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. RepublicansAreWeeTodid

    To LiberalsHateAmerica

    To continue blathering on and on and on about Obama being a socialist is just ignorance.

    To spew the thought that Obama getting elected is why the stock market is tanking is just stupidity from someone who obviously doesn't understand what is happening and doesn't care to take the time to get informed. You'd rather just blame the black man and the liberal media like the racist hick you undoubtedly are.

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  2. Otis

    Kiss 2012 goodbye, Sarah.

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. David

    Oh brother. Who cares?!? So a turkey got slaughtered a few days before Thanksgiving...so what? I can't stand Sarah Palin...but this story as important "news" goes too far!

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. Chris

    Makes Forrest Gump look like a Nobel Laureate.

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. maggie from Minnesota

    Did she do this intentionally. I think she wants to cause a stir.

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. Pennia

    Palin has a good life in Alaska. They really know how to live. They are glad to be away from the lower 48. They hunt, fish, visit turkey farms, ride snowmobiles, and have dog races. They all have healthy looking skin because of the weather. If Palin was ugly, the critics would leave her alone.

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Obi-Wan

    They forget one Turkey that needs to be slaughtered

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  8. Jane in Windsor CA

    I hope she announces soon that she's running for pres in 2012. Obama isn't nearly as funny and as a fan of Jon Stewart, I know dear Sarah will provide him with hours...and hours...and hours of material. And I will just gobble it up.

    November 21, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. larry

    Clint said we survive by "killing and eating other lifeforms".
    Clint obvilously spends too much time as Darth Nilus at Star Wars Conventions.

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  10. J in NYC

    Clint–Is referring to an entire group of people as pansies a very grown up thing to do? I suggest taking your own advice.

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. jon

    What was she supposed to do? Run over and stop the turkey from being slaughtered? I don't see why this is news or what you people want from her.

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. twiddly

    Certainly she needs some serious language lessons too, also again.

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. betRA

    Palin is an oblivious git, and we did elect the right people (praise be!).

    But unless you're eating a Tofurkey next Thursday, you don't have much room to get your knickers in a twist over this. Seriously, do you think turkeys are hatched defeathered, headless, and wrapped in plastic?

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  14. Dave, Central Illinois

    Get a life. At least Palin doesn't think that FDR gave his fireside chats on TV in 1929. CNN – tabloid for the Democrats.

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  15. Onlyhonestonehere

    Clint nailed it!!!

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  16. Aaron

    Clint, I think we all know how turkeys get to the store. The beauty of this story is the IRONY (look it up if you don't know what it means).

    November 21, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  17. Palonics

    Didn't you know? Sarah Palin speaks "Palonics". I'm loving the inventory of her phrases and quotes. Pure jibberish. If we're comfortable electing someone into office that can't speak (and who has a journalism degree), then I'm all for it. But I guess that's what happens when you switch colleges more than five times to end up with a degree from a community college.

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  18. Clints BaIIs

    Clint, just shut up with your ridiculous statement

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  19. Rob

    So, if I understand this correctly, what you're tellin' me is my Thanksgiving turkey was actually alive at one time and then was killed?

    The horror...

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  20. 15 minutes up yet?

    Sarah Palin definitely is a character, no doubt.

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  21. cmoore

    As usual, she is clueless, not only about what is going on right behind her, but also about how to form coherent sentences in English!!

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  22. ryan

    Do you think barack is going to eat a dead turkey this year? I guess it's okay if someone kills it, as long as he's not there to witness it

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  23. stevie

    SO WHAT? THIS is news?? Why don't you stop dissing Sarah Palin? Couldn't the cameraperson crop the shot differently? If it were Barack Obama, you would have reported that he raised the turkey from the dead.

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  24. Joan

    Quite fitting for her of all people.

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  25. Sam789

    You are what your eat.....I am not surprised. Palin represents 46% of the population who ALL think like this. This is why the US is in the doldrums. Get it? Lets not even bother to engage these fools.

    November 21, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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