Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to Resign

POSTED: Monday, July 6, 2009 - 7:25am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has announced she will resign this month.

She made the surprise announcement on Friday after first revealing that she wouldn't be running for re-election. Rather than be a lame duck Governor Palin said she is choosing to resign and in explaining her decision, Palin made a basketball analogy, saying like a point guard, she knows when to pass the ball so the team can win.

The former Republican Vice Presidential candidate has now spurred talk she might focus on a run for President in the 2012 election. Lt. Governor Sean Parnell will be sworn in as Alaska's new Governor on July 26th.

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