November 16th, 2009
05:53 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin: 'I will forever question' Rev. Wright strategy

Palin's book will be released Tuesday.
Palin's book will be released Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sarah Palin's new memoir, "Going Rogue," contains plenty of second-guessing about the way John McCain's presidential campaign was conducted.

But Palin writes that the campaign's biggest mistake may have been not making a greater issue out of Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

"I was told not to discuss Obama's pastor of twenty years, Jeremiah 'God Damn America' Wright," Palin writes in the book. "I will forever question the campaign for prohibiting discussion of such associations. All the more since these telltale signs of Obama's views, carefully concealed with centrist campaign-speak, have now been brought into light by his appointments and actions in office."

Though much of the book is devoted to re-hashing the internal squabbles that took place within the McCain campaign, it's clear Palin does not hold Obama in high regard.

Looking back at the first presidential debate in Oxford, Mississippi, Palin writes that Obama won - but only because reporters were smitten with the Democrat. Nine out of 10 reporters, to be specific.

"The debate went on as planned, and John did great," Palin writes. "The postgame analysis in the media, though, was that the coolheaded Obama had won the night, displaying a firm grasp of the facts, while John, they tried to convince voters, had seemed irritable and condescending. Granted, 90 percent of the newspeople covering the debate were liberal."


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soundoff (210 Responses)
  1. kr

    This is not appropriate these ideas like most of yours have been debunked; research before you speak and write or have a ghostwriter write for you facts when you have books published that attempt to destroy individuals characters I do believe that you are one outside your party a very sore and vindictive loser. The last election was classified in either News or Times as being a spaghetti on the wall campaign. To continue to sling mud at this time does no good, for this country has two wars, a bad economy, health care issues and the list goes on. Their are reliable sources on the internet that do just that facts.

    November 16, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  2. Michael, Gallatin, TN

    Seventeen items on the Ticker and eight of them about Sarah Palin? What is with CNN? Have you become Palin's cheer leading squad? Don't you think we've had too much Palin already?

    November 16, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  3. Robin in Tampa, FL

    There is a reason why nearly 70% of people polled say she isn't qualified to be President, her willingness to use outlandish personal attacks is certainly one of them.

    November 16, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  4. 0 for 4

    Wasn't Sarah a journalism major? Why does she think the media needed to convince voters that McCain was not the right man for the White House at this time? It was just not his (or her) time.

    No substance, Sarah.

    And those of you who think Obama's not qualified to be President....look again....he has almost a year of experience in the job.

    November 16, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  5. Andy

    Palin, quit making stuff up...... Lynn chose the right title for the book of lies.

    I can't wait until Levi's book come out.... talking about more of the dama Palin family. Yeap more of your dirty laundry will be revealed.

    November 16, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  6. Abby

    The woman is paranoid, undereducated, and just plain ignorant.

    November 16, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  7. katiec

    And she acted so nicey, nicey on Oprahs show.
    What a phoney baloney she is.

    November 16, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  8. joe

    Breaking news!

    November 16, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. Have you listen to God lately? ---S Callahan

    Nothing personal Sarah, but you need to start really reading Ezekiel, Revelations, and several other Great books from the Bible....while you are busy distracting the population much wrong is taking place....get with it girl

    Obama is NOT the great Satan you think...other's are in the path and you are just making it much too easy for the journey. Wake up!

    November 16, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  10. Ron

    Maybe Palin could have gotten her pastor to cast the "demons" out of Rev. Wright, or even out of Obama. Who's crazy here?

    November 16, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  11. Right wingnuts are a threat to democracy

    Sarah was the reason that General Powell supported Obama.

    November 16, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  12. anita ms

    palin please move on with your lifr and grow up! You should indeed run for the 2012 elections and be the nominee so that our wonderful President Barack Obama can be re_elected a 2nd term!

    November 16, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  13. John DUH!

    she couldn't touch the Rev. Wright issue because that would point out the fact that Pres. Obama is a Christian being a member of the United Church of Christ. The McCain campaign and the right wingers wanted the undecided voters to think Pres. Obama is an Arab muslim they wanted to tie him to terrorism. McCain/Palin lost anyway so who cares

    November 16, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  14. Sandra, Atlanta

    Sarah,
    I'm sure that Obama doesn't hold you in high regard either. It's really amazing to me that everything that happened in the campaign is blamed on someone other than herself. She was the one giving interviews and not being able to answer simple questions. Can we say 'lack of leadership' and not taking ownership of her own shortcomings????

    November 16, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. Linda C in Cal

    Thank you, Sarah! We all knew that the MSM, MSNBC & CNN were all in the tank for BO, not to mention the way they also treated Hillary.

    Hannity talked about Rev. Wright for well over a year before the MSM even bother to cover it. And that is why those Republicans and Independents who voted for BO are now having buyer's remorse.

    November 16, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  16. wycliffe

    This woman is so divisive. I am arepublican voted McCain ticket and will never make that mistake again. I hope she is not planning to run, if she does, I promise, I will stay home..I vow on this day to keep my word.

    November 16, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. pc junior

    She is this becouse of money; Thank 'u' Sarah.

    November 16, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  18. Pam

    Fair that she does not hold Mr. Obama in high regard, most of the country does not hold her in regard either.

    November 16, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  19. Moderate Democrat

    Secessionist Sarah Palin thinks someone is un american. Hmmm, shut up bimbo, you're a loon!

    Her conspiracy theory would suggest that Bush and his enhanced 'intelligence' (Bush kept us safe, remember your words you retards) along with the CIA, FBI, NSA, ATF, Police Departments across the country, all of our Allies intelligence agencies around the entire planet........couldn't find a SINGLE PERSON that proves Obama a terrorist. But some uninformed village idiot (wasilla village to be exact)...Sarah Palin has a retarded thought (as are all of her thoughts and supporters, RETARDED).....Yea, ok......go back to your planet you MORON(s)!

    November 16, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  20. It is any Wonder?

    You may forever question it, but are you really ready to hear what he meant behind it?

    November 16, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  21. Cathy

    When did CNN become the Palin News Network??

    November 16, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  22. pc junior

    She is doing this becouse of money; Thank 'U' Sarah

    November 16, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  23. Jack

    I will forever question why Sarah Palin was a member of a Holy Roller church that speaks in tongues. She was a member for 20 years.

    November 16, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  24. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    I think CNN has proven that Sarah Palin is a viable topic.....so far I have counted more stories about her on the PT than about the president himself. And basically Palin holds NO office, hence no power. This is becoming more of a reality show type situation than anything else. And they called Obama a "rock star", then what the heck is this?

    November 16, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  25. Willy Brown

    Barack Obama's is Jeremiah Wright.
    Jeremiah Wright is Barack Obama's.

    November 16, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
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