Palin Ducks Media Glare on Day After

One senator is 'deeply disappointed' that guv will 'abandon State'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2009 6:25 PM CDT
Alaska Governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin changes into her walking shoes at an autism awareness walk on June 7, 2009 in Purchase, New York.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The day after announcing her resignation, Sarah Palin lay so low that even a spokesman couldn't name her whereabouts, the AP reports. Alaska's governor wasn't at the Capitol building or the governor's mansion. Spokesman David Murrow said Palin had plans to visit Juneau, the state capital, to celebrate the 4th of July, but he couldn't say where. Then a tweet appeared on Palin's Twitter page.

"Lots of celebration of Independence & Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood." If that put her at the state celebration, parade director Jean Sztuk didn't know about it. When the last clowns marched by, Sztuk gave up on seeing Palin: "What governor wants to be at the end of the parade?" Meanwhile, GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski spoke up, slamming Palin for her decision to "abandon the State and her constituents before her term has concluded," the Huffington Post reports.