Sarah Palin to Resign as Alaska Governor

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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced at a press conference yesterday that she is stepping down from her post July 26 and won't seek re-election in 2010.

Palin, who has 18 months left in her first term of office, said she is going to spend more time with her family, but specific reasons why she quit are unclear.

Her rambling, holiday-eve decision to resign as governor blindsided both her supporters and critics and left everyone trying to come up with an explanation.

As Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic Monthly put it, "it was only a matter of time before she imploded or exploded or some gruesome combination of the two."

Does Palin simply want to devote more time to her family - or her status as a celebrity gossip fixture? Is she starting her 2012 White House bid super early?

Below are 10 theories why Sarah Palin is stepping down ...

  1. She's running for president. Conventional wisdom prior to yesterday was that Sarah Palin would be running - and not just in Runner's World - in 2012. Maybe she still is, and is just launching her White House bid three years early?
  2. She's not running for president. Conversely, some believe Palin isn’t aiming for the White House or any other office. If that's true, why stay Governor?
  3. She's pregnant. Pure, baseless speculation. But would you be surprised?
  4. She's sick of Alaska. A CNN source says Palin "thinks she has had a positive influence on people's lives" from traveling around the country like she did last year. Maybe she really believes this is what's best for the party.
  5. It was spontaneous. Hey, no one ever accused the loose cannon of thinking things through. See her response to all things Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston.
  6. A federal indictment is looming. The Daily Beast's Max Blumenthal reports that Todd Palin's snowmobile sponsor, Spenard Building Supplies, may have been mixed up in questionable political and Palin family business.
  7. The media got to her. Palin is never one to shy away from butting heads with media, but Vanity Fair's 10,000-word critique of her this month was a killer.
  8. She is unstable. Well, to a point there's no doubt about this one.
  9. Her staff is incompetent. Ditto #8.
  10. She is a narcissist. Is her ego such that she is angling for greater fame, fortune and publicity than the Alaska Governorship could offer? Does she desire a TV show to go along with her recently-signed book deal?

We are interested to hear why you think she is stepping down. Share your theories with us via comments below. Here's the video of Sarah Palin's resignation ...

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You must be kidding. She has less chance of winning the presidency than osama bin laden. Shes a MORON with delusions of grandeur. She quit Alaska, thats all that counts. Bottom line. If elected President will she wuit if someone says her boobs are fake LOL LOLLOL shes a JOKE>>>>>>>>>>> Bye Sarah. Go play with your husband in his toy car on snot. LOL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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The news wires are buzzing about the Sarah Palin Runner's World interview. The Sarah Palin Runner's World interview is getting attention especially since the news broke just after it ran that Palin Quits, as governor of Alaska, same as the Palin Vanity Fair spread. Some claim it's so she can concentrate on a Palin 2012 run for President. Her comments in the articles get a bit confusing – although many people have come close to throwing unsecured loans into distilling anything Palin has said into something that resembles a statement that makes sense. Still, a lot of people might look into pay day loans to get their own copy of the Sarah Palin Runners' World interview.

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She has a lot of opportunities to take her career in directions we might not even expect. An interesting discussion of her resignation is on Pandalous. It's here http://www.pandalous.com/nodes...

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No future hot president after all

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In regards to speculation that Palin is about to start her run for the White house in 2012. Many Governors have ran for President, but how many have resigned their governorship first. A lot can happen between now and when it's time to elect or re-elect the next POTUS, so it's insane for Sarah to quite her day job now, as who's to say she could win the Republican primary?

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Sarah Palin Biography

Sarah Palin College Photo Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska, and was the 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, running on... More »
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Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Sarah Palin Quotes

What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done.

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I am thankful to be married to a man who loves being a dad as much as I love being a mom so he is my strength. And practically speaking, we have a great network of help with lots of grandparents and aunties and uncles all around us. We have a lot of help.

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