CBS Affiliate KTVA reports that at a press conference this morning Palin said she will resign the governorship within a few weeks.
CBSNews.com producer Scott Conroy, who covered Palin's vice presidential campaign last year, confirmed through a source close to the governor said she is leaving office.
Earlier today, a holiday, Palin sent out an early morning press release indicating that she would be making an announcement from her home in Wasilla.
Joining Palin were her parents, family and state commissioners.
Palin said that power will be transferred to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell, who will be sworn in during the upcoming governor's picnic in Fairbanks.
She did not field questions, and would not give any indications about her future plans.
More sources: MSNBC
Washington Post (which speculates she's focusing on Presidential run)
My note: Keep checking news.google.com and other places.
I think someone has something on her. You don't make a move like this on a Friday, a holiday, if it's GOOD news. This is the ultimate news-cycle "take out the trash" day
ETA: Salon on her..um..."speech"
( Edit #2 - Video of her speech behind the cutCollapse )
OP EDITORIAL REDUX: During her Thanksgiving "pardoning a turkey" speechy-type thing, there were turkeys being slaughtered behind her, graphically. Today, we had ducks mating in the background. (Hubby was howling at it). I think it was appropriate imagery considering her rant about lame duck governors :D
ETA the 4th? 5th?: Sarah Twitters: "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"