Sarah Palin officially handed over the reins Sunday in a fiery speech in Fairbanks in which she took a parting shot at the media and national government. Palin defended her record as governor and told the media to "quit making things up" and to leave the children of new governor Sean Parnell alone. She reiterated that she is resigning because she loves Alaska. "I will be able to fight even harder for you," she said. Palin also said Alaska should resist "government largesse" because it can't help you be "healthy or happy or wealthy or wise."
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