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Reasons Behind Palin's Resignation

July 5, 2009

There are many reasons for Palin’s resignation, and this decision is much more complicated thanone simple explanation.

First, Palin was not going to run for re-election.Her prospects for the remainder of her governorship were not particular either. There was a lame duck congress, and she wouldn’t be able to enact the policy that she wanted. Her old position was essentially worthless, as she could have little remaining influence in Alaska.

Second, she wished to leave the media spotlight. It is well known that the media had been unfair to her. This isĀ  perhaps an understatement. During her presidency, she was smeared as ignorant, uneducated, and radical. Saturday Night Live was most people’s first impression of her. This break from governorshiop will give her an opportunity to remake her image.

Third, many believe Palin wants a run in the 2012 Presidential Election. This, however, is not confirmed. There is a possibility that she will retire after this and return to a private life. Most don’t believe this though. Palin was a uniting factor for the Republican Party during the election last year. Some even consider her to be the face of the Republican Party.

Palin’s future is in question. The next few days will likely show Palin’s intentions, and possibly reveal any other motifs behind this sudden resignation.