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.
she can't say one intelligent thing unless it's from a speech writer. go figure.
And I thought I'd never see a VP candidate dumber than Quayle.
What a maverick. She goes against the Democrats. She goes against the GOP. And now she'll even go against her own supporters. What's next? She'll go against America?
Today its supporters she mistook for protesters. Tomorrow, she may misunderstand what Israel, or some other ally says, & go after them!
Looks as though she and Joe Biden have more in common than either party wants to admit.
she abused her power so if she become v. p she will be the other cheney, and todd palin will tell her to run the white house so scary for american people she should not run for office if she abused her power and that goes to her husband too. help us lord.
Palin you are so stupid!!! Why is it that you need to comment when someone is protesting? We as America have the right to protest and you should take it. Don't you know being a politician you will always be criticized no matter what you say? I know these people were not protesting, but if they were protesting why is she saying anything? She should acknowledge them first and listen to what they were saying. You know what that means America...she is not listening to the American people and if you disagree with her she will abuse her power. This is not news.
Typical of someone that fires without knowing all of the facts!
Is this really someone we want anywhere near our beloved White House?
I saw some of Obama's supporters at the McCain rally in Wilmington, NC today. They're as ugly as they are ignorant.
That's what happens when you are so scared to lose that you don't think anymore, when you are not ashamed to lie anymore!
The American government has sent our young soldiers to fight in an unjust war. A war based on false pretenses. A WAR BASED ON LIES! So the real question is Do WE as civilians have enough courage to APOLOGIZE to our soldiers for needlessly putting them in harms way.
Criticizing you and the government officials responsible for this atrocious war based on lies DOES NOT MEAN THAT I DON'T APPRECIATE RESPECT AND LOVE THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE IN OUR MILITARY FORCES!
VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS
VOTE FOR OBAMA
You know this was a prepared zinger she was dying to try out!! Too bad for her. Maybe now she can now get booed at her own rallies like at that hockey game.
Oh my! Won't she do well in meetings abroad.
A younger version of McCain
WHY WOULD I BE SURPRISED AFTER ALL MCCAIN TALKED TO HIS FELLOW PRISONERS IN ONE OF HIS POLITICAL EVENTS
She probalby thought it was some of Obama's fine upstanding supporters like ACORN, Ayers, Wright, etc.
Someone tell me why is Sarah Palin allowed to get away with so much. Everyone we really need to vote on Nov 4th and don't let a fear factor keep you from voting for Obama. Who you should be fearful of is Sarah Palin!
No wonder they tried to keep her out of the public eye for so long! OOPS!
Honest mistake. So why is this news?
CNN, WHY DONT YOU BLOG WHAT I SAY. WHY AREN'T YOU TALKING ABOUT TROOPERGATE?
PALIN IS AN IDIOT AND A DISGRACE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
SHE GOT BOOED AT THE HOCKEY EVENT ON YESTERDAY
I always tune in to Palin for my daily chuckles!!
McCain lacks the character and temperament to be president. And Palin is simply a disgrace.
Independent Swing State Voter
Perfect example of their campaign – shoot yourself in the foot at every opportunity!
Don't think; don't question; those are traits of dangerous, UNPATRIOTIC people.
Dumb as a post.
And... she would never recognize the patriotism of the Founding Fathers that she and others of her ilk love to invoke so much. This garbage is exactly what Jefferson warned about.
I can't wait until we elect someone who doesn't pull this incredibly ignorant crap on us anymore. I once voted for a centrist Republican- remember those? Now? Obama all the way!