Ten governors who resigned from office:
- Eliot Spitzer (New York)
- Meng Xuenong (Shanxi Province, China)
- Jim McGreevey (New Jersey)
- John Rowland (Connecticut)
- Apirak Kosayodhin (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Gillian Slater (University of East London, England)
- Elie Saleeby (Central Bank of Liberia)
- Boediono (Bank Indonesia)
- Jonathan Ree (Middlesex University, England)
- Nelson Rockefeller (New York)
Joining the list above as of July 25 will be the Honorable Sarah Palin, governor of the great state of Alaska. The reason for her resignation are not entirely clear at this point; see if you can figure it out:
Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional ‘Lame Duck' status in this particular climate would just be another dose of ‘politics as usual,' something I campaigned against and will always oppose. It is my duty to always protect our great state. With that in mind, my family and I determined that it is best to make a difference this summer, and I am willing to change things, so that this administration, with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future, can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success.
She also said that by resigning, she would be saving the state "millions of dollars," which I assume means that Lt. Governor Sean Parnell will be serving pro bono once he is sworn in as governor later this month. Or that an indictment is looming.