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. Bridgette-PA

    Wait....are we allowed to laugh at this idiotic moment or we will be called sexist? Hmmmm, I don't care what you say, she's an IDIOT! I know that both sides of the campaigns make gaffes. But this one is PRICELESS!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!

    October 13, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  2. Vic

    Early voting is the way to go.

    Registered Republican "voted" Obama/Biden 08

    October 13, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. tulsa

    Remeber when Obama offered to let protesters at one of his rallies stay?

    That is the leader I want.

    October 13, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. Noemi in Los Angeles

    Typical Sarah.

    October 13, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. Bill Jay

    Palin come on girl. You must go back to Alaska, for the good of the USA.
    Obama..........................08........................12

    October 13, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. jay

    What a joke !!!! Sarah would be second in command. I can't keep a straight face.

    Jay

    October 13, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. Rob

    betcha this broad is just dumb , by golly she is . Honey take those braces off your brains or whatever you call that thing

    October 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  8. Ed A.

    Ms. Palin's behavior is going from strange to stranger.

    October 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  9. RapidRay

    What a bonehead.

    Musta thought they were shouting 'LIAR LIAR".

    October 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  10. georgia for Obama

    Clueless !! Shame on you McCain !

    October 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  11. N.S of Huntsville, Al

    I can almost bet my last pennie that I know longer have, thanks to BUSH, that Pailn is going to step down. I believe with everything I got, she's going to step down. she is ruining the Republican party and they know.

    Romney I'm sure is waiting in the cut, to make his move, if not and McCain wins, I know they fixed this election, because Pailn is just a stone colde NUT

    October 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  12. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Registered Independent voting early (Oct. 16) for Obama/Biden

    October 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  13. Meg Madison, Cary North Carolina

    What an idiot....but we know that already. Does she really think that if she says she isn't guilty of breaking ethics laws that it will make it so? I hope Alaska takes the next step in this case and throws the book at her. That's what she deserves, certainly not a top spot anywhere.

    October 13, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  14. Bob

    And to think that McShame thought she was the pick of the litter. Kinda makes you wonder what the other piglets were like??

    October 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. Will the Real Maverick Please Stand Up?

    Hahahahahahaha...OMG...hahahahahahaha!! What a buffoon!!

    October 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  16. Heleva

    She's so funny but I can't wait until this comedy show is over on Nov. 4th

    October 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  17. Steve, New York, New York

    My word – Sarah Palin is beyond clueless. Maybe she and the goateed fellow can go host a NASCAR event somewhere, but these are NOT the caliber of Americans, capable of mending the wounded economy, or that of the US' "wounded" global image.

    October 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  18. ohio voter

    Sarah Palin may not have a clue how to give us any economic relief but she is a master at comic relief

    October 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  19. michelle

    I hope you liberals all pay as much attention to the stupidity spewing from Obamas mouth on"spreading the wealth" ...of course by the sounds of it you all think someone should take care of you!

    October 13, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  20. Former Republican voting for Obama/Biden

    Attack and ask questions later. Abuse of power. Attack Dog. Power hungry.

    October 13, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  21. Mike Kaplan

    Palin is, quite simply, a complete idiot.

    She isn't just unqualified- she's ridiculous.

    And so are any of you who would even consider putting her in the white house.

    October 13, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  22. Carson, UK

    Palin is very popular in UK in comedy ...... the comedian are enjoy talking about palin ... she is a real joke ... hahahahaaha.haha..........

    hahaha...................hahaha..........she is funny ..........haha..............she looks funny ............................hahahahahahahahaha...

    October 13, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  23. Debbie

    Always ready to attack, could you imagine if this lame brain ever ended up as President? That gives me the shudders. I'm hoping our state of Indiana turns blue. McCain's just a confused ol' man & this woman is actually dangerous. She needs a ride to the North Pole. Alaska deserves someone better than this. I'm glad to see that W.Va. is leaning democratic, that speaks volumes.
    Obama/Biden '08

    October 13, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  24. casual obserer

    This just goes to show you that she is human,, and unlike the women on the view who make up their own answers to their own questions, really have no clue about politics..
    More and more shots at color and not at inexperience, remember who is behind, and running the democratic, subterfuge, campaign it is a lot easier to blow off shots at color than those of inexperience

    October 13, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  25. Ronald Schwartz

    It's time to start supporting and talking the McCain/Palin ticket on the second Amendment. Obama is a true enemy of the constituional
    rights of the American people.
    lets go after him

    October 13, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
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