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.


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soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Morgan

    What an ironic allegory. So swept up in her own little world, Palin can't even hear those closest to her, let alone the rest of the world.

    Fundamentalism truly is the destroyer of rational thought.

    October 13, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. JohnnyG

    LOL... what an idiot. Don't worry people, this election will be over soon and she'll be back in her trailer where she belongs.

    October 13, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. tulsa

    Brent Hall.
    I agree, but, it was Kurt Vonnegut who first penned that line.
    (I do admire Ellerbee though)

    October 13, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    Whoa! She's on the ropes now! She is EXPECTING protesters, probably as much as she is expecting or rather PLANNING for, the hate-filled bigots who seem drawn to her rallies like moths to the flames. Keep talking, Sarah, run that pie hole of yours RIGHT to the lowest spot on the polls...you and John are well on your way.
    OBAMA/BIDEN '08 & '12 YES WE CAN!!!

    October 13, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. j muller

    Oh, yeah. She's an outsider for a reason...she can't figure out how to open the door!!

    October 13, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  6. Carole

    NOt just Anti-War.

    But Pal 'in' EXPERIENCED

    October 13, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  7. White-African(born there) American Military BRAT

    SOMEONE STOP THE MADNESS.
    MCCAIN IS PROUD OF HIS RACIST SUPPORTERS.
    HE'S ON CNN RIGHT NOW SAYING HE'S PROUD OF HIS RACIST WHITE SUPREMIST SUPPORTERS.

    October 13, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. No Palin No Way

    That woman scares me.

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. Eric Cooper, GA

    Gov. Palin, I would hope that you would at least have the decency to respect those that may not agree with you about this war, and not turn them into people who don't love America as much as you supposedly do.

    We all understand the beauty of America, freedom is not free; it's earned. Our leaders are questioned. We're all held accountable. John Kerry said it best, "My country, right or wrong. When it's right, keep it right, when it's wrong, make it right."

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. Lauren in California

    It looks like mccain is not the only one having problems. She is an idiot !!!! Why didn't she just kindly ask someone what the people were saying or try to clarify what is going on before she started yelling at her own supporters. Can you say lame ..

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. malclave

    Wow... you libbies really hate Palin, don't you?

    But then, hatred is really all you have.

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  12. ines

    Palin and McCain are running jokes. They have no credibilty except with their questionable 'base'.

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  13. bob in L.A.

    All bluster, no substance and she still jsut says whatever she is told to, no matter what the quesiton or conversation.
    She's such a good trained seal.

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  14. Biff

    She's beginning to make Dan Quayle look like Einstein.

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  15. CR in WI

    It'll start getting really difficult to spot a Palin supporter in 22 days . . .

    October 13, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  16. Alex

    Yeah, if they're yelling and expressing emotion, they're probably just some of "those people"!!

    October 13, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  17. Matt

    even george bush isn't that dumb

    October 13, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  18. Eric Cooper, GA

    Sarah Palin, just like her fellow maverick John McCain, flying off the handle before she truly understands the whole situation. "TRULY not ready to lead.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 13, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  19. McHoover Will Destroy What is Left of America

    She is so used to attacking people, she just can't help herself

    October 13, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  20. Seth

    Why is VA still a "toss-up" when you polls show Obama with a 12% lead there?

    October 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. MONIKA

    That is no a kind of VP we need! shouting @ your supporters.

    OBAMA/BIDEN /08

    October 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  22. Kim in AZ

    I suppose she also reitered how glad she is to be completely exhonerated in Troopergate! As many have said before me – Liar, liar, pants on fire!

    October 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  23. FactCheck

    Sarah Palin will down in (trivial pursuit) history as the dumbest political move made by a viable leader under modern times. Dumber than Gary Coleman running for Governor of California, dumber than Katrina and Iraq combined and dumber than the 59 million fools that elected Dubya to a second term.

    October 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  24. Sam

    She is too dumb to be VP:-D OBAMA 08

    October 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. taiwee

    She's paranoid....As Usual!!!

    October 13, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
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