Sources: Palin Done With Politics
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2009 4:31 PM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announces today that she is stepping down July 26.   (AP Photo/The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)
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(Newser) – Sources close to Sarah Palin say the Alaska governor intends to leave politics entirely—and not focus on a 2012 presidential bid—when her resignation becomes official later this month, Andrea Mitchell reported today on MSNBC. The Republican, under fire at home over ethics complaints and from various media outlets nationally, reportedly said, “I’ve had it, I can’t take it anymore, I’m out of politics.”

This, of course, arouses conspiracy theories at liberal blog Daily Kos. “I knew something was fishy as soon as I heard this,” Excelsior1 writes. “The bottom line is, she lied, she couldn’t take the heat, or someone is blackmailing her. … She doesn’t really want to pay her dues in office. She just wants to be a speech maker/semi-journalist/commentator.”