July 3rd, 2009
04:51 PM ET
5 years ago

Republicans react to Palin news

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Republican Governors Association released a statement Friday in response to the Palin announcement:

RGA Statement on Governor Palin’s Announcement

Republican Governors Association Executive Director Nick Ayers issued the following statement in regards to Sarah Palin’s announcement today that she will not seek reelection in 2010 and will step down from the governorship on July 25th.

“While we regret the news announced by Governor Palin today, Alaska will continue to have a Republican governor through 2010 and we are confident the state will elect a Republican in next year’s election.

The RGA’s focus remains firmly on the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia this year, and the 37 gubernatorial elections that will take place in 2010. We know that winning these races is the most important task facing our Party over the next two years.”


Filed under: RGA • Sarah Palin
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. Hilary

    Wow. Doesn't sound like they're too upset. As long as they got a Republican governor there, they couldn't care less about her quitting. Lol.

    July 3, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. dsinger

    Goodbye....and please don't come back.

    July 3, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. dexter

    Good thing Palin didn't win the election. She probably would've dropped out of her position like she is now to make a more positive change in the world. Umm...isn't that the goal when running and working for government.

    July 3, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. Darth Vadik, CA

    I wish she would quit attention grabbing.

    (P.S. If you think a party of white old men would EVER put a woman in charge, YOU ARE HIGHER THAN KEITH RICHARDS)

    July 3, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    What an insult to her fellow republicans – Leaving it "Lame Duck".

    Takes moron mentality to even tolerate this DITZ. Good riddance. The Lt. Gov. at least has a brain and can speak in sentences understood by all.

    July 3, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  6. Rosalinda

    So she is not as crazy as I thought. Or maybe she regained her sanity and realized how in over her head she was. Anyhow I think this is the best thing that could happen for the Republican party.

    July 3, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  7. lou

    Hopefully she will stay home and mend her fractured family AND STAY OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT, but I"m sure that's not going to happen.

    July 3, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  8. Tomas E

    There is more to this story than what meets the eye. Maybe her and Gov Sanford will sale off together! (or already have)

    July 3, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. amber

    I've been a life-time Republican until all this Mark Sanford mess came about – which still has not been resolved by his staying in office.

    But Palin's resigning is just yet one more indication that the party is just about non-existent.

    GOP – Why was 'inclusion' such a dirty word to you that your pride cost you your party?

    July 3, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. annie against biased news

    This should make all the liberal jerkhead creeps happy. One HONEST human being stands up for our country and she is absolutely slaughtered. I thought liberal meant live and let live not kill, kill, kill unless you have the same belief as the liberal spouting it out of their mouth.

    July 3, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  11. Nathan columbus ga

    Good riddins we will not miss you, how about taking sandford with you

    July 3, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  12. Nadine

    Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are jumping for "JOY"!

    July 3, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  13. Mario in Texas

    Wait a minute, did she just announce that she was going to cut and run? Who would have thought.

    July 3, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  14. Nothing 'Stand Up' about Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

    Sounds like the Republican Governors Association isn't sad to see Palin go AT ALL. Their Executive Director's statement reads like a "Thanks for Nothing" note.

    But does anyone really believe that Palin wants out of politics?Knowing Palin, this is likely a stunt to stir up her supporters in the hope that she can turn it into a Republican Party presidential nomination in 2012.

    July 3, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. Tony in Maine

    Tina Fey was last seen shredding scripts and weeping at what might have been.

    July 3, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  16. NVa Native

    The McDonnell / Robertson / Cucienelli ticket would be a horrible blending of radical politics and radical religion that could set Virginia back thirty years. It would be a social and environmetal curse that would lead to disasters of biblical proportions.

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

    She is off to Africa to assist George Obama and help him move to a brick home instead of the dirt-floor and tin-roofed place he has now.

    On her return, she will bring Obama's birth certificate and hand it to Hillary.

    July 3, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  18. republicans hate america

    A quitter for her state a quitter she would be for the nation

    July 3, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  19. timz

    She's looking to cash in (literally, not figuratively) on her celebrity and the heck with the folk that elected her. Or maybe she's just heading for Argentina.

    July 3, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  20. Fla.

    Republicans cause too much unnecessary drama, and Palin is the queen of it. Who needs their folly during these challenging times?!

    July 3, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  21. In-Lite-Ted

    If she becomes President.
    All us Alaskan's will Vote to Succeed.
    We have had enough of her.
    The rest of the country should learn from our mistake

    July 3, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  22. NIKI

    I hope we will not have to hear about her from now on

    See you in hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 3, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  23. Darth Vadik, CA

    GI Joe,

    like a broken clock being right twice a day, you are too, occasionally. About it being an insult that she wont finish her term and calling it a "Lame Duck". And remeber you guys wanted her to be second in charge after McCain!

    July 3, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  24. greenfish

    Good, so we can stop reading about her now?

    July 3, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  25. In-Lite-Ted

    To; annie against biased news
    Let me guess Fox News is your favorite channel?

    July 3, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
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