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

    $$$$$$$$$$$$: This is all that matters at this point to Sarah Palin!

    January 9, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. Anne of Medford, NJ

    It's a free country she can do whatever she wants to do but again she makes it certain she plans to lead the charge on lies and fear. It's a shame that it will people like her and other fear mongers in both parties that lead this country in the wrong direction.

    January 9, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  3. Annie

    Palin is really showing her lack of wisdom.......to fore go the conservative convention where so many of her fellow republicans are going to be to speak to go to the Tea Baggers Convention shows her lack of wisdom and knowledge......There are a lot of Tea Baggers but not enough to take over this country......and if this is Palins only supporters then she is in a world of hurt.....there isn't enough in this group to give her the votes she needs......on the other hand the real republicans don't want her and we democrats definately don't want her........so she continues to be the loser we already knew she was and is......

    January 9, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  4. George Welch

    I wish Palen would just take her book money and step aside and let a viable, electable Republican step forward. The country is going to need a strong Conservative leader to begin to straighten things out after Obama gets done trashing it. Palen is not even close to being qualified for the job. It is amazing how she has parlayed a terrible decision by McCain into the media event that she has.

    George Welch
    Sixes, OR

    January 9, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  5. Mike W

    Its going to be hard to say that Obama doesn't have the experience to be president in 3 years, you know.... since he /is/ the president?

    January 9, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  6. Linda

    Scott:

    President Obama when elected was much more experienced than Palin. He was an experienced Harvard grad attorney, a state senator and a U.S. Senator, as well as a community organizer where he obtained valuable experience in assisting people with various issues in their lives.

    Palin quit her job as governor. What does that say about her? As a person, she also has a lot to be desired,. The comparison is apples and oranges.

    Linda Wolff
    Sarasota

    January 9, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  7. Southern

    I think that is too bad thst people just can't accept what they see.
    Had they done that with Obama, they wouldn't be surprised today. He was always a socialist.
    As to Palin, well, she may end up a candidate, but she may not .
    As long as she says she isn't...then she isn't.
    I still admire what she did inAlaska.....never forget she sent more crooked repubicans to jail than the democrats did. Of course, she sent some crooked Democrats to jail too......
    I wish I had voted for Ron Paul.
    Not a lot has happened that he didn't warn us about several years ago.

    January 9, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  8. Shelly

    The GOP keep lying...like Guiliani's comments that there were no attacks under Bush, Palin's attacks on health care and death panels, birthers accusations of the President's citizenship etc etc.
    They think that the American public is STUPID and if they keep lying many will start believing them. How STUPID of them!!!
    All the GOP has done for the last year has been to cause fear and division in America. And they have pushed their vile hatred into those most gullible in our society...the tea baggers.
    STOP the anger, GOP! Work together for the American people. If there is criticism, base it on facts, not personal vengeance!

    January 9, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  9. Dixie Stover

    The tea party movement would be taken more seriously without their hand carried signs of hate. It seems like a circus of freaks. Add Palin to stir them and they will become even nastier. Do they have a spokesperson of reason?

    January 9, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  10. Darrie

    Ms. Palin "as" qualified as Obama? HARDLY...that woman isn't qualified to be dogcatcher! Yeah, maybe she could shoot them (dogs, I meant ;< /) from a helicopter in the sky (while simultaneously spying on Russia and reading "all" the newspapers~lol~

    January 9, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  11. Rival Church

    Being photogenic only goes so far. Ms. Palin somehow is transcending her looks into a viable political personality. Support your team no matter how they really are.

    January 9, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  12. PULEEEZZZ!! lets tell some truth

    Scott: President Obama is an expert on the USA CONSTITUTION, the basis of what our country stands for. Sarah Palin said: "What exactly does a vice president do"? So, I guess I would go with Obama as my leader. Obama reads books at least, and Sarah didn't even WRITE her own book. So fine, Scott, love this air head Palin all you want, she does have nice legs, but I cant get behind a woman who preaches abstinence and has an un-wed mother as her own daughter.
    The Bush people handed Obama some of the worst problems imaginable. He is doing what he can to straighten out the mess.. Hang in there!

    January 9, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  13. LiveFreeorDie

    Millions of liberty-minded people in the USA know that Sarah Palin is a phony and Ron Paul is a wise and honest man.

    January 9, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  14. NVa Native

    No power in her play, just empty fluff with lipstick.
    Comparing her to our President is like comparing the Somalia pirates to our USMC – it's just a stupid (and un-patriotic) thing to do.

    January 9, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  15. Moderate

    Sarah Who?

    January 9, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  16. Lynne in CA

    All I see in the teabaggers are signs of bigotry and hatred. These people are a festering sore on the sea of humanity.

    January 9, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  17. Howard

    Sarah Palin, to put it charitably, lacks the ability to clearly express a complicated idea in an understandable way that convinces all that hear her that she understands what she is talking about regardless of whether they agree with her. Almost certainly, this means she doesn't know what she's talking about.

    People who have a nuanced grasp of issues (usually from reading about them) also develop the ability to express their ideas clearly. Sarah can't do that. To her credit, she has reasonably mastered the art of making glib comments that mask her apparent ignorance, at least sufficiently so that she can endear herself to millions of people who probably have no better grasp of the issues than Sarah does.

    January 9, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  18. scott whitehill

    Why would CNN interview Ron Paul about the actions of Sarah Palin?? Who the heck is HE?? A nobody candidate that got 2% of the presidential vote. I'm from Texas, and no one from outside that great state gives a flyin' flip about anything this nutjob has to say! He's an idiot without a cause, wrapped up in mumbo-jumbo politics that no one else follows. Go Sarah, Go!

    January 9, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  19. Sheryl

    Personally, I can't stand Sarah Palin and floored that she is still trying to dominate the press and limelight. Cannot believe she is even still in politics after she quits her job in Alaska out of the blue.
    The woman can't finish her own term , yet wants Americans to listen to her?
    You have got to be kidding me.
    Shes nothing but white trash. Not only is she a bad politician, shes a poor excuse for a mother. She wont even let the father of her grand baby see his own child.
    The woman needs to go back to Alaska and stay there and out of the news

    January 9, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  20. Linda

    Smart move, as always. A principled decision.

    What this clip of course does NOT say is that she will be speaking at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in April.

    And another shocking detail that was not dicslosed in this clip is, the fact that the reasons has been discussed and disclosed elsewhere, obviously not at cnn.

    "At issue is the role of David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union which organizes CPAC. In September, POLITICO reported that Keene asked FedEx for between $2 million and $3 million to get the group's support in a bitter legislative battle with rival UPS.

    A source close to the Palin camp says that request led to a decision to stay away from the upcoming CPAC conference, calling it a forum that will place "special interests over core beliefs" and "pocketbook over policy."

    "That's not what CPAC should be about and people are tiring," the source said. "Palin is taking a stance against this just as she did in Alaska."

    When asked about the move, Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said: "We support those who advance our core beliefs and lead by principle."

    January 9, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  21. PK California

    If Palin ever became president, it would be history making! She would be the first president to be IMPEACHED in the first 100 days!

    January 9, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  22. C Spurgeon

    UGH! Totally out for herself. In a previous generation they would have been called trailer trash but in todays world her family is getting rich off the public. shows where America is headed and how much we need to go back to basic values and ethics. Instead we are all about telling others hown to live their lives, no respect for President and country, No respect for common courtesy...Look at the airplane incidents...regular jerks who think they have the right to affect others and she and her followers are all part of it.

    January 9, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  23. NotFooledTX

    Choosing the teabaggers event over the cpac convention really shines a light on ms palins true motivations.

    Is she working as a serious conservative candidate looking to secure a future in a nationally elected office? Or is she chasing a paycheck? Her rejection of cpac – the bastion of conservatism – in favor of the $75,000 the teabaggers waved under her nose is pretty indicative of her motivation.

    She's an incompetent and a fraud – but she is a gifted speaker. She, afterall, did manage to convince a portion of our population that quitting and not fulfilling your obligations is respectable....because it's Sarah.

    Her 15 minutes have come and gone long ago. Give her a talk show...but keep her away from the white house – we barely survived the last incompetent moron made from the same cloth – gw bush.

    January 9, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  24. TBA

    She has full backing of Right Wing Extremist, Fox News Network, and Tea baggers.

    January 9, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  25. Richard/ Naples Florida

    Ron Paul has more common sense in his little finger that Palin will ever have if she lives to be 90. She is a quitter and will always be known for that . " When times get tough or she see's dollar signs she quits NO CHARACTER

    January 9, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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