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. Typical Republican

    I hope she quits half way through each of her tweets. That will be cool. We won't call it quitting, we'll say she's taking care of her family....suddenly and unexpectedly.....running to the other room to make sure her daughters are 'abstaining' from using condoms!

    July 17, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. Angi's mom

    Ho Hum

    July 17, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  3. Connie

    Can't wait for her to unleash her utter brilliance on us.

    July 17, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  4. G.Kazmier

    Palin is going to be much more influential as a free spirit than as the Alaska Govenor or Vice President candidate. I would imagine all the malicious fanaticals are choking right now and are getting out their WITCHCRAFT kits to figure out how to deal with this one. It's really hilarious that she can get under the liberals skin when all she does is re-inforce what most normal Americans believe in.

    I think there are alot of people out there who are feeling pretty stupid and are having second thoughts on what they voted for.

    July 17, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. Joanna in PA

    Only ten days until she doesn't have to follow those ethics laws. Oh well, she never did anyway. She is such a child. That is just what this country needs in a leader, a little immature cry baby.

    Actually this is all part of her game. Parade the kids around everywhere, make a statement, than cry that the media reports it. As if she didn't want what she said to be in the media. Please people. Are you all that dense? It gets old. Its been old.

    This latest comment shows just how childish she is. It is classic GOP style. We knew she didn't know anything about issues in 08, that is why Obama won. She proved that when she came out against cap and trade recently. During the campaign she was all about it. Really she was in an interview and got asked one of those got ya questions. Example" how do you feel about cap and trade" Sara, oh I support it. " really she was thinking: will you people stop with the got ya games. I just wanted to be a TV personality, but when that didn't work out, i went into minor league politics. Now i had a taste of fame and power and i want more!!!!

    July 17, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  6. Larry

    Palin, you bore me to tears. I'm crying right now.

    Is there a correlation between cold climates and negative IQ's?

    July 17, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  7. Ren from Baltimore

    So, an admitted twit? Good one.

    Enough of her already. Let's hope she can count to 140 (Twitter limit of # of characters), or her gibes might seem incoherent!

    July 17, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  8. Republicans are the American Taliban

    She announced that she's ready to be " a little less classy "....

    July 17, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  9. Palin Power

    Her twitter will help ensure that she inevitably becomes President in 2012-2021.

    July 17, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  10. Kyle

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

    How oblivious to his/her future political aspirations does one have to be to say something as ridiculous as this? Don't get me wrong, I understand that all politicians "need" to skew the truth a bit to persuade overly-sensitive voters, but I don't think anyone has ever announced when they would be turning the switch on or off.

    July 17, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  11. Alex in Wisconsin

    I guess lying low and out of the spotlight to devote more time to family is out of the question. I just hope the comedians and critics don't explode from all the fuel she will be giving them. And I hope her faithful followers don't resort to suicide once the Government filter is removed from Sarah Palin's mouth and fingertips.

    Doesn't she know that we the people want to hear less from her, not more? doesn't she know that when she says stupid things, the media on both sides will report it. Just because Fox news will agree with anything a republican or neocon says doesn't mean that the people who point out the stupidity are biased. If the media has been so bad, fade away. If the media is just doing it's job, stand in the spotlight and make more stupid comments.

    July 17, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  12. J McNeal

    There are still people starving to death in the world, losing their jobs, no idea how they are going to pay their mortgage and feed their families, still genocide being conducted in Darfur, terrorist acts all over the world and you really think we give a monkey's behind if Sarah Palin is tweeting?

    Come on CNN, you are slipping!

    July 17, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  13. Mitch

    Yeah, she should go after the mains stream media....it's only the source of news for the majority of the country and a good fight will hopefully put this twit out of our hair once and for all.


    July 17, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  14. matt

    its good to know she felt the time was right to quit her job as a governor for more important ways to spend her time...twittering all day to lobotomized people and those that are convinced the world is only a few thousand years old. way to go, sarah! twitter away to your nascar loving fans everywhere!

    July 17, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  15. Gary SC

    Now if she stays on Twitter and off the TV, this could be good.

    July 17, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  16. cjr

    even if I had absolutely nothing to do and bored out of my mind – I would never have time for sarah. Bet Jon stewart and others will have a field day with this- she won't be around for long.- no great loss

    July 17, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  17. Nathan from Atlanta

    Is there a way I can block her name and any related articles from my computer?

    July 17, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  18. GI Joe

    The Twit Tweets !!!

    Breaking NEWS

    July 17, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  19. SM

    Tweets from a true Bird-Brain. Yikes.

    July 17, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  20. Jay

    She was never really liked before...what makes her think she will be liked now? She becomes president, I leave the country!

    July 17, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  21. Jack

    Shut up and go away!

    July 17, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  22. KarlfromMD

    Best of luck to the least qualified VP candidate in living memory. Hope you are the GOP nominee in 2012. We will send you back to Wasilla. Enjoy the spotlight after abandoning your own constituents. We consider you toast.

    July 17, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  23. Denise

    If she's leaving in a few days, why does any restraint matter now? Also, announcements about staying tuned are only self-serving. If she has anything to say, she should just say it. WE are not her children, and some of us resent being played like them.

    July 17, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  24. Mike, Vancouver

    The best way to get away from this crap is to not reply at all. If CNN does not get any responses they will quickly not publish ridiculous stories like this.

    July 17, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. Jake

    If what we've seen from this idiot is her composed, PC responses we are in for some outstanding comedy. I love how her prosody never matches the logical flow of what shes saying during speeches.

    July 17, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
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