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. Ben

    Please go away... Let this dead horse lie....

    July 17, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    sarah palin is a disgrace to public office and her existence in any position of power is should offend anyone with respect for themselves or our nation's governing bodies

    July 17, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  3. Alexa

    In order to be a successful president I believe you have to be able to string thoughts together longer than 140 characters.

    July 17, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. Craig

    sarah palin is a disgrace to public office and her existence in any position of power is should offend anyone with respect for themselves or our nation's governing bodies

    July 17, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  5. Royster

    This is turning into a Reality Show that won't end no matter how bad the ratings! So she Twitters? So do millions of people, NBD. They probably have Twitter hooked up to Polar Bears too somewhere!

    I look forward to the 'unrestrained' Sarah Palin (unrestrained by the office that, btw, people elected her to....?!?) turning into the exact 'not politically correct' kind if people that she has been disparaging for the last year! She has already made it clear this is some sort of 'Payback' coming.

    July 17, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  6. cf

    Good grief, Charlie Brown!!!! CNN - why do you insist on giving this woman and her infinite chatter air time, print space, and internet coverage?

    Send her packing. We Americans sent her home to Alaska in the election because we didn't want another hairbrained idiot in Washington (Bush!!!) and figured we'd just send him home and try something new since what we had didn't work in any form except in murdering our kids, making a travesty of our economy, creating unknown depths of hatred around the world...

    We don't need Sarah Palin. Let her go, CNN, and let's get on with the real news.

    July 17, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  7. james

    Ready to sound off? Hasn't she been sounding off since we met her.
    And, really, has she ever been restrained?
    Maybe that's what she needs is some restraint.

    July 17, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  8. chestercountyrants

    I agree, quit giving her this media attention, there are more important things going on around the world.

    July 17, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Joseph Wolfe

    why doesn't Palin go back to doing what she s good at...Pole dancing, Being a truck stop waitress, or whatever anything...just go away

    July 17, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. JVB

    She has been restraining herself?? A piece of advice Sarah, it better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Opening your mouth has not been your strong suit.

    July 17, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. G

    She's an idiot...these media outlets cannot stop talking about her & giving her a platform to spew out her idiotic jargon...she's nothing but a quitter & a loser...

    July 17, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  12. Paul

    Her first post: "I quit"

    July 17, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Jimmy the Greek

    "Enlightened" and "Tolerant" liberals post HATEFUL remarks in 3..2..1...

    July 17, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  14. chris

    this would be slightly interesting if palin had any chance of securing a presidential victory in 2012... perhaps if there was a Department of Hockey Moms she would get an appointment in the future

    July 17, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. Mark

    Palin is awesome!!! More Sarah all day long....

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. D.L.

    Self-aggrandizing media junkie.

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  17. Christy

    She goes on and on about the evil media but yet she's the media darling even despite not being able to speak a coherent sentence.

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Randy

    Witless morons attracted by other witless morons.

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  19. Speider

    She'll be twatting. How appropriate!

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  20. Ethan

    Hahaha. Let 'er rip. Hahaha.

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  21. Expat American

    Sarah Palin is the next president or co-president of the United States.

    Sarah Palin/OctoMom/Kate Gosselin for Co-Presidents in 2012.

    Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton for Sec. of State and Defense.

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  22. Craig

    Who cares. She's a useless liar!

    July 17, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  23. Myron

    This will be fun.

    July 17, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  24. sam ray

    yeah so Joey Biden and his, "Stand up Chuck." There is true intelligence, you liberals make the world go round.

    July 17, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  25. the southern progressive

    online social networking sites was so 2008.... its time to step outside and enjoy our beautiful planet before it is raped to death,...

    but i am sure i will read/hear about everything she says, writes, thinks and poops..hmmm i wonder what ashton kutcher is thinking right now.. someone check their twitter and let me know.. lol

    July 17, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
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