July 3rd, 2009
04:29 PM ET
12 years ago

DNC reacts: Palin decision 'continues a pattern of bizarre behavior'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee immediately slammed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to leave office early.

DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse:

"Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down. Either way – her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today."

Filed under: DNC • Sarah Palin
soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. n n berkhahn

    Someone should tell Palin...

    Beauty is only skin deep, but STUPID goes right to da BONE...

    but those Ol Republican geezers will sit with their hands in their pockets, w*ckin off, smiling all the way to a second term for Obama.

    She is OVERWHELMED with her own importance.


    July 3, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  2. hooverguide

    The only reason Ms. Palin resigned as head of state in Alaska is because she believes she can ascend to the loftier position of President. One cannot imagine who is presenting this fairy tale to her as a real life possibility. Perhaps it is material for a new unreality show.

    July 3, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. Mike in VA

    oh, and it gives the 24/7 Michael Jackson coverage a rest...

    July 3, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. Zooker

    This hatred towards each other is not productive. What is the point of being mean? Do you really think it helps your cause or wins converts? Constructive criticism is certainly welcomed by me, but the sarcasm, rudeness, half-truths and speculation out there hurts everyone especially those who are dishing it out. Please, give your neighbor (including Gov. Palin) the benefit of the doubt.

    July 3, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  5. Joe

    I wonder..was she hanging out with Sandford..LOL. She seems mentally distressed and in need of psychological help. What a total wacko...leave, go away..PLEASE.

    July 3, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. Naldo

    What does this do for her book deal? I'm thinking it's all about the MONEY. She wants to scoop up the endorsements and can't do that as Gov, so she quits and soon we will see her all over the airwaves, filling the void left by Billy Mays.

    July 3, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  7. Tatianna

    lol, you cant make this stuff up – Palin haters wanted her to go away now they attack her for stepping down. Hope is a good outcome without any effort. BO has given the deadbeats hope

    July 3, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  8. ObamaGirl

    It would have been nice if the DNC gave a classier statement. It makes the dems sound like brats.

    July 3, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  9. Knat

    Okay- she's starting her "training" to run in the next election...she'll travel the world, start learning some history, be well briefed so that she can run with a broadened base of "knowledge"...she'll be coached, groomed, everything it takes and of course, it's time to start now. She can't fool anyone- she LOVES the spotlight and will do anything to keep it. ANYTHING. Be ready, my fellow Dems, the GOP is going to update their playbook and the Dems have to remain steps ahead. Don't get too comfortable, Dems.... the race is about to begin... (sad to say, Obama has hardly his first six months in.)

    July 3, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  10. Naldo

    First, you're not a lame duck if you are re-elected.
    Secondly, affecting the government from outside, isn't that what LOBBYISTS or TERRORISTS do?

    So is she gonna spearhead pork projects or go meet with her Alaska separatist friends?

    July 3, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  11. raejohnson

    I don't think this is 'bizzarre behavior' but I believe she made the wrong decision. She should've finished the 18 months as governor and then moved on. I think this will hurt her if or when she runs for the Senate or Presidency. At least she hasn't had an affair like some politicians.

    July 3, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  12. Annoyed

    I vote democratic always but this statement smacks of misogyny. Why are women (of any party) always accused of being crazy instead of faced on their records? If Obama had done this, he'd be considered shrewd. If Reagan had done this, he'd also be considered shrewd. The incredible hatred of women channeled by both parties (e.g. witch, insane, ugly – note that Clinton got a lot of this) is tiresome and awful. Just because both parties can't channel the hatred of their ignorant male base onto racial scapegoats anymore doesn't mean that it's OK to attack women as a proxy. Go after her record – that's what matters in the long run.

    July 3, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. pam Eugene OR

    That is what quitters do! They quit! What a joke. Her rating have suffered a big downturn and she can't take the heat. I hope all her "fans" learn something from her most recent antic. She is NOT presidential material.
    Good bye and good riddance Palin.

    July 3, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  14. Tan, Palo Alto, CA

    Alaska depends mostly on oil for revenue & has a budget shortfall of $1.3B! If you scale the debt per capita figure up, California would have the equivalent debt of $70B!

    Yes, to many morons, Sarah has accomplished a lot while confirming that sexual abstinence works - just like those Vatican folks that protected the Boston child abusing priests for decades until... they got caught!

    Unfortunately, one less moron in high office doesn't translate to one less moron in this country! 🙁

    July 3, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  15. Darth Vadik, CA

    Wow, sharp words coming from a Democratic spokesperson. I might be acctually proud of the DNC for once.

    July 3, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  16. Zero.

    The Bazzar Behavior is CNN Clamoring to Grace their idiotic love for Obama. You are sick CNN. very day the same old Bias towards Barack Obama. You make me want to puke!

    July 3, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  17. chris lewis

    Noone likes a quitter.

    July 3, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  18. Hawk10

    Why is it that Dems always pass up an opportunity to act with class?

    July 3, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  19. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    Well, she has been out of her state for a long time, more than most governors I believe. And now she is not going to even finish out her term as Governor? It's more than the 2012 election me thinks.

    July 3, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  20. Old Timer

    Just the way CNN and the mindless followers are – brainwashed by the media. Break away from the lies and learn the truth.

    July 3, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  21. not me

    Get ready libs, your WORST nightmare is getting ready for her 2012 run to replace that arrogant, self centered, egotistical, American blaming, appologising, socialist of a preseident that we now have.

    July 3, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  22. Joy

    Wow...this kind of statement from the dnc is so typical...=( and we have them running our country! God pls help us!!

    July 3, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  23. Michael, Pensacola, FL

    Oh please leave her alone, she provided hours of comic relief to my friends and family, lol!

    July 3, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  24. Linda

    "That "speech" she just gave on television was one of the most pointless, rambling "speeches" I've heard since GW Bush left office.


    I guess you haven't heard Barack speak off the telepromter or at an actual town hall meeting where his questions were not given to him prior to his meeting!!! Talk about an airhead!

    July 3, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  25. not me

    Bizzare behavior??

    Has anyone looked at the arrogant, egotistical president that we currently have????

    Palin any day, over that idiot in the presidents office now.

    July 3, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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