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)

By Daryl Cagle

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