July 27th, 2009
03:35 PM ET
13 years ago

Play by play: Tweets from Palin's final weekend as governor

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/27/art.palintwitter0727.gi.jpg caption="The last 'tweet' from Sarah Palin as Governor of Alaska."]

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin spent her busy final weekend as governor in Alaska at picnics and preparing for her final speech - but still found time for tweeting.  Palin was on her Blackberry this weekend sending out final tweets from her governor's account @akgovsarahpalin.  Here are some highlights:

(See tweets after the jump, and updates from CNN's Chris Welch)

(July 25)
Great 3rd(& final) Governor's Picnic in hometown tonite;loved the focus: honoring military&Blue Star families;no politickin' just patriotism

Tomrrw host Anch Gov's Picnic; LtGov Parnell/I love these events- literally getting to serve you!Then Sunday Frbnks Picnic/Transition speech

Wrapped up Anch Gov's Picnic, awesome. Now road trip to Fairbanks for farewell speech/changing of the guard. Camper full of kids & coffee...

W/kids in camper;on World's Best Rd Trip!To soar by Mt.McKinley&rushing rivers,we remember all of AK is BIG/WILD/GOOD LIFE;feel freedom here

RdTrip7 hrs wKid Rock/Martina McBride/Big&Rich/Grtchn Wilson/Billy Currngtn/Hank/Toby/VanP/Blk I P's/Greenwd/Straight/etc&USO artists=heaven

(July 26)
Beautiful Frbnks morn;cabinet members here w/me & LtGov to serve @ picnic,then changing of guard ceremony;Great to be in Golden Heart City!

Last state twitter. Thank you Alaska! I love you. God bless Alaska. God bless the U.S.A.

CNN also sent All Platform Journalist Chris Welch up to Alaska to follow the governor this weekend.  Armed with his cell phone, he tweeted from @cwelchCNN:

(July 24)
life really is a picnic for Sarah Palin this wknd. shes got 3 in 3 days, all leading up to her resignation sunday...heading to wasilla now.Palin made a stop at a wasilla picnic tonight and ppl couldnt get enough of her. Side note: the mountains there are amazing!

Palin told her hometown she loves them, thanked them. Sort of emotional at times–it was her last public event in Wasilla as governor.

Palin serves hotdogs at wasilla picnic This message has been sent using the picture and Video service f... – http://mobypicture.com/?l0pgi1

http://twitpic.com/bk05a – Palin and daughter Piper serve hotdogs at the governor's picnic. (Palin's sweatshirt: Once a PATRIOT, Always ...

http://twitpic.com/bjz4v Palin offers hugs, blue star flags to families with loved ones on active duty

http://twitpic.com/bk0g8 – Palin poses for cell phone pics.

I asked the gov how she's feeling a day & a half away from "former gov." Palin: "48 hours to go, yea." maybe she'll be more talkative sat...

(July 25)
Day 2 of the palin gbye picnic tour. Shes been serving burgers for the last 2 hrs. Media being kept away at least 20 ft

(July 26)
6 hrs left in office for sarah palin. Wonder what shes up to this mornimg..

After speech, Palin supporter on what she may do next: im just as confused now as i was before

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soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Robin in Tampa, FL

    Is this what journalism on Palin has devolved down to ... her incoherent tweets being posted on CNN? Palin is done politically time to move on from her.

    July 27, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Steph

    Blech! Yuck! Pleh! Make it stop! Please, make it stop!!!

    July 27, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |


    THE Queen of Hypocricy blasts the Media and others for being hypocritical.

    My God woman, how much more of this do we have to take from her?

    The MEDIA are the ones KEEPING this Hypocrit in the news.

    July 27, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. kevincollins

    What a hypocrite - griping about the media shining spotlights on her kids when she's the one who thrust that family into the limelight for her own political gain. For the life of me I can't fathom why even so much as a single person takes her seriously.

    July 27, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. Abe Q.

    Don't let the door hit you in the back as you leave. She was very annoying to listen to. Please no more coverage.

    July 27, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  6. Keith

    CNN-this is newsworthy why?

    July 27, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Tweets from the Twit. Please let her stay up in Alaska where she belongs. We in the lower 48 don't need her spreading her stupidity around down here.

    July 27, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  8. some guy in New Hampshire

    Buisy busy busy but still has time to tweet out trivia to her fan base? Please. This person consistently behaves in a way that indicates that her main priority is Sarah Sarah Sarah, despite all her chatter about the troops, values, yada yada. Hypocrisy is like air to politicians but the good ones at least are more subtle about it than this.

    July 27, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  9. pat c

    i watched her last speech an i almost feel sorry for her. she makes a great cheerleader for pep-rallies but for any political office she is a joke. she makes no sence of what she is trying to say. i just can not imagine her trying to keep up with the big dogs in washington.
    she would be better off bumping glen beck off FOX and do her own dribble show, at least she would be better to look at if that is the show of choice for the repubs that go in for obama bashing.

    July 27, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  10. Tom

    Give it up and let it go, CNN.

    Palin is yesterday's news.

    Even your own polls show that the vast majority of Americans think she's unsuited for higher office.

    July 27, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  11. Cerena in PSL

    Did anyone think that Faillin Palin after coming to the lower 48 and getting a nice taste of the not so "real America" would want to stay in the back woods of Alaska....and how illogical for someone who is heading to Hollywood and will need the media to help boost her public image cuss them out first....that must be one of those loser maverick moves....way to go Faillin Palin. Oh, by the way...no one picked on your handicapped children, you pushed them in our face every chance you got! YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK.....GOODBYE! 🙂

    July 27, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  12. No More Cheney

    "Serving burgers for two hours" – bwa,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha...

    July 27, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  13. G SMITH PA

    Today starts Sarah Palin's road to the White House. All you hateful liberals, Obama is finished, the Democratic Party has had its day and it screwed it up as usual. Finally in 2012 we are going to get some intelligence in the White House . Go Republicans, Go Sarah.

    July 27, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Hilary

    Yet she said that she didn't want to be a lame-duck governor? Looks like she was anyway.

    July 27, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  15. brian

    Run Sarah Run! Split the GOP in two! Palin/Bachman vs. Romney/Huntsman. Winner -> Obama.

    July 27, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  16. elana

    Great work, Media! Just keep on "playin" this woman for ALL she is worth - All 10cents worth that is! By the time all of you get done following her around, and putting information on your website as well as on the Cable Networks about her, she won't even be worth 10 cents! Even though MOST of us could CARE LESS about Sara Palin, you, the Media, are helping to completely destroy any of her chances for political runs in the future! Thanks, MEDIA! You are doing an AWESOME JOB! The more you talk about her, the less likely we will have to "put up" with her in the next primary election! JUST KEEP TALKING!!

    July 27, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  17. The Party of HELL NO!

    Wow, who will the media hippies have to beat up on now?

    Palin was a useful red herring for CNN and other "news" outlets to avoid having to report that their chosen one is sinking in the polls faster than a stone to the bottom of the ocean.

    July 27, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  18. Don

    I just can't wait for the new sham-wow commercial. Hi, this is failin palin, the barraquitter from Alaska, please buy these because I can't do this all day ya know.
    The new govenor is now in a lame duck status so he should quit too?
    What stuff did the media make up? The onlyone making stuff up was Palin. AMF.

    July 27, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  19. Larry

    Palin is a great example of 24 hour news reporting and the need to find topics to fill it with.

    She'll start to go away now. You have to admit she is entertaining.

    July 27, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  20. John Black Hills/SD

    Palin just doesn't have a clue. What Palin is saying to politicians is, if you can't or won't be reelected into an elected position, you should quit one or two years before you leave office, because you'd be a lame duck....What is she saying...?

    July 27, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  21. history repeats

    im sorry does she have an AUTOGRAPH on her tweeter site?? hahah o man these are the same exact people that were calling obama a celebrity right?

    July 27, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. LuAnn & Wayne Houle

    She bailed on Alaska because she knew in another year she would have ZERO appeal left for her big book tour. Sarah Palin is all about Sarah Palin and nothing else. She literally makes me sick.

    July 27, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. Peejay

    Her tweets are actually more coherent than her spoken sentences.

    July 27, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. Karl in SLC

    Who cares what this mentally challenged quitter says? She is now irrellevant.

    July 27, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  25. Phil in KC

    Yawn. The people of Alaska should be saying "good riddance."

    July 27, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
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