April 9th, 2010
05:17 PM ET
8 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. Lynda/Minnesota

    Poor, poor Sarah. Doesn't even have the intelligence to understand that she is being mocked and ridiculed by 90% of Americans.

    Shameful to be so ignorant.

    April 9, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. Left Coast Mike, Laguna Niguel, CA

    We can only hope that this blabbermouth, dimwit keeps talking incessantly. She is God's greatest gift to Democrats, a bad cold for Republicans, and somewhat of a passing interest to late night TV comedy writers. She does have the Tea Baggers, which is not surprising, considering they are a cheap copy of the Alaska Independance Party, a loose comglamorate of seditionists, the permamently unemployed, new-nazi skin heads, and aimless wanderers searching for Jesus and a way to evade paying their taxes.

    That's a lot of noise, but historically, not a lot of votes. Of course, they love the cameras and the media has to cover something this summer, doesn't it?

    My President has to have a functioning cerebellum. Palin does not., Obama does, so he stays on the job for the full 8 years. She goes onto her next media gig with google-eyed Bachman and we all get a good laugh in the meantime. It was an easy vote for millions of us before, and now it's easier than ever. Next story please.

    April 9, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    jwenko @ 5:20pm. All us "libbys" (jeez, if you're going to attempt adolescent humor, at least get the spelling correct – it's 'libbies' !) are not frothing at the mouth – we're too busy falling down laughing at the thought of Ms. Palin making a 'policy speech'... What poor sucker on her payroll is stuck with writing the speech and helping her memorize it? Cause you know, Palin wouldn't be caught dead using a teleprompter... this is going to be fun!!!

    April 9, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Demtex

    What is Palin's stategy to stop another financial metldown?

    What is her policy to stop the spread of "nukes?"

    What is her policy towards North Korea?

    How is she going to revitalize the manuafacturing base of the country?

    What is her policy on the dollar?

    How is she going to raise education standards in the U.S. ?

    What is her detailed solution to healthcare after the Republicans repeal the new law?

    I would like for once for her to stop the sound bites and talk policy. I also want the media to stop giving her sound bites publicity and ask her unscripted policy question.

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

    Is it me or is her new hairdo somewhat mullet-ish? How fitting.

    April 9, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. Rick

    Please, Please, Please run this woman as your candidate for president GOP!! How much fun would that be? She is making too much money to do that though. That's what she is in it for, and if you think she really cares about you tea partiers, then you need to be weened off the kool-aid

    April 9, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  7. Perecorp

    She can give policy speeches on what she knows best: Fostering domestic terrorism, supporting her secessionist husband and quitting. GET BENT Palin!

    April 9, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  8. rh5

    Please keep the opy, dopey comments coming from the former quiter from the tundra. Just file them in the comics, under "Born Loser".

    April 9, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  9. Andy from NYC

    Three words she probably heard recently, 'go for it'.

    April 9, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  10. Julie

    The problem with anything this woman has to say is this: she was elected governor of her state. She was chosen for the failed GOP ticket for the highest office. She returned to her state and resigned a full year and half before her office term was to expire. And now, she wants to TALK politics rather than be in a position to lead her state. This woman appears to be an attention hungry, greedy, hate filled person hell-bent on getting as much media attention and money in her pocket as she can. Perhaps next year she'll appear on Dancing With the Stars and complete her drive to be seen. There's a difference in being an intelligent, well informed speaker, and being nothing more than an ill informed rabble rowser.

    April 9, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  11. SH

    Rob Johnson....

    I like your ciphering. That was just plain funny!!!!

    April 9, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  12. GPENN

    ROFLMAO, Palin is going to give policy speeches? What does she know about any policy?

    April 9, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  13. One Dollar Please!!!

    Palin plz go home to your family and stay there......show a little mohterhood ***You Betcha!!!!

    April 9, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  14. Ellie

    Can anyone TELL me what policies this lunatic is speaking of?

    Sarah Palin must be referring to her "bumper sticker" promotion speeches, she thinks those are "policies". LMAO!!

    Give us a break, you are clueless and baseless.

    April 9, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  15. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    Trying to say something pithy about Sarah Palin and her ability to form the thoughts and concepts of a policy speech:
    I can almost hear her saying "I have one policy that I follow without exception – where's my appearance check?"

    April 9, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  16. Kelby

    OMG that picture reminds me of Buddy Jesus from the movie Dogma.
    No, seriously, as long as there is someone their to write the speech on her hand...she'll be fine!
    If she or her writers have a better way of doing things, I'd love to hear it. Just be prepared for an opposing point of view

    April 9, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  17. C S

    Will she write her policies on her hand? Should fit?

    April 9, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  18. Rickster

    The Obama legacy:

    "Americans' favorable rating of the Democratic Party dropped to 41% in a late March USA Today/Gallup poll, the lowest point in the 18-year history of this measure."

    April 9, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  19. Rani McBride

    If she could only give one!

    April 9, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  20. ruty

    Her voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Please CNN– quit telling us about this wild nut. Only idiots listen to her.

    April 9, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  21. C S

    Will she write her policies on her hand? Should fit because she has none. And no seeing Russia from her house doesn't count.

    April 9, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  22. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin will claim that was "a plant who asked her about policy". Now you're really starting to get annoying asking Palin about policy speeches when she all along thought she was speaking policy, bashing President Obama. So you're a jerk for asking her a stupid question regarding policy.

    April 9, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  23. Jane

    who is the world is taking this person seriously , I am getting real worried for this country, if folks take people like this as a seriously intelligent human being with real thoughts. we have absolute kooks out there now in politics. that preach hatred, bigotry, and nothing positive to say abt this countries future. ITS GETTING SCARY FOLKS.

    April 9, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  24. Four and The Door

    Policy ideas are Sarah Palin's strength. This is why she has such a large following. She knows what she is talking about and if you really pay close attention, she is talking about things that work for America. We do not want or need a European style government. We can do better. We have proven it. Sarah Palin knows what made us such a great nation and what can make us great again and it's not big government.

    April 9, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  25. Jo Jo

    CNN sure seems to be fascinated by the woman. Why is that? Why are you promoting this woman's agenda? She is clearly not fit to be VP or governor let alone a contender for the presidency. She's however, a total embarrassment to the political process. I bet you other countries are wondering what the heck is going on in the USA when they would allow one moron (BUSH) to serve two terms and then allow a second moron to catapult to an almost VP spot. Now, she's making headline news practically every day? Please, lets stop the foolishness and focus on the more knowledgeable and (REAL) politicians.

    April 9, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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