Sarah Palin Resigns As Governor

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July 3 2009 5:50 PM

Sarah Palin Resigns As Governor

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An independence weekend shocker: Sarah Palin resigns her post as Governor of Alaska and appears to be leaving politics entirely. In her remarks today , Palin said that not only will she not seek re-election, but also that she knows "we can effect positive change outside of government at this point in time on another scale and actually make a difference for our priorities."

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Palin explained that she was resigning her post because she didn't want to be a "lame duck" for the next year and half. This reasoning makes no sense. Wouldn't she be able to devote more time to actually governing if she weren't concerned with campaigning for the next election? MSNBC is currently speculating that she wants to put her energy behind promoting her forthcoming autobiography. Video of her presser is below.

Still of Sarah Palin from CNN

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

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