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. canta

    If anyone is bizzare it is the Democrats and the way they are ruining our country, Admit it poor people should not have gotten those loans for houses they could not afford...............and you guy did it. I would call that bizzar and stupid.

    July 3, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  2. canta

    If anyone is bizzare it is the Democrats and the way they are ruining our country, Admit it poor people should not have gotten those loans for houses they could not afford...............and you guy did it.

    July 3, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. Ron L

    Three things cover this:
    1) She just isn't smart enough to go any further politically. Just listen closely to this last speech..drivelling..blather..that is actually somewhat embarassing for someone in this position of authority.
    2) She took a FOUR YEAR job...and she's QUITTING!!! To me this is inexcusable.
    3) THERE IS MORE TO THIS...Trust me. Either she or her husband have done something they shouldn't have....JUST WAIT...IT's COMING!!!

    July 3, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  4. susie

    Obama and his people will have to find another person to bash now. Maybe they will go after Hillary.

    July 3, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  5. canta

    One question. Who is paying mrs bo to take her children on a summer vacation to europe? The taxpayers?

    July 3, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  6. Mark

    Dems are so frightened by her.

    July 3, 2009 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. Tom

    Gee, this is horible! Has anyone else ever left their elected position before the end of their term? Senator Obama? Senator Biden? Too bad they didn't just go away like Palin is doing.

    July 3, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  8. Steve in NYC

    Well, you have to realize... a female wanted to care for her children and husband IS "bizarre behavior" to the DNC.

    July 3, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  9. zago

    Yes this is a bizarre pattern. However, it is consistent with that Lady you received her only precious bachelors from about 10 different community colleges. I was not expecting her to finish her term as the governor of Alaska. Had sen McCain been elected, gov Palin would have also stepped down by now to prepare herself for another adventure. Welcome gov Pain. Should my guess be right, you will be running for 2012. I really hope that you earn the nomination. Really, from the bottom of my heart I hope that you are the republican party standard bearer for 2012. Lord knows!

    July 3, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  10. kas

    Can't think of anything or anyone more bizarre than the cadre of incompetents ie: Obama, H Dean, Biden,et al....

    July 3, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  11. Mike from Calgary

    And Americans thought John McCain was ERRATIC!

    July 3, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  12. Vince Bochicchio

    If Palin thinks she can take off a few years and become smart enough to deal with world leaders and understand how congress works, not to mention big league politics she is living in La La land. Her 15 minutes of fame are over.

    July 3, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  13. dina levine

    She left for her state. There was so many bogus claims from the Dems that it was taking too much time and money from her state. The Dems are so scared of her they did what they know best, underhandedness. Too bad they picked on the wrong person. She'll be back and it won't be as Gov. as Alaska, it will be bigger. Watch out Obama!!!

    July 3, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  14. lorna

    Sarah – I am not aware of anyone as self-serving as Sarah Palin. She reminds me of someone – who knows they are unqualified, but is determined to ride the wave until she ship wrecks.
    She might have a lot to offer in 5 years or more, but the first thing she needs to do is become qualified for any political office. I don't think she is a role model, just an opportunist. She doesn't care about anyone but herself and her ambitions.
    In this country, we need people who have some intellectual depth. President Obama is a one of a kind LEADER!!! Don't begin to think you can do what he did. He was his time and he prepared himself for his moment. If Sarah Palin really cared about our country, she would truly prepare herself and then people may begin to take her seriously and stop trying to be something she is do – INTELLECT. And since when is taking care of your man a family value, and then she has no compassion for others. She is a mess!!! Not a good role model at all.

    July 3, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  15. sue

    The DNC and the Professional Liberal Bloggers are going to hammer the idea of bizarre behavior. What on Earth are they talking about? If they trash her enough, like they've done President Bush, they think people will believe them. The thing is, they have enough money from Soros and others to destroy someone. Look at the frivolous lawsuits her family has had to spend thousands on. As she said, today's politics is bad news.
    She's interesting, though, so watch out!

    July 3, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  16. dina levine

    She left for her state. There was so many bogus ethic claims from the Dems that it was taking too much time and money from her state. The Dems are so scared of her they did what they know best, underhandedness. Too bad they picked on the wrong person. She'll be back and it won't be as Gov. as Alaska, it will be bigger. Watch out Obama!!!

    Good for you Sarah!!! The Dems are so scared they wouldn't leave her alone. They spend more time dumping on Sarah than they do their jobs, which consists of spending our money and travelling while spending our money. It's funny how they have the poor people in their pocket while they're spending the poor people's money.

    Tea Party tomorrow!!!!! Let's be heard.

    July 3, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  17. Lee in TN

    No big loss for Alaska.

    July 3, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  18. Gobucks

    Rumor has it that Joe The Plumber will be taking Palins place!Don't worry Republicans,you'll never know the difference!

    July 3, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  19. FactCheck

    another blow to true feminism in the U.S.
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    I think you need a dictionary.

    July 3, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  20. republicanturneddemocrat

    This lady has a serious track record of being a QUITTER!

    PLEASE let Sarah Palin be the GOP front runner in 2012. She will hand the Democrats the election on a golden platter!

    July 3, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  21. John

    Angie...most conservatives don't think before they do anything, let alone hit 'submit'.

    July 3, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  22. Cogs

    Palin just needs to go away. She's no good for the Republican party or for the country.

    July 3, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  23. Va Womyn

    The DNC statement is petty.

    July 3, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  24. Kelly Solid

    Amazing – what a atatement by the DNC – what a group of losers! Palin is admirable in what she is doing and you come up with this drivel – amazaing!

    July 3, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  25. NMNorm

    You guys are crackin' me up.
    Sarah.......get a new wardrobe, do the book thing and be gone.
    Be careful that a house doesn't fall on you in Kansas Dorothy.........er, Sarah.
    I am amazed that you 'intelligent' people are spending your energy on this.

    July 3, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
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