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Twittering Sarah Palin

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27 July 2009 13:48

Over the past month or two I’ve been trying out Twitter. One of the people I follow — and I use that word in the narrow Twitter sense of ‘follow’, rather than the broader political sense — is Alaska Governor and former Republican VP nominee, Sarah Palin.

Palin tweets a lot. What she lacks in elegance she makes up for in energy.

A couple of weeks ago, Palin announced her intention to resign as governor, which raised eyebrows across America. Was she preparing for a run for the White House in 2012? Would she star in a reality TV show? Or would she fall back into the arms of her husband Todd and retire from public life?

That last option never seemed likely to me — and it seems even less likely given this cryptic message she broadcast a few minutes ago, as her resignation took effect:

'Last state twitter. Thank you Alaska! I love you. God bless Alaska. God bless the U.S.A.'

Is it just me, or does the qualifier in that message – ‘state’ – sound ominous?

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