October 3rd, 2009
02:51 PM ET
9 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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    October 3, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. Robert

    Only in America can you be a no-name person, with very limited intelligence, but have good looks, then fool enough people that you are really important, write a book in 2 months, get enough idiots to purchase it and then become a millionaire! Way to go Sarah and Todd! I am sure that both of you are laughing all the way to the bank.

    October 3, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. Babs

    Hey, if you don't need the job and the money there are plenty of people with out work that do. Just opens up a spot for someone who might really need a job.

    October 3, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Anonymous


    October 3, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  5. mike

    Why would anyone continue working when uhbumba is going to tax the **** out of them? Live off the system like any good barakie should.

    October 3, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  6. Ryan

    good. now he can get back to work trying to get alaska to secede from the union.

    October 3, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. Chris V ~ Albany, NY

    Looks like it runs in the family!

    October 3, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. Obama 2012

    He was probably getting fired anyway.

    October 3, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. stranger

    Is this worthless thing a news????!!!!Palin obsessed CNN!!!!????

    October 3, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. Mona

    Doesn't anyone in the Palin family have any "sticktoitiveness" traits?
    Are they all just "losers"? Guess the latter is more the
    representative of them....oh well!

    October 3, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. Matt Z.

    Well of course he quit! SOMEBODY has to hold the crayons for her book signings.

    October 3, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. JAMEY

    I didn't even know he had a job!

    October 3, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  13. Arthur Sklugman

    The Palins must be the quitingest family in America. Elected Governor? Quit. Good job? Quit. Went to college? Quit. Went to college again? Quit. Went to college again and again? Quit.

    You know, he probably only had the job because Brainy Sarah had accidentally become governor, and once she resigned, he could not have been any use to them anymore.

    I'm sure the conservatives will give the Plain family plenty more opportunities to quit from or fail. Conservatives call it leadership.

    October 3, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. Ed, Iowa

    As Roseanne once said, "Nothing's scarier than white trash with money."

    October 3, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. Hawthorne

    Wow, you people who write this stuff , and make these comments need to get a life. This rag blows.

    October 3, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Patricia A Lewis

    All I'm saying is if she runs for President, their is a good chance that whoever she picks for VP will end up being the President when she quits. To be on the safe side I'll stay with who I know can handle pressure President Obama because everything has been done to make him want to quit.

    October 3, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. g.g.

    When ms. runs for president, he he can relate to the unemployed and tell about the hardship. And ms. Palin can we say we understand how it is to suffer . I hope he can get unemployment .

    October 3, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Marc Barrington

    I suspect it has something to do with removing ties to large oil companies before her 2012 bid.

    October 3, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  19. bill

    who cares.get a life cnn.these palen people arw.BUMS

    October 3, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  20. Palin Power

    It is obviously clear that Todd Palin wears the skirt in the Palin family while Sarah wears the pants.

    October 3, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  21. Brian

    First of Palin didn't quit she had to step down to save her family and state from going into debt because of ridiculous ethics complaints coming from the far left wing nuts who are afaid of Palin. Second this was only his second job his first is his fishing business!

    October 3, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  22. Marie MD

    Do these people ever finish anything they start? Of course not, now that wifey has a few thousand dollars under her belt why should he work. Why don't we start shoving them to the entertainment section where so many other stations have moved them to? They are no longer political anything. Not that they ever were.
    At least one of them can be home taking care of the kids and that special needs child of hers which is nowhere to be seen. Oh yeah, that's right nobody has critized in public for a while.
    These people are a disgusting bunch. Stop covering them!!!

    October 3, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  23. Wendy

    At first, I started getting all steamed up and angry about this over exposed, pathetic couple, and then I thought....who cares...what comes around goes around. They deserve what ever they get! I am not making myself angry any more about them. I feel very sorry for their children. I wonder if they ever see their parents. Oh well.....there are people with much bigger problems...ta ta....

    October 3, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  24. Fan of Common Sense

    I fail to see the newsworthiness of this. People resign from jobs every day. The media's Palin-fixation continues.

    October 3, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  25. 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!!

    October 3, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
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