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. Dennis

    I am so tired of people saying that Palin is not intelligent. Liberal radicals follow her campaign around the country and try to disrupt her. Its funny that Obama has had some of these same things happen but CNN and other media decide not to write about it. The media is being extremely unfair and many Obama/Biden voters are just being ugly about a true american hero John McCain. It is sad what some of you are saying. I believe in free speech but it would be great if your speech was informed and had any depth to it.

    October 13, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. Former Republican

    So, if you don't agree with Palin, you must hate the troops.

    Isn't this exactly the same sort of thing that Republicans were saying when they lied to get us into Iraq?

    Make no mistake, McCain/Palin is more of the same.

    October 13, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. ohio

    she programmed to attack thats all she can do......... OMG

    October 13, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. JohnGalt

    It's difficult for me to understand how this GOP ticket is as close as it is, and that scares me. This woman is a disaster that seems to be on a razors edge of making a cringing faux pas every time she opens her yap in public. Remember how every President has aged over 4 years, remember the age of McCain, and then remember who will step into the Oval Office. We're in trouble...

    October 13, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. Glenn in California

    Why is this news? She's an idiot. What else should we expect?

    October 13, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  6. bsar

    I think it's kinda funny! You betcha!!

    We might see that one on SNL this weekend!

    October 13, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  7. angel M.

    why is it alright for palin to imply poor moral character in regards to obamas so called palling around comments. When she just went and lied on a stump speach saying that she was happy with outcome, and was cleared of all wrong doing.

    October 13, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  8. Lloyd

    It should be quite obvious to everyone by now that Palin is very stupid.
    I wonder who she is trying to fool? She abused her power, and now trying to act as if she did nothing wrong. She cannot think for herself, and is just plain uneducated and dumb. As I have said before, if McCain considered his country first, he would not have selected this woman as his running mate. She is just plain stupid. During the debate with Joe Biden, she should have thanked him for the privilege to be on the same stage. Shame on you McCain. Get rid of this stupid woman.

    October 13, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  9. Paying Attention

    Sidekicks not Mavricks ......

    She was a mistake

    October 13, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  10. John

    And if something were to happen to McCain while in office, do you really want hockey mom representing what's left of this nation to the rest of the world? Think about it...

    October 13, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  11. karen-phoenix

    Palin was one of many very, very poor judgements McCain has made in his entire life! I've been a republican for over 40 years. NO MORE!!!!
    God Bless Obama/Biden

    October 13, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. Ted

    That was a disgusting response to the 'protesters'.
    Politicizing veterans should not continue.

    October 13, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  13. Michael in Houston

    Nice job Govenor, how about listening to what people say before responding to it. Everything thing does not warrant a pre-emptive strike. I know you did not know what the Bush Doctrine was a couple of weeks ago, but since you do now, you do not have to apply to everything.

    October 13, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  14. Former Republican voting for Obama/Biden

    Abuse of power and ethics do matter. She is guilty and the courts are still looking at this. She is a liar.

    October 13, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  15. ....

    im an obama supporter, but this was just a simple mistake. seriosuly.
    still funny.

    October 13, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  16. Debby

    She draws thousands so I can believe people couldn't hear her and her mistakening them for protesters when there are that many in the crowd.

    October 13, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  17. s

    Palin represents a LOT of people in America. Sad but true!

    October 13, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  18. Tracey

    Come on Ohio, you don't want "this one" as VP!

    October 13, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  19. Tanja Gillam

    Not the brightest crayon in the box, lol.

    October 13, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  20. Denise

    She's pathetic. For a while I actually thought that McCain would have her step dowm...you know right after her disastrous Katie Couric interview.....

    I guess he's not that smart either.

    October 13, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  21. for obama

    I personally don't really think it matters what side you're on, that doesn't change the fact that this woman obviously can't even distinguish her supporters from those who DON'T support her.

    October 13, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  22. Linh

    No doubt,Obama wins.Mc.Same lost.

    October 13, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  23. Pathar

    Palin is only reason one needs, not to vote for the republican ticket. But I worry about the Bradley effect. I think Obama's lead in the polls is just plain deceptive and not an indicator of what voters really think.

    October 13, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  24. April

    Palin is a robot... She doesn't listen to her own supporters as she is focused on getting her key speaking points out before she forgets them and start to ramble.

    I guess it doesn't really matter, no one is listening to her anyway

    October 13, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  25. PolitcoMike

    Sticks to talking point come back. LOL

    October 13, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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