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July 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Palin steps down: Was it the right move?

Running with Palin 2012 for shot at presidency

Editor, The Times:

If I were a Republican interested in becoming president, I’d hitch my star to Sarah Palin’s wagon. She will run for president in 2012. I’d stay so close that after her nomination for president by the Republican Party, she’d have to choose me as her running mate.

With her charisma and conservative talking points, our ticket would be elected. Then, after two years of serving as president, when she tired of probing media, outside agitators, an uncooperative Congress and was convinced she could help the nation better being outside of government, she’d resign.

Then I’d be president!

— Andrew Prieditis, Seattle

Palin done and gone, now for Alaska

After listening to Sarah Palin’s hopefully sincere retirement speech, I came up with a great idea. Let’s sell Alaska back to Russia, and kill two birds with one stone.

— Rose M. Laffoon, Shoreline

Governor made right choice for Alaska

Though many pundits don’t get Sarah Palin’s decision, I do. Palin was not going to run for re-election. She was spending 80 percent of her time, $2 million plus of Alaskan taxpayer’s money and $500,000 of her own dough responding to vicious and unfounded attacks.

Since Palin had already accomplished much of what she set out to do, rather than continue to waste valuable Alaskan resources responding to these distractions, Palin chose to resign. That was an excellent and wise choice.

Now Palin can pursue her desires for better and less costly government.

— Fred Gucker, Edmonds

Palin always worth a laugh

I stumbled out of bed after another miserable night of fighting the heat. I walked outside to retrieve The Times, thinking to myself, “Please, give me just one good thing to read about — one news item that can be seen as somehow pleasant.”

But first I saw another piece on the senseless sickening South Park killing [“An empty place after slaying in South Park,” page one, July 22]. Then a headline screamed, “787 May Not Fly This Year” [page one, July 22]. Even the sports page was no help, since the Mariners’ comeback attempt in Detroit fell short [“M’s suffer rough night,” Sports, July 22].

Fortunately, I fought off my despair long enough to turn to page A9. There I found an article [“Palin’s fund for fees questioned,” News, July 22] telling me that Sarah Palin may have violated state ethics laws by accepting private donations. And why did she seek these donations? In order to defend herself against more than a dozen ethics complaints!

Ah Sarah, how can I thank you? Having you around makes life worth living.

— Tom Likai, Shoreline

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