I’ve kept my mouth shut long enough.
I must say, I too was shocked when Sarah Palin dropped out of the political limelight last week after making a grand appearance with fellow Republicans in NYC not too long ago and being part of a to-do with David Letterman. Yet, Alaska’s Sarah Palin is stepping down as governor at the end of the month.
Why did Sarah quit her post in Alaska?
Some say it’s to prepare for a bid for Pres. Obama’s job.
Why is she stepping down as Alaska’s chief executive with 18 months left in her term?
Palin, had said that she would not seek a second term and decided against being a lame duck governor for the next 18 months. She also said too much time and taxpayer expense were going toward fighting ethics investigations, and that the mainstream media were continuing with unfair attacks on her and her family.
Some analysts think Palin will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and that her resignation is intended to free her to prepare.
Karl Rove says the resignation left many of Palin’s fellow Republicans “a little perplexed.”
“It’s a risky strategy,” Rove told “Fox News Sunday.”
“How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country,” Palin said in a statement attributed to her on her Facebook page. “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.”
But Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell suggested the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate won’t disappear from the political scene.
Palin says that she has spent millions in state money to deal with document requests and other matters and said she has personally accumulated a $500,000 debt defending herself. Fifteen ethics complaints filed against her so far have been dismissed.
Sarah has been busy on Twitter.
On Sunday, Palin tweeted that she was going to make an “attempt to keep up w/attaching corrected info.” “Critics are spinning, so hang in there as they feed false info on the right decision made as I enter last yr in office to not run again,” reads another message on her Twitter page.
Why is Sarah stepping down?