Sarah Palin calls governor's job quits



Sarah Palin, who was part of the losing Republican general election ticket fronting Sen. John McCain, announced she is resigning as governor of  Alaska.

Palin said during a rambling speech Friday that she could take the lame duck route which would finish out her first term, but sees that move as “politics as usual.”

“My choice is to take a stand and effect change – not hit our heads against the wall and watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new environment, Palin said. “Rather, we know we can effect positive change outside government at this moment in time, on another scale, and actually make a difference for our priorities – and so we will, for Alaskans and for Americans.”

Several TV talking heads on cable news this afternoon saw the move as “odd” and “flaky.”

CNN contributor and veteran Republican operative Ed Rollins viewed the resignation with suspicion. He pointed to the timing of the announcement — the Friday of the July 4 weekend. While many suspect Palin’s leaving as a prelude to a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, Rollins said the move sounds as if there is more to it. For instance, in the perpetual debate during presidential election over experience, Palin would now find herself as having not fully served out one term as governor.

Who knows what fate has in store for Sarah Palin? Perhaps she will move to Texas in order to hook up with our pretty boy Gov. Goodhair Perry and push for secession from the union. Uh, Sarah how about going to some other state to do that?