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Sarah Palin to step down

The Alaska governor will leave her job later this month

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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin unexpectedly announced on Friday that she would step down from the job effective July 26. Though the former vice-presidential candidate said she was returning to private life, her decision to relinquish the governorship will further stoke speculation Palin is preparing a bid for the 2012 presidential race. However, the adviser who recruited her to run alongside John McCain wasn’t convinced by the timing of Palin’s announcement. “We’ve seen a lot of nutty behavior from governors and Republican leaders in the last three months,” says John Weaver, a longtime friend of McCain’s, “but this one is at the top of that.”

Washington Post

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