July 27th, 2009
03:35 PM ET
5 years ago

Play by play: Tweets from Palin's final weekend as governor

The last 'tweet' from Sarah Palin as Governor of Alaska.
The last 'tweet' from Sarah Palin as Governor of Alaska.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin spent her busy final weekend as governor in Alaska at picnics and preparing for her final speech - but still found time for tweeting.  Palin was on her Blackberry this weekend sending out final tweets from her governor's account @akgovsarahpalin.  Here are some highlights:

(See tweets after the jump, and updates from CNN's Chris Welch)

(July 25)
Great 3rd(& final) Governor's Picnic in hometown tonite;loved the focus: honoring military&Blue Star families;no politickin' just patriotism

Tomrrw host Anch Gov's Picnic; LtGov Parnell/I love these events- literally getting to serve you!Then Sunday Frbnks Picnic/Transition speech

Wrapped up Anch Gov's Picnic, awesome. Now road trip to Fairbanks for farewell speech/changing of the guard. Camper full of kids & coffee...

W/kids in camper;on World's Best Rd Trip!To soar by Mt.McKinley&rushing rivers,we remember all of AK is BIG/WILD/GOOD LIFE;feel freedom here

RdTrip7 hrs wKid Rock/Martina McBride/Big&Rich/Grtchn Wilson/Billy Currngtn/Hank/Toby/VanP/Blk I P's/Greenwd/Straight/etc&USO artists=heaven

(July 26)
Beautiful Frbnks morn;cabinet members here w/me & LtGov to serve @ picnic,then changing of guard ceremony;Great to be in Golden Heart City!

Last state twitter. Thank you Alaska! I love you. God bless Alaska. God bless the U.S.A.

CNN also sent All Platform Journalist Chris Welch up to Alaska to follow the governor this weekend.  Armed with his cell phone, he tweeted from @cwelchCNN:

(July 24)
life really is a picnic for Sarah Palin this wknd. shes got 3 in 3 days, all leading up to her resignation sunday...heading to wasilla now.Palin made a stop at a wasilla picnic tonight and ppl couldnt get enough of her. Side note: the mountains there are amazing!

Palin told her hometown she loves them, thanked them. Sort of emotional at times–it was her last public event in Wasilla as governor.

Palin serves hotdogs at wasilla picnic This message has been sent using the picture and Video service f... – http://mobypicture.com/?l0pgi1

http://twitpic.com/bk05a – Palin and daughter Piper serve hotdogs at the governor's picnic. (Palin's sweatshirt: Once a PATRIOT, Always ...

http://twitpic.com/bjz4v Palin offers hugs, blue star flags to families with loved ones on active duty

http://twitpic.com/bk0g8 – Palin poses for cell phone pics.

I asked the gov how she's feeling a day & a half away from "former gov." Palin: "48 hours to go, yea." maybe she'll be more talkative sat...

(July 25)
Day 2 of the palin gbye picnic tour. Shes been serving burgers for the last 2 hrs. Media being kept away at least 20 ft

(July 26)
6 hrs left in office for sarah palin. Wonder what shes up to this mornimg..

After speech, Palin supporter on what she may do next: im just as confused now as i was before


Filed under: Sarah Palin • Social Networking • Twitter
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Tina, NC

    What is it with CNN and Palin?

    A new day another Palin story on the ticker!

    July 27, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. Linda

    Palin is a perfect example of a dim witted, Reslug bimbo.

    July 27, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. Mickie

    Yep, busy busy busy tweeting away, but doesn't have time to open all the gifts and report them as required. What a loser!

    July 27, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Esco

    Can she fight for the people without a story published or picture taken of her? I don't hate her, i'm just tired of her news...and its hard to ignore since thats all the news there is; always about her.

    Please don't try to make a comeback or something...stupid. Good luck to you and your family.

    July 27, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. Denise

    Hmmmmm......so Sarah thinks she might be more valuable to her party by stepping down as Governor to volunter and go out to fight the good fight. You mean like a community organizer or something?? :-)

    July 27, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. John Boy

    If she's yesterday's news, why are you still talking about her almost a year later? Things that make you go Hmnnnnnn. Those of us on the right that didn't like Hillary have stopped talking about her last August when she quit. The real news is that America is finally waking up from this love trance with POTUS. Going all in with the stimulus and health care was foolish. His day of reckoning with the American people is coming soon.

    July 27, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Willy Brown

    Time to scare the doofus liberals Sarah.

    July 27, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  8. badger

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

    July 27, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  9. al in memphis

    I'm laying good money that Palin now turns into a "community organizer". Ooops I forgot she has already critize that position.

    July 27, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Palin wanted to tweet "FOLLOW JESUS" but decided against it. She's not that dumb!

    July 27, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. Oswald - New York

    Enough!! Only you folks in the press can make her somewhat relevant as a news item. Her abilities do not support a significant contribution from her going forward. She will not be a serious subject worthy of positive national coverage. Good luck to her and her dreams, she knows that she can count on our "Tabloid Press" to keep us entertained.

    July 27, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. Dennis

    I just wish the media had put Obama under the microscope the way they have with Palin. If they had, Obama wouldn't be President.

    July 27, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  13. Uncle Ellsworthy

    If she "is yesterdays news" why are you still avidly reading everyword. Only a true moron would do that.

    July 27, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  14. Nathan Prophet, Raleigh, NC

    Alaska's loss is another's headache. Linda at response #1 says it best: "Palin is a perfect example of a dim witted, Reslug bimbo." Maybe Palin wants to increase her foreign policy experience by looking for fly-overs from Russia. She could go get another witch exorcism; that's always a fun thing to do. Why doesn't she understand that she has long ago confirmed the "Peter Principle"? She confirmed it when she was on the city council of Walissa. She was over her head there.

    July 27, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. JW

    Come on, admit it democrats and lefties, deep down in places you don't want to go, you are terrified that Palin could actually beat Obama, and it scares you to death, otherwise why all the attention,why not just forget about her if it is such a none issue.

    July 27, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  16. grammy11

    I can't understand why the MSM doesn't do a little research to understand this woman. She is a hypocrit, she lies, she cheats and used scrambled English and a bunch of nonsensical words. Now she has her friends that she appointed to lie for her. Please read the Alaska laws and the Ethics Complaints as they stand. You can follow easy just by reading the Alaskan bloggers that print the truth and include web sites of the Alaskan Legislature as proof of what they are saying. If anyone thinks she will fade away they are wrong. The Alaskans have 2 more years to file complaints against her behavior by their own laws. She has been a source of entertainment for too many to allow her to fade away. Many of the Alaskans didn't know the true Sarah Palin until she was the VP candidate. Now they know a lot and I doubt very much if they would vote her into a second term.

    July 27, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  17. yuri

    Palin has productive party plans, dear folks, after she parted company with a pack of pathetic GOP losers. We can't wait to see what her next wadin' plans are.

    July 27, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  18. Harold

    okay be gone; given the problems with the media, don't ever call another press conference, do an interview,etc; in other words, don't call us, we will call you!

    July 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. Tehran

    In honor of America, go away and stop wasting taxpayers money and time.

    July 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  20. Karon

    I wonder if she is turning in the Blackberry? It's probably part of the Governor's property.

    Let's face it – when things got tough, Palin turned and quit! We don't need a quitter in the White House!

    July 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Go Sarah

    You Obama lovers claim to be so educated and respectful of others. Anyway, If this woman is as dumb as you all claim she is, then what are you afraid of?

    July 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  22. RRR

    This reminds me...whatever happened to Billy Carter or Dan Quayle???

    SHE SHOULD NOT BE using the AK-GOV twitter anymore...anyther hypocrisy.....just like her.

    July 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  23. Tehran

    In Honor of America, go away and stop wasting taxpayers time and money. Why in honor of only the soliders that past away is what i dont get? It should be in honor of all that have serviced.

    July 27, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  24. 60's survivor

    and even more TABLOID NEWS. sort of headlines you see at the check out lane. yeah right. and as always what is the real story. it ain't Palin!

    July 27, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. george

    go away Sarah..please..your 15 minutes is over..leave us alone.

    July 27, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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