October 13th, 2008
02:55 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin mistakenly scolds her own supporters

Palin stumped in traditionally-red Virginia Monday.
Palin stumped in traditionally-red Virginia Monday.

RICHMOND, Virginia (CNN) – Sarah Palin mistakenly reprimanded her own supporters at an outdoor rally in Richmond on Friday after they started yelling that they couldn’t hear the candidate.

Palin was in the midst of blaming predatory lenders for the nationwide mortgage crisis when a large group of supporters in the rear of the crowd began demanding that someone turn up the volume on the event’s speakers.

They chanted “Louder! Louder!” in unison, drawing the attention of other audience members, who began chanting “Sarah! Sarah!”

The vice presidential candidate apparently mistook them for some of the anti-war protesters that have disrupted some of her previous events.

“I would hope at least that those protestors have the courage and the honor of thanking our veterans for giving them the right to protest,” Palin told them, drawing a roar from the crowd.

She then returned to her speech.

“We’re going to walk with those who are under the wrong mortgage and get them a fixed rate mortgage that will help them keep their homes,” she said.


Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Eric

    No doubt, this woman illuminates every one of our day with her intelligence. Manchourian candidate, without the brain chip.

    October 13, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  2. Rishi Bagga

    not surprised – her first response is to spew negative campaign rhetoric rather than even understand the situation.

    October 13, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  3. Brent Hall

    poor, poor, Sarah..."and so it goes", (as heard so many times from the late great Linda Ellerbee.

    October 13, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. Jay

    Interesting, same comeback she gave last week at a Rally when people disagreed with her??? SCRIPT!!!!!

    So because people would disagree with her, makes them unpatriotic? Like they don't respect veterans? Give me a break crazy!

    October 13, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. DebM, Allentown, PA

    What a bloomin' idiot she is, doncha know. You betcha!

    October 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. Denise OKC

    Dufus

    October 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. ffd

    ...is this another mistake by Gov. Palin or just another example of why Gov. Palin is a mistake?

    October 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  8. Accountant Guy

    This is hilarious. This just keeps getting better and better. Does anyone listen to her anymore anyway, she has already been exposed as a power abusing liar and cheat. Go back to Alaska, because we do not want you here!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  9. KJL

    She's as dumb a stone idol.

    October 13, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  10. Canadian Observer

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    October 13, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  11. Felly

    The Republican's campaign has also suffered from a legislative probe in Alaska that found his vice-presidential running mate and state governor, Sarah Palin, had abused her power.

    October 13, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  12. go back palin

    Get Lost you idiot!

    October 13, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  13. Francheska Georgia

    I LOVE this woman. She missed her calling as a comedian. She gives a laugh everyday. I am going to miss her when she goes back to Alaska in 22 days. LOL!! ;-)

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 13, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  14. Chris

    not really news worthy... would have been nice to see if she identified what they were saying... but based on her recent interview answers, something tells me she desn't understand much that's said to her. kind of like... Bush?

    October 13, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Wow, she actually prepared a comeback this time :)

    October 13, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  16. CindyN--PA

    She is so out of touch. She loves to hear her own voice of unreason.
    I dont know how people can listen to this woman.

    October 13, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  17. D&D

    Why am I not surprised?

    October 13, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. Paul

    That was probably written in as part of the script.

    October 13, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  19. Rara

    Enough said.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 13, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. mary

    Go home Sarah, while you still have the job as governor.

    October 13, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  21. Verouca Salt

    Yet ANOTHER blunder. I guess this will only end on November 4th.

    October 13, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  22. Chris

    Doesn't she understand anti-war protestors DO support our troops??!! (but they don't support their bad leadership aka Bush which is what they're protesting)

    Just because someone doesn't believe in war doesn't mean they don't honor our troops courage/sacrifices.

    October 13, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  23. Tim in Syracuse

    Wow.....just, wow

    October 13, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  24. rich o

    I'm an Obama supporter and this is not news.

    October 13, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  25. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    She's lying about everything. I don't trust her. I no longer have respect for her or McCain.

    October 13, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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