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. Barb @ the beach

    Keep it coming Sarah...to think America is enamoured with this woman? Sadly, she wouldn't know it if she stepped in it.

    Virginia Beach, VA

    November 21, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  2. JLS

    What I don't understand is why we still seeing more of her than Joe Biden? Did Obama hide him already??? If so, good move on his part.

    November 21, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  3. Greenanarchist

    Dear God could I hate this useless bag anymore? They should put her, and all the other useless hillbillies in Alaska under the same ax that killed the turkey. Better yet, let's give the whole state to Canada with the understanding that they get the oil, but they also have to keep all the idiots that live there.

    November 21, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. Shawn in Amishland

    Uh, yeah...That's how it works on a turkey farm. A turkey is slaughtered, and then we eat it! What's the big issue here? It's crazy how soft our country has become. People are far to removed from reality today if this is a news worthy story...

    November 21, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Eric

    It's funny to me that this is even considered a news worthy story. How many people on this site making comments are going to eat turkey this holiday season. How do you think it gets to the store? Maybe if we could concentrate on the economy and foregin affairs as much as people concentrating on looking for the latest Palin slip up we could get out of some of the issues we are facing that are news worthy.

    November 21, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. You people need a life

    You people need to get a life and/or a hobby. Why don' t you go vent about your savings? If you need an subject matter to harp on...here's one: Why arent' Bush and Obama saying anything about our stock market performance? Oh wait, let's talk about how turkeys are killed.

    November 21, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  7. Cove

    Hi Paul who wrote:

    "so what's the story here…big deal a turkey died…how about some real nws…we don't hear much on Iraq these days…I don't suppose it has anything to do with the fact that we are winning now?!"

    So if we are winning, who are the losers?

    November 21, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  8. Joe

    now I see why she was so sheltered and and guarded during the campaign. shes been unleashed and she won't shut up. turkey slaughtered as shes interviewed...hehe shes a pisser.

    November 21, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  9. Rob

    You Neo-Nazi Liberals have nothing better to do?

    November 21, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  10. mick

    Have to admit its kinda funny. This lady just keeps stepping in it. If I were her I would just stay out of the spotlight, but sadly, or maybe humorously for the rest of us, she doesn't.

    November 21, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  11. Scotty

    I LIKE THIS SHIP, IT'S EXCITING!

    November 21, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  12. Voter from MO

    As much as I love to jump on the "Palin is a moron" bandwagon, I am sick of hearing about this pathetic woman. I really wish she would just quietly go away.... unfortunately, I don't think the wrath of Sarah Palin is over:( Maybe with this new book deal she will be able to buy her own clothes!

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. Charlie

    Not Palin causes stir , but the media causes stir.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  14. Cipriano

    This is reminiscent of her yacking away as John McCain dies in the campain. She's such an idiot. Go back to your village and be a big fish in a small pond.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. I could see Russia from my windows

    forget it. It's not even January 09 yet for her to run for President again, and people are already getting tired of her lies and unqualified dicision.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  16. youswallowacamelandstrainatagnat

    It's interesting that the same folks on the left that abhor the slaughter of turkeys are the same that condone the slaughter of babies in utero.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  17. Gracie

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    GOOD GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS CLOWN UP!!

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  18. Rita

    Are you, the media, so afraid of Sarah Palin that you have to run this sill, derogatory story even after the election is over? Having said that, why in the world would she allow this event to be photographed and filmed where you could see the birds being killed? Its not like we dont know that is what happens, but this was such a bad choice.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  19. debbie

    Matthew: You are the only one who gets it! It's a week before Thanksgiving and people do eat turkeys!

    How do you think we get those turkeys? They have to be slaughtered. And, where was Sarah Palin being interviewed – where turkeys are being slaughtered so that WE can eat them on Thanksgiving! What hypocrites you people are! You sit there and eat turkey and forget they have to be slaughtered! Then condemn this woman!

    Get over it and leave this woman alone!

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  20. Indie

    Wow....all the Liberals "up in arms" about a turkey! I wish they felt so much for the unborn child.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. elliott

    Bunch of turkey huggers........grow up.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  22. Rich-NJ

    A great metaphor for her political future.

    November 21, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  23. Mama74

    ToledoTom

    Welcome to reality people! Where do you think your Thanksgiving dinner came from?

    ------------------------

    My Thanksgiving dinner comes from my parent's house.

    November 21, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  24. Demo Joe

    The only turkey out there is that stupit duck Palin. And I too thank God that she did not get elected. How can anyone not see this woman makes all women look like the dummy she is. She gives us all a bad name.

    November 21, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. Marie

    The best part is the guy mugging for the camera's and bloody pants..............OMG............This is rich..............She hasn't a clue of what it takes to be a VP or god forbid PRES.......She should know that the lower 48 states politician's know how to set up a photo op. Pardon turkey's that's fine but hearing them scream and seeing them killed is another.....She is use to seeing blood guts and gore from killed animals that is why she is drinking coffee and smiling.........CLUELESS.........

    November 21, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
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