Sarah Palin Announces She Will NOT Run For President

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It was almost a foregone conclusion, but former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has announced, officially, that she will not enter the 2012 presidential race.

Palin's announcement comes one day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie affirmed his decision not to jump in despite Republican leaders urging him to.

No leaders really wanted Palin to, but she's like a celebrity now, so the media still pays attention to her. Here's what she told supporters in a letter:

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"I believe I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office - from the nation's governors to congressional seats and the presidency."

"I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for president where candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic development of conventional energy sources, along with renewables."

"We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen and allow the private sector to create jobs."

"I apologize to those who are disappointed in this decision."

Anyone? Hello?

Palin told Fox News she chose to send a letter over holding a press conference because she wanted to "put the marker down and say 'no I'm not running.'"

Republicans have been searching for an alternative to the polished, but less than inspiring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the entire year.

Many have been disappointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and have given a second look to Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who is surging in polls.

In any case, the field is set now. Romney and Perry remain likely frontrunners, but at this stage of the game you can't rule out Cain or perhaps others.

Should Sarah Palin have run?

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What??
No Palin for President??
I guess I'll have to drown in my own tears.
Seriously!!
No Palin for President??
Well, Hott D@mnn I'll Drink to That,
and
Put a Shrimp on the Barbie!!

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I wish all the gays would just shut up. The world is not channel Bravo and your problems really do not matter when compared to all the problems facing America. Get over yourselves and think of the nation as a whole not just your little community. Your comments only show that it is you that divides the nation, not Republicans or Palin.

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You do give a shit and she is all that because here you are. commenting, bitching, like anyone gives a shit what you say hahaha! she played her haters just like she played her supporters. as a gay man, i can appreciate and respect the bitch slap and head fake she just gave everyone. wasted money frm supporters and wasted ammo frm critics. repubs needed a true bitch though, dems have so many (gore, madonna, olbermann, cliton . . . )

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THANK GOD!

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Thank God now we go onto more serious business.

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I DO NOT want Sarah Palin to run for president...EVER!!! The LAST thing we need running around in the White House is a homophobic B-I-T-C-H for a president!!! By the way, her husband Todd is SEXY AS HELL!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! Her family is so full of DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION!!! With the exception of Todd. Remember, she has bashed gays and lesbians LEFT AND RIGHT over the years!!! I am an openly gay dude (HOLLA!!!!!) and Sarah Palin just makes my BLOOD BOIL!!!!! As far as I'm concerned, she DOES NOT know the first thing about politics. PERIOD!!! And, furthermore, I completely agree with Ronnie Corral...SARAH NEEDS TO GO AWAY!!!! Most of all, I am BEYOND TIRED reading about Sarah Palin in the tabloids and on the Internet!!! Sarah, you AIN'T ALL DAT!!! REMEMBER THAT!!!!!!!!!!

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If anyone was ever a "fame whore," it's Sarah Palin. As an Arizona resident, I'm just terrified that the reason she bought a million dollar home in my state is because she plans to run for John Kyl's senate seat next year. I wish she would just go away.

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i am soooo thrilled that sarah palin is not running for President.....thank the good Lord up above....she has been a joke from the beginning, and maybe she herself is realizing how foolish she looked last year...... my day is made.....nuf said......

Tequila911

Hallelujah!!

Ms billie

How can anyone compare Sarah Palin to Obama. He's lied from the get go about his citizenship, he education and all the promises he made going into office. He's doing his best to turn our country into a muslin leadership country. To top all his digressions he crazy wife made fun of the celebration of 9/11. Don't have to believe me take a look at the video on you tube of her making the comment "all this for a damn flag" and yet she has the audacity to call herself the first lady. She's definitely not First Lady material she spends millions of tax payers dollars on vacations and shopping yet she still hasn't learned how to dress and behave like a First Lady. But then from all I've been reading he's drowning he's troubles in a bottle.

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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