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. rick DC

    Obama democrates/liberals = party of hate and intolerance

    July 3, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  2. Tatianna

    We have the Obamaliar-In-Chief. We have the VP brazen liar, gaffematic and plagiarist Biden, second in succession, and we have the Blinker pathological liar, third in succession, and we have the MIA Secretary of State, Hillary, corkscrew landing liar, in fourth succession.These are the shameful dems that America voted for to lead our nation. Rentless attacks against Palin is a distraction from a runaway govt gone awry.

    July 3, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. ron

    Maybe like a true republican she is shagging one of those army guys she just met, lol.

    July 3, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  4. Aaron

    Alaska can finally start rebuilding itself. Hopefully she never reenters politics if she can't walk and chew gum at the same time, g-d forbid she ever thinks about the White House.

    July 3, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  5. Enlightened Voter

    NoTelePrompTer – She said Obama associated with terrorists, he was a socialists (which you rethugs OBVIOUSLY don't understand what true socialism is but you guys listen to lush limpaugh and hannity and believe every word the drug addict and liar say), she allowed people to scream 'kill him' at her rallies and never said anything, should I continue? One last thing, majority of republicans said they couldn't vote for mccain because of her.

    July 3, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. roger dowdle, lockhart, Tx

    So, she could handle being gov. when the job was easy, but now that the economy is bad and there are tough choices to be made, she chooses to quit. Imagine if she became pres. and things got tough- would she just walk away then, too? Or just curl up in a corner and cry!

    July 3, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  7. Champly

    Palin has more integrity than Obama could ever dream of. Palin is the epitomy of integrity, despite the gyrations of the Obamots here this afternoon.

    July 3, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  8. GIBBS

    palin will go on to bigger and better things. watch out for 2012!!!!

    July 3, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  9. abraxis

    Ding, dong the wicked witch is dead!

    But please, resurrect her for the 2012 presidential election. May be by then, someone would have told her that Africa is not a country.

    July 3, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  10. PJ B

    Thank who is ever in charge upstairs. What a blessing for allof the American people that { " Fruit Cake " } Sarah is stepping down. God bless her and good luck her book deal, may she fade away into the sunset .

    July 3, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  11. Roberto

    YES! Now, if she runs...Obama will win with a better margin than he did last year!

    July 3, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  12. David E.

    Folks,

    I can see some battle lines being drawn from both sides.

    If Pres. Obama fails, the left will blame the state Bush left the country.

    If Pres. Obama is a success, the credit goes to Obama and the left.

    Also, Pres. Obama has stated he went to Pakistan in 1981, and came back to New York. He could not have used a US Passport, since Pakistan at the time was on the 'no go' list from the state department.

    What passport did he use then?

    (For those of you thinking this is a birth certificate fabrication...you probably were thirsty for Pres. Bush's National guard record)

    July 3, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  13. Josh C. From Austin

    It's clear she quit because of biased, sexist, media. They'd are even dirty and crooked enough to go after her own kids. I don't blame her, and most simpled minded rubber stamps are obviously going to have a problem with what i'm saying, because it's pointing out the obvious. Just a note, I watch most New shows every once in a while. And I have not heard a single nice thing come out of Keith Olbermann's mouth about her. Even if it's something good about her, he'll find a way to spin it into bad, or simply not cover it.

    I think she was better off leaving the political game, because of the biased from the left was never kind to her in anyway. I noticed Hillary went through similar, but less extreme treatment during the primaries last year, and I recall Hillary fans were not so fond of it either. Most of the things I've seen Palin called stupid for weren't even stupid, they were really sexist attacks. The media even has a lot of people believe Palin said "I Could see Alaska from my house". Is it really good coverage if they people don't know who said what?

    P.S. if you really think Palin said this, it was Tina Fey.

    July 3, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  14. PJ B

    Thank who is ever in charge upstairs. What a blessing for allof the American people that { " Fruit Cake " } Sarah is stepping down. God bless her and good luck with her book deal, may she fade away into the sunset .

    July 3, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  15. calvin

    well all you blind mice can now follow the press on this. if they say she did a poor thing you all can hammer a way. this all depends on the press coverage. most american can not think for them self.what the press hign lights for you democrats is what you all will take up.

    July 3, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  16. PJ B

    Thank who is ever in charge upstairs. What a blessing for all of the American people that { " Fruit Cake " } Sarah is stepping down. God bless her and good luck with her book deal, may she fade away into the sunset .

    July 3, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  17. debchuck

    Might run for president in 2010? Go ahead... make the day for many Americans! This woman was an embarassment to John McCain and Republicans, in general.

    July 3, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  18. Champly

    Palin will drive Obama out of office in 2012. Obama will try a Chavez/Castro style coup but it will not work. Mark it on your calendar Obamots, the first Tuesday of November, 2012.

    July 3, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  19. Lost in Texas Forever

    people like ZERO keep posting here saying how biased CNN is and how they hate CNN......well I think you'd feel a lot better at FoxNews, they have a site too you know.

    July 3, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  20. Keith ,Co

    Character Is hard to build or maintain If you quit working at it. Ed Rollins is right, Quitting is no way to launch into national politics.
    I wish Republicans would listen to smart people like Ed instead of partisan hack pundits that just say what their base wants to hear.

    July 3, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  21. Joanna in PA

    Hey no teleprompter~ Palin has a serious truth aversion issue. I am sorry that you lack the ability to comprehend intelligence. Her hate speech is an issue. People like you believe the garbage even when there is solid proof. You NEED it to be lie. Truth will never replace your need to hate Obama for any reason. What is the deal with the prompter any way. They have all used them, even bush. The difference is Obama can read it. Obama also speaks in coherent sentences, unlike Bush and Palin.
    Regarding Palin, this seems like an attempt to cut out on the Alaskan she loves to serve so much for a brighter more lucrative gig. Or maybe the pressure is too much? Or that she can not play with the adults cause her maturity level is equal to a fifth grader?

    July 3, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  22. Steve

    If in 2008 was the nomonie instead of McCain then Palin would have won the election.
    McCain was carrying to much garbage to win any election outside of the South and his relection campaign will not be a winner in Arizona because of this baggage.

    July 3, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  23. Champly

    Marissa – I have never seen such hate as that which rises from you. You are a true Obamot, in the style of the German brown shirts of the 1930s.

    July 3, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  24. Champly

    There is a theory that the reason Obama will not release his birth certificate is because it shows his race as "white".

    July 3, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  25. Annie, Atlanta

    jbird – to set the record straight, we as opponents of Sarah Palin's politics are not, I repeat NOT, afraid of her. You want to keep that out there, that's your right. We think she is toxic. The hate rallies she held during the presidential campaign are a shining example. Take a look at some of the video of her at them, and the people who attended them. This type of toxicity is dangerous to our country. It's not fear of her, it's disgust at what she knowingly was doing.

    July 3, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
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