The governor's announcement, in two parts, below...
Update: David Kurtz:
Perhaps the best part of Palin's announcement today:Update 2: Steve Benen:Life is too short to compromise time and resources... it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: "Sit down and shut up", but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out.Quitters stick to it. Winners quit.
She says she's "given my reasons" for quitting, in the same breath as she says she doesn't feel the need to "explain" her decision. She blasts those who take the "quitter's way out," and then quits.