!
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    Jul 28, 2009 9:29 PM GMT
    McCain lost whatever chance he had because of her. As such, I hope she has staying power and runs in 2012. Oh please Sarah, run in 2012. In fact, run with Joe The Plumber. And maybe Krusty the Clown can be campaign manager.

    Man the GOP is SO FUN right now.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jul 28, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    Chizzad saidGood gosh gays are worse the a beauty salon when it comes to politics huh? Get over it guys, there has to be better things to talk about!


    Seriously. I can't figure out why so many here care at all. Seems Alaskans should be the ones chiming in with their opinions seeing that she was, you know, governor of Alaska.
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    Jul 28, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    It would be a crime against comedy if sarahcuda disappeared entirely from the scene. Not at least until we see Todd P teabagging her on video.
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    Jul 28, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    Anyone catch the "Support SarahPac" ad on this page? Too funny icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 29, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    What do Alaskans think of Sarah Palin, you ask? Well, let's put it this way. Once upon a time, I told people I was an Alaskan. I stopped claiming that heritage about the same time Sarah P first opened her mouth on the national stage.
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    Jul 29, 2009 9:55 AM GMT
    i'd say don't let the door hit your ass on the way out but...






















































    igloos don't have doors.
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    Jul 29, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    *throws ice cubes and snowballs at rawr*