by The Associated Press
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
JUNEAU, Alaska -- A longtime aide and adviser to former Gov. Sarah Palin says she is resigning.
Meghan Stapleton said Wednesday her resignation would be effective at the end of the month. She plans to spend more time with her young daughter.
Stapleton has been close to Palin since her election as governor in 2006.
She was often the public face -- and defender -- of Palin when Palin was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008.
It wasn't immediately clear who would fill Stapleton's role.
Stapleton's plan to resign was first reported by Politico.