There is a lot of speculation that she will run for President in 2012 and, consequently, she will not run for reelection for Governor in 2010.
But, why would you resign now and not finish your term? Is everything in Alaska going to go down hill so fast that you think you will not be blamed for it?
Update: File under this is incredibly stupid. from CNN:
Let's think about this statement. If Palin were to run for president and win, then she faces a dilemma. Since, under current constitutional standards, which I assume would not change, if Palin were elected in 2012, then she would not run for reelection in 2016 because every president who wins reelection is a lame duck. Of course, this also means that a victory in 2012 and a conviction against being a lame duck, means that if she were to win in 2012 she would be a lame duck president and, hence, should resign.
Palin added in a statement that she was "determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is not the easiest path. ... Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional lame duck status in this particular climate would just be another dose of politics as usual, something I campaigned against and will always oppose."
She is just bizarre. And no too bright politically. At least she is doing what is best for the citizens of Alaska. Maybe she will do the same for the rest of the country by resigning from politics.
She said she believes politics is "superficial." Define Irony.
Update III: Watch it yourself. I am waiting for the 5:30pm showing on MSNBC. And the Geese in the background.
I guess we will no longer have Nixon to kick around. Oh wait. That was before he won the presidency. Shit.