Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, July 3, 2009; 4:06 PM
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced this afternoon she will resign from office on July 26 and return to private life, a stunning decision by last year's Republican vice presidential candidate to leave office before the end of her first term.
See it coming? I didn’t.
So what is Sarah up to? Possibly resigning full time to prepare a run for president in 2012, of course. But then again dumping the news late Friday on a holiday weekend… potentially there is a scandal coming down the pike that she wants to be ahead of. Also I suppose it’s the first harbinger of the good news that she got a lucrative FoxNews deal and wants to avoid conflicts of interest.
Pure speculation on my part, I admit. All of it. Probably won’t hear any more until Monday.