Why Did Palin Quit? The View from Alaska

Monday, July 06, 2009

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin resigned late Friday afternoon with no warning. The reasons for her move remain a mystery. Is she making a play for national politics? Or is she really done with the political scene? Joining The Takeaway are Libby Casey, the Washington correspondent for Alaska Public Radio Network, and Steve Heimel, a reporter for Alaska Public Radio Network, based in Anchorage, Alaska, who are here to discuss how this resignation is resounding in both cities.

"You don't quit your good job if you don't have a game plan. But we do not know, Alaskans do not know yet what is up her sleeve and what she has in store."
— Libby Casey of Alaska Public Radio Network on Sarah Palin's resignation

If you missed her speech, here are some highlights:


Libby Casey and Steve Heimel


Shubha Bala and Noel King

Comments [1]


Palin’s speech was a mixture of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense verse, James Joyce’s stream of consciousness, William Burroughs’ cut-ups, and Irwin Corey’s gibberish. Can someone post a link to a Palin/English Dictionary so I can find out what Palin actually said? If anyone could discern a coherent message or agenda within this speech, please contact the MacArthur Foundation to collect your Genius Award. Palin’s speech was so dizzying that I had to take motion sickness pills.

Jul. 06 2009 08:24 AM

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