April 9th, 2010
05:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin: 'Absolutely' more policy speeches to come

Sarah Palin told CNN Friday that more policy speeches are in the works.
Sarah Palin told CNN Friday that more policy speeches are in the works.

New Orleans (CNN) - Will Americans start to hear more policy speeches from Sarah Palin in the future?

"Absolutely," Palin told CNN in a brief interview outside her New Orleans hotel on Friday. "The more of that, the better."

The former Alaska governor chatted for a few moments after wrapping up her speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, a showing that was closely scrutinized by political insiders looking for clues as to whether she's serious about a presidential bid in 2012.

She devoted much of her remarks to the topic of energy policy, a move possibly designed to prove to Republican insiders that she's as passionate about policy issues as she is about fiery political combat.

Palin, emerging from the Windsor Court Hotel wearing a zip-up NASA sweater over her suit, told CNN she had a "blast" addressing the conference and promised to continue with a policy-oriented message.

"It was fun to talk to people of something of substance, like energy, that is so appreciated by these folks because they know that unless we have this energy independence, we will not be prosperous, we will not be secure," she said. "That's what I wanted to concentrate on today."

Before she could answer another question, a pair of aides shuttled Palin into a waiting SUV to drive her to the airport.


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soundoff (169 Responses)
  1. Charlie in Maine

    Who is going to help her with the big words?

    April 9, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  2. President Obama could walk on water and the Party of NO would still complain that he left footprints!

    Meanlngless ramblings from the Wasillia Wonder Bra are now considered a "policy speech"?

    April 9, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. jwenko

    Where are all the libbys, frothing at the mouth that CNN has mentioned keyword: "Palin"?

    April 9, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. Mickey, NY

    And just why does this failure think she can dictate policy, and among whom? The racist teabaggers, maybe?

    ...you just can't make this stuff up if you tried...

    April 9, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  5. Adalbert

    Sarah knows nothing. She is a carpet bagger out to make money.

    April 9, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  6. tyme4chaing

    Palin...you just open up yourself up to more ridicule. CNN you guys better Fact check her every time she opens her mouth.

    April 9, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. Rob Johnson

    It's astonishing that anybody thinks Palin is qualified to talk about.....well, just about anything.

    And conservatives think Obama is arrogant and has an ego? At least he is a professor of constitutional law and has some reason to think he knows everything.

    Palin's ego is twice that of Obama, and her IQ roughly half. That makes her four times as arrogant, by my math.

    April 9, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Adam

    She does realize that there is an "E" in nuclear.

    April 9, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  9. PalmReader

    Ah, America's most laughed at woman just keeps on giving . . .

    April 9, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. BillE

    Just what we need. A Fox news employee running for pres. YIKES!

    April 9, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. Tom

    How can someone who is a nobody, and the national joke, make policy?

    April 9, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  12. Walker

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. isn't her 15 minutes up?

    April 9, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  13. Robert

    I really hope and pray the GOPs run this poor
    excuse of a woman. She has set women's lib back about 300 years and she's too stupid as well as the "T" winners to realize this. Go Sarah, and you all can fill in the rest.

    April 9, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  14. Michael

    Maybe the GOP should consider Koko, the trained gorilla from Berkeley, as a spokesperson. She seems more thoughtful and articulate than Palin.
    Then again, "thoughtful and articulate" may not appeal to the Republican base as much as "rabid and ignorant".

    April 9, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  15. Brian, NJ

    When will she have the nerve to sit with a credible news source for an interview?

    April 9, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  16. JD from Moraga, CA

    If she were speaking on quitting your job halfway through so that you could spend more time with your teenage daughter who got knocked up out of wedlock, I'd be more inclined to think she has something of substance to say.

    As it is, she's worse than irrelevant.

    April 9, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  17. American Patriot - a true "tea partier"

    She needs to speak. She needs showcase her stupidity. I honestly think it's a disease with her. It goes beyond denial or narcissism. This woman is absolutely wacko.

    April 9, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  18. Lynn

    Guarantee she does not write her own speeches. A degree in journalism - she can't even read her hand.

    April 9, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    Just goes to show how fond the GOPers are of putting things in nasty girls' mouths.

    April 9, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  20. jay

    This woman is a complete idiot. Just as stupid as Bush...actually, I take that back, she's even dumber than Bush. At least he knew when to keep his mouth shut. All foam, no beer!!!

    April 9, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "Before she could answer another question, a pair of aides shuttled Palin into a waiting SUV to drive her to the airport."

    And THAT, "my friends," is what we call "damage control."

    April 9, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  22. Ellie

    "Absolutely"...I have more bumper stickers to promote. It's what I do... I go around promoting the CONSERVATIVE HEW-HAW COMEDY HOUR.

    Don't you love leading a bunch of delusional conservatives who have no idea they're being duped by me? It's better than being a GOVERNOR of ALASKA. I LOVE DUPING PEOPLE, IT'S WHAT I DO BEST, YA' BETCHA wink-wink!!

    April 9, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  23. Heather from Beautiful Seattle

    If you listen to her speeches she really doesn't say anything. She puts a lot of words together and makes very vague statements.

    April 9, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    The whole act reminds me of that dancing frog from the Loony Tunes. "Hello mah baby, hello mah honey..." One second she's dancing and singing away, but the second there's any scrutiny, she clams up.

    April 9, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  25. greg

    I see the Palin Derangement Syndrome Support Group has gotten underway. You are a bunch of pathetic losers.

    April 9, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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