November 21st, 2008
01:23 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin interview causes stir

An interview Gov. Sarah Palin did Thursday is causing a stir.
An interview Gov. Sarah Palin did Thursday is causing a stir.

(CNN) - It’s the ultimate holiday photo-op for any governor: the yearly pardoning of a turkey to spare it from demise days before Thanksgiving.

But former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is causing a stir for an interview she gave after pardoning an Alaska turkey Thursday, during which one bird was being slaughtered in the background.

Palin appeared unaware of what was going on directly behind her, though she did seem to take a glance at the unfortunate event at one particular point during the interview.

"It's nice to support a local business and just participate in something that isn't so heavy handed politics that invites criticism," Palin said during the interview. "Certainly will probably invite criticism for even doing this too, but at least it was fun."

"I am always in charge of the turkey so I am where I need to be today to prepare for that," she also said.


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  1. sman

    This woman has to be one of the most idiotic people I have ever seen. Place go away Palin, we have real issues to deal with in this world. We would be in a world of hurt if this goofball actually got into office. She is even dumber than Bush.

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Spencer/NY to VA

    CNN just can't keep this woman out of the headlines. Her 15 minutes of fame are up already guys. If she is so pro-life, why didn't she pardon the turkey. Wasn't it her who said ALL life is precious. So was the turkey some kind of sacrificial lamb Sarah?

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. Pat F

    Turkeys die on Thanksgiving. If you can't stand the heat, let go of the wishbone!

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. Evon

    Since this is so news worthy...I guess all of you hypocrits blogging here are vegetarian, otherwise shut up. How do you think the meat, chicken, turkeys, hamburgers etc. you eat ends up on your plate.
    I guess it is a crime to film an animal slaughter now, but it is ok to eat it. Grow up idiots....

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. Jaime from California

    Can you say, "Moron!" Can you imagine if she was elected? Her prayers where answered, the best person did get into office!

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. RealityKing

    Could CNN's political agenda be any more obvious??

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. G.R.I.T.S. - Girl Recognizes Incorrect Typing, Sweetheart

    Sarah Palin is history. We'll all be better for it once we forget about her and let her wither back into Alaska where she belongs.

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. Glen

    1. If you're disgusted by turkeys being slaughtered, then stop eating them. It would do our society well to be reminded where its food comes from and how it gets there.

    2. If Palin represents "real" Americans, then every stereotype of our country is true. She has so much trouble articulatnig a coherent idea.

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  9. J in N.O.

    I'm with Danny in Chicago...

    Someone has to put together a "Best of Sarah Palin" video!! That would be better than any comedy show on the market!!

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  10. Mike

    Good for Sarah Palin! I'm sure there will be many people whining about the turkeys but as for me, I can't wait for the feast to begin!

    November 21, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  11. Sabreen60

    She needs to enroll in a high school grammar course.

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  12. cuzzin06

    Get a life people and get over it.

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  13. Fee, Philadelphia

    I agree with the person who said turkeys on the table for Thanksgiving are obiously killed. I watched the interview on MSNBC and according to what was reported, she didn't mind the background and I believe they should have thought about moving the interview to a different scenery.

    As for the people who believe Obama is responsible for the stock market that started to dive long before he was elected, you are as dumb as they come. The housing market, lending market, and other variables are the reasons why we are in deep trouble. Please look up the definition of a "Socialist" and understand that the Bush Administration is much closer to the definition than Obama. I guess you must think if you say it enough times, it will become the truth. You are wrong!

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  14. Nick

    Clueless. Witty, glib and totally unaware of anything except what she has to say. Very much like her public appearances during the campaign.
    So focused on herself she isnt even aware of what is going on around her.

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  15. Maureen Stockwell

    SHE WITHOUT ANY DOUBT IS THE BIGGEST TURKEY (THAT IS AS POLITE AS I CAN SAY IT)

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  16. frank

    this is not news. i would have been interested if they were offing olbermann in the background though.....

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  17. irishny

    WOW! Palin gives an interview whilst a bird is killed near her!!!!
    NOW THIS IS REAL NEWS!!
    Nothing better happening in the world?.any famines or wars you could write about instead of this drivel?

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  18. Never eating Turkey again

    At least the turkeys weren't shot from a helicopter...

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. Collin

    Has CNN turned into Us Weekly? Why don't they talk about real political issues as oppose to an interview being conducted in front of a turkey dying? People, you bury your heads in the sand when it comes to the economy and now you're burying your heads in the sand when it comes to the preparation of your Thanksgiving dinner. Closing your eyes doesn't stop it from happening. Morons...

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  20. Jae

    Please. For. The. Love. Of. God. Please... No. More... Sarah.... Palin. Stories.....

    November 21, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  21. A

    Hey Iowa mom. Of course the market continuing its decline is Obamas fault. Everytime a liberal tax and spend canidate is elected to the white house, businesses suffer. History has proven that the tax and spend agenda like Obamas is bad for business and the markets.

    November 21, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  22. realist1

    Once again a Palin bashing......well enjoy your new leadership....hope none of you work for GM or Ford....of course, being in their union, you may be on the clock now and looking at CNN.com and collecting ridiculous benefits....someday you may have to actually earn your paycheck....

    November 21, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  23. babblingidiot

    A person's speech and writing are clear indicators of their thought processes.

    Q: What's the difference between a turkey and the governor of Alaska?

    A: Lipstick!

    November 21, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  24. GOP Lost

    Unaware is an understatement when describing her .Can't believe she was a VP candidate for the GOP party.

    November 21, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  25. Gary in Denver

    Huh?

    November 21, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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