Sarah Palin has been able to leverage her Twitter account to keep up a national profile since her failed 2008 vice presidential bid -- and she doesn't plan to let her resignation as governor of Alaska stop her. Palin is promising a new account and "less politically correct" Tweets once she steps down as governor.
Palin's current Twitter handle, AKGovSarahPalin, won't be very fitting for the Republican politician come July 26, when Lt. Governor Sean Parnell will take over for Palin. Subsequently, it appears she is planning to launch a new account.
Just hours ago, Palin tweeted, "I'll stay in touch w/whomever wants via personal twtr site;launch July 26;in meantime it's pleasure to update interested folks on State biz!"
That note followed up on a tweet that seems to promise more Palin headlines in the weeks to come: "elected is replaceable;Ak WILL progress! + side benefit=10 dys til less politically correct twitters fly frm my fingertps outside State site," she wrote.
Sarah Palin has displayed her Web 2.0 savvy on Twitter, the social networking site that allows users to "tweet" 140-character messages, where she is able to seemingly sidestep "mainstream media" by communicating directly to her "followers" on Twitter -- all the while keeping journalists abreast of her latest moves.
She has indeed addressed many Alaskan issues on her current Twitter account. "I'm asking lawmakers to continue my admin's fuel tax suspension; hard to swallow notion that some want to tax AKn's fuel! Stand by for info," she recently tweeted. Her new account, however, could take her into a whole new realm of national politics.
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