Tags: republicans | sarah | palin

Republicans Weigh In on Palin's Decision

Friday, 03 Jul 2009 11:38 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Prominent Republicans weighed in Friday on Sarah Palin's announcement that she will resign later this month as Alaska's governor.

Interviewed by Politico.com, the conservative heavyweights said:

“Palin is at her best when she’s being folksy, but there is no way to be folksy when you’re resigning as governor.” GOP strategist Dan Schnur

“Now she can do her book, give speeches, travel the country and the world, campaign for others, meet people, get more educated on the issues -- and without being criticized for neglecting her duties in Alaska." William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard

“There is just no good way to say quitting has made her more qualified to run for higher office." Pollster Glen Bolger

“I think Sarah Palin is on the verge of becoming the 'Miami Vice' of American politics: Something a lot of people once thought was cool and then 20 years later look back, shake their heads and just kind of laugh.” Media consultant Todd Harris

Politico also interviewed Charlie Cook, founder and editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report newsletter. Cook said Alaska's remote location makes it difficult for a governor of that state to run for president, citing the long distances to key cities in the continental U.S.

Cook also said Palin's resignation means she is able to avoid making tough state-related financial decisions as America struggles in a challenging economic climate.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved