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. Palin was always a joke and will never rise above it

    No one cares, period. She was brought on the republican ticket as a joke. The problem is she is the only one that still doesn't get it.

    July 17, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  2. Concerned American

    Sarah Palin for President in 2012!

    July 17, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  3. joel palmer

    Has it occurred to anyone that the only reason this woman gets any ink at all is that she is resonable easy on the eyes. If she were fifty pounds heavier, she couldn't get arrested. We alsway give a free pass to good looking dunces; look at Ronald Reagan; dumb as a post.

    July 17, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  4. Sandy

    Sometimes this woman makes me ashamed to be one.

    July 17, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. John E Lexington KY

    She's welcome to twit away. Who knows she might discover some occupation she's able to actually sustain in her travels.

    July 17, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  6. JG

    Just how much longer must we suffer this fool? Time to go away.

    July 17, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  7. P. D.

    "Less politically correct." Gee Sarah, the rhetoric you used last year in your failed VP. campaign was anything but politically correct..

    July 17, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  8. RickRobertsPAS

    Twitter is Sarah's new toy-she'll need more than 140 words limit for sure.

    She's trying to help candidate's whose ideas she agrees with, I wonder how many of them will take her offer. After quitting her post as governor of Alaska and became a drag and liability to John McCain's bid to become POTUS ... only fools will want to have her in their campaign. You really want to be associated with a quitter? there...!

    July 17, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  9. annie for Palin

    We will see come 2012 – Gov. Palin soaring in the polls and obama crying and whining like he normally does when things don't go his way.

    July 17, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  10. Zero.

    But the GOP will sqabbles themselves into unstable again When they should use her. Push her out front. Go on and win with her at the helm. But dare they?

    July 17, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  11. Sine

    I can't believe the media still reports on this dumb broad. I also can't understand how presidential canidate and palin could even be in the same sentence. I don't know what kind of canidates we have that they need Sarah palin to go and support them on the campaign trail.

    July 17, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  12. Jonpaul Duboccee

    Ok, I am sooooo sick of hearing about how Sarah Palin is going to save the country in 2012. How she is going to bring us out of the darkness and spread joy and prosperity to us all. Her thoughs and views are surely borderline prejudice. She sparks hate umong people and doesn't feel ashamed about it. When will she get it that a gov. from Alaska is nothing more then a mayor anywhere else in the country. She is out of touch with the views of Amercians and can't even handle the job she was elected for (and you want me to give her the keys to the White House) not on your best snow boots! beyond her looks she is nothing but a shade darker then a blonde (with no offense to blondes) and I mean that in every way a sterotype can be.

    July 17, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  13. CCook

    This woman just cannot help herself. She leaves Alaska high and dry after 18 months or so in office and she is on the celebrity circuit. McCain created a monster.

    July 17, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  14. Concerned American

    Sarah Palin for President in 2012! The White House needs
    intelligence & education...The White House needs John McCain &
    Sarah Palin!!!

    July 17, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. Sarah: Go after the media and call them out!

    Just remember to progress your abilities, don't go again pointing the finger backwards and make sure you don't go with the flow like a dead fish.

    You betcha.

    July 17, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  16. Mark

    The problem with Twitter is that you can't put a cork in it. So, she's going to tour the country, probably in a Winnebago, and support candidates who's ideas agree with her. I didn't know Rush Limbaugh was running for anything. Perhaps on her assuredly totally awesome road trip, she can stop off at a few Planned Parenthood centers, so history won't repeat itself.

    July 17, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  17. Russ

    Let the liberals say what they will but Gov. Palin deserves to have her opinions heard. It is afterall a free country!!! And by the way cheap shots only serve to show the depth of some peoples moral fiber and character.

    July 17, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  18. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    Sarah, don't come to Oregon, you won't find any smiley faces here.

    July 17, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  19. Mark

    Sarah uncut, uncensored, unstoppable! Palin 2012

    July 17, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  20. Alex

    Let me try and put this delicately so even Sarah Palin can understand. As a Republican and a citizen of this great nation, I've heard quite enough from Sarah Palin. Our nation wasn't built on quiters or political opportunists. Thusly, the chances of my voting for Sarah Palin is as probably as someone selling ice cones in hell! Simply put, not just, No. But HELL NO! Talk your head off, but I won't be listening. And people wonder why the Republican Party is splintered and all screwed up. One only needs to look at Sarah Palin for the answer. She is one of the main reasons.

    July 17, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  21. Greg in Denver

    Wait. She's going to become LESS restrained?! Lord help us.

    July 17, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  22. m smith

    And I suppose you will all cover this idiots twitters. Have we not yet had enough of her the jacksons ans and other really important stuff. Maybe you should go back to reporting real news. Give us all a break

    July 17, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  23. Dave

    Who cares about Sarah Palin? Oh yeah, 24 hour news networks desperate for any type of content, no matter how inconsequential it is, but generates reactions from both sides, that they can build some type of viewership around and sell advertising. Sarah Palin will be an asterik by 2012. Who would actually think this undereducated, unintellectual, quitter, twitwit is suitable to be President? God I feel sorry for the Republican Party to have to be rallying around something as stoogish as Sarah Palin.

    July 17, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  24. CCook

    I would like to hear what Sotomayor thinks, not what Palin tweets.
    Palin's only strength is her ability to taunt and trash with a smile. She is still a bully looking for a fight and not what this good country needs right now.

    July 17, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  25. Darren

    Is Jerry Springer really going to dedicate a whole season to this woman? Perfect!

    Seriously though, Sarah, do the centerfold and then go away. Stupid ain't cool no more.

    July 17, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
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