July 17th, 2009
06:01 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin set to let the tweets 'fly'

Sarah Palin tweeted Friday that her new, personal twitter account would be established later this month.
Sarah Palin tweeted Friday that her new, personal twitter account would be established later this month.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin says she's ready to be unleashed.

The Alaska governor, who is set to resign her post at the end of this month, took to the social networking site Twitter Friday to proclaim she's looking forward to being a little less restrained.

"10 dys til less politically correct twitters fly frm my fingertps outside State site," Palin declared.

"I'll stay in touch w/whomever wants via personal twtr site; launch July 26," she also tweeted.

The former GOP vice presidential candidate announced earlier this month she would step down at the end of July instead of serving out the remaining year and a half of her term.

Palin later told reporters she intends to spend her days out of the governor's mansion traveling the country in support of candidates - Republican or Democrat - whose ideas she agrees with.


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soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. john

    Besides the non-news, you print this:
    "... candidate's whose ideas she agrees with."

    Doesn't CNN know better than using an apostrophe for plural?

    July 17, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. John

    For her Russian followers, she will shout out her twitts from her backyard!

    July 17, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. MaryS

    She going to quit the presidency as a lame duck?
    Most likely.
    She is a quitter!

    July 17, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  4. Tristan

    And the shenanigans begin...

    July 17, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  5. JB

    I would rather eat a roll of aluminum foil than to read *anything* about or from Ms. Palin.

    July 17, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  6. Lucy

    This is pure Gosh Darn Comedy, don't ya know? She's so undereducated I wouldn't let her around small children and sharp objects. Careful, McDoubleFailin, it's a mean world out there, you BETCHA!!!

    July 17, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  7. DJByrne

    I wonder if she is planning any traveling exorcisms.
    I wonder if the Caribou Barbie doll will be out by Christmas.
    Finally, I wonder if this babbling moron only has the support of 37% of Republicans, exactly how does this help restructure the Republican party. That noise you hear is President Reagan rolling over in his grave. We need at least a strong two party system and her 15 minutes has long expired.

    July 17, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  8. Ryan Wing

    So politically incorrect means she won't always kiss Republican's butts?

    She's never been politically correct towards Democrats ...

    July 17, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  9. Ron

    If She becomes even less "politically correct" this is going to be quite a show. If the real Palin shows up, she may galvanize the right, but at the expense of alienating even more moderate/conservative Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. So be it!

    July 17, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  10. katiec

    Anyone running for office with any intelligence will not want the support of Palin. She ran one of the most vicious campaigns in the history of our country.
    CNN, why are you not reporting that a health agency in Alaska has been put on hold by the Federal government due to numerous failures in taking care of the elderly? Why don't you check and see
    if this agency, like so many others, is being run by one of Palins
    high school chums?
    Why are you not reporting another republican has bitten the dust
    on unfaithfulness and is also a member of the C street republican
    religion group?
    Even you should recognize that all too often your reporting is
    one sided.

    July 17, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  11. mary

    she will be surprised to find out that nobody wants her to campaign for them.
    she will get what she deserves. Just stay in Alaska and stay out of politics.

    July 17, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  12. Billy Bob in the center

    Please people, let's stop paying attention to this extremely unremarkable "politician".

    July 17, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  13. Katherine

    Great! Her speeches read like a bunch of tweets strung together anyway. She's cut out to be a tweeter.

    July 17, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  14. dkr

    What's the difference between Sarah's mouth and vajayjay? Only one retarded thing has came out of her vajayjay.

    July 17, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  15. Erich Lichtblau

    At first I thought, "great, she will do more to reveal her stupidity," then I realized that her fans won't see (understand) it anyway. Oh well.

    July 17, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  16. Joan

    I agree with the "who cares!!!" This lady is an embarrassment and anyone who would ever think that she could ever be on the same intelligence scale as Obama needs to have their brain tested.

    July 17, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  17. Jim

    Keep her talking and the media reporting. It reminds America how Republicans love -and vote for- idiots.

    July 17, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  18. Santa Cruz

    Scary to think she believes herself to have so far been restrained. Wonder if she ever read "Elmer Gantry"?

    July 17, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  19. The quitter and her twitter

    The title of Sarah Palin's new book

    July 17, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  20. L Sharp

    Does she promise to stick to Twitter? About 140 characters is all of her I can handle at a time.

    July 17, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  21. Ginny

    I am a democrat woman 88 years old woman I am disgusted with Levi Johnson look at mother being caught with drugs and arrested media didn't make a big issue CNN wake up to Levi he wants to make money on the Palin;s write about his drug related family

    July 17, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  22. mflo

    I love it. Every time this woman opens her mouth it makes her out of touch Republican Party look even more vulnerable. She is the best thing that could happen for DEMS. Quitters never prosper and Obama is guaranteed reelection if she runs in 2012. Now think about that while you are ice fishing Sarah!

    July 17, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  23. D. D.

    She is getting into a money wind tunnel in the lower 48.

    July 17, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  24. Enough of Sarah!

    Good Lord! Who cares! She is a Bubble head, who is the leader of all bubble heads!

    July 17, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  25. The quitter and her twitter

    The title of Palin's new book

    July 17, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
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