Gov. Palin releases a new statement
explaining her sudden (which she says was not sudden at all) decision to resign her office little more than half way through her term of office.
Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, has also sent out a letter rejecting claims that Palin's resignation is tied to investigations of the Wasilla Sports Complex, during Palin's tenure as mayor, or their house on Lake Lucille. In the letter Van Flein also threatens defamation suits against Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, Huffpo, Washington Post, the NY Times and MSNBC for discussing these claims.