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. Dee

    I am really getting tired about hearing what Sarah Palin has to say.

    When she is gone from her short Governors position PLEASE

    July 17, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. Bob (Illinois)

    I can hardly wait! I haven't had a good laugh all week.

    July 17, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Wonder when she's going to have a perfume named after her? She is a bon a fide celebrity now and she loves it!

    July 17, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. GOP = Party of Tolerance

    The liberal elites attack her but the people love her.
    She doesn't follow conventional wisdom and isn't afraid to speak her mind. In 2008 she aroused an adoring public with her charm and folksy manner. Now she has answered a higher calling to inspire and excite all Americans. While not the "annointed one" of the elites she has the people on her side and that's what matters. The is the girl-next-door type you would like to have over for dinner or even for a sleepover.
    There is no doubt Palin is an attractive, charasmatic candidate and the frontrunner for 2012.

    July 17, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Does her Twitter have spell check.....

    July 17, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  6. Bob

    How does someone who so desperately craves the media spotlight "call out the media", exactly?

    Twitter is the perfect medium for niTwit Sarah Palin.

    July 17, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  7. JS007

    This will be endless material for Keith Olbermann and the comedians. And to think I was worried that comedy would suffer after Bush left office.

    July 17, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  8. GOP = Party of Tolerance

    The liberal elites attack her but the people love her.
    She doesn't follow conventional wisdom and isn't afraid to speak her mind. In 2008 she aroused an adoring public with her charm and folksy manner. Now she has answered a higher calling to inspire and excite all Americans. While not the "annointed one" of the elites she has the people on her side and that's what matters. She is the girl-next-door type you would like to have over for dinner or even for a sleepover.
    There is no doubt Palin is an attractive, charasmatic candidate and the frontrunner for 2012.

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. john

    Why is this "news"?

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  10. Sick -n- Tired

    What do you mean "getting ready" to sound off? This blathering idiot has been sounding of with her mindless, drivel since sept. 08! This is not news! Well maybe to CNN it is.

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. ENOUGH!

    Hey...anything that restricts Ms Palin to 25 words or less is a benefit! A truncated message from a truncated mind = perfect.

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  12. errol phillip

    i did..see the blank space........

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  13. Arnold

    What an opportunist?

    She goes where the money is, not by accident but how to be greedy about it. She definitely took politics for a ride especially the republicans. She made them think that she can really make the difference. Now she's taking advantage of the fame not because she's clever but because she knows how to get around it by making some dumb tricks that would pay her millions.

    Oh well! Only in America where the wise gets fooled by the most foolish one.

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  14. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Unleashed....lol....

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  15. james

    The train wreck enters it's second year. Still great amusement.

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  16. Mark in Omaha

    Give me a break, Sarah, stop humiliating yourself and just go away. You will never be in touch with the mainstream, you only appeal to the right-wing nut jobs.

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  17. Deb

    Sounds like she is still in high school.

    July 17, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  18. Chris - Denver

    please tell me when Palin is ready to go away and be quiet.

    July 17, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  19. Terry

    Look for an Ann Coulter/Michelle Malkin type shill. Loud mouth. No brains.

    July 17, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  20. Nevada dude

    she cant wait to quit her job so she can mouth off. Oh that's really classy.

    PALIN/QUAYLE 2013

    July 17, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  21. Rubyredman - now here

    Sarah: Go after the media and call them out! July 17th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

    I hope this means Sarah can start going after the media!
    _____________________________________________________

    Really?? And how pray-tell is she going to go after them? She lacks the basic intelligence to answer the simplest questions, yet she is going to take on the big,bad "liberal" media... lol – Dream on.

    Ask yourself this, would yo still support her if she wasn't white, or attractive??

    Yep, that's what I thought.

    July 17, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  22. Andy

    Must be nice to have time to do this. Wonder how she got that much free time. Oh that's right she quit in the middle of her first term as governor.

    July 17, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  23. cindy

    This woman REALLY LOVES the spot lite ...
    Is she ever spending time with her family..
    Sara go home and be a MOTHER .. If your kids know you...

    July 17, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  24. CB

    Thank goodness Sarah's promising to start sounding off. She's been so shy and quiet up until now.

    July 17, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  25. VGal

    It's official. People like her only b/c she's a good looking female. She can't even finish the job she started. She really thought she was somehow qualified to be VP and now she thinks just because she gives a good speech (IF it was written for her, that is) that people will just buy into her b.s.? Goes to show you what kind of people follow her...

    July 17, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
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