Sarah Palin Steps Down

As Governor of Alaska

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Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 01:46 PM

Effective at the end of the month, Palin will no longer be governor of Alaska. According to her husband, Todd, Palin is stepping down b/c of the limitations placed on her due to the constant opposition in the state (internal officials, constant ethics complaints & the media bashing her family). Here is the article.

http://www.foxnews.c...laska-governor/

Please discuss your thoughts on this change, and where you think Sarah will go from here. Remember, keep it intelligent. This is not a Palin bashing (ie., good riddance, I hate her, she sucks, etc.) thread, and if you have a negative view, just be intelligent about it. AND ESPECIALLY NO PALIN-FAMILY BASHING.

I think from here, she may pursue a career in the senate or working for a non-profit or lobbyist committee. Who knows, she may even start a new NPO. I believe though, whatever she does will be geared towards energy issues, anti-aborition or programs for special-needs citizens.

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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:08 PM

I would hope she would continue in some form of government. While I am not sure about her as president. I would love to see her move up. Or still be involved one way or another. I do find it in poor taste for her to leave because of something like this. I find it a weak move. That was one thing I respected about her was strength for fighting for the constitution.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:35 PM

I agree with you there, but on the same token, she doesn't want the media flaming her family. Plus, she isn't able to get anything done with all the ethics complaints. And if she can't get anything done she's just wasting her time, wouldn't you agree? I think she should run for senate in Alaska to gain int'l experience she'll need to even think about running for president.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:12 PM

I could see her running for president again.
I can see lot's of unfathomably weird and dooming things happening in the next few years.

What with December Viginti Tres, 2012 right around the corner.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:58 PM

Scary thought having her as President, I truly think I would have to leave the country (Oddly enough I would rather have McCain than Palin). I was pleasantly surprised to read she was stepping down, I think it's the best thing she could do as I really don't think she was any good as a politician (her skin's too thin, and she stands for some really scary shit).

I'm happy to have her out of government, I could just only hope she stays out. If she runs in 2012 she'll get creamed, she wont even come close to winning the Republican nomination, in fact many on the McCain campaign blame her for losing them a lot of votes in many states, such as Virginia and North Carolina
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:53 PM

Now if Obama would do the same we could get back to constitutional values.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:54 PM

Thank you Nykc. I totally agree. You think Palin's scary. Obama freaks me the hell out. At least you can believe the lady.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 10:22 PM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 3 Jul, 2009 - 08:58 PM, said:

Scary thought having her as President, I truly think I would have to leave the country (Oddly enough I would rather have McCain than Palin). I was pleasantly surprised to read she was stepping down, I think it's the best thing she could do as I really don't think she was any good as a politician (her skin's too thin, and she stands for some really scary shit).

I'm happy to have her out of government, I could just only hope she stays out. If she runs in 2012 she'll get creamed, she wont even come close to winning the Republican nomination, in fact many on the McCain campaign blame her for losing them a lot of votes in many states, such as Virginia and North Carolina

When I first heard about this, and I saw her on TV and actually heard her speak, I was in literal shock. Just thinking; "oh my me, this has to be some kind of joke. What the hell is this? What is going on here? Is this dude serious? Is this lady for real? Why am I seeing everything in pinks and greens? Wow. I can hear the colors man!!"

But really, McCain probably would have been better off had he changed his mind and picked someone else. I just don't understand the logic behind this most important campaign decision. Did he or his team do any research or consideration or did they pull her name out of a hat?

All I care now is that unlike Palin, apparently Obama can at least pretend to have something intelligent and interesting to say. And whats more, when I see Obama on TV I don't get that strange urge to stick a needle in my arm or kill myself like I did with Palin.

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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 03 July 2009 - 10:24 PM

Constitutional values?!?! Palin wants to take away rights (Make abortion illegal), I could have sworn I have heard Nykc bitch many times about the Government taking away rights, but if it's a Republican doing it then it's ok? How exactly does that work?

Believe Palin? She's about as phony a person as I've ever seen guys, if you believe anything that comes out of her mouth I got some swamp land in Florida I'll sell ya. I'm not sure why Obama scares you, I mean he's for the people (working class and below) whereas McCain and Palin were all about the upper class folks, and making sure they were getting more tax breaks.

In this healthcare reform Obama is trying to work out the Republicans have said they wont agree with anything unless it's in the package that the Government gets to tax the healthcare benefits you have through your employer, yeah that's a nice thing isn't it (Please read up on it before you try arguing the fact, and McCain is one of the serious players for that).

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But the Iowa Republican called on Obama to take a serious look at a proposal to tax health care benefits -- Obama's campaign slammed such an idea last year when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., proposed it.


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Vice President Biden, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," defended the call for a public plan. But he too reiterated that the Obama administration does not want a tax on health care benefits -- though he would not say whether Obama would flat-out reject a plan that contains that tax.

"We made it clear that we do not think that it is the way to go," Biden said. "We think that is the wrong way to finance this legislation."

At least Obama has tried very hard to reach across party lines to get Republicans in his cabinet and Administration, can you say the same about the last President, or do you think McCain/Palin would have done that, I think not. When you have long time Republicans jumping ship and becoming Democrats that should tell you something about the Republican party guys.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 04 July 2009 - 12:13 AM

I totally love how my country supports two points of view like that. I can be a Democrat or a Republican. Go Freedom!
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 04 July 2009 - 07:38 AM

And you are saying Obama is not taking away our freedoms, this whole socialist movement, eliminating our national day of prayer, telling the Muslim nation we are the largest Muslim nation. What the FUCK! we are a christian nation whether you want to admit it our not, if you are agnostic or mormon our country is a christian nation. Too bad, deal with it.

Obama has done nothing except expand our government, take over GM, and put us further in debt than we ever have been. How is this new MAFIA of a government a government for the people? Please answer this? There is no balance of powers yet you people are brainwashed to the fact that the new messiah is somehow doing this country good.

In the meantime North Korea is laughing at us and calling us a bunch of yellow bellied pussies and we keep waiving our fingers and saying don't cross this line. They cross that line and we draw another line.

I could go on and on but this is bringing this post way off topic. Moral of the story is as an INDEPENDENT - I want my country back. I want a new party, a conservative nation. Democrats and Republicans alike have been nothing but failures.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 04 July 2009 - 08:27 AM

View PostNykc, on 4 Jul, 2009 - 08:38 AM, said:

eliminating our national day of prayer...we are a christian nation


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Eliminating the divisive Bush initiated practice? Perhaps you are reading a different copy of the First Amendment to the Constitution than I am. The US is a nation that officially accepts all religions. To single one out as the religion of the nation is self serving and legally unsupportable. This is a nation that is supposed to respect all religions. Bush was a Fascist bigot, deal with it.

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Obama has done nothing except expand our government


Sorry, he's going to need a few more years and a few national tragedies before he can even come close to the prior administration. The Patriot Act alone is shameful enough. Home Land Security was practically the secret police. I'm deeply relieved that the current admin is actively dismantling some of the mess.

Back to the OP. I never cared for Palin. It's not a disagreement of politics, though I'm sure that helps. Rather, she has a track record for being petty and not being smart enough to cover it up. Don't get me wrong, all politicians are duplicitous. However, when you try to get the local librarian fired because she doesn't agree with you, that's just crass.

I had hoped her time on the campaign trail might have taught her something. If anything, it seemed to embolden her questionable activities. She's dug a hole so deep that she's simply running away. I guess it's nice there wont be a series of senate hearings. Let's hope she stays gone.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 08:51 AM

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we are a christian nation


And a majority (if not all) of the the founding fathers are turning in their graves!

Anyways, the notion that I person truly believing that the Universe is no more then 6000 years old made it within an inch of being a heart attack away from the U.S presidency scares this out of me!
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:09 AM

View PostNykc, on 4 Jul, 2009 - 05:38 AM, said:

And you are saying Obama is not taking away our freedoms, this whole socialist movement, eliminating our national day of prayer, telling the Muslim nation we are the largest Muslim nation. What the FUCK! we are a christian nation whether you want to admit it our not, if you are agnostic or mormon our country is a christian nation. Too bad, deal with it.

Obama has done nothing except expand our government, take over GM, and put us further in debt than we ever have been. How is this new MAFIA of a government a government for the people? Please answer this? There is no balance of powers yet you people are brainwashed to the fact that the new messiah is somehow doing this country good.

In the meantime North Korea is laughing at us and calling us a bunch of yellow bellied pussies and we keep waiving our fingers and saying don't cross this line. They cross that line and we draw another line.

I could go on and on but this is bringing this post way off topic. Moral of the story is as an INDEPENDENT - I want my country back. I want a new party, a conservative nation. Democrats and Republicans alike have been nothing but failures.


Obama inherited a fucked up situation caused by the last Administration, DEAL WITH IT! In the Constitution (which you seem hell bent on) even says Separation of church and state so DEAL WITH IT!

Obama has done nothing (yet) to cause more debt, Bush was nice enough to turn the lasgest surplus in history to the largest deficit in history (yeah eh did such a good job didn't he).

So what if he took away the national day of prayer, please cry me a damn river. If you want to pray on a certain day the by all means do it, nothing says you cant.

Bush was a dictator, do things his way or pay for it (He arrested people who protested against him, yeah that's a free nation isn't it). Please get your facts straight before spewing this crap about Obama :)

As far a balance of power, it's no one faults but the Republican's that they screwed things up so bad the the people of the country didn't want them in power any longer.
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Re: Sarah Palin Steps Down

Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:08 AM

I like how all of this immediately turns into another Bush bash and I once again am accused of being a Bush cheerleader. Sorry guys you got the wrong person and this nation has been fucked up way before Bush. Clinton our good leader who decided to give Nuclear Trade Secrets to our good friends North Korea who is now threatening to use them against us. Smooth move. The Clinton administration put Bush in a fucked up predicament as well. It is easy to hide behind that excuse though as all liberals tend to.

@Baavgai - So I guess our nation was founded by muslims? Let me ask you this Baavgai since you seem to be an intelligent person, what religion was this country founded on? don't twist the facts, lets just answer the question the right way. And there you will have the answer to my post you are commenting about, this has nothing to do with Bush. You wanna talk about failures Obama is doing nothing but shadowing FDR's failed policies. In your eyes Bush might be a fascist biggot, and Obama is a socialist pig - deal with that. Once again talking about Bush when this has nothing to do with him. Get over Bush already, I have - as an Independent I wasn't much of a Bush fan in the end either. He let the country down as much as Clinton and the failing Obama.

@Psycho - Yes Obama did inherit a fucked up situation as Bush did from Clinton and the whole 9-11. Part of the job of the president. Here you have Obama kissing the asses of every Muslim nation and claiming we are a Muslim nation - I did not say this, Obama did. Check your local news reports for this information - they are the ones that told me.

Well don't worry about Balance of Power - I am confident that will all change in 2010 and we can unfuck this mess that this current administration is already creating.

In the meantime, as your taxes continue to increase I don't want to hear any bitching on your part. Or over the GM takeover, or over any other take over. Big government has never been the answer.

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Obama has done nothing (yet) to cause more debt, Bush was nice enough to turn the lasgest surplus in history to the largest deficit in history (yeah eh did such a good job didn't he).


1 word - spendulous package..

Once again back to Bush. I forgot Clinton was a god. You liberals crack me up. How bout a government for the people? Not one that does whatever the fuck they want to.

Go ahead i am sure you guys will have something else to blame Bush for since that is all you know how to do. Hey I got a great idea - lets talk about a government for the people? Oh I already said that didn't I - you were to blinded by your Bush reterick to even understand that part.

Just because I don't like Obama, doesn't mean I am a Bush fanboy. I guess it is easy to label someone that way though, it is part of the socialist thought process.

edit - http://news.yahoo.co..._nkorea_missile way to go Billy Boy.

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