Tales from the Trail

Palin reveals what’s next

July 13, 2009

One of the burning questions left hanging when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her resignation was what is she going to do next?

The  mystery is over.

USA-POLITICS/

Palin says when she steps down as governor at the end of the month she’ll step back into the national spotlight — campaigning for Republicans, independents and even Democrats who share her values.

“I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation,” Palin said in a Washington Times interview published on Sunday.

“People are so tired of the partisan stuff,” the former Republican vice-presidential candidate told the newspaper.

Palin did not name any politicians she might campaign for, saying she could not talk about that while she was still governor. “Whether the polarizing Alaskan would be welcome on the campaign circuit is an open question,” The Washington Times noted.

Palin stunned the political world on the eve of Independence Day by announcing that she would leave office on July 26 with 18 months left in her term. She gave no hint about future plans.

In the interview, Palin declined to talk about immediate employment prospects — including a possible move to television — but she left the door open for a future presidential bid, the newspaper said.

“I’m not ruling out anything — it is the way I have lived my life from the youngest age,” she said. “Let me peek out there and see if there’s an open door somewhere. And if there’s even a little crack of light, I’ll hope to plow through it.”

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Reuters photo by Hans Deryk (Palin speaks Republican governors conference in Miami November 13, 2008).

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Good gawd, ““People are so tired of the partisan stuff,” the former Republican vice-presidential candidate told the newspaper.”

Ms Palin was at the forefront of the partisan stuff. I guess that when she thought that the partisan stuff would help her…

When is it not about what will “help” Ms Palin? And to hell with everybody else?

Clem.

Posted by Clem | Report as abusive
 

First of all – who wants her as a mouthpiece? Secondly, is this part of the new family values – who will take care of her baby while she is traveling around the country?

Posted by C K | Report as abusive
 

I would love to have her represent me – white, 40, gay, moderate.

We were told the Messiah was great by the MSM. Now are we told that Palin is worthless?

Palin 2012. To hell with his kind of change!

Posted by greg | Report as abusive
 

“..left the door open for a future presidential bid”?
This woman speaks about keeping doors open and peeking out there for open doors. This is the window to her immaturity. She lacks commitment. Grass is always greener mentality.

 

I say bring it on. Tina Fey will have a legitimate reason to come back to SNL and make America laugh all over again. Comic relief could do our country good.

Posted by Adam | Report as abusive
 

Why can’t the baby come with her? Certainly all the “actors” that vote democrate take their children to work with them.

Posted by Salle | Report as abusive
 

well, good for her, i hope she has fun and is an asset to the political process of this democracy. And if our troops can serve this country and raise a family, i’m sure she’ll meet the challenge as well.

Posted by tronV | Report as abusive
 

I’d love to see the reaction if she offers to help my two senators (Snowe and Collins R-ME) when they come up for re-election. Moderates won’t touch her with a ten foot pole.
Back to being a cheerleader where she belongs.
“…..tired of the partisan stuff.” This from one of the most polarizing public figures in recent history. What a joke!

Posted by Eric H | Report as abusive
 

Eric. Nice spin. In reality, Palin wouldn’t touch those moderates with a 10 foot pole. They are an embarrassment and are directly responsible for adding trillions of dollars to the national debt in the first 6 months of this year. I will stop there, because I know you think they are swell.

I am not a supporter of Palin running for president in 2012, but she will galvanize the conservatives in this country. You might think in negative terms when you call her a “cheerleader”, but in a positive viewpoint, that is exactly what she is for the conservatives. It is working and you on the left know that to be true. How do I know, the left just can’t stop attacking her.

If she wasn’t relevant and not a threat, she would already be forgotten. However, you know that isn’t the case? You keep talking about her.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive
 

if unemployment soars to 13% which is considered low by some estimates ,then obama is gone,there will be a scramble by the democratic congress to throw him under the bus. if palin stays resolute she will have a resurgence as the search for candidates that have advocated anti obama,policies become the way to go.i live in CA were they have been used to almost full employment this was obama bumper sticker country,guess what?the stickers are starting to disappear. the stimulus is not working it is getting worse by the minute,and guess who is getting the blame?

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive
 

TC I’d have forgotten her by now if she’d go away. She does not represent the middle of the GOP, her views on birth control are not shared by most in her party and she will be shunned by any moderate who needs a few Dem. votes to get elected.
She is not seen as threat to by anyone unless they suffer from coulrophobia.

Posted by Eric H | Report as abusive
 

Eric. Everyone is forgotten if they go away. I have said the same thing about Bill Clinton since he left office. However, at the same time, I don’t really care that he speaks out either. It just doesn’t matter.

I said she represents the conservatives, not the middle of the GOP. There are enough people to represent the middle. So I don’t understand your point, she isn’t middle and neither are you.

As for birth control, I realize that is seems to be your mantra and attacking her and her family isn’t going to add to your case. However, birth control is an option for people. It is a good thing that there are people who advocate that option. Just because it is a moral option, one that wouldn’t require a decision to keep or abort an unborn child, doesn’t make that option wrong. Good for her for taking a stand for life.

The polls show the GOP clearly supports her and would vote for her is she did run for president. You liberals are all washed up if you think she isn’t a threat.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive
 

don,t forget winston churchill was shunned in england prior to the beginning of the second world war.he spoke out consistently about the threat of nazi germany.but the then prime minister chamberlin assured the british people that he had everything under control,nothing to worry about and that churchill was just a warmonger,and he was believed.i hope sarah keeps on trying to make this guy accountable as unemployment keeps rising and spending is out of control.the deficit is expected to 2 trillion dollars by the end of the year.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive
 

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