December 9th, 2009
09:17 AM ET
9 months ago

Palin calls for Obama to boycott climate change conference

Palin is calling on President Obama to boycott the Copenhagen climate change conference next week.
Palin is calling on President Obama to boycott the Copenhagen climate change conference next week.

(CNN) –Sarah Palin has taken to the Washington Post op-ed page to urge President Barack Obama to cancel his scheduled appearance at the Copenhagen climate change conference next week.

Referencing private e-mails from climate change scientists at a research facility in Britain that were hacked and published on the Internet late last month, Palin said now is not the time for the President to show his support for the "radical environmental movement."

"Instead of staying home from Copenhagen and sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices, the president has upped the ante, Palin writes. "He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a 'deal.' Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people."

Palin added Obama's underlying political objective is to increase pressure on Congress to pass the Democrats "cap and trade" energy proposal that is expected to be debated early next year.

"This is a political move. The last thing America needs is misguided legislation that will raise taxes and cost jobs - particularly when the push for such legislation rests on agenda-driven science," writes Palin. "Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference. The president should boycott Copenhagen."

At the vice presidential debate last year, Palin said she was for capping carbon emissions but did not elaborate on how she would do that.


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soundoff (267 Responses)
  1. sandy

    At the vice presidential debate last year, Palin said she was for capping carbon emissions but did not elaborate on how she would do that.

    That is because she doesn't have a clue, like on most things. It's great to be like Cheney and Palin with all there bucks to sit back and be critical of the folks doing the WORK! She makes me sick.

    December 9, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. Patricia

    Shut up Sarah!!!

    December 9, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. gl, From Pittsburgh

    She have the answer to everything now that she quick her governor job. What a whacjob this lady is . Chenecy/Palin 2012 will give President Obama a second term for sure.

    Two liars on the same ticket. Sara Palin have no creditability after her endorsement on the BIRTHERS and I really don’t know why CNN fell they need to repeat every thing this liar of a woman have to say from her Face Book. We all no she did not write this article after her remark regarding Huck – I am on the good guy comment which made her sound like a 5 year old. Sara Palin should never open her mouth and just hide behind her Face Book which do make her look a lot more educated, but once she open her mouth we all know she is not that educated.

    December 9, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  4. Sniffit

    OH NOES!!! NOT SCIENCE!!! You mean Jesus didn't slay the Muslims during the Crusades while riding bareback on a dinosaur and calling down meteors from the sky with his magic shepherd's staff?

    This woman would be laughable if there wasn't a sufficient number of complete and utter morons in this country to make her dangerous. Her opinion counts for sh-t, particularly on this subject and in light of the ample evidence contradicting the interpretations of the out-of-context email quotes touted by the naysaying energy industry minions. Of course, the "news" media is all too happy to avoid allowing the "controversy" to be debunked.

    December 9, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. Fitz in Texas

    Oh no way will Obama boycott Copenhagen. First, that would be the sensible thing to do and second there are tons of Obama's pals that will make billions off the hoax such as Al Gore. Plus, with these people it's all about money and power. They could care less what we want.

    Hang in there Sarah Palin, you're looking better and better when 2012 rolls around.

    December 9, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. Beyond Absurd

    Hey Pinhead Palin, where is you "trustworthy science" that says there is no climate change? I, I see we just wait for Alaska to become Miami Beach and then it will be easier to drill there for oil. Are you getting any money from the oil and power companies sweetie?

    December 9, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  7. Dick_NH

    "At the vice presidential debate last year, Palin said she was for capping carbon emissions but did not elaborate on how she would do that."

    Maybe Sarah could keep her mouth closed, thus alleviating harmful emissions....that would certainly help!

    December 9, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  8. Philly

    This confirms what I already suspected about this woman; she is CRAZY! Is she kidding? "fraudulent scientific practices"??? Can't she see with her own eyes what has happened and continues to happen to our planet? Is this the moron we want for President?
    God Help Us All

    December 9, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  9. CNN afraid of a liberal post

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if the whole darn country would boycott nut cases like Palin and Beck and rush and the swamp dwellers at Fox. But gee with all the republican trash they are posting here lately , CNN is beginning to become just like Fox, republican, republican...

    December 9, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  10. ursula

    She will never quit trying to insert herself into the day's news, even when it's clear she has no background, no knowledge of what she is talking about. Her "op ed" are meant to inflame, divide, draw even more attention to herself.
    Anyone who has followed Palin's public record knows she doesn't write any of that anyway, just proofreads to make sure the folksy stuff gets in. As in, I feel "clobbered" to pick up the WaPo and see her "articulations" from face book suddenly appear as Op Ed. Just lends her name to it. Listing polar bears would cause irreversible harm to the economy of Alaska and the nation? Dang, you betcha.

    December 9, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  11. geecee

    Yeah, right Dingbat. He's going to listen to you! Still delusional aren't you? By the way, do us Democrats a favor and run on a third-party ticket. We'd love it if you did. Please, please, please!!!

    December 9, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  12. gl, From Pittsburgh

    Instead of staying home from Copenhagen and sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices, the president has upped the ante, Palin writes. "He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a 'deal.' Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people."

    Shut up Sara Palin because you don't even believe in any type of Science so what would you know about Fraudulent Scientific. You will do and say anything radical to MAKE NEWS!

    December 9, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  13. Robin

    Wow. A quitter asking someone to pull one of her stunts. Is there a Dr.Suess book we can give this chicken head?

    December 9, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  14. Bill

    The President should make a deal with Sarah Palin. He will not attend the climate conference if she will enter a convent and take a vow of silence.

    December 9, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. No Huey in this hunt

    At the vice presidential debate last year, Palin said she was for capping carbon emissions but did not elaborate on how she would do that.

    a muzzle comes to mind

    December 9, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  16. s

    everytime i think she can't be any worse, she one ups herself

    December 9, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. gl, From Pittsburgh

    Palin said she was for capping carbon emissions.

    Another thing to add to Sara Palin WAS FOR AND NOW SHE IS NOT FOR IT LIST.

    This list just keep growing and I was wondering is her nose growing since every time this woman open her mouth it is another lie. CNN you need to be a shame of yourself with your daliy coverage of this liar.

    December 9, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
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