Palin to Resign
In five minutes, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska.) announced she would skip the 2010 gubernatorial race, resign her own office at the end of July (her term is up December 2010), and, according to the pundit class, effectively take herself out of the 2012 election.
On Fox News, Bill Kristol said that “the more he thought about it,” Palin’s decision looked like a “shrewd gamble.” On MSNBC, Pat Buchanan compared Palin to Richard Nixon, who made a political comeback in 1966 by campaigning for Republican candidates.
I’m checking the reaction from pro-Palin sections of the blogosphere, and the general sense is one of bewilderment. From the thread at Conservatives for Palin:
WHAT THE EFF????? Why is she resigning??
we need to pray.
I can see not running for a 2nd term, but resigning? That’s insane. She’s not even a 1-term governor then. And SarahPAC just sent out the email for more donations on Monday.
if you want to, please pray now- for her family, for her, her staff. we need to be behind her.
I AM GONNA THROW UP. WHAT THE F***