July 17th, 2009
06:01 PM ET
12 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. C.K.

    Who cares!

    July 17, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  2. Crazy Harry

    Twitter the perfect forum for someone who can't string together a coherent thought.

    July 17, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  3. Katie

    Good god, does ANYONE CARE anymore? CNN, quit giving her the airtime she's so obviously clawing desperately for and get back to reporting the real news.

    July 17, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  4. Andrea

    What a juvenile comment. Trailer Trash Tweeting here we go.

    July 17, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. TangledThorns

    I love Sarah Palin but I don't wanna get on Twitter because I'm on enough social networking sites. Sarah2012!!

    July 17, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. Chaco

    A Twit and her Twitter

    July 17, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. Sarah: Go after the media and call them out!

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

    July 17, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. Michele

    Please make it stop!!!!

    July 17, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  9. Jane

    As long as she is not on the news, twitter till you can't twitter no more.

    July 17, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  10. joe

    can not wait for her to go away....Something she aught have done on Nov. 4th!

    July 17, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. Len in Washington

    I guess the "Never Ending Palin Saga" on CNN is going to continue whether their watchers and readers like it or not.

    How about giving equal time to ALL the LOSERS of the last Primary/Election cycle? Remember? She's a "LOSER" AND A "QUITTER!"

    Good grief..........

    July 17, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. Anny

    Sounds to me like she hasNO regrets about her Quitting her office and leaving the people who elected her high and dry......so she could get out there in the public and stay in the limelight........I hope she is ready for the press and media that is going to follow her every move and her every word.........and I will be taking notes as to who in the indepent party and the republican party that ask for her support ..... I think most of the republicans have seen her past performance and will want to stay clear of her

    July 17, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  13. mike

    May be by twitting she can avoid that hasty talk on television!

    July 17, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  14. Sandra

    I can't understand all the hoopla over Sarah Palin. she proved to be a candidate that was misinformed on all of the basic issues and a ruthless leader that took advantage of her role as govenor. This is something that the republicans seem to be quite good at, but at least they are good at something!

    July 17, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  15. Al-NY,NY

    This tw#t using twitter to tweet her brain-dead supporters? I can just see the messages..."hey there all you real americans. Fido here. Keep up the good work you betcha" zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    July 17, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. malclave

    Wow, you liberals are STILL scared of Sarah... good to see.

    Too bad CNN and most of the rest of "journalists" are dishonest and malfeasant, and put their political bias ahead of doing their jobs responsibly,

    July 17, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. bam

    Haven't heard of any candidates – Dem or neocon – who want Palin campaigning with them. Perhaps she could just send $$$ and keep a low profile????????

    July 17, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. Mase

    Who cares. They don't make liberals that look that good though..

    July 17, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  19. can start going after the media!??

    who ever posted this has a complex and needs to see a psychiatrist

    the media is definately trying to make money and we tune in when Palin talks, not to be out to get her, but because we want to hear what dumb thing she says next

    she sells papers and web site hits OR SIMPLY advertising dollars

    no one is out to get her

    July 17, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    Palin/Limbaugh 2012 to 2014-1/2

    July 17, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  21. malclave

    @Chaco July 17th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

    Heh... I make almost an identical comment on another thread, in reference to Obama, but CNN suppresses it.

    Proof positive that CNN is just a mouthpiece for the Obama campaign. A comment that is perfectly acceptable about Palin is suppressed about Obama because you liberals are still down on your knees.

    Well, sorry, I prefer to stand.

    July 17, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  22. laurie

    omg, is this woman starved for attention? What a golddigger!

    July 17, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  23. SJ

    Twitter, the perfect tool for her narcissistic personality disorder.

    July 17, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  24. Kimberly

    she puts the twit in twitter...womans a train wreck, I wish she would just shut up, but why would she with cnn having a love affair with this know nothing empty headed loon. God im glad she wont ever be president

    July 17, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  25. Andrew

    The last line of this story contains an egregious use of an apostrophe in a plural noun. C'mon cnn.

    July 17, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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