June 12th, 2009
01:11 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin tight-lipped on political future

(CNN) - Sarah Palin told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday she's not ready to announce any decision on whether she will seek re-election as governor of Alaska in 2010 or seek the Republcian presidential nomination in 2012.

"I'm not definitely going to do anything yet," said the former Republican vice presidential candidate. "What I'm trying to get done for Alaska right now is to get that Alaska gas line built. We need those energy sources flowing through North America. That's what my focus is."

Pressed if she had made a decision privately about future plans, Palin said "No decision that I'd want to announce today."

In a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released last week, Palin was effectively tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as the top pick by Republicans for the party's 2012 presidential nomination.


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soundoff (494 Responses)
  1. No Ones Home Boy

    I wonder how she feels about the recent shooting at the Halocaust Museum. Wasn't that the kind of people she was reaching out to?

    June 12, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. Obama08 but....

    One more thing, Palin is going to milk this Letterman thing until we just tune her out.

    June 12, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    @ Freeman, who said "World leaders would think Americans were complete idiots if she were nominated not to mention elected!"

    And THAT, if nothing else, is what actually makes her scary....you know, aside from the thought of her holding our nuclear codes in one hand and an apocolyptic religious missive in the other.

    June 12, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. tess

    the more and louder the liberal left extremist vilify sarah the more you know how much they fear her! it cracks me up to listen to the stupid, vile women (like those on the view) trash somebody who has actually accomplished something worthwhile – i.e. motherhood, elected governor, wife, normal person – as opposed to them who can only sit on a couch and spew venom! i'll stack sarah up against them any day,any place on any issue!!!!!!!!!

    June 12, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. Linda Stafford

    Sarah Palin is a joke-but if she wants to run for Pres, she should go for it--do U.S. citizens really want a president who is unable to speak a complete and correct grammatical sentence? What a role model she would be! If citizens vote her in, then it is time for me to leave.

    June 12, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. S Callahan

    Please Alasaka...keep her...nothing personal...but not Presidental..
    ....

    June 12, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. Lucy

    You bashers think that with all you're blabbing that you can change reality. Nobody can take the crying liberals seriously anymore because they bash everything and everyone that doesn't agree with them. What about an open mind? What happened to decency and the truth?

    Anyway, Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air and is much loved by many for her guts, honesty and common sense. Obama, Letterman and ilk are the real problems. Wake up America!

    June 12, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Diane

    She won't get the Republican nomination. She ruined it for McCain as a VP candidate, that proves that she won't get the nomination as the headliner. She is not presidential material. She is tabloid fodder, she is a walking Jerry Springer show, she is a laughingstock. People love to watch her and read about her, just like we like reality tv. That doesn't mean she is electable. She is not electable.

    June 12, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  9. bill

    Can somebody please tell Sarah Palin to go away!

    June 12, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. FactCheck

    Please, please, please run in 2012. This was the Democrats can maintain a stronghold on government for the next generation.

    June 12, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. Steve, New York City

    This poor soul still does not understand. . . on a national level . . .she is NOT ELECTABLE (Jesse Jackson and Joe Lieberman took time to understand their limitations here as well).

    June 12, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. JL

    Why do you insist on giving this bubble head more publicity? Ignore her, she will shivel up and blow away.

    June 12, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  13. vince

    She also feels that American's excuse is weak.

    June 12, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. Tulsa

    Who the heck cares about this person?

    Robin, if you don't know why the REPUBLICANS are called hate mongers, just replay any of Palin's campaign speeches. You'll get it.
    Or not..... considering you think it's perfectly fine to be a mean spirited hypocrite.

    June 12, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  15. Big_D

    We are not afraid of Palin we think her calling Democrats socialist and fascist is repugnant. First the two are mutually exclusive and second the people supporting Democrats are a majority of the population of the USA according to the last election. That is why we live in a DEMOCRACY and Obama was democratically elected. What Palin and the GOP fail to understand is that they lost because they are extreme right wing not centrist and their party will struggle until they fix that.

    June 12, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  16. Chris ~ Albany, NY

    To any Republican/conservative who thinks that we're scared of Sarah Palin: you people are crazy. Palin has amazing entertainment value, I get a kick outa almost everything that comes outa her mouth and agree with almost none of it. Please, please nominate her for prez in 2012.

    June 12, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  17. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Why isn't there an article about the Iranian election? Enough of Palin. I've had my laughs and giggles for the day.

    June 12, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  18. FactCheck

    The first woman to seriously contend for President.
    ---–

    When you wake up from your coma, you may want to pick up a newspaper or Google the words "Hillary Clinton". How can Republicans be so idiotic?

    June 12, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  19. Kristina, Seattle

    The only thing that "scares" liberals about Palin is her bizarre need to keep the media's attention on her every insignificant move. She isn't worth the print ink or the airtime.

    June 12, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  20. Jim in Idaho

    Sure she's tightlipped.....it's very difficult to get those words out: "I have no political future."

    June 12, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  21. Ed

    Palin needs to get off of her high horse (or helicopter so it be) and go back to doing what she enjoys and does best...killing endangered species with a high powered rifle from her helicopter. Eskimos have enough problems without having a white supremist for governor.

    June 12, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  22. Andrew

    Top pick for 2012? Wow. I am a registered Republican but it's stuff like this that makes me happy I consider myself pretty independent. What a joke.

    June 12, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  23. Mary the Democrat

    This Democrat and woman wishes her the best. I'm tired of seeing how so called Liberal/Democratic men continue to bash this woman.

    The latest attacks by David Letterman on her 14 year old girl were outrageous and this avid David Letterman watcher will no longer be watching his show. He has taken things to far.

    It is okay to support your political party but never at the expense of demeaning and attacking women and children.

    People like David Letterman, Chris Matthews and others who continue to attack and demean women are not true Democrats they are just a bunch of dried up sexists that need to go away and hide under the rock they crawled out of.

    June 12, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  24. Shirley In California Now On The Fence Re Obama

    You need to go home Palin and supervise Willow. After all, she has seen the fame and fortune you and Bristol received for having kids out of wedlock only this time she has to top both of you. Which will it be? Will she:

    a) have a baby by a married man; or
    b) have an interracial fling. (This would really send you and your lazy husband off the deep end). Both would bring in good money and ratings.

    Sarah I'm sure your chickens are coming home to roost shortly and we won't have to deal with you much longer.

    Good-by silly sarah!

    June 12, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  25. sue

    Diane: there are plenty of us who like and care about Sarah Palin.
    She's been trashed from the beginning because the media wanted Obama , and didn't like her. Too bad, you as a woman, can't stand behind someone who obviously has succeeded in her life and who cares enough about this country to put herself out there for all of you to ridicule. We can't all be perfect (like Obama) , but I'll take her any day to someone who sits in a church and listens to Rev. Wright , and obviously thinks that 's OK

    June 12, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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