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January 10, 2005 2:07 PM   Subscribe

I resign. So there.
posted by miss lynnster (36 comments total)

 
I expect this'll be your last post, then? ;)

[this is good] (The post, not your resignation. Keep posting, please.)
posted by me3dia at 2:10 PM on January 10, 2005


Quitters never win. And winners never quit.
posted by ColdChef at 2:12 PM on January 10, 2005


And quinners never whit. Or something.
posted by chasing at 2:16 PM on January 10, 2005


And whiners? Well, they just get on my nerves.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:18 PM on January 10, 2005


"At the president's request, John Sununu goes into 'pussy cat mode'."
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:22 PM on January 10, 2005


But, seriously, lovely post.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:23 PM on January 10, 2005


This would be great if it was more comprehensive (and recent). What about James McGreevey and John Ashcroft? And Ricky Williams?
posted by casu marzu at 2:25 PM on January 10, 2005


"An Arianna Online Project," eh?

That's cool. I hope they fill in the gaps they've acknowledged. (I'd love to see Alan Eagleson's resignation letter. That'd be... historically curious.
posted by chicobangs at 2:25 PM on January 10, 2005


All the quality quitters quit quitting after 98?
posted by mss at 2:27 PM on January 10, 2005


When Arianna Huffington first started this website, its purpose was to call for Bill Clinton's resignation. And it looked like this. (Thanks, Internet Archive).
posted by barjo at 2:30 PM on January 10, 2005


It's really too bad they don't tell you exactly what positions they were resigning from. Otherwise, fascinating.
posted by slackdog at 2:33 PM on January 10, 2005


Great post!. By the way, WTF is this doing there?
posted by psmealey at 2:45 PM on January 10, 2005


This was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be.
posted by grouse at 2:47 PM on January 10, 2005


Whaddya mean, psmealey? Still waiting for a real reunion of the Fab Five?

She's gotta right like anyone else.
posted by chicobangs at 2:48 PM on January 10, 2005


The reply to Jack Valenti is strikingly personal, even touching, in a way that's noticeably lacking from the self-aggrandizing press releases letters of more recent years.

"...You know how much I will miss your companionship, your brilliant mind, and your storehouse of information. You have been some very special something to me for a long time-first because of Mary Margaret, and then Courtenay, but really all the time - it was you yourself.

I guess I just didn't want to admit that a man should need another man quite so much...."

posted by nakedcodemonkey at 2:48 PM on January 10, 2005


Arianna Huffington first started this website

Ah. That explains why it's half-assed.
posted by casu marzu at 2:49 PM on January 10, 2005


In a way that will be very difficult for historians to capture, this White House was an unbelievably "fun place" to work.

It's nice to know John Sununu "doesn't know" that "quotation marks" are not used for "emphasis."

Or ... does he?
posted by jeffmshaw at 3:04 PM on January 10, 2005


I really enjoyed Magic Johnson's.
posted by ORthey at 3:14 PM on January 10, 2005


I liked this but 1998 was a long, long time ago. And there have been some memorable ones that would be nice to see immortalized.

Nice find though!
posted by fenriq at 3:22 PM on January 10, 2005


[this is good]
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 3:23 PM on January 10, 2005


Does the site still function? Could we all ask for Dumbya's resignation?
posted by Cranberry at 3:43 PM on January 10, 2005


Like anyone who has tried to quit knows...

It's not hard to quit.. Happens all the time..

It's not re-starting that is the real problem...

(I see numerous multiple offences in that list, from people who are still players today...)
posted by Balisong at 4:28 PM on January 10, 2005


It's funny how I can be annoyed by Arianna at the same time that I like David Brock. Huh. Good site, but I like to read through them and imagine them speaking with Arianna's accent.
posted by Arch Stanton at 4:45 PM on January 10, 2005


This is quite interesting, and I wish there was even more. I registered the domain www.iresignation.com in 1999 with the hopes of posting the same kind of material, plus a madlibs-style resignation letter generator. Any one seen anything like that?

Of course I only used the site for my portfolio, and eventually let the domain lapse.
posted by pkingdesign at 5:19 PM on January 10, 2005


Funnier still that one could be annoyed by both Ms Huffington and Mr Brock both before and after their respective political volte face

In the meantime, we can but hope that perhaps in some small way this encourages a trend.

Keep it up, Miss Lynnster
posted by IndigoJones at 5:52 PM on January 10, 2005


I like to talk like Arianna too... only after a few sentences my accent gradually shifts from Greek into Hungarian & then I realize I actually prefer talking a la Eva Gabor in Green Acres whilst wearing delicate, feather-collared robes. Oh Oliivaaah, I just adoooore a penthouse view...
posted by miss lynnster at 6:00 PM on January 10, 2005


May I just say that November 6th, 1998 was a wonderful day (when Newt resigned. I was no fan of him)

Great post (imho)
posted by Hands of Manos at 6:08 PM on January 10, 2005


May I just say that November 6th, 1998 was a wonderful day (when Newt resigned. I was no fan of him)

Imagine my horror when I read in the paper yesterday that he is thinking of running for President in 2008.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:47 PM on January 10, 2005


I was really disappointed to see that this one had been excerpted rather than shown in its entirety. I was hoping for a "Dear Mr President: I fucking quit" type letter, but we'll never know.
posted by psmealey at 7:55 PM on January 10, 2005




Newsweek cover the week after Newt resigned. Still brings a tear to me eye. So beautiful.
posted by Arch Stanton at 7:57 PM on January 10, 2005


Ah, memories!

For you whippersnappers who might not be aware of the circumstances behind the resignation of
Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz, the "unfortunate choice of language" he is referring to can be found here. (As I recall, John Dean, working on an article for Rolling Stone, asked Butz why the Republican party wasn't attracting more black people.)

Another choice comment from Mr. Butz arose when he was asked to comment on the Pope's pronouncements about birth control: "He-a no playa the game, he-a no makea the rules!"

Priceless!
posted by Wet Spot at 8:00 PM on January 10, 2005


I told my boss I needed more time to work on my Gene Rayburn impression. In retrospect, maybe I should have typed it out.
posted by planetkyoto at 9:04 PM on January 10, 2005


What about Trent Lott? Or John Ashcroft? Colin Powell? Tom Ridge? There's a lot of quitters in the last couple years here!

This is what you get near the top of a Google search for "resign": Resignation letter templates! Who knew this was a need to fill?
posted by Down10 at 9:12 PM on January 10, 2005


From Churchill's November 1915 resignation, "Time will vindicate my administration of the Admiralty, and assign me my due share in the vast series of preparations and operations which have secured us the command of the seas."

Not quite, Gallipoli's proven kind of difficult to forget. Still, good job on WWII.
posted by cali at 9:14 PM on January 10, 2005


This is quite interesting, and I wish there was even more. I registered the domain www.iresignation.com in 1999 with the hopes of posting the same kind of material, plus a madlibs-style resignation letter generator. Any one seen anything like that?

Yep, as Down10 notes, i-resign has been around for a while and has some big-laff content. Edited by MF'erer Tim in fact, who is now selling funky electric bikes from out of a barn in Cambridge, UK.
posted by bifter at 2:24 AM on January 11, 2005


I want to know what the hell Gingrich means by "patriotic" education policies (see CNN.com through above link). That sounds damn scary.
posted by Beansidhe at 8:10 AM on January 11, 2005


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