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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  1. Riddleb0x

    To be honest the only reason I like her is because I want Heff to offer her a million "cause she likes money" to be in playboy ," That will give her national attention" and all the men who are dying to see it can.

    April 9, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  2. joel palmer

    Mrs Palin is now "going with the flow"...of money.

    And like a dead fish, she stinks and shines "like a mackerel in the moonlight"

    April 9, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  3. FRANK, LAS VEGAS

    What policy speeches? You mean the Democrats bad, Republicans good one? Or the one about you can see Russia from your front porch? You betcha, I can hardly wait for those, also.

    April 9, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  4. Sue, Vienna, VA

    You don't have to be a Rhodes Scholar to see how illiterate and unread this woman is! All you have to do is watch her give a speech and listen to the words. I fear for our country that there are actually people who would applaud this woman and think she has a brain in her head. Thank goodness there are more of us that can see her for what she is – greedy,
    egotistical, a wannabe, and WAY over her head!

    April 9, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  5. MiddleOfTheRoad

    Let her speak. She has the style and celebrity status to draw crowds. Remember, however, eventually she will have to offer something of substance. She will have to lead. She will have to answer hard probing questions. That will be the telling moment. Will she have answers? If not, her followers will already have left her for the next great hyped sensation.

    April 9, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. abraham

    please keep talking. the more you talk, the more irrelevant you are to the mainstream, intellectual population and dummer you are just like the GOPpers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  7. Liz

    Good! keep mouthing off and demonstrating exactly how stupid you are and how morally bankrupt your philosophy is. all you're accomplishing is writing more great material for all the comics.

    April 9, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  8. CMG

    Anything to keep that money flowing, I noticed in New Orleans she wore no cross around her neck. I guess that was only for the people of Minnesota. What a fake.......

    April 9, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  9. Don Litton

    God save us from Sarah Palin.

    April 9, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  10. Duke

    What Channel?

    April 9, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  11. frank

    What policy? What speeches? She is like listening to chalk screeching on the chalkboard. Can we say Harpy? She is as stupid as Bush was though the only thing going for her is the leather boots. Yeah, all them GOP wet dreams....

    April 9, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  12. Too late Tea Party

    This ungodly woman and her extremist friends are sure starting to Stink up the USA.

    April 9, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  13. Marc

    More teleprompter-read speaches written by someone else. (ho hum) Let's see an interview with reporters who are allowed to ask questions or a debate with others on select issues. It is of no use, other than to the far right fringe, to hear more from this vacuous individual.

    April 9, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. cspurgeon

    She is a loud shrill big mouth who smacks of what used to be called trailer trash...Go ahead give her your money, buy her books and go down to the square and shriek your voices away. After the excitement wears off I hope we can be a country again.

    April 9, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  15. Mike

    What is written on Sarah Palin's hand?

    "Quitter"

    April 9, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  16. Debby

    Good for her the more policy speech's the better.

    April 9, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. Larry

    Great!

    I could always use a good laugh!

    April 9, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  18. Linda

    Palin copied the title of her book from Ronald Reagan's autobiography. :P

    Sarah Palin's Book - "Going Rogue: An American Life"

    Ronald Reagan's autobiography - "An American Life".

    April 9, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  19. hobart

    More to come? She's never given a policy speech and knows less than zero about policy.

    Why does Sarah so hate America that she thinks it's OK pal around with secessionists and domestic terrorists?

    April 9, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  20. cbc

    Okay, most Americans are unhappy with the president and almost all Democrats. So, instead of taking advantage of that, the GOP has idiots who could never be elected to anything spewing nonsense. This will go down in history as the year the Republicans could have won big but were too stupid to do it.

    April 9, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  21. dls

    This woman is like a bad rash that won't go away. I agree with all of your comments about her stupidity, ego and money-hungry agenda.
    Unbelievable that she has any following at all. What is wrong with those people!

    April 9, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  22. jilli

    Will Americans start to hear more policy speeches from Sarah Palin in the future?

    BBWAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

    More of what we heard from her on the START treaty? BWAAAAHHHH!!!!

    Jeez, give it up Sister, stick to entertainment, you're way out of your league when it comes to policy.

    April 9, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  23. vet in tx

    I personally think she has issues reading. She can't pause after a comma or a period, had to write notes on her palm which were mispelled, then scratched out, and it took her 5 years to complete community college.......just an observation.

    April 9, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  24. malabar

    all the criticism- she cares a lot. hahaha cuz it's been so helpful in silencing her up till now ;-)
    the reason she's not going away? many, but all of you are part of it

    April 9, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  25. LouAz

    Policy from Sister Sarah ? The only Policy she has any experience with is her family Life Insurance Policy, which was certainly set up by the snowmobiler. That's it ! She thinks she finally has something real to talk about . . . a Life Insurance Policy ! What a gal !

    April 9, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
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