Sarah Palin announced her resignation as governor of Alaska two years ago with a speech so rambling and disjointed it became immediately iconic. She said she was not “wired for politics as usual,” that she wanted to “take a stand” and “not just hit our heads against a wall” and “watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new political environment.” She said she was giving her reasons for resigning “very candidly and truthfully,” but no one knew what she was talking about. Her husband, Todd, confronted by an Alaskan in Iowa this week summed up the reasoning more succinctly and more convincingly: Palin resigned in order to earn money to pay high financial debts and to avoid legal complaints. Of course she did! Videos after the jump.
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Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chairman Ron Binz – a GOP and coal industry piñata the last several months – called it quits Thursday, telling the Denver Post he’s returning to consulting work for groups that promote clean energy.
Local community advocates say Monday’s resignation of Denver Manager of Safety Ron Perea does not end their concern about the office in the wake of police excessive force allegations. After the sped-up process of selecting Perea following former Manager of Safety Al LaCabe’s decision to retire, advocates interviewed by the Colorado Independent are calling for more community involvement in both the selection process and Perea’s replacement.
Kathy Hall, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association Western Slope representative infamously caught on film saying natural-gas drilling chemicals are so benign she’s had them in her mouth, resigned from COGA last week, according to the Denver Post.
WASHINGTON — Debbie Joslin wasn’t happy to see Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announce her resignation. “I was disappointed that she wouldn’t be governor anymore,” the president of the Alaska branch of the conservative Eagle Forum and a longtime Republican activist said in an interview. “It’s hard to get things done now because of the 10-10 split between the parties in the State Senate. What she did was out of the box, and anybody else would be politically dead.”
As some question Palin’s decision, anti-abortion activists, who embraced Palin after the birth of Trig and after the unmarried pregnancy of Palin’s daughter Bristol, are ecstatic about the possibility that Palin, freed from the duties and turmoils of office, could become a historic leader and spokeswoman for their cause.
Lightning rod Gov. Sarah Palin announced her resignation yesterday. That much is clear. Everything else is foggy. She said she was candid about her reasons. No one knows what she’s talking about. Happy Fourth of July!
Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar’s thoughts about Alberto Gonzales’ demise were brief.
“I had called for Alberto Gonzales' resignation several months ago,” Salazar said in a statement released hours after Gonzales resigned Monday as U.S. Attorney General. “With his resignation…
Sen. Ken Salazar was only one of six Democratic Senators who supported Alberto Gonzales for the role of Attorney General, but now Salazar is asking Gonzales to resign. Salazar and Gonzales were professional associates that went beyond politics…until Friday.