Palin quits as Alaska governor

Friday before a holiday. From KTUU-TV in Anchorage:

In a stunning announcement, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday morning she will resign her office in a few weeks.

Speculation has swirled for weeks, perhaps months that Palin would not seek re-election in 2010 as she pursues a political career on the national stage. The former vice presidential candidate has long been rumored to be considering a run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Palin did not address those rumors at the press conference at her Wasilla home, during which she did not take questions from reporters.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated as her successor at the Governor’s Picnic at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks on Sunday, July 26, Palin said.

How very interesting.

Comments

  1. 1

    My Left Foot spews:

    Ding dong, the witch is nearly dead.

    Is she pregnant, writing a book and wants the money, or is about to be outed in some Iceberg Scandal?

  2. 2

    Piper Scott spews:

    @1…Carl…

    Or way smarter and cagier than you.

    2012 is a million years away politically. She’s now free to go and do wherever and whatever she wants or needs to do.

    She’s got a unique ability to connect with people, so you mock her or count her out at your own risk.

    Besides…her announcement has knocked Jacko off the front page.

    The Piper

  3. 3

    Upton spews:

    I just saw a rumor that Palin was pregnant with Levi Johnston’s baby. Normally I would just laugh that off…but when you’re dealing with white trash, such as Palin, absolutely anything is possible.

    This woman was previously viewed as stupid by the American public, now you can add quitter to that as well.

  4. 4

    spews:

    @2
    She’s got a unique ability to connect with people, so you mock her or count her out at your own risk.

    LOL! The Democrats can now start begging the GOP to nominate her in 2012.

  5. 5

    Zazu Pitts spews:

    re 2: How right you are, Piper. And I see no way that anyone could brand her as a quitter.

  6. 6

    My Left Foot spews:

    The tea leaves suggest scandal in her home state is forcing the issue. Can’t wait to see what that is going to be…..

    Second, dear Scott, she is trailer trash. American knows this, well except for the 6 people left in the Republican base, and she has NO HOPE of gaining the presidency or any other elective office ever again. She is erratic, unstable and is abandoning her post in the middle of a storm. She does not like how things are going so she is crying and running away.

    Typical Republican values. Wonder if she is seeing Gov Sanford too???????

    Nothing you can say, Scott, will change the fact that she is uneducated, simple minded, selfish and only in this for personal gain. She possesses not the intellectual acumen required to be a governor of a small state. How can you say, with a straight face, that you believe her qualified to run the country? Oh, that’s right, she has an “R” next to her name.

    She wants to take the money for writing a book and see if she can still get that talk show.

    Next stop: Fox News right after Greta Van Sustern.

  7. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Being cagy and being qualified to lead the U.S. economy and free world are two vastly, vastly different things.

    Oh, and btw, being intelligent and being smart are two different things, too.

  8. 8

    My Left Foot spews:

    Piper,

    She did not knock Jacko off the front page. She chose the day of a long holiday weekend to mute the news of her announcement.

    Bottom line:

    SHE QUIT.

    She is emotional, reactionary and not too bright. Lets see what pops up next week when the reporters start talking to those who USED to be afraid of her retaliatory methods.

  9. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit Quiz

    Sarah Palin resigned because:

    [ ] 1. Of a scandal we haven’t heard about yet, but soon will.
    [ ] 2. To tilt at presidential windmills.
    [ ] 3. Because she’s knocked up again.
    [ ] 4. Because she can’t afford the legal defense bills that go with being a stickyfingered politician.
    [ ] 5. So she and her husband can join the Alaska Liberation Front, a guerrilla group of 13 secessionists hiding somewhere in the Alaska bush.

  10. 10

    My Left Foot spews:

    I say she is preggers and Mark “Soul Mate” Sanford is the daddy.

    What is with Republicans and thinking that there is something wrong with getting laid?

  11. 13

    Another TJ spews:

    Well, normally the question is “Live boy or dead girl?” Is it now “Live girl or dead boy?”

  12. 14

    My Left Foot spews:

    OY. That rambling speech.

    Millions spent on investigating me. The troops in Iraq. Her baby. Her kids. Loves Alaska. Todd. Asked her kids if they wanted her to effect change from outside the governor’s office?

    This woman just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on…

    She QUIT. The details of why are soon to come.

    She is finished, kaput, over with, done.

    Yesterday’s news.

  13. 15

    Blue John spews:

    Wow. I think either she thinks she can leverage this into a prez bid, or they have some serious dirt on her.

  14. 16

    My Left Foot spews:

    Andrew Sullivan over at The Daily Dish:

    ……grappling with someone (Palin) who can only be called a pathological whack-job, unable to accept criticism and responding to it with pathetic untruths and diva-flame-outs and personal vendettas. This person could have been a heartbeat away from being president of the United States in a moment of economic crisis and national security peril. Her selection remains the most surreal moment in modern American political history. That she is a serious candidate to be the GOP nominee in 2012 is a sign of something very, very seriously wrong with the contemporary American right.

    Could have written for a week and not hit the nail this squarely.

  15. 17

    Blue John spews:

    I got this off free republic. Who says they don’t have a sense of humor.

    The Top Ten Reasons Sarah Palin is Resigning….

    10.Her mounting legal bills make it difficult to relax on her porch and stare at Russia.

    9. She wants to raise Michael Jackson’s children.

    8. To pursue her goal of becoming a Tina Fey impersonator.

    7. She wants to take time to learn all of her children’s names.

    6. Has an opportunity to teach “winking 101″ at Harvard’s political science department.

    5. After returning all of her campaign attire, she’s out of things to wear.

    4. To start her own line of lip stick for pitbulls.

    3. Wants to pick off David Letterman with a rifle from a helicopter.

    2. To join forces with Mike Huckabee and host the most conservative and bizarre talk show on Fox.

    1. To run for President of the United State

    s.

  16. 18

    Blue John spews:

    Palin learned one thing from John McCain and that’s how to suspend a campaign

  17. 19

    ArtFart spews:

    This has to be a precursor to some new scandal exploding in her face, or getting nailed on one of the old ones. It’s probably an even bet Fox News will hire her, to continue the same sort of semi-coherent prattle between Glenn Beck and the Viagra commercials.

    No wonder McCain seemed almost relieved to have lost. He no doubt had realized what a whack job she is, and that if they’d won, the nation and the world would have been in dire peril if anything happened to him.

    I think that’s really sad. He deserved better. So do the rest of us.

  18. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 “I see no way that anyone could brand her as a quitter.”

    She just did.

  19. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @15 Probably both. Like all clueless Republican twits, this one is detached from reality.

  20. 22

    manoftruth spews:

    the reason you jew bastards have always hated sarah palin is that she’s beautiful and has good genes. you jews on the other hand, because of thousands of years of inbreeding, mosly look like creatins. look at barney frank. compare palins smile to that disgusting grin of chuck schumer. thats why jews count their money in back rooms and contribute to people who arent so ugly and can win elections. thats why jeremiah wright said the jews wont let him near obama. they created him because people wont vote for physical creatins.
    so keep on hating sarah, you mutnants have to wake up every morning and look at yourselves in the mirror.

  21. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Maybe she quit because being governor stopped being fun after oil plunged to a measly sixty bucks and she couldn’t mail state checks to voters anymore.

  22. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Bent bytes @22 — I thought these new digital converter boxes were supposed to eliminate electronic fuzz …

  23. 25

    Proud "mutnant" spews:

    @11

    Why wait till 2012? She should run in 2010!
    Only Sarah and Piper are wise enough to see the wisdom in running for President in 2010 – It’s so crazy, it can’t fail!

  24. 27

    My Left Foot spews:

    22:

    prattle, drivel, sputum, crap, dung, shit…..

    This Jew would like to buy you a beer. Pick the place and time.

    Unless of course you are askeerd.

    Moe-ron.

    Hey, Puddy and Cyniclown..gonna condemn this whackjobs comments?

  25. 28

    spews:

    @19
    It’s probably an even bet Fox News will hire her

    Hadn’t thought of that, but yeah, seems pretty likely.

    @22
    Please crawl back under the rock you came from.

  26. 30

    manoftruth spews:

    why dont i feel bad about my remarks? because you’re all to stupid to understand how hypocritical you are. you can say anything you want about sarah palin, but i have to keep my mouth shut. idiots.

  27. 31

    Ron spews:

    More information on “grassroots” supporters gathering across the nation to support Sarah Palin for President in 2012 can be found online at http://www.palin4pres2012.com

    Note, the website is in danger of crashing due to the flood of readers and supporters signing up to show their interest in a Palin Candidacy. The GOP establishment had better watch out, Sarah Palin and Ron Paul combined with the power of the internet will remove the stranglehold of GOP special interests and the elites who have brought the party to its knees in defeat in the 2008 elections.

  28. 32

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @31
    If that happens the GOP will be about as relevant in US elections as the Reform party.

  29. 33

    My Left Foot spews:

    31:

    That is some powerful shit you are smoking.

    Ease up a bit, dude.

    30:

    For hypocritical please see Sen Ensign and Gov Sanford.

    Calling for Clinton to resign over a blow job and then not stepping aside when you are caught diddling around.

    That is hypocrisy at its finest.

  30. 34

    spews:

    @30
    Um, dumbass, anti-Semitic remarks are not the same as criticizing a half-baked political figure.

  31. 35

    spews:

    @31
    I find comments like this incredibly odd. When it comes to being beholden by special interests, Ron Paul and Sarah Palin are at opposite ends of that spectrum. Ron Paul is definitely the most principled Republican when it comes to that, but Palin is one of the least, by far. She’s a consummate insider, someone who is willing and eager to use the power of her office as a vehicle to achieve personal goals and enrich her friends.

    If “grassroots” Republicans try to draft a Palin/Paul ticket in 2012, they’ll rather quickly discover that the biggest opponent of such a ticket would be Ron Paul himself.

  32. 36

    Piper Scott spews:

    @29…DorkofUntruth…

    You are a combination of mental derangment and profound evil.

    Your racist statements are the delusional and pathetic rantings of a warped, sick, and dangerous mind.

    Christ had your type in mind when he condemned the “brood of vipers.” Sarah Palin would find you contemptible and want nothing to do with you.

    It’s minds like yours that ran the ovens at Buchenwald, butchered the Kulaks, and hijacked airplanes then flew them into office buildings.

    I categorically condemn your bigoted, evil, Klan-like (and Klan-lite) rhetoric. All a total cretin like you does is make it harder for principled conservatives and libertarians to make their points on behalf of limited government, low taxes, and liberty.

    Go away. As Oliver Cromwell once said to someone who’s breathing was a wasted effort, “Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

    The Piper

  33. 37

    Ghengis Khan spews:

    she can draw on the internet and lecture circuit base of energized supporters to make a few million and keep her name in the national spotlight…..she wants to capture the gop base…it’s the talk of the tea parties….and heck, after being in the national scene why spend a year running for governor of alaska yuck yuck that’s a lot of work in dreary little towns….

  34. 38

    Ghengis Khan spews:

    well that’s a pretty good condemnation but it still comes across as stuffy and self important. quoting oliver cromwell? does every racist blowhard get that treatment? a brief buzz off would have done the job.

  35. 39

    Piper Scott spews:

    @6…Carl…

    “Trailer trash?” Carl, I thought yours was the party of low-income people, many of whom live in mobile homes? I thought a core principle of liberal thought was to include the very type of folks you now snidely condemn?

    You trying to out do DorkofUntruth?

    Sarah Palin doesn’t play the game the way you want her to, so you fume and sputter and spite and snarl. In this you’re joined by other hide-bound HA Happy Hooligans like Lee, rabbit (who is increasingly irrelevent and fixated on himself), and others.

    A lot of what you say about Gov. Palin was said about Ronaldus Magnus Reaganus…until he handed the left their collective head in two elections and turned their whacky theories on their heads.

    Oh, and he set in motion the defeat of communism and the Soviet Union, an entity your side was effectively willing to surrender to (“Better red than dead,” Jimmy Carter’s goofy speech about the “inordinate fear of communism”).

    Really, you don’t understand her or what makes her so appealing to millions of voters.

    Will she run in 2012? Who knows. In politics that’s a million years away – anything can happen between now and then, just like it happened today.

    Only time will tell if she ends up being among the great ones. But one tendency she shares with them is the courage to make her own rules to the political game rather than kowtow to you, Steve Schmidt (he of the article in the current Vanity Fair), or anyone else.

    She’s absolutely comfortable in her own skin, has her priorities straight, and will go where she wants to go, not where she’s told to go by you or anyone.

    In the meantime, you all pat yourselves on the back (with only left hands) and pride yourselves on your wisdom as you wander in an intellectual canyon that’s pretty damn narrow.

    While your candidate won last November, remember that your ideological wing is a minority within your own party as attested to by the rejection of most far-left legislative initiatives in Olympia this year.

    In short, you guys are regarded as wild-eyed, foul-mouthed, crabby malcontents. I do feel sorry for you.

    Anyway, Sarah Palin is a fascinating and unique personality on the American political scene. Don’t you just love a breath of fresh air?

    The Piper

  36. 40

    Piper Scott spews:

    @28…GK…

    “A brief buzz off…?”

    Is that the limit of your intellectual ability and reasoning? Mere less-than-third-grade schoolyard taunts? Par for the HA-Happy-Hooligan course.

    Sure hope you make it to junior high some day…

    The Piper

  37. 42

    spews:

    @39
    Crackpiper, Sarah Palin is one of the least popular political figures in the U.S. For every American who thinks she’s a breath of fresh air, there are 5 Americans who think she’s a clueless megalomaniac.

  38. 43

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @29 No no no!!! Please stick around and create more Democrats! Every time a newbie to this blog sees your comments, that’s another voter who doesn’t want his/her name associated with the GOP!

  39. 44

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    3. Upton spews: I just saw a rumor that Palin was pregnant with Levi Johnston’s baby.

    Puddy bets you read that in the latest Talking Points Memo kook-aid offering.

    Bwaaaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa haaaaa

  40. 45

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @30 “i have to keep my mouth shut”

    Really? Who’s making you? I haven’t seen any censorship of your crude bigoted remarks. This is the freest blog in the universe.

  41. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @30 is an example of Wingnut Victimology. According to their ideology, they are poor hapless victims of liberalism — even when they’re in power and running everything in sight! The standard manual given to all new wingnut trainees is, “How To Play Victim For Fun and Profit!”

  42. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @31 Yes! Yes! Yes! Great Mother Rabbit Spirit, please let Sarah Palin be their nominee in 2012!! Please please pleeease!!!

  43. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @36 Even Pooper has enough principle left (which somehow survived his lawyering days) to know flyshit when he smells it.

  44. 49

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @38 Aw, quoting Cromwell isn’t so bad. At least Pooper can read and may even know a little history. That’s light years ahead of the average wingnut. Intellectual stimulation is hard to come by from this crowd of trolls.

  45. 50

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Three Left Feet,

    How are you doing down sous? How da ticker? Hows da beautiful Tereza? How’s da boyz?

    You asked

    Hey, Puddy and Cyniclown..gonna condemn this whackjobs comments?

    Carl, my threshold is 50% +1 people first condemn headless lucy. People have had almost four years and only eleven have the cojones to condemn his racism agains Puddy and PacMan. You were one of them, so Puddy commends you. But Puddy finds it curious, not one of Goldy’s HA Libtardo ladies has condemned headless lucy so Puddy will continue to pass until then.

  46. 51

    Now you see it spews:

    Doesn’t mind why she REALLY did it (husband having affair, other daughter pregnant now, etc). But point is no can ‘quit’ their job midway through and then expect to be President. Too flaky…as if she wasn’t enough of a joke or flake anyway. She IS a HUGE draw to a minority nutball right of the Republican party, but at her height she never had anything close to majority appeal nationwide. She might be a good fundraiser for the Republicans, but no way she could win a national Presidential election. I’m not convinced she could win the Republican nomination in that split party now, much less anything like 50% of the American general population (specifically independents who don’t hold being dumb as a sign of ‘real-ness’)

  47. 52

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    You know Three Left Feet, calling Sarah trailer trash is a racist comment.

    Wow, something Puddy can add to the HA libtardo attack scheme!

  48. 54

    DavidD spews:

    I tried to make sense of her resignation speech but couldn’t make heads or tails of it. Did she ever say the reason that she resigned?

  49. 55

    Piper Scott spews:

    @42…Lee…

    Citation for your numbers, please?

    Here are some more favorable numbers from Pew published less than ten days ago that give her a 45 percent favorable rating among the American public generally. Her unfavorable rating was 44 percent, which does make her polarizing, but no where even close to your five out of six numbers.

    Or were those from the last Drinking Liberally?

    Compare the Pew numbers to the latest Rasmussen tracking poll that gives President Obama a negative two (33 percent of those polled strongly approve of his performance, 35 percent strongly disapprove).

    Take off the partisan blinders, analyze the facts objectively, then draw legitimate conclusions. Don’t just shoot from the hip.

    The Piper

  50. 57

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Golly DavidD you are a proud HA Libtardo.

    She said she was leaving to escape silly ethics probes which have cost her money and to protect her family from continual criticism and occasional mockery of fools like Keith The ESPN Reject Olbermann or Chris Tingling Leg Matthews, from web sites such as Daily Kooks, Mumbling Talk But No Points or Memoranda and Morons.Org.

    Puddy hopes that helps.

  51. 58

    spews:

    @55
    Yes, I was using hyperbole. I also don’t think a favorable/unfavorable survey is comparable to a poll assessing Obama’s performance. One poll is more about a person’s likability while another is about a person’s job performance.

    You’re confusing the general public’s willingness to like Sarah Palin on a personal level with their willingness to trust her to do the most important job in the world. Democrats are really, really hoping that you and the rest of the GOP are too dumb to recognize the difference.

  52. 59

    spews:

    @57
    Yes, silly ethics probes. And when the Democratic partisans on this blog downplay corruption scandals involving Democrats, you are always similarly unmoved.

    You could not possibly be dumber if you tried.

  53. 60

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    @59: Did you say downplay Dummocraptic corruption scandals? And when are they covered? They are not covered here by you or other HA libtardo blog masters. It is us whom think right who deliver the goods on Dummocraptics. You don’t have the courage to cover them until one of us reminds you or your “friends in action”. So who’s the dummy, errr… punching bag? It ain’t Puddy fool!

    Marvin, what was that comment you put forth all the time about HA libtardos not commenting on Dummocraptic scummy practices?

  54. 62

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Lee where was your post on Dummocraptic Pension Scandals? .MIA.

    Where was your Post on Dianne Feinstein and her MILCON shenanigans? .MIA.

    Where was your Post on the SHAW Group? .MIA.

    Where was your Post on Kwame Kilpatrick? .MIA.

    Where was your post on John Murtha? .MIA.

    Oh there are many more Puddy has delivered to the HA Libtardo faithful.

    Who could forget and where was your Post on William Frozen Money Jefferson? .MIA.

    Who could forget and where was your Post on Chris CountryWide Loan Deal Dodd? .MIA.

  55. 63

    Piper Scott spews:

    @58…Lee…

    Not confusing anything since I didn’t compare anything. All I did was cite some numbers to debunk your assertion that Sarah Palin is somehow regarded as a pariah – she’s not…she’s admired, respected, and liked.

    The Rasmussen poll data was added simply to show that her numbers, in a metaphysical sense, are better than President Obama’s. Not specifically comparative, mind you, but illustrative.

    I suspect, though, that were she to read this thread, she would laugh since what happens in the aptly titled sewer of HA would be of zero concern or interest to her.

    The Piper

  56. 64

    DavidD spews:

    @57, from you I’ll take that as a compliment.

    I’m glad you were able to translate for her. Her reasons are great proof that she should be no where near a responsible job.

  57. 66

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    uhhh DavidD, how would you like it if a lying rumor started by Washington State Libtardos such as those on HA and they fed this rumor into the libtardo MSM rumor mongers like CNN ABC and MSNBC along with TPM, Daily Kooks etc. disparaging your daughter?

    BTW those were her words, Puddy didn’t need to translate. Puddy doesn’t wear the libtardo decoder ring. She was as plain as day.

    BTW, yes you are an HA libtardo.

  58. 68

    k spews:

    This was not the action of someone qualified to lead the country. It was impulsive and not clearly presented. Spin as you like, cast accusations onto others as you like. Watch the tape. Should she have the responsibilities of the Presidency?

  59. 69

    proud leftist spews:

    Piper said:”Only time will tell if she ends up being among the great ones.”

    Spare me. Stick a fork in her, she’s done. If she can’t handle the lightweight pressure that the American media puts on Republicans, she certainly can’t handle the pressure she would get as president. She is a cheerleader, not a world leader. She’s off to make some money. Better that than heading the most powerful nation in the world. Farewell, Sarah. I will not miss you.

  60. 70

    Zazu Pitts spews:

    Piper’s trying to graduate to concern troll by chastising the jew-baiting Manoftruf’ (who is 1/3 Negro, by the by).

  61. 71

    paco and taco spews:

    Let this be a lesson to Susan Palin – don’t seek elective office if you’re a twinkie and too f*cking dumb to possess an opinion of your own. And quit pretending you have the gumption to run a county when you can’t even run a household!

  62. 72

    ArtFart spews:

    @53…That’s an insult to Richard Nixon’s intelligence. Not that Tricky Dick doesn’t deserve to be dissed in perpetuity, but one thing he wasn’t was dumb. Palin, particularly now that she no longer has the help of the handlers that somehow made Dubya seem fit for the White House, comes across as someone who if not dimwitted, is certainly lazy and ignorant.

  63. 75

    manoftruth spews:

    why i hate you liberals

    in boston last year there was a black state senator and a black city councilman who were photographed by the fbi in a sting stuffing bribe money under their shirts. aside from the fact that they took the nancy pelosi line about a government agency, ie, they lied and doctored the photos, the councilman wrote an email to his constituents saying, the da, who is a republican, made a deal with bush and cheny to get him, and then they would open up a haliburton office in boston so haliburton could then make campaign contributions to the republican da. wow…he got every devil he could think of in that email. its bad enough the media didnt challenge him with the fact that shows about an eighth grade mentality, but your terrific public schools can turn out voters who would believe that.
    what a sorry state this country is in.

    and you want to comapre that to sarah palin.
    you pathetic losers.

  64. 76

    DavidD spews:

    @where-ever;

    But; her daughter did have unprotected sex with a self-proclaimed redneck, Bristol has the baby to prove it. Sarah made sure that everyone knew about it too, so it’s not a rumor.

  65. 78

    Another TJ spews:

    @ 63,

    Not confusing anything since I didn’t compare anything

    Same author, @ 55,

    Compare the Pew numbers to the latest Rasmussen tracking poll

    Your delusions of competence are amusing.

  66. 79

    YLB spews:

    the reason you jew bastards have always hated sarah palin is that she’s beautiful and has good genes. you jews on the other hand, because of thousands of years of inbreeding, mosly look like creatins…

    but your terrific public schools can turn out voters who would believe that

    fiendoflies – poster child for “private” education.

  67. 80

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Dumb DavidD@76:

    Sarah made sure that everyone knew about it too, so it’s not a rumor.

    The Alaska Newspapers started the first rumor Trig was Bristol’s baby because Bristol had the “baby bump”. It escalated from there. Even your leetle libtardo pal clueless wonder agrees with that fact. Puddy realizes historical facts are hard for HA libtardos to remember.

  68. 81

    Daddy Love spews:

    The rumored SBS corruption scandal, if true, means both that the Palins broke the law and lied about it. Now whether or not any other politician has a corruption scandal anywhere or anywhen else is beside the point of Sarah’s resignation. We’ll wait to see on this one.

    But the important point here is that she resigned her governorship 2.5 years into her 4 year term. Just in case y’all need a little reminding, presidenting is hard work. The president’s actions are always under the closest scrutiny. The president is virtually always under atack from political opponents but must also patiently work with both friends and foes to accomplish an agenda.

    Little Miss Hissy Fit is not, never has been, and never will be qualified by either experience or temperament for that job. She certainly will never be elected to it now.

  69. 82

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Hey Lee,

    Where was your Post on the “honorable” Charles Rangel and his tax cheating ways?

    Maybe some libtardos don’t know Rangel is the House Ways and Means Committee chairman They write all the US tax code. Old Chucky barfed $75,000 in unpaid back taxes on rental income in 2008. Another of those tax cheating Dummocraptics we hear about all the time except on HA. Last month The House Ethics Committee started investigating whether a Caribbean trip Rangel and four of his Dummocraptic buds went on was another of those improper gifts.

    That’s real news except on HA Libtardos

    Where was your Post regarding the HA libtardo coverage of the PMA Lobbying Group scandal?

    The principal, Paul Magliocchetti was friends to three congresscritters, John Murtha (Dummocrapt-PA), Jim Moran (Dummocrapt-VA), and Pete Visclosky (Dummocrapt-IN). Magliocchetti is suspected by the FBI of receiving more than $100 million of guvmint bidness for PMA clients from Murtha, Moran and Visclosky, in exchange for directing “bogus” campaign contributions to those three Dummocrapts. PMA shut down in Feb 2009 after the FBI raid.

    Sadly Lee and other HA Libtardo principals didn’t find their cojones to post these thread headings.

  70. 83

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Of course Stretch Pelosi is now involved in the PMA scandal.

    “Murtha’s support was crucial to Pelosi’s election as Speaker, and she has since sought to blunt official probes of the PMA Group’s multiple and profitable relationships with congressmen, particularly Murtha. Rep. Jeff Flake’s resolution directing the House Ethics Committee to investigate the PMA Group has been defeated multiple times, but it has drawn a few more Democrat votes on every balloting.”

    Butt of course, this isn’t covered on HA Libtardos but Puddy knows about it.

  71. 84

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Did you know William Frozen Money Jefferson allegedly took $400 Large in bribes? It was bribes but influence peddling. Didn’t Dan Rostenkowski do influence peddling?

    Funny how that was missed by Lee, but the HA Libtardo blog heads cover Sarah Palin until the cows come home July 31st.

  72. 85

    spews:

    Palin’s move puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to. This week Helen Thomas, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet all turned on him. Polls are looking droopy for The One lately.

    Obama’s porkulus program is a train wreck, all it’s done is bump interest rates and tank the dollar. We are being laughed at by bad guys like Tehran, Pyongyang, and Al Qaida who amazingly turned-down Barack’s friend-requests.

    Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- while begging for lower taxes, free enterpise, a defense posture with some backbone… an end to the radical, anti-American nightmare we’ve got now.

    Go get ‘em Sarah-

    http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com

  73. 86

    spews:

    Palin’s move puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to. This week Helen Thomas, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet all turned on him. Polls are looking droopy for The One lately.

    Obama’s porkulus program is a train wreck, all it’s done is bump interest rates and tank the dollar. We are being laughed at by bad guys like Tehran, Pyongyang, and Al Qaida who amazingly turned-down Barack’s friend-requests.

    Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- while begging for lower taxes, free enterpise, a defense posture with some backbone… an end to the radical, anti-American nightmare we’ve got now.

    Go get ‘em Sarah-

  74. 87

    spews:

    @85: And Palin would do better… why? Criticism of Obama is important, and holding him accountable is a great thing. However, for all the lofty rhetoric Obama provides, it’s sure a whole lot better than the empty rhetoric that Palin spews out.

    Interest and exchange rates? Well, if you think that’s due to the stimulus, which hasn’t even really been spent yet, you’re a damn fool. The decimated financial sector is doing great with that, all without government help.

    And as an interesting side note, this means that Obama spent more time as a senator than Palin will have spent as governor. Fifteen months more, if I’m not mistaken…

  75. 88

    spews:

    @82-84: Brilliant! Well, are you also going to discuss Don Young (R-AK)? Gary Miller (R-CA)? Curt Weldon (R-PA)? John Doolittle (R-CA)?

    I have no problem discussing how many politicians are corrupt, but apparently Republicans believe that their shit doesn’t stink.

  76. 90

    spews:

    @82
    If there’s a specific instance where I’ve downplayed a Democratic scandal that’s identical to a Republican one, point it out. Otherwise, what we have here is a situation where I caught you being a massive hypocrite, which is exactly one more time than you’ve ever caught me being a massive hypocrite.

    It’s not hard to understand that, even for you (ok, maybe for you).

  77. 91

    YLB spews:

    Idiot @ 82

    There’s not a progressive here who supports business as usual especially as it was practiced under the right wingers who ran things these last 30 years or so.

    I say it’s perfectly fine that some Dems fall so that progressives take their place.

    Of course we’re going to talk about Sarah – her antics are just too damn entertaining. We’re all for her being your standard bearer because it means we’ll actually have a shot to clean up after YOUR mess.

    By the way, thanks for that mess.. My kids owe you.

  78. 92

    My Left Foot spews:

    MLF stands behind his trailer trash comment regarding Sarah Palin.

    I have lived in a trailer park. I am qualified to judge what is white trash. Not controlling Bristol, hiding her own pregnancy, the burgeoning scandal over how her home was built, calling your husband “the first dude”, going all “country” on the Republican party’s money in Nordstrom’s…..all these are absolute proof of her “trailer trash” bona fides.

    She is done, Piper can pontificate otherwise, but she is just as done. But please, please pick her, pick her. That will finish off the last six members of the Republican party.

  79. 94

    manoftruth spews:

    unpleasant??? looking at the mutant jew faces of barney frank, chuck schumer, rahm emanuel, tim giethner, ben bernake, diane feinstein, al franken, henry waxman, jerrold naddler..
    not to mention
    jon stewart
    david letterman
    howard stern
    not to be confused with howard k stern
    adam sandler
    seth green
    sasha cohen
    steven speilberg
    ben stller

    now thats unpleasant

  80. 96

    Daddy Love spews:

    Italia Federici pleaded guilty in June 2007 to obstruction of the Senate investigation of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and tax evasion. She was sentenced on December 14, 2007. Federici avoided a prison sentence because of her cooperation with federal investigators. Federal prosecutors have not identified whom Federici is cooperating against but she is believed to be providing information about former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, as well as other Bush administration officials and members of Congress.

    Federici was a political aide to Interior Secretary Gale Norton, and she mediated communication between Abramoff and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Steven Griles, with whom she was romantically involved. In exchange, Abramoff donated money to Federici’s nonprofit group, the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, or CREA.

  81. 97

    Daddy Love spews:

    J. Steven Griles is the highest-ranked administration official yet convicted in the Jack Abramoff scandal. The former Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Griles provided Abramoff with information about how to navigate the decisions-making processes within the Interior Department as well as how to win influence with members of Congress.

    Griles initially disputed these claims in his Senate testimony on November 2, 2005, but was informed on January 10, 2007 that he was being investigated for lying to Congress. On March 23, 2007, J. Steven Griles pleaded guilty to counts of obstruction of justice in his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal.

    Griles was sentenced on June 26, 2007 to 10 months incarceration, as well as a fine of $30,000.

  82. 98

    Daddy Love spews:

    On February 26, 2007, Will Heaton pleaded guilty to corruption charges regarding his relationship with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Heaton replaced Neil Volz as Chief of Staff for Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) in February of 2002. While in this position, Heaton received a stream of gifts and opportunities from Abramoff, including tickets to sporting events, meals and a golfing junket to Scotland. In exchange, Heaton helped Ney to arrange legislative advantages for Abramoff and his clients.
    On August 29, 2003, Heaton and Ney met with a “foreign businessman” in London; the man gave them each thousands of dollars in gambling chips to use in his private casino. Both Heaton and Ney kept their winnings. In exchange, the businessman sought an exemption for his business from laws prohibiting the sale of US airplane parts to Iran.

    Heaton assisted the FBI in its investigation of Ney by wearing a wire to meeting with his employer and pasing documents from the office. He received a sentence two years of probation on September 6, 2007.

  83. 99

    Daddy Love spews:

    On June 20th, David Safavian was convicted on four of five counts. He faced a maximum sentence of 20 years, although federal sentencing guidelines limited a likely sentence to a max of 21 months. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison on October 27th. Safavian’s lawyers have argued that some of the evidence used to convict him was impermissible, and that he deserves a new trial.

    On October 5th, 2005, Safavian was indicted for Obstruction of Proceedings before an Agency and Making False Statements. He was accused of lying to ethics officials at the General Services Administration while he was chief of staff there, along with Senate investigators. He went on to be the government’s top procurement officer in the Office of Management and Budget until he had to step down because of the investigation.

    On October 27, 2006, Safavian was sentenced to to 18 months, but the sentence was suspended on June 17, as a judge ruled the Justice Dept. over-reached in its prosecution. Prosecutors may file new charges against Safavian.

  84. 100

    Daddy Love spews:

    Jack Abramoff was initially ordered to report to prison in June, but the judge granted a delay to allow Abramoff and business partner Adam Kidan more time to cooperate with investigators. He reported to prison on November 15th, 2006.
    There are two separate prosecutions against Jack Abramoff.

    The first is focused on Abramoff’s defrauding of investors in his purchase, along with Adam Kidan, of SunCruz, a fleet of casino boats. That investigation is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Florida. Abramoff was indicted for his involvement in the SunCruz fraud case August 11, 2005 and pleaded guilty January 4, 2006 to two counts (Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Wire Fraud). He, along with Kidan, was sentenced March 29th to five years, 10 months in prison.

    The other case relates to bribing public officials and defrauding his Indian clients – it’s being led by Justice Department prosecutors and is proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Abramoff pleaded guilty January 3, 2006 to three counts (Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Mail Fraud, and Tax Evasion).

    The charges to which Abramoff pleaded guilty carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines, but federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 9 1/2 – 11 years total if he continues to cooperate.

    Abramoff’s original status conference was set for March 24, 2006,then postponed to June 13, 2008 due to his cooperation with investigators.

    Plus BBC:
    Former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been sentenced to four years in prison for corruption.

    Abramoff had pleaded guilty in a Washington court to charges of trading expensive gifts, meals and sports trips in exchange for political favours.

    The case caused a scandal in Washington and sparked off a wide-ranging public corruption probe.

    Abramoff is already serving a six-year term for his role in an unrelated fraudulent Florida casino deal.

  85. 101

    Daddy Love spews:

    There’s lots more at the link I provided, but you get my drift.

    These aren’t people “suspected” of something, most of them either pled guilty or were convicted.

    Specifically, the Grand Old Docket lists 30 Republicans who pled guilty, 6 convicted, 8 indicted (includes Ted Stevens), 1 no contest plea, 6 under investigation. It’s a little out of date now.

  86. 102

    manoftruth spews:

    is jack abramoff jewish? boy, they have their hands in the pockets of both sides of the aisle, dont they?

  87. 103

    correctnotright spews:

    Yeah, Abramoff is Jewish and his two best buddies who helped him launder money to pay off congress for Indian casinos, slave labor and forced abortions (in the Northern Mariana Islands) are Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed.

    These are just some of the republican crooks/heroes who operated under Bush and Reagan.

  88. 104

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    @82-84: Brilliant! Well, are you also going to discuss Don Young (R-AK)? Gary Miller (R-CA)? Curt Weldon (R-PA)? John Doolittle (R-CA)?

    I have no problem discussing how many politicians are corrupt, but apparently Republicans believe that their shit doesn’t stink.

    Neither does Puddy demo kid. It’s always one sided and never equal here so Puddy delivers da goods!

  89. 105

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    What a crock of shit from Lee…

    If there’s a specific instance where I’ve downplayed a Democratic scandal that’s identical to a Republican one, point it out. Otherwise, what we have here is a situation where I caught you being a massive hypocrite, which is exactly one more time than you’ve ever caught me being a massive hypocrite.

    It’s not hard to understand that, even for you (ok, maybe for you).

    You NEVER bring them up. Hypocrite!

    Shows just how STUPID you are trying that line of BULLSHITTIUM!

    Hypocrite!

  90. 106

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    clueless wonder liquid farted:

    There’s not a progressive here who supports business as usual especially as it was practiced under the right wingers who ran things these last 30 years or so.

    Foolish tool, he who controls the purse controls the cash. Republicans only controlled the purse for 12 years. So what did you “progressives” do for the other 18 years?

    What a tool clueless wonder is? He sets himself up for himself to kill.

  91. 107

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Diddled Luvr@94: Yeah keep that mantra. Abramoff was covered on this blog for a long time. Kind of like that Merry Fitzmas on Tom DeLay and Karl Rove. Still waiting for that one.