Palin Faces Questions As She Exits Alaska Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin leaves office today.

Palin gained fame -- and to some, notoriety -- since she embarked on a vice-presidential bid less than a year ago.

Her surprising departure from Alaska's top office is gaining her something else: questions over her motives and next big move.

She steps down with her political future clouded by ethics probes, mounting legal bills and dwindling popularity.

A new Washington Post-ABC poll puts her favorability rating at 40 percent, with 53 percent giving her an unfavorable rating.

The Republican governor faces an array of queries about why she is quitting more than year before her term ends and what she plans to do after she steps down.

Palin has said little about any major moves, but has hinted that she has a bigger role in mind.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 28, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    Still sorry, that my party doesn't care if you have a job or income, but we still need the money for minows in Ca that may be killed during growing season. But mainly, I am sorry and dissappointed by how my party treated Palin and her family. I am sorry that such a blatant and vile attack too place on people that were not different than you or me. For this, I will vote straight Republican ticket in the next elections. Sorry, I don't blame Bush for what my party is doing and has been doing for almost 3 years. It is their fault since they controlled both houses or you haven't paid attention to the facts. Now, I am sorry if this offends you but I am sorry you didn't read the facts and timelines. Sorry, have a nice day!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 28, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    I am sorry as a bluedog democrat of what we did this, being a good democrat I am having to confess to my brothers who post here. First, I am sorry that Obama has spent all of our money and your kids money, I am sorry that we are pushing a healthcare plan that will even further the damage to you children and their children. I am sorry that my party thinks we are servents to their expensive taste to spend on stupid programs. I am sorry that my party endorsed a socialist marxist to take over this country with his Czars, I am sorry that both houses, our houses, rush bills through without even reading them. I am sorry that my party, which has most of the liberals and progressives, are pushing for social changes, no matter who it hurts or what long term effects them might have. I am sorry that we have most of the crazy environmentalist that want us to live in caves and animal rights groups, that want us to only eat roots and berries, sorry, this steps on the feet of environmentalists
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 28, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    "Lib", you obviously aren't knowledgable on Alaska politics. Sarah Palin never had a problem getting things through the Alaska Legislature and still wouldn't. Where do you kool aid drinkers get these completely ficticious things. I hesitate to call people out for telling a lie, but this is just a lie or someone has given you talking points to reference that are lies or you just don't have much knowledge about Sarah Palin's political clout in Alaska. Funny how you left wing, tolerance nuts who supposedly hate name calling that could hurt someones little feelings are the people who personnally attack, name call and act in the most dispicable and intollerant ways of all. If a conservative calls Caroline Kennedy stupid (which she is) you cringe, if a conservative calls your false messiah obuma stupid (which he is an educated idiot) you go into full blown attack mode with accusations of intolerance, racism, bigotry and well..sniffle sniffle...meanness. HYPOCRITES!!!
  • by KJ on Jul 27, 2009 at 04:32 PM
    To Lib: I don't think Katie Couric is the first news anchor I would choose for unbiased commentary on any subject. In fact, the only other anchor I can think of that is more liberal is Rachel Maddow. If Katie is the one that appeals most to you, then I'll bet there are countless other ideals and thoughts that we would disagree on.
  • by Lib Location: Greenville on Jul 27, 2009 at 07:34 AM
    She's stupid; just listen to the Katie Couric interview. She's a quitter. She bailed out when the going got tough. She bailed out when she realized that she couldn't get anything through the Alaska legislature. Does America want a stupid quitter sitting in the Oval Office? I think not.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 27, 2009 at 06:53 AM
    Well "NOPLAIN", Even if she isn't fit to run this country, what would change? Obuma isn't fit to run the country. His lack of experience is showing and he hasn't even had to deal with a real crisis yet. Misidentifying the worst economy in the past eight years as the worst economy since the Great Depression does not qualify. Obuma talked the economy into recession with his doom and gloom blather and now that he is spending like a drunken sailor stumbling back and forth between a bar and a house of ill repute, it's getting worse. He is a community organizer, nothing more. He should have stayed in a job he was qualified for. The chumps in over his head and he is stupified. He just swirled around the bowl once more, just a matter of time before he is a completely powerless, lame-duck laughing stock. We tried to tell you that resume was thin, but nooooo... it was all about the thigh tingles for ya'.
  • by NOPALIN on Jul 27, 2009 at 03:57 AM
    I love the way all of you run Obama in the ground after 6 months and say nothing of the eight years of abuse with Bush!! I would have voted for McCain until he picked Palin.......then there was NO WAY! It's scary!!! She's not fit to run this country. She's proved she's not fit to run a State. Just up and quit on the Alaska after they voted for her. Shame
  • by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2009 at 09:17 PM
    Fed up you are 100% right I hope she does become president in 2012! That is if we are still alive by then... The maybe the lazy idiots that sit in their nice recliners all day doing absoulty nothing will get off their butts and work for a living!
  • by dale Location: walstonburg on Jul 26, 2009 at 08:16 PM
    If she needs anywhere to stay or sleep she can sleep right beside me, I will make my wife sleep on the couch.
  • by Ryan Location: Winterville on Jul 26, 2009 at 06:47 PM
    Wolfgang: There you go again! Cutting and pasting from the Hannity Message Board. See for yourself fellow readers: post made by wonderingrover today at 3:18pm. I will not post link here, per board rules, but I trust the readers are smart enough to find it on their own. It was quite nice of you to add your own #5. This one was by you, right? Do you not understand that when you misappropriate someone elses words as your own, that EVERYTHING you write is called into question? Not to mention, your credibility and ethics? At least give this person credit by putting the words in simple quotes! It really casts you in a poor light. Do what you like, but if it were me, I would use my own verbage. Especially considering that you post SO often here. What else here have you pilfered?
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