The Politico reports Governor Palin will make an announcement from her home in Wasilla, which some are speculating means that she will announce she won’t run for reelection as governor. Who knows. Maybe the hateful, bigoted, and just plain insane accusations (Sullivan still insists Trig is not her baby) made about her and her family may have just become too much. I hope that’s not the case because it would mean that the haters can succeed in driving out those they fear from public office.
Update: Mark Halperin offers 10 reasons why Governor Palin won’t run for reelection as governor.
Here are some predictions from friends on Twitter:
The Anchoress thinks Palin will announce she is ill and won’t run for reelection. She makes this prediction based upon the fact she has become quite thin lately.
Jim Geraghty says his wife thinks Palin will announce she and Todd are expecting again.
Update II: CNN reports that according to GOP sources Palin won’t run for reelection. \
Update III: Palin says she can better affect positive change for Alaska and the country from outside the governor’s office. In the video of her speech announcing she would not run for reelection she referenced all she did to help Alaska’s energy production, but she also said she and her staff spent too much time and public money to fight the frivolous ethics complaints. It cost the state $2 million and her family $500,000 to as she said “set the record straight.”
My gut tells me she will not run for president in 2012.
Update IV: Andrea Mitchell at MSNBC says sources tell her Palin is out of politics for good:
Some have speculated in the past that Palin may be interested in running for president in 2012, but she did not mention running for another office at her press conference. Sources told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that Palin is out of politics for good.
Update V: The Anchoress is sticking by her prediction that there’s something else going on that she wants to keep secret, like maybe she or one of her kids is ill and has no interest in giving the leftist haters something else to rip apart with their fangs.
Update VI: Jim Geraghty touches on what has me upset and that is how Palin’s kids were treated by sickos like Andrew Sullivan, David Letterman and others on the left who said such evil, nasty things that I have begun to accept that they have no souls but are the human equivalent of Orcs:
The lesson that the ruthless corners of the political world will take from the rise, fall, and departure of Sarah Palin that if you attack a politician’s children nastily enough and relentlessly enough, you can get anybody to quit.