Farewell

Palin's July 4 Facebook Note

She's made herself scarce since her resignation announcement on Friday, but Sarah Palin took briefly to her Facebook account to pen a missive about the "higher calling" taking her away from the Alaska governor's seat. Under the subject line "Happy 4th of July from Alaska!" Palin took "a moment to reflect on the last 24 hours." The 460-word note referred to Palin's decision to step down as one "my family and I" decided because "we have accomplished more during this one term than most governors do in two." As for whether the resignation was planned: "For months now, I have consulted with friends and family, and with the Lieutenant Governor, about what is best for our wonderful state. I even made a few administration changes over that course in time in preparation for yesterday." She took another few digs at the "main stream media" for being "most predictable, ironic, and as always, detached from the lives of ordinary Americans," and "sad" for "never understand[ing]." Will Palin stay in politics? Unclear from the note, but she certainly doesn't plan on leaving the public eye, or her followers' field of view: "I look forward to making a difference - with you!" Then, with a sign of her name, Sarah was over and out.