On This Day in 2009, Palin Resigns

On this day back in 2009, Sarah Palin gave a big “You betcha'” to the Washington elite and announced she would resign as Governor of Alaska in order to “effect positive change outside of government.”

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Here are five cartoons from our archives reacting to her surprise announcement:

JD Crowe / Mobile Press-Register (click to view more cartoons by Crowe)
Rob Tornoe / (click to view more cartoons by Tornoe)
Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch (click to view more cartoons by Beeler)
R.J. Matson / Roll Call (click to view more cartoons by Matson)
John Cole / Scranton Times-Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Cole)

Sarah Palin Cartoons

Right now, journalists are pouring through nearly 24,000 records and emails released today detailing Sarah Palin’s tenure as governor of Alaska.

Ever since breaking onto the political scene during the Presidential election of 2008, Palin has been a firebrand, causing people to have strong feeling about her one way or the other. Cartoonists are no different. Check out their thoughts in our new Sarah Palin cartoon slideshow.

Daryl Cagle / (click to view slideshow)

Sarah Palin Spawn or Die

Sarah Palin Spawn or Die Color © Daryl Cagle,,Sarah Palin, Governor, Alaska, President, campaign 2012, Salmon