August 30th, 2008
07:35 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin booed for mentioning Hillary Clinton

Palin is praising Clinton on the trail as the GOP woos the New York senator’s supporters.
Palin is praising Clinton on the trail as the GOP woos the New York senator’s supporters.

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) – This might not be the best way to reach out to those disillusioned Hillary Clinton supporters.

In just her second appearance on the campaign trail with John McCain, newly-minted GOP running mate Sarah Palin was showered with boos on Saturday for attempting to praise Clinton’s trail-blazing bid to become the first female president.

As she did at in her debut speech in Ohio yesterday, Palin appealed to the women in the crowd here in Pennsylvania with a political shout-out to Geraldine Ferraro, who preceded Palin as the first women to be tapped as a vice presidential candidate.

But in contrast with the mild reception that greeted her comments at the Ohio event, when Palin praised Clinton here for showing “determination and grace in her presidential campaign,” the Alaska governor was met with a noisy mix of boos, groans and grumbles around the minor league ballpark where the “Road to the Convention Rally” was held.

Palin quickly recovered, promising the audience that female candidates weren’t yet finished, and that she and McCain were on their way to victory in November.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. RYAN

    Good for her and McBush, American women 're not stupid as you think desperate McCain.

    August 30, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. Bryan Thompson

    With this women having less experience as Obama, i'm waiting to hear what excuse the bitter Hillary supporters have for not getting behind Obama. Or is it about race?

    August 30, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  3. Sally

    Booing Hillary? They must not of gotten the memo. The whole point of McCain's gimmicky pick of an unqualified VP is supposed to be to pander to Hillary voters. Well, at least he still has the looney fringe of his party to pander to.

    August 30, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. ryan

    uh... i think they we're booing the name 'clinton', not the person who made the comment.

    August 30, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  5. Ryan

    This woman took me from being disapointed at the prospect of a McCain presidentcy to absolutly scared out of my mind of one.

    August 30, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Ryan

    Sarah, you could be a bit more subtle in getting Hilary votes.

    August 30, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |