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. D. Davis

    What's missing in all of this Palin discussion is the people of Alaska. Did they disappear all-of-a-sudden? What about polling the people of Alsaka to see if thier needs are being met? What is life like in populous cities and remote towns villages?

    Sadly, everything has been about Sarah Palin's national aspirations instead of her performance of being an ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE for the people of Alaska. She is nothing but a self-centered individual with a penchant for painting herself as the eternal victim.

    July 17, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  2. sue

    Palin in 2012!

    July 17, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. Jewel

    This also means that the gloves will be off against you as well. Sarah "I can see Russia from my porch" Palin

    July 17, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. Nita Kaye

    When is she going to get with her ghost writer for her book

    July 17, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. Brielle in NJ

    so even though she will no longer be governor, she's still going to keep her twitter account as "AKGovSarahPalin"? Uh... brilliant woman, isn't she?

    July 17, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. brian

    Here comes the hate!

    July 17, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. M.E.

    " . . .start going after the media!" Are you kidding? START? When did she ever stop? Sometimes people need to grow up and stop blaming other people for their own shortcomings (like lack of knowledge of national and international affairs).

    July 17, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  8. al/Alabama

    To C.K.-Ditto!!

    July 17, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  9. Nita Kaye

    What a fall from grace

    July 17, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  10. Vickie

    Please lady, just go away, anywhere but here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Great choice. 140 characters is about as articulated as you'll ever be.

    July 17, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  12. Stupid Sarah!

    This is a pure comedy! This woman is so stupid and unprofessional there are no words to describe her. She resigned her post as the Governor of Alaska so she could open a twitter site? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of in my life. If she runs for President in 2012 it will be a pure gift to President Obama. She is stupid and anyone that supports this idiot is stupid also. Dumb idiot!

    July 17, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  13. Big John

    Sarah
    My first Tweet to you,
    "GO AWAY"

    July 17, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  14. Mike

    i am DEFINiTELY NOT signing up for Twitter now, with another uneducated moron like Palin spouting her idiocy. I Recommend everyone on TWITer to send her the following : "Go Away Palin ! " or "Be Quiet Palin" or how about "Palin's a Quitter !" LOL

    July 17, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  15. joel palmer

    OH, I can hardly wait for the unbound oracle of Wasilla! What a great fountain of wisdom this is going to be. A moron and ditz who can't string together two coherent sentences is going to enlighten the great unwashed!

    Codswallop! This woman hasn't enough brains to last overnight. The only thing propping this birdbrain up is the media

    July 17, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  16. Quiet Tom

    Just what we need - more blather from Palin.

    July 17, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  17. Uncle Fester

    Waste of time for a republican to try to leave a comment in here about the Almighty- they never post it!

    July 17, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  18. Dennis

    Why doesn't she actually govern in her remaining days!!!!!

    July 17, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  19. Big John

    Sarah,
    Take a visit to Iran,
    Maybe the'll put you in your place.

    July 17, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  20. Mike Wagner

    CNN: When shall we expect to see Madame Palin on your network with her own show? Are you duking it out with Faux News for that one?

    July 17, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  21. 0 for 4

    Sarah in '12 means Obama for another term! Bring it on!

    July 17, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  22. Mariana

    She will be raking in money on the speech-making circuit, has a book deal, and is being courted as a national tv or radio "hostess", and if she can further inflame the frightened lower-middle-class mostly white people who are still "afraid" that Obama is a Muslim terrorist or some such nonsense, she will do it! The woman is an idiot, but exactly what the super-right want as a poster girl for their neocon values. Sadly, we have not seen nearly the last of her, I fear!

    July 17, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  23. Naldo

    Yes, Sarah, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!!! I'm wondering why her friend from The View isn't supporting her any more...????

    July 17, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  24. Argon man

    I must have missed the period of time when she was being quiet.

    July 17, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  25. Merry Marta

    Breathlessly waiting for her comments!! NOT!

    July 17, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
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