July 17th, 2009
06:01 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin set to let the tweets 'fly'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/17/art.palintwitter0716.cnn.jpg caption="Sarah Palin tweeted Friday that her new, personal twitter account would be established later this month."](CNN) - Sarah Palin says she's ready to be unleashed.

The Alaska governor, who is set to resign her post at the end of this month, took to the social networking site Twitter Friday to proclaim she's looking forward to being a little less restrained.

"10 dys til less politically correct twitters fly frm my fingertps outside State site," Palin declared.

"I'll stay in touch w/whomever wants via personal twtr site; launch July 26," she also tweeted.

The former GOP vice presidential candidate announced earlier this month she would step down at the end of July instead of serving out the remaining year and a half of her term.

Palin later told reporters she intends to spend her days out of the governor's mansion traveling the country in support of candidates - Republican or Democrat - whose ideas she agrees with.

Filed under: Sarah Palin • Twitter
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. michael

    "Sarah can start going after the media!"- with her pitch fork? stick a fork in her, she's done.

    July 17, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  2. Cassandra Washington

    If she is traveling the country how is she going to keep in contact with the person or persons writing her book?

    July 17, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  3. Kay

    Did anybody seriously think she was just going to go away?

    We'll be seeing a lot more of her now. She's positioning herself for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination. This is just the beginning.

    July 17, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  4. Gnar

    Very presidential material... quitting her only real political post 3/4 of the way through the term and now getting ready to gripe on twitter like a 15 year old. I dare her to run in 2012.

    July 17, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  5. Rosie

    If it had been a Democrat who left their elected office in the middle of their term she would have been all over them for being so irresponsible. It is amazing to me the double standard that she has. Watch out people her husband is a "secessionist". He believes Alaska should be independant and sell the United States it's oil and probably higher then the Arabs. She got herself into this mess and she wants the American People to feel sorry for her. She went to several colleges; probably changed her mind when it got tough just as she is leaving her elected office when it got tough. Wow, real Presidential material.

    July 17, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  6. Moonbeam

    It is interesting that Sarah Palin is always in defensive mode.
    Actually, "pouting" will describe it much better. True stateswoman!

    July 17, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  7. gm

    "A little less constrained". So that means she's just going to tell bigger lies?

    July 17, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  8. Michael

    I never expected to see "restraint" and "Sarah Palin" used in the same sentence.

    July 17, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  9. Johnny

    How is this news? I'm sick of this quitter already. She's on twitter now, big deal.

    July 17, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  10. Ben

    On behalf of the lower 48 (and apparently Alaska now too): GO AWAY!

    July 17, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  11. Gumby The Cat

    Who does this person thinks she is? She was a VP candidate in a failed campaign, even Katie Couric slapped her around, she's quitting on her constituency and she still has the gall to think she matters one tiny bit?

    Go away Sarah. You are useless... a quitter and a failure.

    July 17, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  12. Justin Time

    WOW, Again, if you just ignore her she will go away. Anyone who cares about this woman needs to see someone about their mental health and IQ.

    July 17, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  13. Larry

    I won't waste my time with it.....it's too hard trying to figure out what she is trying to say from the mangled mess of what was at one time complete sentences. And to think, this sorry excuse of a leader had a chance of becoming our VP. I'm a conservative at heart.....but I'll never forgive the GOP for choosing her as the running mate. What planet were/are they on???

    July 17, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  14. S. Denice

    Run on sentences and fragments are perfectly acceptable on Twitter. Stupid Sarah should feel really comfortable using that particular social networking site. I can't wait to respond to some of her dumb tweets.

    July 17, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  15. A lane

    great we love sarah palin and do want her to go away .

    July 17, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  16. Hear This

    "I hope this means Sarah can start going after the media!"

    That's funny. I hope she does, too.

    We live in a wonderful, wonderful time. Technology really speeds things up, and whatever happens with "Champion of the Common People" Sarah Palin, hopefully it happens soon.

    Man, this is entertainment !!!!

    July 17, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. john

    Did you know that 93% of Down Syndrome pregnancies end in abortion?... She chose to give birth. Thats a women of conviction. And I'm not pro life.

    July 17, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  18. Barack Obama

    That's what happens when you elect a women to do a man's job.

    July 17, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  19. M. Jones

    I love the fact that Sarah Palin annoys liberals – I look forward to her staying in the limelight!

    July 17, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  20. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Is it a bird,is it a plane,no its super twit.Shes like fly at the dinner table and even more annoying,thats why they keep her around,she sells papers as they say.

    July 17, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  21. Jeanne H.

    A Twit gone bezerk!!! Get ready to be twitted badly, Sarah!

    July 17, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  22. Robert, Miami, FL

    Ms Palin never began to use any restraint in the first place. For her to "unrestrain" her comments likely means veering off into more recrimination, "blame the other", the kind of communication foul-ups which everyone can see when someone else is doing it.

    Ms Palin does not have the distance from the situation to see how she looks and sounds. If she blames the media or points the finger anywhere but herself, she will be seen... pretty much justly... as the author of her own difficulties. Like other Republicans right now she should try a little bit of mea culpa instead.

    If she goes on unleashing reactions like this it's going to be seen as more evidence of emotionalism... it will tend to prove that she does not have the calm of nerve and the self-restraint for any higher responsibility than the one she just quit.

    July 17, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  23. LMC

    Because she has been so circumspect on keeping her opinions to herself so far!

    July 17, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  24. skeptic1

    this is a perfect format for her... about the level she seems to be able to handle, and she does not even have to spell correctly, perfect. what a joke! she is.

    July 17, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  25. Rich

    God help us. Tina Fay get ready. You have work to do.

    July 17, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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