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UPDATE 12:27 p.m.: Word now is that she will resign within weeks. What’s going on here?
UPDATE x2 12:29 p.m.: Word now is she will resign at the end of the month.
UPDATE x3: The announcement has occurred. From Twitter, Breaking News says:
She did not take questions or give indications as to her future plans. Palin is expected to announce a run for the presidency at some point.
Meanwhile, Howard Kurtz says:
No way Palin can run for president now. But give her this: the governor has, at least briefly, knocked Michael Jackson off the air.
Fox News has a vague quote from Todd Palin about her wanting to do things “for the country.”
UPDATE x4: Ace agrees with Kurtz: “It’s over. You can’t resign from a governorship and then run for higher office.”
UPDATE x5: Palin says on Twitter:
We’ll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election… this is in Alaska’s best interest, my family’s happy… it is good, stay tuned