Max Blumenthal calls bullshit:
Prior to her sudden announcement, Palin gave every indication that she intended to complete her tenure as governor.
On July 1, Palin met with Alaska Senator Mark Begich to discuss funding for the missile-defense systems that would be stationed in Alaska. In May, Palin initiated a plan to circumvent the state legislature by introducing a ballot measure that would ban minors from receiving abortions without parental consent. She vowed to be the first to sign the measure event though it would not be certified until August 2010.
In short, all this "I've thought about this long and hard" nonsense is exactly that -- nonsense. Palin is so fucking screwed on this.
OH, MAN ... it's all coming together.