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

    To CNN: Please stop reporting garbage. It is absolutly sickening what CNN and other new channels such as FOX broadcast on daily basis. First it was about MJ for almost two weeks. Now CNN is running out of story again and reports about palin ( the idiot) again. I truly believe that one can obtain better news from comedy channel than CNN or FOX.

    July 17, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. 60's survivor

    this will me fun!!

    July 17, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. JLS

    Sarah Palin should spend her days taking care of her family. She is inarticulate and under educated to serve in public office. Can any one imagine Sarah Palin as President of this country?

    July 17, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  4. Karen Furman

    THIS WOMAN JUST DOES NOT GET IT! She has no clue – which is very frightening.

    People who do not " know what they do not know" are far more of a threat than people who embrace a subject and strive to learn all that they can about the issue.

    Her 15 minutes are up!

    July 17, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  5. JR

    She finally found a media that matches her jumbled and semi-intelligent mind. Twitter speak.

    July 17, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  6. Richard L

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

    That should scare to death her supporters.

    July 17, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  7. L Sharp Sarah: Go after...

    Go after the media for what? Daring to report on what a complete idiot she is? She steps in it every single time she opens her thinly educated mouth. All the media does is point the camera and record.

    July 17, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. Gus The Willie

    Oh Boy! She is going to dig a hole she won't get out of. But what the heck, more Republicans can join her.

    July 17, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  9. Spiffy D

    Dear Sarah – please continue on your path of insanity. You're a Democrat's dream!

    July 17, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  10. Mary

    Hasn't she realized yet that she is literally the Typhoid Mary of the Republician party???? I do look forward to watching her make even more of a fool of herself....it is entertaining in a sick way-

    July 17, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. Former Republican

    Let'spray she starts a third party for Fundamentalist Christians and other ultra-conservative whackos. I've decried the takeover of the party of Barry Goldwater by the fundies ever since Reagan. It has been an unmitigated disaster.If Palin can syphon off this religiouis element, the Republican party may be reborn.If not, the Dems will have congress and the white house for a century.

    July 17, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  12. Simmy

    Tweets are sweet for her since all the words don't have to be spelled out......I'm so scared of her......Does this mean she is even more wicked than her first impression?

    July 17, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. Bev

    Ugh. This woman is a case if there ever was one. Would someone please tell her that her teeny bopper days are over and it's way beyond time to grow up. Name calling. Attention getting. Poor me, complex. Give it a rest, already.

    July 17, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  14. ddj

    Why does anyone give this vapid female any credence whatsoever? Will she never just SHUT UP and go away!! GAWD!

    July 17, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  15. Matt M.

    Go away Sarah...no one really cares.

    July 17, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  16. Terry

    This might be the dumbest woman I have ever come across. As a mother she failed, as a governor she failed, as a V.P. candidate she failed, and now she wants to tell people what is wrong with America. She has convinced young women to have babies and forget that marriage stuff. She has convinced the folks in Alaska that she can not help them anymore. Now, she wants to president. Please, someone explain to this woman that she cannot see Russia from her house, and that statement make her come across as an "airhead".!

    July 17, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  17. M

    For a brief moment, I thought the link read "Palin ready to sign off," not "sound off". Oh well... one can dream.

    July 17, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  18. Michelle Marietta

    She just can't SHUT UP....please do not give her anymore press coverage. She is just another village idiot.

    July 17, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  19. Phil

    Ready to sound off? someone needs to tell her to just shut up! I want my party back and the way to do it isn't by using a nice face with no brains!!!!

    July 17, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  20. Charlene

    I love Sarah Palin. She is the future of our country. She has the blessings from the above.

    July 17, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  21. Robert

    I agree with C.K. – Who cares? Let her sit on her back porch and stare at Russia or give her a geography book so she can learn that Africa isn't a country. She's irrelavant!

    July 17, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  22. Marco the Pro

    Oh, man... She seems to think in 140-character chunks, anyway. Twitter will probably seem just like home to her.

    Her skin's too thin for this game she's in. It'll be just one more forum where she'll be eaten alive, but will she be able to sue someone on Twitter for tweeting how they feel about her and her nonsense?

    Hmmmm.... She's using it like a media outlet, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.

    July 17, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  23. michael

    Wow, I'm sure it will be as exciting as Geraldo Rivera uncovering a dirty bottle of wine in Al Capone's vault. The gross narcissism of Palin and her ilk is hilarious. It makes for good political drama.

    July 17, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  24. sylvia

    So she's just been faking it for her whole life I guess. Hypocrite.

    July 17, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  25. Listen up

    Instead of covering her tweeting, CNN, why not cover the revelations about her religious beliefs and her affiliations with organizations that are plotting to infiltrate all levels of culture in this country and impose their version of Christianity on everyone?

    July 17, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
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