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. bj

    What did you expect ?She is a pitbull she attacks everybody even her own people.

    October 13, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  2. Cheri

    This woman is an absolute fruit cake!!!

    October 13, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. Angela

    I really feel bad for Sarah. She doesn't know what she is saying . Poor darling, they are pulling her in so many directions just to have the base attend the rallys.

    October 13, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. Rick

    I am going to miss Sarah Palin on the stump after November. She is so intellectually shallow, so emotionally bare, and so brazenly incompetent that only the GOP base could love her. That speaks volumes about the GOP base.

    I think I am going to call her Sarah Nicole Smith from now on. Both Sarah and Anna got plucked out of obscurity by an old man working an angle. Both Sarah and Anna used the old man to launch a "career" in the mainstream. And Anna just waited for the old man to get out of her way so she could reap the benefits – Sarah is no different.

    Maybe that's why she looks so happy despite her poll numbers. She got what she needed from McCain. I'm sure we'll be seeing her again.

    October 13, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. Rickymo

    Moron...

    October 13, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. Ya_Ya

    Now THAT was Maverick Move............ reprimand your own supporters because you don't take time to LISTEN to what they're says. Moose and Squirrel the original Mavericks.

    October 13, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. Jerry Ohio

    What a mistake Palin did because these are your supporter I wondering what McCain have to say about this one. Palin go back to Alaska.............Palin need to be impeach

    October 13, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  8. todd

    She needs to go home and take care of her kids! Don't her kids go to school.

    October 13, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  9. tom moriarty

    it has always astounded me that a percentage of the population just doesn`t see the obvious. do we want to put another republican in office who hardly ever reads a book and routinely makes bad decisions? and by the way, even though mccain has personal courage, bush, for all his cowboy swaggering, is a personal coward who has illegally caused the death of a million people.

    October 13, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  10. Ya_Ya

    Jason at 5:25. She's already done it....... It's called the Alaska Independence Party.

    October 13, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  11. Obama Supporter

    As a performer, I know that you cannot always hear what is being shouted from the back of a room, so this is entirely an honest mistake.

    However, I can't help but wonder that she was up all night after that booing hockey event thinking of the appropriate zinger, and this was the best she could come up with

    October 13, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  12. hD

    Dumb as a box of hair.

    October 13, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. Kimberly

    Democrat voting for McCain/Palin. Obama has been connected to shady deals in the past and probably has more hidden ones. I can not trust him and he has no experience. He is a 1st term senator and has been in Washington for 1 year, before he headed out on the campaign trail . How does that qualify him for President? Hmmm, maybe we should ask all the Hollywood celebrities, because they are so intelligent, NOT. Obama is a joke!

    October 13, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  14. aware

    Palin/McCain 08! They are America's only hope! :)

    There are just too many ACORNs, Ayers, Khalidis, Pflegers, Wrights, et al. not to suggest a pattern unbecoming of a future President of the United States.

    But even more important for this election, Obama said, the most he ever learned was from his four years as a community organizer studying, teaching and using the Alinsky strategy.

    And, Alinsky said, "The first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom was Lucifer."

    He also said, the devil challenged authority and got his own kingdom, and that goes to the heart of what the left is really about. So, get power any way you can, including lying, cheating and stealing. The ultimate rule is that the ends justify the means.

    I don't trust Obama! :(

    October 13, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  15. bj in ny

    What did you expect ?She is a pitbull she attacks everybody even her own people

    October 13, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  16. Kim

    It was not Sarah's fault people. This was one of those bad GOTCHA crowds picking on her. (wink wink wink)

    October 13, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. angel M.

    ok I will try this again, my blogs keep dissapearing into thin air. No matter how many times you lie and say obama is raising taxes , he is not! no matter how many times you say you are not inciting angry crowds you are! No matter how many times you say you voted down the bridge to know where you didnt! and no matter how many times you say you are happy with the probe into your abuse of power, and that you where cleared of all doings you where not! lies lies lies, 4 more years of the same! and oh yes theres that nasty little facter co, vp todd palin thanks but no thanks

    October 13, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  18. Ex-Republican

    Mcain was going to win the general election if he picks one of the guys challenging him in the primary such as Romney and Rudy. He really made a big mistake picking Sarah as his running mate. First and for most, she is not qualified for the job. She could not even understand those questions asked of her during interviews and debate. She had to ignored them and changed the subjects. Secondly, she caused Mcain's campaign a big downfall by he remarks about Senator Obama. It's all about hate and racism. Now, that I could not agree more of their beyond negative attacks, I decided to switch my vote for Senator Obama. He is a wonderful, trustworthy man and so qualify for the job. Obama/Baiden 08.

    October 13, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  19. Brett in Wilmington, NC

    It's not over until it's over. I'll bet someone a dollar McCain takes NC.

    October 13, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  20. Tracey

    She issooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooSTUPID!

    October 13, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  21. bill

    go home palen seccede alaska from the u s like you want hope we never hear from such a ignorant person in my lifetime moooose

    October 13, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  22. White woman of 63 for Obama from Day 1.

    Sarah's friends. supposedly, call themselves, "The Elite 6!" Sarah must remember
    where she came from-like the voters that voted for her are not considered "elite", so what makes her and her friends better! Other
    people may call you "elite" but you do not usually call yourself "elite".

    October 13, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  23. Devum

    Ya_Ya lives in La La land.

    October 13, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  24. tigerakabj

    There she goes again acting crazy. Now she's going after her own supporters?

    22 days of this circus and we'll finally get to see President Obama elect.

    Obama/Biden 2008/2012.

    October 13, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  25. ket

    McCain should be impeached from the senate for his selection of this person as V.P This was clearly a gimmick but when the interveiws were done it was clear she is not ready for this. The MSM and political pundits should be outrage of the fact McCain could be so reckless in selecting her. There is not one serious political figure who TRULY LOVES America thinks Palin should be on a presidentail ticket ......PERIOD.

    October 13, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
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