October 3rd, 2009
02:51 PM ET
5 years ago

Alaska's 'First Dude' resigns

Todd Palin quit his job in the oil fields.
Todd Palin quit his job in the oil fields.

WASHINGTON (CNN)– The 'First Dude' of Alaska will no longer be working in the oil fields.

The Alaska Dispatch reports Todd Palin has quit his job with BP’s North Slope operation. The newspaper quotes BP Company spokesman Steve Rinehart as saying Palin submitted his resignation last month and officially resigned September 18.

As a production operator, Todd Palin was responsible for management of the oil gathering centers, where oil is gathered from multiple wells.

BP PLC is one of the largest energy companies in the world.

Todd Palin, the "First Dude" to former Governor Sarah Palin, shot to national fame along with his wife when she was named Republican vice presidential nominee. He also professionally races snowmobiles (known in Alaska as “snowmachines) and is a commercial fisherman.

News of his resignation comes about two months after Sarah Palin's resignation from office on July 26.


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soundoff (299 Responses)
  1. Surprised?

    Because there are so many idiots willing to read her book, it's no wonder. I think I'll write a book too.

    October 3, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  2. jimbo

    Dear CNN,
    feel free to stop publish articles about the Palins. As you can no doubt see from the numerous number of your readers who are baffled, as am I, about how they continue to make it into your feeds...I would imagine that there are more important things you could be writing about...
    just a little food for thought.

    October 3, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  3. Tired

    Must be nice. Quit jobs....travel around the country......who knows who's watching the kids. These guys are the pride of the religious and conservative right. I must be missing something. At this point I think they have no values except love of self and making the money while her star is high in the sky. Which is fine if they didn't purport to be the so much better than the rest of us. I think that is what annoys me.......that "holier than thou" attitude while taking advantage of everyone and everything that comes their way.

    October 3, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Bilbo

    Carrie Carrie...it's Viola! from the French.

    Not Wa La that's hilarious.

    October 3, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  5. JP Bless

    This is no news... seriously. I guess the name "Palin" sells tabloid news. Unfortunately CNN has not announced officially they are deep into tabloid news.

    October 3, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  6. pa. independent

    Neither of them are retiring on my dime. They couldn't sell me a book or anything else.

    October 3, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    Todd Palin is not "First Dude," nor is Sarah Palin "Governor."

    She quit her job before her term was up, so they should be referred to simply by their names.

    The only titles they deserve before their names are Quitter, Liar or Mooch.

    October 3, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  8. Wes

    Who gives a .....

    October 3, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  9. Anna, GA

    Media, this is your fault. You asked for all these comments and you got them. Media, what does it profit you to put the character of an individual on line like this? Don't you have important things to cover. Please, get real and spare people their precious time.

    October 3, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  10. A mom in Alaska

    I live in Anchorage, Alaska and we are ALL sick and tired of the Palins. All they are is a backwards trashy couple with a slight coating of paint to make them look pretty. What they really need is professional intervention to help their children and help the parents see that what they really need to concentrate on is their own kids. Those kids need REAL parenting.

    October 3, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain

    I don't think Sarah Palin even deserves the title, "Former Governor Palin," since she quit mid-term.

    Nor does Todd Palin deserve the title, "Former First Dude."

    It's an insult to everyone out there who didn't quit when the going got tough to call the Palins anything other than "Mr." and "Mrs."

    October 3, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  12. JB

    Ron, you're 0 for 3 with that description of Palin.

    October 3, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  13. Jon with a brain.

    Yaaaaawwwnnn...They're quitters...What else is new? They represent the lowest form of American – self serving, greedy, stupid, and shallow. "THEY" are why the whole world makes fun of us and hates us. And other stupid people like them want to elect her to our highest office? It is a sad day in America when THAT is a reality. Stupid people outbreed smart people and we are seeing the effects of that right now. It is a sad time to be an American.

    October 3, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  14. If Republicans represent "christian" values, then come Judgment Day, this elitist heathen will be glad to stand apart from THAT CROWD!

    Now since Saint Sarah of the Silly has hit the jackpot, maybe they will hire a governess or two to take competent care of the younger kids.

    Maybe the younger girls, Water and Tundra, will finish high-school before those "christian" values kick in and they start to advance the White Supremist agenda by having white kids, after all who needs marriage?

    You gotta hand it to moose mom for instilling those "family values" and the belief in the "sanctity of marriage" into her brood.

    You betcha!

    October 3, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  15. Yanor

    Mike in VA.... throw up!!

    October 3, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  16. Joseph

    so neither one of them actually need a job now to support their family? must be nice, i wonder what their lives would be like at this moment if she was never nominated for vice president.

    October 3, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  17. Tylenol666

    can we get more from the repubs who quit OIL to try to take over ?!!! sheeesh,,, Repubs Mottos is "More Mone for me Nuthin For U"

    No wonder after 8 years were in a mess!!!

    October 3, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  18. MK

    Just add one more dead beat Palin living off of Sarah.

    October 3, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  19. joco, NH

    They need to make some money. Here they go. Let's see how it goes. She has the nature of Coulter and he seems to be fine being the caretaker – which is the only positive thing that I would ever say about that family.

    October 3, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  20. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    Yeah, he is gonna buy a red felt hat with a feather, a persimmion colored low-rider '92 caddy and pedal the little woman's goods in style!

    October 3, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  21. At what point can we pull the plug to the drain on the Palin gene pool?

    We should all shudder to think what the two of them may do with all that extra time on their hands...

    October 3, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  22. SueBug

    All you Palin haters out there, if you hate this family so much why do you even read these commentaries? Your blood pressure must shoot up to 220/120 every time you do. With the proposed health care reform you will have to take better care of yourself to avoid a stroke or heart attack over reading a Palin article and getting all worked up. What would happen if you showed a little kindness or compassion? You may be surprised.

    October 3, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  23. Petena

    Todd who? Oh yeah I forgot he is the husband of Sarah Palin, the quitter. But why is he on the news?

    October 3, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  24. RICK FROM PA

    Good for Todd – just continue to ride out the Gravy Train because sooner or later it will come to a stop !

    October 3, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
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