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. Jonny Flash

    The article says "she intends to spend her days out of the governor's mansion traveling the country in support of candidate's whose ideas she agrees with" when she hardly ever spent any time in the capitol during her half term. She was too busy screwing us Alaskans over from her Wasilla home while collecting per diem checks.

    July 17, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Jeff

    You mean she has been holding back? What does less politically correct mean? Does she feel she needs to be a racist to lead what is left of the GOP?

    July 17, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  3. Anny

    Does this mean she will Twit when it comes to face to face on camera debates, that should be interesting.......by the looks of her twitting above in this article, she twits about as coherent as she speaks........God I can't believe there are stupid enough people out there that believe this excuse for a woman is intelligent..........

    July 17, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  4. Asian4Hillary

    Sent donation to SarachPAC today. Way to go Sarah, you've done an excellent job as governor of Alaska, You've accomplished in 2 1/2 years as governor of Alaska than other governors who served two terms.

    July 17, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  5. FEMALES FOR FEMALES

    She can tweet me anytime. GO PALIN 2012!!!

    July 17, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  6. Really?

    She was stupid when she was restrained, now I can't even imagine having her ignorance spewed without measure.

    July 17, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  7. Jonny Flash

    Counting down the days until Sarah "I Quit" Palin is no longer my governor...

    July 17, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  8. Asian4Hillary

    Sent donation to SarachPAC today. Way to go Sarah, you've done an excellent job as governor of Alaska, You've accomplished MORE in 2 1/2 years as governor of Alaska than other governors who served two terms. The people of Alaska are very grateful for your service.

    July 17, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  9. Wideawake

    Let's say it again, she's the best thing that has happened in years..........FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!!!

    July 17, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  10. bill

    Please. Please. Please. Please. Some tell her since she will no longer be holding a political office, to just go away and shut up!

    I thought that she left the governorship because she was fed up with politics. She may be fed up with politics, but she has diarrhea of the mouth.

    July 17, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  11. sally

    With this approach she is certain to tank any future political aspirations she may have. Twit away little twit -

    July 17, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  12. errol phillip

    not deserving of a comment.

    July 17, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  13. makesUwonder

    Come on Sarah, the media sure dished the crap out now please go after your prey and eat the alive!!!!!!!!

    July 17, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  14. Julian Cook

    Really? Who cares? Never has someone's 15 minutes ever stretched out way beyond what it should. Thankfully she has managed to put herself onto the damaged goods pile by resigning. The quicker she is relegated to the political trash heap of history the better.

    July 17, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  15. Political Junkie

    The more Sarah can talk and twit, the better in my opinion, because then there will be no mistake about how uneducated and simple-minded she is!

    July 17, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  16. Beth

    This will be pure comedy to watch. I can't wait to see her crash and burn even moreso than she already has. Let the games begin!!

    July 17, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  17. LDF

    Poor Sarah...the media is picking on her. If you are going to play the national spotlight game, the media attention goes with it. If you can't take the heat of the spotlight, then go apply to be an Ice Road Trucker.

    July 17, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  18. Frank

    Sarah Palin is so stupid and a poster example of the republican party as a whole, as well as the Blue Dog Dixiecrats. Sarah Palin needs to get lost in the northwoods and never show her face again!

    July 17, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  19. Ellen

    Spare me.

    July 17, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  20. James Paris, Colorado

    Crazy Harry,

    looks like you need grammer help, my friend.

    July 17, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  21. Steve from WI

    Less politically correct than duking it out with late night comedians and bickering with a 19-year-old boy? Can't wait!

    July 17, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  22. Too True For You

    Oh goody. Another twittering twit. We are all waiting with bated breath, you betcha.

    July 17, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  23. Randy

    Go away!!!!!!!

    July 17, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  24. WaltinAZ

    Definitely won't be adding her to my Follow list. If the tweets come across as witty or insightful, she's hired a tweet writer, which I'm sure will surprise none of us. They'll be enough of the "base" admirers that follow her twitter page because they think she's hot, so that'll keep her "ego" afloat. Sarah, when you're a "Maverick" aren't you supposed to speak and stand up for what's right no matter what? Maybe she and Jesse Ventura can be tweet pals? (Love the LKL appearance, Jesse.)

    July 17, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  25. GOPisDEAD

    why would anyone listen to who has a 2 digit IQ???
    Give it up Sarah... go shoot a moose ...

    July 17, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
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