Because I think what Mrs Palin said is too important to leave to the dolts of the msm, I am posting it in it's entirety from her own website. I encourage all Americans to read her words as they celebrate an important day in America's history tomorrow. As the msm continues their incessant, moronic trashing of a good and decent woman; as Mrs Palin's supporters wail in disbelief and horror at the thought that Mrs Palin is stepping away from the public arena, I urge you all to take heart. From her words below, I honestly believe that America has not seen the last of the Palin family. It is my humble opinion that the Palin family (yes, even down to little Trig..lol) is not done with America. There will be great days ahead, and you will see Mrs Palin contributing in her own inimitable way - you know, the way that drives her critics (and the msm) mad. Read on:
Palin Announces No Second Term
No Lame Duck Session Either
Hi Alaska, I appreciate speaking directly TO you, the people I serve, as your Governor.
People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing's more important to me than our beloved Alaska. Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine.
I want Alaskans to grasp what can be in store for our state. We were purchased as a territory because a member of President Abe Lincoln's cabinet, William Seward, providentially saw in this great land, vast riches, beauty, strategic placement on the globe, and opportunity. He boldly looked "North to the Future". But he endured such ridicule and mocking for his vision for Alaska, remember the adversaries scoffed, calling this "Seward's Folly". Seward withstood such disdain as he chose the uncomfortable, unconventional, but RIGHT path to secure Alaska, so Alaska could help secure the United States.
Alaska’s mission – to contribute to America. We’re strategic IN the world as the air crossroads OF the world, as a gatekeeper of the continent. Bold visionaries knew this - Alaska would be part of America's great destiny.
People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing's more important to me than our beloved Alaska.
Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND oil and gas. It's energy! God gave us energy.
So to serve the state is a humbling responsibility, because I know in my soul that Alaska is of such import, for America’s security, in our very volatile world. And you know me by now, I promised even four years ago to show MY independence… no more conventional “politics as usual”.
And we are doing well! My administration's accomplishments speak for themselves. We work tirelessly for Alaskans.
We aggressively and responsibly develop our resources because they were created to be used to better our world... to HELP people... and we protect the environment and Alaskans (the resource owners) foremost with our policies.
Here’s some of the things we’ve done:
We created a petroleum integrity office to oversee safe development. We held the line FOR Alaskans on Point Thomson – and finally for the first time in decades – they’re drilling for oil and gas.
We have AGIA, the gasline project – a massive bi-partisan victory (the vote was 58 to 1!) – also succeeding as intended - protecting Alaskans as our clean natural gas will flow to energize us, and America, through a competitive, pro-private sector project. This is the largest private sector energy project, ever. THIS is energy independence.
And ACES – another bipartisan effort – is working as intended and industry is publicly acknowledging its success. Our new oil and gas “clear and equitable formula” is so Alaskans will no longer be taken advantage of. ACES incentivizes NEW exploration and development and JOBS that were previously not going to happen with a monopolized North Slope oil basin.
We cleaned up previously accepted unethical actions; we ushered in bi-partisan Ethics Reform.
We also slowed the rate of government growth, we worked with the Legislature to save billions of dollars for the future, and I made no lobbyist friends with my hundreds of millions of dollars in budget vetoes... but living beyond our means today is irresponsible for tomorrow.
We took government out of the dairy business and put it back into private-sector hands – where it should be.
We provided unprecedented support for education initiatives, and with the right leadership, finally filled long-vacant public safety positions. We built a sub-Cabinet on Climate Change and took heat from Outside special interests for our biologically-sound wildlife management for abundance.
We broke ground on the new prison.
And we made common sense conservative choices to eliminate personal luxuries like the jet, the chef, the junkets... the entourage.
And the Lt. Governor and I said "no" to our pay raises. So much success in this first term – and with this success I am proud to take credit... for hiring the right people! Our goal was to achieve a gasline project, more fair oil and gas valuation, and ethics reform in four years. We did it in two. It’s because of the people… good public servants surrounding the Governor's office, with servants' hearts and astounding work ethic... THEY are Alaska's success! ...
She has so much more to say. Go NOW and read the rest here, and really think about what she says on the eve of this year's 4th of July. Mrs Palin proved to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt that she has the heart of a true patriot, and at this stage America needs all strong hearted patriots to come to the aid of their country. "No politics as usual " is not just some empty cliche - rheumy rhetoric - for her. No wonder the good ol' boys both in politics and the msm tried so hard to trash her. 'Palin derangement syndrome' made fools of them all. Oh, and as I finish this? Some commenter on the CBC is talking about the "rambling diatribe" she gave today.. ssdd...Hehehe. NEXT!
Thank YOU, Mrs Palin. This alien is looking forward to your next all-American adventure. Oh and yes, my resume will be in the mail. *Smiles*