Bombshell: Sarah Palin To Resign

She’s stepping down from the AK Governorship and making way for the Lt Governor July 25!

Gov. Sarah Palin will resign her office in a few weeks, she said during a news conference at her Wasilla home Friday morning.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the Governor’s Picnic at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks on Saturday, July 25, Palin said.

There was no immediate word as to why she will resign, though speculation has been rampant that the former vice presidential candidate is gearing up for a run at the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Palin made the announcement flanked by Parnell and most, if not all, of her cabinet.

Possible reasons for this development? Conservatives are tweeting that it could be health issues, some brewing scandal, or she’s “gearing up” for the 2012 Presidential  campaign.

It doesn’t seem like a great political move, to me. Why so fast?

I think she was just worn down…sick of having a target on her back. She can go out now, and start earning some money to pay for her legal bills. Congratulations libs.

UPDATE:

Via Melissa Tweets: JUST IN — Sources close to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tell MSNBC that she is “out of politics for good.”

Just as I suspected…she got sick of the bullshit.

Again, congratulations libs.

UPDATE II:

Here is her resignation speech:

Text here.

UPDATE III:

Wow, they’re staying classy in libland: naturally lib bloggers  feel duty-bound to handle this news with their distinctive brand of  contempt for strong conservative women, large families, and babies they think should have been aborted,  but this Huffpo blogger goes far beyond the call of duty:

Via Heaven Better Have Light Sabers, we find a Huffpo article titled, “Palin Will Run in ’12 on More Retardation Platform.” reads as follows:

In Sarah Palin’s resignation announcement she complained about the treatment of her son Trig who always teaches her life lessons. She said that the “world needs more Trigs, not fewer.” That’s a presidential campaign promise we can all get behind. She will be the first politician to actually try to increase the population of retarded people.

To me, it’s kinda like saying the world needs more cancer patients because they teach us such personal lessons.

Her first act as President: To introduce a Pre-K lunch buffet that includes lead paint chips. Sort of a Large HEAD-START Program.

She will then encourage women to hold off on pregnancies until their 40’s just to mix up some chromosomes.

She now is in favor of abortion only in case of diploid birth.
Her policies will increase jobs because Wal-Mart is building new stores each day and someone has to be the greeter.

It goes on. Funny stuff, huh?

No?

How about the fact that the author looks just like the fat kid in the Numa Numa Yei video? Yeah, that’s kinda funny.

American Power has more Leftist reaction to Palin’s resignation.

Mark Levin has a short but sweet post at the Corner:

Palin is running for president, get used to it.

Others blogging this:

Hot Air

Ace Of Spades

Jim Geraghty

The Anchoress

Gateway Pundit

Michelle Malkin

Voting Female Speaks

Frugal Cafe

Powerline

Innocent Bystanders

The Other McCain

Fausta

Stop The ACLU

Atlas Shrugs

Blue Star Chronicles

The American Thinker

RightPundits

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Video:Liz Cheney On Clinton’s Dwindling Role At State Dept.

Liz Cheney appeared on the Greta Van Susteran Show on July 1st, saying that Obama missed an opportunity in Iran, and if she were Hillary Clinton, “she would be troubled” by the “stripping of her portfolio”.

More on the Obama/Clinton rift at Hot Air.

Related:

Although Obama missed an opportunity to support Democracy in Iran, he never misses an opportunity to support tyranny:

The United States is opposed to enacting a new set of financial sanctions against Iran that are due to be discussed in the G8 summit next week, diplomatic officials in New York reported Friday.

Let’s allow that to soak in for a moment…Obama is against sanctions in undemocratic Iran, but for “crippling sanctions” against Democratic Honduras.

Captain Ed says Obama’s fantasy continues that he can talk Iran out of their nukes.

Ace thinks Obama knows for a fact that he can do no such thing, but he needs to continue the facade that he can, because he knows the American people don’t accept the idea of a nuclear Iran:

…for Obama, this pretense of negotiation is absolutely critical to his strategy. His strategy is not to actually resolve the crisis in the national interest. His strategy is only to delay the point at which he takes political damage for failing to resolve the crisis, and pretending, up until that point, to be busily and fruitfully working to resolve it.

He needs that. And for that he needs the mullahs.

But they don’t need him for that. Notice that they’re not terribly worried about “meddling” in US politics when they accuse the CIA of engineering the premeditated murder of Neda. They can say that, they can toss around such accusations, because they don’t need a damn thing from Obama.

Obama needs something from them — and they know it.

An Old Saying… explains Obama’s strategy. His strategy of selling this to the American public, I mean.

It is easier to beg for forgiveness than to obtain permission.

In other words, it’s easier to present someone with a fait accompli and say “Sorry, my bad” than to sell them on it before it’s accomplished.

He can’t sell America on allowing Iran to have nukes. Or at least not without taking damage he doesn’t want to.

So he will pretend he’s “working on” the problem with “smart, outside-the-box diplomacy” until they detonate a nuke, at which case he’ll apologize and say “Gee, guys, guess I got taken for a ride. Those stinking liars! Let’s all be mad at them together! But not too mad. They have nukes, now, so it’s not like we can do anything to express our anger at how badly they’ve duped me, your Messiah.”

I also can’t help suspecting that Obama is ideologically more amenable to totalitarianism than Democracy.

Senate Dems Say You Will Have Health Insurance Whether You Want It Or Not

nanny

Say, you’re young, single, and healthy. You want to save some money by not paying for health insurance…that’s your business, right?

Wrong.

Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals.

In a revamped health care system envisioned by lawmakers, people would be required to carry health insurance just like motorists must get auto coverage now. The government would provide subsidies for the poor and many middle-class families, but those who still refuse to sign up would face penalties.

Called “shared responsibility payments,” the fines would be set at least half the cost of basic medical coverage, according to the legislation. The goal is to nudge people to sign up for coverage when they are healthy, not wait until they get sick.

What if you run a  business and you can’t afford to cover  employees with health insurance? Tough luck, the Senate bill also calls for a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees. “Larger companies”? How large? Who knows?

The Dems want to expand a Nannystate that will nag you, take away your allowance, and send you to bed with no supper if you don’t do what it tells you to do. And it will be for your own good because Nanny knows best. But most of all, Nanny wants you in her protective care…from cradle to grave.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama is being “disingenuous” in telling the American people that Congress is going to design a fair, neutral playing field when it comes to offering a public healthcare option.

“I think it would be totally out of touch with reality,” Gingrich said on ABC News. “I think it’s disingenuous on the president’s part, and it wouldn’t work.”

“I think that it’s very important that we not allow a bureaucracy to get set up,” he told Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC’s medical editor, one day after the president went on national television to answer questions on his plans for healthcare reform.

“I guarantee you the language they draft for the public plan will give it huge advantages over the private sector or it won’t work,” Gingrich said.

“What they will do is rig the game.

Perish the thought. Nanny is all about, “fairness”. And she’ll no doubt be more fair with some than others.

Hat tip: Conservative For Change