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Palin Resigning, Won’t Seek 2nd Term as Alaska Gov.

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Palin Resigning, Won’t Seek 2nd Term as Alaska Gov.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made an announcement Friday that she is resigning from office on July 26. No explanation was given. The guessing game is on, is she quitting to run for the White House in the 2012 race?

The failed former Republican vice presidential candidate called a hasty news conference Friday morning at her home in Wasilla, giving only time enough for a few reporters to make it to the announcement. Her spokesman Dave Murrow refused to give details about the governor’s future plans or reasons for quitting.

“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,” Palin said in a prepared statement released by her office.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the end of the month. The governor to be, said he was only told on Wednesday evening.

Palin, elected in 2006 has found her popularity plummeting mostly due to the local partisan politics she has brought back to here home state on her return from the presidential campaign. Her current term would have ended in 2010.

Palin said she planned to make a “positive change outside government,” Editor: Palin being outside of any government is a positive change.

I also have to agree with (comment clipped with extreme prejudice) her comment on twitter “this is in Alaska’s best interest”….Stay tuned”

Palin’s short notice is seen as another blow to the (everybody’s doing it) Republican Party reeling from the destruction of two other possible 2012 presidential hopefuls, affairs by Nevada Sen. John Ensign and South Carolina’s Argentine lover Gov. Mark Sanford.

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July 3rd, 2009 Posted by narsbars | Alaska, Mark Sanford, Republican, Sarah Palin, South Carolina | no comments

Sen. Olympia Snowe has the vote that could swing the debate on Health Care. How will she vote?

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She has raked in over $1 million in contributions from the health care industry.

Senator Snowe may end up the deciding vote on one of the issues that brought Democrats into power. The overhaul of the health care system so the system provides health care instead of profits to a few is a priority among many liberal voters. A public plan for insurance coverage is the only viable choice against the smoke screen of compromises floated by the right.

Olympia has been around a long time and knows how to be a power broker; hers was the only GOP signature missing among members of the Senate Finance Committee missing from a letter sent to the White House week opposing a public option. The downside is that she is pushing her own “trigger” compromise that would still effectively kill any meaningful bill.

All I need to know is that insurance companies support the bill.

How will Senator Snow vote?

She has a strong record of support for women and the disadvantaged.

Received over $400,000 from the insurance industry.

$400,000 from “health professionals”.

$135,000 from hospitals and nursing homes.

$100,000 from pharmaceutical and health products companies.

Over $60,000 from health services and HMOs.

See: records from the open-government group.

Donors include the PACS for the American Medical Association , Aetna Inc , and the American Hospital Association.

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June 16th, 2009 Posted by narsbars | Aetna, American Hospital Association, Health, Health care, Insurance, Olympia Snowe, Republican, White House, public h | no comments