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. CO inSC

    Crazy Harry.....My thoughts exactly. 140 characters probably puts a strain on her.

    July 17, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  2. Miss Me

    I'm surprisingly disappointed in how immature said "tweet" was.
    It's something that I'd expect from someone half her age.
    But Hey, should I really expect more from her?
    Best of luck to you, Mrs. Palin.

    July 17, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  3. Life Imitates Art

    Palin just needs to take her "National Enquirer" lifestyle and fade away.

    July 17, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  4. Purple Alaska

    What a dim-witted, sophomoric excuse for a Governor! Good riddance...and may you reap all of the evil discord that you have sown. I offer apologies in advance to the lower 48...and McCain should stand trial for what he has "unleashed" on unwitting American citizens...

    A Nugget from Nome: "Don't let the door hit cha..." :(

    July 17, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  5. Flannnn

    The sad part is, she's not abbreviating to fit the 140 characters, that's how she really spells... :|

    July 17, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  6. Barbara

    Can't blame main stream media for this twittering twitter. What a twittin' loser!

    July 17, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  7. Jeremy

    Please distinguish leadership skills from social networking. Write leadership columns,policy debates,conferences,forums and other activities that can help improve your leadership skills. Sarah,why not got back to school to learn the many things that you do not know. Monica Lewinsky graduated with MBA from The London Sch of Economics last year.

    July 17, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  8. starzzguitar

    I CARE, fool. I can't wait for Sarah to finally trash you communist, socialist, liberal Democrats (not ALL are bad, just these). When she speaks, REAL Americans listen, because she says what we who have common sense already know...this country is being RUINED by the commie in the White House, and those of you who think like him. We will not tolerate a despotic, tyrannical KING of America. Where did all you socialists come from anyway? You must be the pathetic product of today's public school indoctrination. The elections of 2010 and 2012 cannot come fast enough.

    July 17, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  9. Gene from Georgia

    She doesn't want a medium that will allow a thought more complex than she can offer or her fans can wrap their peabrains around.

    July 17, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. Upper 49th

    Palin/Plumber 2012 1/2

    July 17, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  11. Ken in Korea

    >in support of candidate's whose ideas she agrees with.

    Good grief! It is bad enough we nearly had another VP who cannot spell, but now CNN journalists are confused by plurals and apostrophes?

    July 17, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  12. Bob R.

    CNN, you are desparate for topics to confuse the pig or dog with lipstick as news because she ain't. This is like unsolicited porn in that I don't want it. So please just stop!

    July 17, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  13. economist

    To repeat a quote often attributed to Mark Twain:

    Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

    July 17, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  14. cindy ex-republican cause of people like rush

    oh please stop putting this woman in the news cnn. please, anyone with half a brain would not even consider her as the leader of this country. i agree with c.k., who cares!!!!

    July 17, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  15. thetruthisoutthere

    oh no, not again...why does this woman think the world awaits her opinion on all matters under the sun...you lost honey, you got no answers...think about spending some time with your family!

    July 17, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  16. Barry

    I so hope that Palin runs for President so that we can get an American back in the White House that is truly an American that is with the main stream instead of the extreme right or left like we have now.

    July 17, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  17. Lisa

    HAHA! Sarah Palin is going to Tweet herself into political oblivion. Bring. It. On.

    What a joke she is.

    July 17, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  18. Mike S.

    She's ready to be unleashed? For God's sake, has there been a day since the election that she hasn't done cartwheels to remain in the news? Personally, I think she should stay on her leash – and in her back yard, looking at Russia.

    July 17, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  19. S Head

    Who cares what this twit tweets.

    July 17, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  20. Carol

    Ready to sound off? She hasn't shut up. And the constant blaming of the media as if everybody in the US is a mindless drone that follows everything the media puts out.

    Please, there is liberal media, there is conservative media. Sarah Palin has no one to blame but herself on how she answered questions and did interviews.

    Take some of your own advice Sarah when you called out Hillary Clinton on her constant whining. Grow a thicker skin and stop complaining. It's getting very old.

    July 17, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  21. Only 21% of Americans trust republicans to lead them into the 21st century!

    After she is a private citizen, CNN is going to stop reporting on her correct?

    Let the twit tweet on Twitter

    In the name of all that is Holy, give the quitter her privacy.

    PLEASE!

    July 17, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  22. Sue

    oh goody. I cannot imagine how much more trouble her mouth will get her into now that she feels less restrained. This is one of the most amusing trainwrecks I could ever imagine, happening in slo-mo and about to get even better. Run Sarah run, we need all the comic relief we can get!

    July 17, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  23. Bryan

    Liberals and their mindless media have attempted to destroy you and your career, Palin. I look forward to you stomping the liberals and their cult-following media under your high heels! Take liberal names and kick some rear for us moderates and conservatives!

    July 17, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  24. Brian MacDougall

    Sarah Unleashed! I think I saw that movie and it ends badly for Tokyo.

    July 17, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  25. Denver Dem

    So in 10 days this moron will give the whole world piles of cannon fodder to go after her with? Outstanding I can't wait to read the post. From now on there are no more republicans, they are refered to by me as Republics. B/c they only care about themselves and no one else enough said.

    July 17, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
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