Sarah Palin

3 July 2009: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announces that she will step down as governor and turn the job over to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell on 26 July 2009. Pictured (from left): Rachel, Grace, Sandra and Sean Parnell, Gov. Palin, her husband Todd Palin, children Piper and Trig Palin.

Photo courtesy of the Alaska governor's office.

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