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. Carol in Idaho

    How embarrasing for her. She should have led the camera & reporter away from that area. I don't like Sarah Palin nor did I vote for her but this can't make her happy. A lot different from the photo ops she had while on the campaign trail. I kind of feel for sorry for her. The Republicans totally used her. She has such blind ambition that she allowed herself to be used. It is sad actually. She needs to stay in Alaska with her own people and focus on governing that state instead of trying to "fit in with the Jones." In her circle I am sure she is tops – she needs to stay there and be happy doing so.

    November 21, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Rob

    To all you bashing Palin – what do you get if you give Palin a labotomy and drop her from the top of the ugly tree (making sure she hits every branch)? Answer: Hillary Clinton (note: it'll help if Todd loses his morals and becomes a skirt chaser).

    November 21, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Rose

    This story is SO STUPID! All of us meat eaters have to accept the fact that these animals do get slaughtered

    November 21, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. WVgirl

    This is kinda sick...I'm glad Im a vegan....nice burberry scarf though...it only cost the RCN $300.00 or more...must be a parting gift from them.

    November 21, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Rolling in the Aisles, VA

    It would appear that the real turkey got away unscathed.

    November 21, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. a

    greatest story ever

    November 21, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. Nikki

    If you don't know where your food comes from, or you don't
    have the audacity to care, you have no business eating it anyways.
    How do you think that turkey will get on your table next thursday?

    November 21, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. Rachel

    With everything that is going on I guess we need a good laugh. Thanks CNN. You once again proved the point we've all been saying.
    The woman is clueless.

    November 21, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. Cruzan Obama Mama

    Could you take the turkey out and put her political career in there. LOL!!!!

    I'm so sick of this woman and would like for her to disappear.

    November 21, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. Frank

    Gov. Palin is completely unable to speak in complete and/or coherent sentences.

    November 21, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Robin - FL

    Palin never ceases to amaze me ...

    November 21, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. pastabella

    Please leave Sarah alone, already! & all you turkeys out there.....how DO you think you get the bird on the table at Thanksgiving....or are you all VEGANS??? Where is your true spirit of thankfulness now that we have a new President??? Same old negative garbage from all of you. Happy Thanlsgiving from an American.

    November 21, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  13. tyria

    if she would kill a moose, she thinks nothing about a turkey

    November 21, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    Please leave this woman's political career alone to die with the turkeys. She is the car wreck everybody stops on the highway to look at! Please keep going, you're backing up traffic!!! There are other things going on in the country other thatn Moose chili, $150K shopping sprees and pardoned turkeys!!!

    November 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  15. Lynda Jones-Owings

    Why is the media wasting interviews with her? Why doesn't the media move on to something that is important. Sarah Palin is not educated enough to be in charge of anything. She can not speak english well enough to interview with my 5 year old grandson.....

    She is old news and we are happy that she is gone.

    November 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  16. Love you Sarah

    See you in 2012'--remember Obama is only an "interim" president keeping the Oval Office neat and clean until you get there.

    November 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  17. ObamaFan

    I love Obama, and I'm SOOO glad this woman isn't close to the presidency, but seriously who cares. Our food gets slaughtered. If you don't like it become a vegetarian. However if you are a veg. sorry you had to see that, because I'm sure it was upsetting. She should have moved the interview, but life goes on....except for that turkey.

    November 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  18. Aaron

    Please leave this woman's political career alone to die with the turkeys. She is the car wreck everybody stops on the highway to look at! Please keep going, you're backing up traffic!!! There are other things going on in the country other thatn Moose chili, $150K shopping sprees and pardoned turkeys!!!

    November 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  19. AMG

    of course we eat turkey. we just don't need to see how it happens.
    DOH!

    November 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  20. R.I.P. Rush Limbaugh

    This lady is dumb as dirt, the sad thing is that turkey is smarter than her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  21. Gian

    PLease... what an idiot. she keeps messing up!

    November 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  22. Joe the Troll

    I'll bet the one she pardoned was actually GUILTY of something......

    November 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  23. Swami Poobah

    The same idiots that are whining about the turkey will eat like pigs on Thanksgiving day. Get a life.

    November 21, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  24. yuck

    thanks for ruining thanksgiving dinner.

    November 21, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  25. Mo

    Wait... which one is the real Turkey?

    November 21, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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