Chapter . Palin Quits
On July 3, 2009 Sarah Palin announced, in her typical analogy-riddled “gee-golly” fashion, that she was resigning from her post as Governor of Alaska. The 2008 Republican Vice President candidate said that she was doing what was best for Alaska, and that it would not be in the state’s best interest if she finished her term. Opponents of Governor Palin used her resignation to support all the criticisms they’d lobbed during her 2008 campaign. Media attention, ethical attacks, needing more time to hunt moose – whatever the true reason for Palin ’s resignation, the move increased rumors that she would campaign for presidency in 2012, and made her a major cartoon character once again.