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

    This is very befitting . After all, Palin is the main "teacup".

    January 9, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. Scott

    Good grief. How long is CNN going to obsess over Sarah Palin? She is not even relevant to politics. If it weren't for CNN's obsession with her, we wouldn't even know she exists.

    January 9, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Sarah empowers the Republican Taliban extreemists. They then commit acts of domestic terror like shooting doctors performing legal abortions. They say their God tells them to do it like their Muslem radical bretheren claim they act in the name of Allah. She whips them into a frenzy then lets them loose to perform acts of violence on America.

    January 9, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. Bill

    Sarah Palin was unqualified to be mayor of a small town, much less governor....even if Alaska's population is less than Chicago. It's a national embarassmen this failed "sports journalist" and beauty pageant runner-up was even CONSIDERED for any federal office.

    January 9, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. Carl

    MONEY makes Sarah's world go round! Please, please, please GOP nominate this wacko for president in 2012. You will hear champagne corks pop and see fireworks at the Obama White House that day. The ex-half term governor of Alaska is so dense...the debate preppers from the McCain campaign were worried about a possible meltdown. She kept referring to Joe Biden as O'Biden...as in O-bama. They finally convinced her to call Biden by his forst name...Joe...which she did. What a dunce! Ron Paul is the real deal... He will run for the GOP nomination in 2012 and try to keep the list of losers...Palin...Huckabee...Romney...Pawlenty honest. Don't know if Mike "Wille Horton" Huckabee can survive any further scrutiny. He better stick with the Fox talk show gig he's got now. If Mitt "the Flip Flopper" manages to get the nomination, the evangelicals will bale on him. Their religious tolerance does not extend itself to muslims or mormons.

    January 9, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. Tim

    The founding fathers must be rolling over in their garves as we continue to highlight the thoughts and deeds of the most average (and below) minds in American politics. The Palin's and the Cheney's are in the news simply because most of the country has been "dumbed down" (keep watching idol and the biggest loser, people). If you want to throw this great thing away- this idea of hope, opportunity and justice and freedom for all– keep listening to ill informed and self entitled right wing rabbble rousers. God save America from the bigots and the uneducated masses that call themselves republicans and teabaggers. They have no shame. They have no answers- only madness and vitriol.

    January 9, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  7. Libertarian

    Look...Obama is a Constitutional Scholar and taught Constitutional law at HARVARD. I'm tired of hearing that this Community College dropout, beauty queen, is more qualified.

    I may not like everything Obama does but he's holding everyone to the constitution. Yes yes...I know....even the 911 mastermind. However, the terrorist count on us disintegrating as a nation of law. They would have us fail our own principles and claim victory. I applaud our President for reminding us of the ultimate document and holding us to it.

    January 9, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    Palin is perfect for the TEA PARTY just a group of white KKK, Gestapo , SS ,or just like HITLERS begining the key is gather people together to show HATE and thats it big corporations help the movement of these sheep . money will gather a following of idiots . and the industry loves this . just as do the republican purists the core of the party . it is scarey that a few people in this country are acting just like the radical wanna be musliums . just a small group that can atract the media . ..and the tea party is about taking down a first time ever Black man as president . and thats it racist and because the democrats have begun to fix the mess the republicans started . I have never been wealthy enough to be a republican , and most of the people who think they are republican or sadly mistaken . they are just being used . just like DAVID STEELE the GOP puppet . :)

    January 9, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. Bob

    Dont worry she has no chance of winning and she will for sure not get and GOP support. They are more likely to go with Mit Romney then her.

    There is just no way she is getting anyway – its just a lot of noise.

    January 9, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. Brian Paul

    Ron Paul has so much common sense, he just gets it!!! All this talk about Sarah Palin and trashing of Palin makes no sense. She's a none factor, i don't think we should be promoting her as much as we do, nor do I think we should trash her as much as we do. She can be her own worst enemy at times, but in fairness she has never gotten a fair shake from the media either. I believe the biggest enemy next to radical extremists to this country is the power we have given the media to build up or take down anyone they wish. CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX all have their own agendas and I for one am sick and tired of all of them.

    January 9, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  11. LMC

    Obviously Palin has something that appeals to some people, but I just can't see it myself. I think it is her folksy personality, whether it is genuine or not. I will take an intellectual over a folksy person any day! She is not the person I want representing our country to the rest of the world.

    January 9, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. Emma

    If experience is the only criterion applied to qualifications for US Pres.,
    we are lacking in judgement. A person with "experience" may have been inept over and over and over again. It is obvious Palin is not more experienced than Obama. She has not been a President for one year going on four. She is also shallow.

    January 9, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  13. Chuck

    Palin's total and ongoing purpose in life is to make MONEY, MONEY AND MORE MONEY.

    She could care less about the citizens of this great nation of ours and she is prostituting herself to the highest bidder. IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY, YES???

    It's just amazing to me that so many of our clueless and gullible citizens are smitten or taken in by this unintelligible woman. What does that make them, I ask?

    January 9, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  14. josephine

    $arah knows that everyday a sucker is born, so she caters to those unfortunate guys to make a fortune of them. She really doesn't care if she wins or loses, it's all about the money, stupid.

    January 9, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  15. Big John

    It goes to show the intelligence level of the teabaggers. They pay the Sarah the Quitter on twitter to speak... Here's a preview of her speech Bla bla, bla....

    January 9, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  16. Aspen Professor

    Sarah Palin is seeking any opportunity to speak to the feeble brained people in America. There are loads of those out there, mostly found among the right-wing extemists, the naturally paranoid, and nation building faction, in other words, the Cheney lovers.

    January 9, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  17. John

    Who is this woman and why are people continuing to put a microphone in front of her face? She is the biggest joke in WORLD politics. Why would ANY (smart) person listen to a word she says, unless they just wanted some cheap entertainment?

    January 9, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  18. James

    I am extremely concerned that this "media hog" continues to garner any public interest at all. It clearly demonstrates the sad state of the overall mentality in this country. We have been reduced to hypocritical, reality show voyeurs. Intellectualism is shunned and mediocrity celebrated. As far as Palin is concerned, there is nothing more pathetic than an egotist who has no clue of what she doesn't know.

    January 9, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  19. Connie

    Of course she's going to go where she's going to get paid, it's a no brainer. She's all about money now. She threw Alaska under the bus to make money.

    She's the lunatic quitter queen bee who will speak to her idiotic worker minions, further dividing the country.

    January 9, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  20. Jay1975

    Am I the only one who has had those incredible Obama middle class tax cuts expire? What with the passing of increased fees to insurance companies passed onto the customers (us), SCHIP taxes on cigarettes that the poor pay for disproportionately, expired tax cuts and possibly even more expensive energy if cap and trade passes, I think those of us who make under $250,000 a year may just pay a bit more to get by. Oh well, so long as the healthcare negotiations are on C-SPAN, at least one promise could be kept.

    January 9, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  21. JonPeter

    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..."

    If you're actually from Texas and of reasonable intelligence you would recognize that Ron Paul is an elected congressman (from Texas) and a physician. I suggest that you are the nobody.

    I don't agree with Ron Paul's politics, but I've found that people who need go around calling other 'nobodies' aren't worth listening to. let both sarah palin and Rin paul speak, if their words have merit then the people will listen. the same holds true if rubbish comes from their mouth.
    "

    January 9, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  22. Tim

    Scott, you LOVE Palin as a person? Enough said! Go back to sleep now. Good night, Scottie! Sweet dreams.

    We have now entered the realm of complete insanity. Can't imagine what the country and political landscape will look like in 20 years if these nutballs get control of the governmant again.

    Palin, Rudy, Cheney...forgive us Lord, we know not what we do.

    Better yet Scottie, beam me up, bro.

    January 9, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  23. bob

    All she had to do was say what articles/magazines/newspapers she reads, and she was like a caribou stuck in headlights at that. What happens when she actually has to make something happen?

    January 9, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  24. Jay Ockman

    Didn't Obama quit his job as Senator after serving about the same amount of time in office as Palin did as Governor? Regardless, neither of them were qualified to run when they did...Obama just had a better staff to get him educated all those months he was on the campain trail. Palin didn't and for that McCain failed her.
    As for the election, Obama may have come across as the lesser of 2 evils, but now it is pretty evident that, even with all her bagage, Clinton was pro America and should have been the Democrats choice to run and against McCain, because I think she would have one too.
    I am a Repblican that normally votes conservative, however I was seriously leaning towards Hillary as I thought she had the inside track and first hand knowledge of what is needed to get us out of this mess.
    As for who's fault all this is, last time I checked Dems voted right along with the Rebubs to get us into war and end all the regulations that started this downward spiral.
    However, the true evil doer is Nancy Pelosi. Back in '06 she stated she would stop at nothing to ruin Bush...well she did it and along the way ruined the USA.
    I didn't vote for Obama but he had better watch out. As soon as Pelosie doesn't need him to get her agenda moving, he will be her next target.
    When it is all said and done, the Dem Pres and Dem House and Dem Senate will be the only ones to blame since they have single handedly moved thier personal agenda along.
    It will be nice to see Republicans come back to power and win in 2010.
    Sorry for rambling, in a hurry to get to work.

    January 9, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  25. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I hope there's an interpreter standing by to explain to people what Palin says because she doesn't speak the English language I learned in school and any idiot can sprew out hate.

    January 9, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
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