January 9th, 2010
05:14 PM ET
soundoff (303 Responses)
  1. Perusing-through

    AIP = TEA-PARTY

    Sarah Palin's husband Todd was a solid and active member of the radical "Alaska Independence Party" (AIP), whose primary goal was to force Alaska to secede from the United States.

    Expect Sarah Palin to be the Tea-Party Presidential candidate in 2012. Then expect Sarah Palin and the Tea-Party to lose handily. And finally, expect the losing Tea-Party to advocate secession in late 2012.

    January 9, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  2. Bob of Lompoc

    I heard, from a reliable source, that Ms. Palin passed gas last Tuesday. You CNN boys better get a reporter over there right away. There might be a story there, that all of America should know about.

    January 9, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Americans who actually see this woman as a politically relevant individual are sadly ignorant of what a leader is. It's becoming an embarrassment to be identified as an American outside of our boarders. Bible thumping evangelical christians who are presumptuous enough to actually tell everyone their fairy tale is the truth, and these morons are typically republican, of which Palin is a part of. Primitive beliefs like hers don't manage nations well, unless you see Iran as a model for the US to follow.

    January 9, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    the new word for to be used worldwide for SARAH PALIN is ( stupid purist racist ) long for SPR PALIN :)

    January 9, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    a few people think she actually has some kind of chance to be a political force .. she is the best thing to happen to the republican party purist .. LOL

    go PALIN and take the rest of the racist republicans with you dip stick .. what a joke . probably even smells fishy any one that shoots wild animals from a helecopter is a freak

    January 9, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  6. Ms. M

    I do not care who he or she is, I do not want anyone telling me what to do with my guns or what to do in my private life. My civil liberities are my precious rights!!! They do not belong in the hands of any politician.

    January 9, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  7. ForThePeople

    Maybe there is a mess after the previous eight years, but justify making it worse in less than 1?

    – 4.9 million jobs lost in a year? Where are those jobs from the stimulus?
    – Behind closed doors meetings? I guess different people have different definitions for transparency.
    – Unemployment rate soars to over 10% in one year? What economic recovery are liberals and demo-rats referring to?
    – The deficit quadrupled in one year? Imagine what will happen over four years.
    – And arguing about the supposed rights of enemy combatants and terrorists, while we put our fellow Americans who were on the front lines on trial? Way to support our troops!

    At least Sarah Palin isn't a racist like Senator Reid! Love watching how ineffective he is trying to "support" ramming a bill down our throats. I laugh so hard watching these rants and angry posts from liberals trying to defend the downward economic spiral of this nation with its increased government control from a government that can't keep terrorists out of our country or even uninvited guests out of White House parties. I wonder if any of the 4.9 million Americans who lost their jobs agree that this nation is on the road to recovery?

    This has been a good lesson for all of us and both parties as I confess that I have had discussions towards the end of the previous administration about how complacent and greedy some Republicans were getting, knowing that some Democrats would do the same thing as we are seeing first hand and worse even. I am confident of the conservative victory and wakeup call that will take place this year in the elections. But I am also confident that regardless of the party affiliation of the candidate who wins, those elected officials will be scrutinized closer than ever now that the American public is keeping a closer watch on their government and that we are all getting more involved and speaking up.

    By the way, I'm sorry Susanne: but the health care bill will be taxing us for a few years before any of the alleged health care reforms are put into effect. So you'll still be waiting during the rest of this administration's tenure before you'll see it. Hope you're patient.

    January 9, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. greyfox

    The usual give and take when Palin is once again thrust into the news. One writer hit the nail on the head: Palin is a pawn of other interests who are manipulating her proto-candidacy for their own ends. The angry 'why are you attacking Palin' posts are, in and of themselves, another set of pawns in this power play. We are witnessing something like a marionette display...it would be instructive to see the handlers manipulating the puppets. CNP, The Family...I doubt that there is much doubt about the source. That CNN is dancing around this issue is instructive as well.

    January 9, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  9. TEAPARTYCRASHER

    I still remember all the Sarah Palin fans at her rallys yelling : kill him!,Terrorist,Muslim etc. Yes "good" Christians at their finast. All the while the Sarah smiled and shook her head in agreement. You know those Joe six/twelve packers that kiss their guns goodnight,and still have pleasent dreams about black people beiing lynched in the "good" old days. Why does Sarah attract all the low IQ,Biblethumpers,teaparty morons,birthers and their ilk? Teaparty morons are a disgrace! Pure racists who miss the "good" old days of Robber Barons.poor houses,sweat shops,no minimum wage and orphanges. Also lets not forget all the rapture lovers eagerly waiting for the end times. Palin supporters are the "worst" examples of a "good" Christian!

    January 9, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  10. Chris C

    I think Don Rumsfeld would make a good president. Unfortunately he was wrongfully torn apart by so many. He is a man of intellect. Palin is not. Obama is okay, but nothing special. Rumsfeld 2012!

    January 9, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  11. Susan

    I had to laugh when I read Ron's comments. Apparently, he's one of those people that prefer "perky" over brains. Palin is a "gift that keeps on giving". She is not qualified to hold any high office and proved that when she quit her job as "elected" governor for the state of Alaska.

    My question is why does the media continue to fall into her trap? NO MORE COVERAGE PLEASE!

    January 9, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  12. carol

    Ron:
    Obama did not create the mess we are in. In addition, you can't clean up what the last 8 years produced in a year! Palin has no clue and no brains. She cannot form a sentence. She is undereducated and dangerous to this country in that she appeals to the extremists.

    January 9, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  13. WhySoHypocritical?

    If Obama was considered to be experienced enough to run for President then so should Palin. It is funny but some Republicans and most democrats keep putting Palin down saying she is insignificant and cant be elected, well if that is so why do you people keep giving her so much of your attention?? You Democrats are a perfect example of hypocrisy, you hold others to a certain (unatainable) standard but have virtually no standard for your own candidates other than they be left wing liberals. Well done, well done America.....

    January 9, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  14. Willy Brown

    Ilove how Sarah Palin still scares the heck out of you liberals.

    January 9, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  15. Henry Kane

    To Palin opponents:
    Did you play a high school sport and win a state championship?
    Sarah did.
    Did you work your way through college/university:? Sarah did.
    Did you do hard physical labor by worklng with her husband
    catching fish in Alaska. Sarah did.

    Were you elected to a city council and then city mayor? Sarah did.
    Did you accept appointment as chair of an important state commission? Sarah did.
    Assuming you held public office, did a state-wide poll give you an 80-plus % approval ratring? Sarah did.
    Did you run for Governor of your State and were elected? Sarah did. Did you oppose members of your political party? Sarah did.
    Have you written a biography, with or without assistance, that became number one on the N.Y. Times "best seller" list? Sarah did.
    The N.Y. Times sent five reporters to Alaska to check Sarah's book
    for false statements. Any falsehoods would have been on TV news and other media. To my knowledge, there were none.
    An amusing part of Sarah's book were rumors that she soon would
    be indicted. The media rushed to Alaska and learned to their
    disappointment that the FBI supervisor for Alaska said Sarah was
    not under investigation and never was under investigation.
    Sarah was the target of falsehoods, "smears" and the successful effort to compel her to resign from office. Opponents deluged her with numerous sham "ethics" complaints that cost the opponents nothing and Sarah legal bills of some $500,000.

    January 9, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  16. LacrosseMom

    WOW......... some of the GOPers posting here are downright scary! So much vile, lies, hate.

    Never in my 56 yrs. of life I have witness such HATE being spewed at a president!

    The Liberals alone did not elect President Obama, we are registered Independents at our house and we voted for him. WHY?

    We are sick and tired of the GOP's campaign of hate, lies, fear & division. We are sick and tired of the way the conservatives hate, anyone who is not in lock-step with them.

    We are sick and tired of being called unpatriotic because we did not support the war in Iraq, that was based on lies.

    The Republicans & Tea-baggers are hurting our Nation by pitting American against American.

    Shame on You!

    January 9, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  17. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    Thank you. You are an inspiration and the reason why Obie will win again 2012 :)

    January 9, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  18. Gus

    Come on CNN.... neither the TeaParty or Palin are worth any print.

    January 9, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  19. W l Jones

    If we took all this energy on this post and took it on the jobs we would make the Chinese worker look like mud pusher an our businessmen will be the happies people in the world. We are our worse enemy when it come to production. Also all I here is jobs jobs jobs nobody saying what can I do to help my boss produce more and better product. Ms. Palin helping her self and the economy all the same time.

    January 9, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  20. Kendra

    Palin Quit her job as Governor.....how is that a good thing? I will not hire a quitter. She should have finished the job she wanted so badly and then moved on......

    January 9, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  21. Anthony McMahon

    Again, she's a dip. This is actually not a good thing for the GOP. To me it signals a poential third party within the GOP at a time when they need to rebuild. She knows she has nary a chance of being a serious contender with the Republicans and will need to stake out on her own within an ideological niche which reflects her bizzare beliefs. Hopefully the Tea Partiers will fizzle and allow the GOP to successfully rebuild a more reputable and serious brand. This is what the GOP gets for allowing the hardcore right-wingers and John Birchers into the fold. It will be a far better party without the wingnuts.

    January 9, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  22. Scott

    Too bad she is for gay rights...

    January 9, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  23. Linda B., Ga.

    Why in the world is this Quitter/Loser in such demand. Shes nothing but an airhead that does NOT deserve any type of recognition. It should have you SHUDDER at the thought that she could've been our Vice President, OMG HEART BE STILL.......Could you even imagine this woman, as the President of the United States, if something would've happened to John McCain, had he not lost by a landslide and won the election......we would've been in worst shape then we are right now!

    January 9, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  24. Sarah has all the bucks.......Go Tea Partiers..

    Obama is ONE and DONE.

    Sarah Palin/Liz Cheney 2012'

    January 9, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  25. Ron Paul makes me proud

    To heck with Palin. She needs and will go away. Ron Paul is the change that we needed. I wish that he would separate himself from the republican party and run as an independent. I'm sick of both party's. Let's shake things up and elect somebody that doesn't work for a party, but works for the people. You will never find that quality in a Dem or Repub.

    January 9, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
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