Palin keeps low-profile after surprise news

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">A fan, unseen, asks former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, right, to sign a baseball before the New York Yankees faced the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, June 7, 2009. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Kathy Willens&#41;</span></div>
July 4, 2009 12:25:37 PM PDT
Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is staying out of the public eye after her surprise announcement that she will leave office more than a year before her term is complete. RELATED SLIDESHOW: Photos of Sarah Palin

Her spokesman, David Murrow, confirms Palin is in Juneau this weekend for the state capital's Fourth of July celebrations. But she hasn't appeared at any public events.

Palin shocked even her closest friends Friday when she called a news conference at her house in suburban Wasilla, outside Anchorage, and said she planned to step down as Alaska governor on July 26.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will take her place.

Palin hasn't given many details about her future plans, leaving open the possibility she would seek the presidency in 2012.

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