July 3rd, 2009
04:29 PM ET
5 years ago

DNC reacts: Palin decision 'continues a pattern of bizarre behavior'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee immediately slammed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to leave office early.

DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse:

"Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down. Either way – her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today."

Filed under: DNC • Sarah Palin
soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. AR

    Quitter !!!

    By the way, like Joe the plumber, she probably discussed with God and was told to quit!

    July 3, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  2. halfb

    Fun watching a politician speak without a teleprompter and no "ummhs" "ahhs" or stutters.

    And all those so-called ethics charges were all dismissed and most of them filed by a truly "flakey" individual.

    BTW, if she is such a schlub, why all the attention, anyway?

    July 3, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    God told her to quit.

    July 3, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  4. Debby

    What a mindless answer by the DNC, but what do you expect since our country is going downhill ever since they took over.

    July 3, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  5. Darth Vadik, CA

    Mike in VA,

    Yes we are running so scared, all the way to a majority in House, Senate and the White House.

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    does little mikey want a tissue? :(

    July 3, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. lady in the know

    Here we go. The Democrats need to be afraid, very afraid. The only way they can fight her is to call her names and say she is "bizarre". What's that saying about people living in glass houses and throwing stones? I'd say there's some pretty bizarre behavior coming out of the White House and the Democratic Congress right now. I love it. Now Obama has one more thing to worry about. And this is ONE person he can't buy, shut up, push around, pigeon hole, buffalo, sweet talk, hug and promise to "do all he can to help", and just plain BS, so -YOU GO SARAH PALIN, YOU GO. GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

    July 3, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. rick DC

    I think what is really bizarre are these Dumbocrats and liberal here acting like bickering teen age girls....grow up already

    July 3, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. willoughby

    To the people who refer to her accomplishments: "To what are you referring?" As for her honesty, caring for Alaska - well, either she really doesn't care a whit since she's stepping down in the middle of her term or she's trying to spare them (and probably herself and her family) some very nasty gossip.

    Finally, someone wrote: Bizzare behavior??

    Has anyone looked at the arrogant, egotistical president that we currently have????

    Palin any day, over that idiot in the presidents office now.

    How anyone is capable of thinking that Palin is more intelligent than Obama is completely incomprehensible - look the word up. Now, I may not like Republicans but there are some smart ones. Sarah isn't one of them, however.

    July 3, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Don't know how some of you think she can speak.

    Her sentences made no sense and she rambled aimlessly.

    But then, my degrees are in Literature and Psychology, so what would I know.

    July 3, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. Lary Craig

    i hope sarah palin is the nominee for the neo-cons in 2012.i really do.that way obama will be guarenteed have another term

    July 3, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  11. Bern

    "Sarah Palin used her "Executive experience" to back up her claim that she was ready to be V.P or President, if necessary. How does she convince the American people that a person who would abandon her elected office would not do the same as President? If something bigger, better or more exciting came along, would a "President" Palin suddenly resign? Its flaky. Its irresponsible. It wouldn't be good for America."

    So did Obama earn this criticism for resigning his Senate seat to run for President? Did you feel the same way about Bill Clinton when he resigned his office of Governor after promising the people of Arkansas that he would serve out his full term? So now resigning is "bizarre"?

    July 3, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  12. pam Eugene OR

    raejohnson
    Yes, she did have an affair. That was know late last summer and it was a long time ago with a friend of her husbands.

    July 3, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  13. just guessing

    "Willouby "and "not me" have the same response- multiple postings to look like many people feel the same way-

    a new page in the republican playbook?

    of course- they pay people to blog about stuff on liberal blogs- they should have hired better talent!

    July 3, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  14. Linda I

    GI Joe,
    "But then, my degrees are in Literature and Psychology, so what would I know."

    You should at least know that the above sentence should have ended in a ?

    Try listening to Barack off the telepromter. Maybe you can do some psychoanalysis of his speeches. My degree is also in Psychology and he has the Psyche of a Narcissist !

    July 3, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  15. Darth Vadik, CA

    This is good news, now I can make my dream of moving to Alaska a reality.

    Cold weather here I come......weeeeee........

    July 3, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  16. vinny

    Gov. Palin clearly stated in her press conference that the "normal" routine for governors' who announce "not running for re-election" is to "milk" their remaining time in office by doing things to enhance their life after leaving their office. So let's be clear, if a Democrat Governor did this, they would have been praised by the media for looking out for their people. The media and democrats have been attacking Gov Palin since day one and yet both entities call her behavior bizarre...hmm. I only have one thing to add Job well done Governor Palin, Mission Accomplished!!

    July 3, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  17. katiewithroses

    Liberal Obama Democrats get more pleasure out of hating than any other group of humans.

    In view of that, it's odd to see how superior they think they are to the rest of humanity.

    July 3, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  18. Mike Toussaint

    Come on now, how is this "bizarre behavior"? I can't believe that the DNC felt it necessary to make a statement like this. They couldn't simply have some class and thank her for her years of public service and accept a big opponent leaving?
    Our policy matters and personal agendas shouldn't affect simply having the self-respect to show some class. This is a woman that has given much of herself in public service, and whether you like her or not, she deserves some respect and at least some common decency.

    July 3, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  19. lila

    She hoped from university to university... like 5. I'm thinking she has ADD. They way she jumps all over the place when talking is a huge tip off.

    July 3, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  20. Kevin

    "I'd never support a quitter. She's a loser. Doesn't have the cajones" The problem is you pukes don't recognize ethics any more. You don't get it 'cause your parents were first cousins and your brother is your uncle. Sarah Palin is outside your twisted family tree. She has ethics and real family values. If our country has degenerated this far, then we deserve the moronic community organizer of a President that we have...and, here comes the greatest depression. You dems already have your bowls out for the soup kitchen...you'll be fine and, typically, first in line. gimme, gimme, gimme, blame, blame, blame.

    July 3, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  21. lila

    hopped. lol

    July 3, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  22. annie s

    In spite of her behavior; in spite of deserting her post; in spite of being basically mediocre, the conservative Christians will still love her because nothing matters to them except that she is a fundamentalist Christian. Which shows just why we need to keep religion out of politics..

    July 3, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  23. sk

    I thought she made it very plain in her statement. She will not allow any more money from the taxpayers to be used for defending stupid aligations. 2 million dollars is an awful lot in todays recession. Sarah knows what she is doing. She is saving the taxpayers money and will save her familys money. 2 million of taxpayer money and half a million of her own money. Why and who can fault her for that?

    July 3, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  24. Naldo

    She wants to QUIT her job of CEO of the state, to become......a community organizer...?!?!

    July 3, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  25. Nate Leanin

    "The only way they can fight her is to call her names and say she is "bizarre". "

    running against her in an election is a pretty easy way of fighting her off too.

    July 3, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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