Rumor Mill: Palin's Moving to Rhode Island

State's GOP boss has to 'question her sanity'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 21, 2009 10:43 AM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gives a thumbs up during her resignation speech Sunday, July 26, 2009.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Word on the street is that Sarah Palin is planning a move to Rhode Island—but so far, it’s just one rumor among many. Seems a bit of an odd choice: It’s a left-leaning state whose former senator has called Palin a “cocky wacko,” notes Randal Edgar in the Providence Journal. The rumor began in a gossip column of the Anchorage Daily News, which isn't all that sure about its veracity but adds that  “she’s never running for office again."

Instead, she would leave the nation’s biggest state for its smallest “with $7 million from her book and a contract with Fox.” The state’s GOP chairman says “we’d certainly welcome her,” but “anyone who wants to move to Rhode Island, we would have to question their sanity.”