Sarah Palin resigns as Alaska governor: Is a talk show far behind?

Just when the recent Sarah Palin media circus — her feud with David Letterman; her spandex-happy photo spread in Runner's World; the recent damning Vanity Fair profile of her — couldn't get any weirder, the former GOP vice-presidential candidate just announced she will resign the governorship of Alaska at the end of the month, two-and-a-half years into her first term. Even the transfer of power to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell won't stop Palin's special brand of surreality: He'll be sworn in at a picnic in Fairbanks on July 25.

The blogosphere is already oscillating between whether Palin's planning a run for president in 2012 or whether she's just written her political epitaph. Me, I'm just wondering whether her next act will be, say, going head-to-head against Rachel Maddow with her talk show Sarah Barracuda on Fox News. Or filling the recent Jon & Kate media blackout vacuum with Sarah & Todd Plus Six on TLC. (For those bothering to count: Track + Willow + Piper + Trig + Bristol + Bristol's son Tripp = six.) While Palin may make for a dubious elected official to some, I think we can all agree the woman makes for — and inspires — some ridiculously entertaining TV. (Below, I've embedded just two examples.)

So tell me, PopWatchers, do you hope to see more of Sarah Palin once she moves out of the governor's mansion, or less?

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  • Colin

    Less. Much less. Hopefully none.

  • Adam

    No way she’s leaving the media spotlight. She wants it too much.
    http://tvdonewright.com/2009/07/02/its-official-neil-patrick-harris-to-host-the-emmys/

  • susan

    Maybe she’s been hiking the Appalachian Trail too.

  • Dahlia

    I wish it meant seeing less of her, but since she is a walking definition of narcissistic personality disorder I’m sure it means she’ll be picking fights with everybody until she can formally announce she’s running for president.

  • Karen

    Um less. DEFINITELY less. Like never again. Please go away for good.

  • carly

    Another nail in the GOP coffin if she is the 2012 nominee. There is a related post at http://iamsoannoyed.com/?p=2048

  • Varoadrunner

    I find it difficult to understand some of the blogs on here. If we look back a the Republican campaign, she was the bright sopt and had more of a feel for all of the issues that surfaced. She did not interview well with Curic, but please, would all of you ugly women please get off of her case. She can’t help it that she is both smart and HOT. Give it a break – you only show your ignorance

  • Gary

    To quit her post shows she hasen’t got what it takes to be in the spotlight.Most people find those who quit to be weak.She really needs to fade away.The media needs to turn it’s back to her.This is not a person I’d be interested in hearing from,or about anymore.Very poor character.

  • Snarf

    I think she’ll end up on the View as Hasselbeck’s long overdue freplacement. Babs and the other ladies have had enough of a shrill right-wing nut bar and want a more rational, thought provoking person. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • jim

    More-Tina Fey, more- Amy Pohler. Less as in none of Sarah Palin. Her fan base are the same bunch got w elected twice. How did that work out?

  • Buffy Freak

    Don’t let the igloo door hit you on the way out Sarah…my God her speech today was one of the most incomprehensible things I’ve ever heard, especially the basketball analogy. How the hell did ANYBODY believe this dope should be a heartbeat away from the Oval Office?

  • Lynn

    She can’t help it that she is both smart and HOT.
    ——
    Actually she’s demonstrated on numerous occasions that she’s dumb as a brick. Did you even see her near-incomprehensible speech today? The woman’s a nut.

  • bootsycolumbia

    So doing your job as well as possible while you’re in office, even though you aren’t going to run for re-election, qualifies as apathetic? Whatever.

  • jcpdiesel21

    I would like to see much, MUCH less of Sarah Palin. It seems like every time she slips out of the spotlight, she does something or reacts to something to get more attention.

  • derpinyomouth

    Calm down Libs…..you have had a good last couple of weeks, but it will end soon. Enjoy your lame duck president. Robbing the rich to give to the undeserving will blow up in your face soon.

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