Alaska governor Sarah Palin officially resigned on Sunday, offering few clues as to her political future but scolding media for "making things up" and the liberal elites for attempts to restrict access to guns.
Echoing suggestions she made on July 3, when she announced her surprise resignation a year and a half before the end of her first term, Palin repeated that the intense media scrutiny of her family contributed to her decision.
"Our new governor has a very nice family, too, so leave his kids alone," she stressed, referring to Sean Parnell, a Republican and Palin ally.
In her speech, the outgoing governor also went after Hollywood "starlets" who oppose gun rights, warning against "anti-hunting, anti-second amendment circuses from Hollywood."
Her political future and ambitions remain shrouded in mystery, but a spokesperson has confirmed Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, has raised more than $1 million to date.
And her parting words leave no doubt she is not leaving the spotlight.
"With this decision, now I will be able to fight even harder for you, for what is right and for the truth," she vowed, adding, "I have never felt you need a title to do that."