The "In Trade" trading site shows that there was, net, not a big bump nor was there a big fall-off from the announcement by Governor Palin that she is stepping down from her office later this month. This information and the trading status of other potential nominees by the Republican Party can be found here.
The contract ID of this contract is: 652756
Law Professor Ann Althouse reports the same thing and then mentions a Gallup Poll, which says pretty much the same thing. For those of you living in terror of President Palin, the long nightmare is not over.
Regards — Cliff