In a moving ceremony in St. Paul’s Cathedral Atlantic City Fairbanks, Sarah Heath Palin surrendered her title as Governor of Alaska. Tears and smudged mascara marked the occasion as Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell was sworn in as governor by Alaska Supreme Court Justice Daniel E. Winfree and donned the ceremonial sash and tiara.
The crowd reached well into four figures, unusually large for Alaska. Everyone agreed the Palin resignation was the highlight of the Fairbanks Golden Days Celebration, even bigger than the parade or rubber duckie race.
Governor Sarah Palin’s lengthy reign of two years and seven months was marked by prosperity tranquility high drama. We eargerly await her book, personal appearance tour, Twitter feed, and ethics cases.
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