October 14th, 2008
06:23 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin on her political future: 'That's a good question'

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Though her cell phone service repeatedly dropped during her call-in, Sarah Palin made her first appearance on the Rush Limbaugh show on Tuesday, just minutes before taking the stage at a rally in Scranton.

Watch: Palin calls in to Limbaugh's show

In an unusual moment, Limbaugh asked Palin if she had thought about her "political future beyond this campaign." The vice presidential nominee told the conservative talker and his millions of listeners: “That’s a good question.” But she then quickly re-assured the radio host that her focus was on winning the White House with John McCain on November 4.

“No, because I am thinking about November 4, and I am just so absolutely passionate about the job that we have in front of us from now to November 4,” she said.

For the first time, Palin directly addressed the controversy surrounding ACORN’s voter registration operation, and suggested that the media is trying to cover up the story, despite the fact that dozens of national news outlets are investigating the community organization and Obama’s ties to the group.

“Let’s talk quickly about ACORN and the unconscionable situation that we are facing right now with voter fraud, given the ties between Obama and ACORN and the money his campaign has sent them,” Palin told Limbaugh. “Obama has a responsibility to reign in ACORN and prove that he is willing to fight voter fraud. For shame if the mainstream media were to cover this one up.”

soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. FactCheck

    Please, Gov. Palin, keep a very high profile for the Republican party. You have a way of rallying the Dems and Independents so that America will be ensured that the Repubs never gain control of anything again.

    October 14, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. Joyce Bolli

    I would ask the question about her future in Alaska. She is finished in national politics and if the people of Alaska are looking at her abuse of power and the very suspicious building of her home in Wasilla they will probably throw her out there as well.

    October 14, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. Ben, VT

    McShame is a doddering old fool, who picks a school mom to be the VP. What a joke on America. Well, after November 4th McShame won't be laughing anymore.

    The joke is on you John, Americans believe more in this country than you ever will. Unlike you, we know how to put COUNTRY FIRST, and that's by not voting for a ticket with Sarah Palin, no matter what our party affiliation (Dem, GOP, Indy), we're not having it.

    Obama/Biden 08

    Someone said yesterday that the scariest thing about Sarah is she doesn't know what she doesn't know. She really thinks she can run the country. What a crackup.

    October 14, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. Wise White Guy

    Remember if you care about this country you will go easy on Sarah. After all the last thing we want is them to throw another hail mary and pull her from the ticket. Would probably pick Rush Limbaugh or something. Of course i doubt Limbaugh would give up his cushy chair and handsome salary from the Republican party. Who would shove the garbage down the throats of the gullible if he were not on the radio.

    October 14, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. McFraud

    Cover up?!? haha, Talk about a media COWARD. Palin has yet to face REAL QUESTIONS from America.

    October 14, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  6. Omaha for Obama

    The only cover up is how dumb this woman really is. I know I don't speak for all women, but she makes the gender look bad. McCain coulnd't find any smart Replublican woman to put on his ticket?

    October 14, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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