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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  1. Guido

    Mike in VA:
    "Michelle Obamba quit her "made-up just for her job" so why isn't Todd Palin allowed resign his?
    You liberal hypocrites make me want to throw up!!"

    Well you know her husband has, you know, like a real job and stuff. And she has a new job now. It is called first lady. Not that I care what Palin's husband does or does not do. I hope she wins the GOP nom in 2012. That would be the biggest gift possible for those pesky "liberals."

    October 3, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. worriedmom

    You Libs crack me up. You really feel so threatened by Sara Palin and family. Ok so the guy quits. I am sure if you had the same situation you would quit your job also. I am sure he will move on to bigger things in life. Hey look at it this way, he gave up his job so someone else who needed it more could work. Now that is what I call generoisty. Of course you Libs wouldn't know that because you want someone else to pay for all the benefits.

    October 3, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  3. wm weeks

    She has you libbers jumping through your own hoops. Why do you libbers and Dem's have such a fixation on this woman and now man.? Pedro you sound as if you are a drinking buddy of obama's.

    October 3, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. john

    They are an inspiration to quitters everywhere.
    In fact, I was going to work in my yard, before I read this article. But, I quit.

    October 3, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  5. Reggie

    Smart move. His loving wife is making tons of money now.

    October 3, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. The black Spider

    Intertainment in america can make you big money.
    Circus of clowns

    October 3, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. olivia

    According to Levy the Palins do not cook. The children cook for themselves. Maybe Todd will be a stay home dad. Someone posted Sarah is beautiful. Sarah maybe beautiful but her dumbness is forever. I will remember her as a dummy!

    October 3, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. Karl Rudd

    It is noteworthy to realize how easy it is to make a living of the gullibility of the American people.

    October 3, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. Sue B

    If I could afford to quit my job I would. Good for him, hopefully he will spend time with his family.

    October 3, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  10. Steven

    Ron Prince:
    "I love Sarah Palin because she drives liberals to drink. Good work you luscious, intelligent, beautiful woman."

    The old classic white dude misogynistic right-winger response. So she would make a great president because you want to sleep with her? Way to make a point.

    October 3, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  11. maird

    Todd who???...............whatever.

    October 3, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  12. Blue

    This just shows how fickle some people are. I would not pay one dime to hear her speak or buy her book. If more felt this way, they both would have to work like the rest of us.

    October 3, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  13. cb

    who cares?? focus on something that really matters...

    October 3, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  14. Ruty

    Why is this on CNN?Who cares! Get with it CNN. Print NEWS not garbage!

    October 3, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  15. Scot

    Wo cares. You people at CN N keep serving up this drivel. Give us a break from the Palin s

    October 3, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  16. Steve

    She must have rubbed off on him quite a bit.

    October 3, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  17. Charlie Williams

    A family of quiters

    October 3, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  18. RRRUSA

    The first Book Deal check must have arrived!!! Why work when your family can live off of lies and innuendo that someone will publish? Or look for Todd's new book 'Snowmobile Rogue...tales about Flakes'!!

    October 3, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  19. Big Blue Patriot

    Quittin' runs in this family.

    October 3, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  20. Thorn

    Too F-- bad!!!! Too bad it wasn't the B-- herself!!!!

    October 3, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  21. Moose in Ohio

    Someone has to be around to read her book! Maybe Todd is editing her next book! If Sara Palin had a brain she would be dangerous! At least she is on the Republican side!!

    October 3, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  22. A Democrat of 51 years who has finally got smart to their foolishness.

    Okay enough is enough. You no brained baboons need to leav e this family alone. Whatever makes you think the Likes of the OBama are better than these people. What you are doing is the exact reason you Democrat hyprocrites will never succeed in anything.

    October 3, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  23. The Dude

    Who cares?

    October 3, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  24. MJ

    Good for him! Don't even think about the 1 Million + for Obama to go and plead for the Olympics in Chicago and lost. Just concentrate on how to degrade someone who is not on Welfare or Medicaid. How is his family any different from mainstream America?

    October 3, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  25. Jebus told them to quit

    I think that . . .
    oh, I quit.

    October 3, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
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