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. Just like Bush

    YIKES!

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

    she can't say one intelligent thing unless it's from a speech writer. go figure.

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

    And I thought I'd never see a VP candidate dumber than Quayle.

    My bad.

    October 13, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  4. Jason

    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?

    October 13, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  5. Andy - Atlanta, GA

    Today its supporters she mistook for protesters. Tomorrow, she may misunderstand what Israel, or some other ally says, & go after them!

    ...scary...

    October 13, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  6. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Looks as though she and Joe Biden have more in common than either party wants to admit.

    October 13, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. lady

    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.

    October 13, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  8. Hispanic voter

    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.

    October 13, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  9. hometowndemocrat

    Typical of someone that fires without knowing all of the facts!

    Is this really someone we want anywhere near our beloved White House?

    October 13, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  10. Frobama

    I saw some of Obama's supporters at the McCain rally in Wilmington, NC today. They're as ugly as they are ignorant.

    October 13, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. Amy For Obama

    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!

    October 13, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. Kelby from Houston, TX

    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

    October 13, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  13. Thanks for the laughs McCain!

    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.

    October 13, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  14. MEP

    Oh my! Won't she do well in meetings abroad.

    October 13, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  15. California Gold

    Ready
    Shoot
    Aim

    A younger version of McCain

    October 13, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  16. sherry

    WHY WOULD I BE SURPRISED AFTER ALL MCCAIN TALKED TO HIS FELLOW PRISONERS IN ONE OF HIS POLITICAL EVENTS

    October 13, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  17. Smart One

    She probalby thought it was some of Obama's fine upstanding supporters like ACORN, Ayers, Wright, etc.

    October 13, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  18. Indy2008

    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!

    October 13, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  19. Dave

    No wonder they tried to keep her out of the public eye for so long! OOPS!

    October 13, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  20. Michael B

    Honest mistake. So why is this news?

    October 13, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  21. ShirleyY - Seattle

    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

    October 13, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  22. natnicnic

    I always tune in to Palin for my daily chuckles!!

    October 13, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  23. Sheryl

    McCain lacks the character and temperament to be president. And Palin is simply a disgrace.

    Independent Swing State Voter

    October 13, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  24. milo

    Perfect example of their campaign – shoot yourself in the foot at every opportunity!

    October 13, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  25. Brian

    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!

    October 13, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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