Sarah Palin Resigns as Alaska Governor

July 3, 2009 By:
Sarah Palin Resigns as Alaska Governor

Sarah Palin just announced she will be resigning as Governor of Alaska later this month. She made a speech today from the backyard of her home in Wasilla, Alaska.

Sarah said, "It hurts to make this choice but I'm doing what's best for Alaska. You can effect change from the outside, and I can too."

Her husband Todd and children Piper, Bristol and Willow were all by her side. Sarah made no mention of her desire to run for Presidency, but there has been a lot of speculation that that will be her next move.

Palin also addressed the fact that her son Trig who is just a year old and has Down syndrome, needs her attention at home more than she has been providing him.

Sarah went on to say, "We know we can effect positive change outside government. I know the time when its time to pass the ball for victory. Trust me with this decision."

Another possibility for Sarah other than a run for the White House is her running for Senate. One of Alaska’s two Senate seats will be available in 2010.

Check out her resignation speech below.