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. jay

    This is soooooo funny. They actually call this a policy speech? If this was Obama's policy speech what would republicans say? This should prove that you can't trust the republicans. They disagree with everything Obama says, and agree with everything Mrs. Sarah take a picture with me for $10,000 because I am fighting for the middle class Palin.

    April 9, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  2. Jack in Florida

    Oh....I can't wait!!!! Her speaches are always entertaining.

    April 9, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  3. righthandman

    I got an idea. Why don't we make Sara Palin the RNC chairman. She has already shown that she can draw a crowd and raise money. If I am not mistaken that is the main role of the RNC chairman. This move would not only settle the party, but help to unit the party and give her the political base to speak nationally.

    April 9, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. A disgusted former Republican

    Palin is just another air head spouting gibberish. Lap it up, republicans.

    April 9, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  5. Keepin It Real

    Ha Ha policy speeches? from Palin? lol Sarah Palin sitting on her porch staring at Russia is her interpretation of foreign policy. lol still lol. Can't stop lol.

    April 9, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  6. Seattle Voter

    My 4 year old niece is more articulate than Sarah Palin.

    April 9, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  7. audrey

    That woman is a KOOK and is very dangerous to the future of the United States, should she ever aspire to finish something.

    April 9, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  8. Old Artillery Man

    Palin is not the former Governor, she the quitter former governor.

    April 9, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    WOW, you liberal fools are sure afraid of this lady! But I guess you should be, ignorant people are always afraid of what they can't understand.

    April 9, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  10. T'SAH from Virginia

    Policy that was WRITTEN by someone else and BROUGHT to you and PERFORMED by Palin!! You Betcha!!!

    April 9, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  11. brian in denver

    Oh Boy! Can't wait to hear more policy speeches from Sarah Palin. Absolutely. The more of that the better. LOL

    April 9, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  12. seebofubar

    WOW, you liberal fools are really afraid of this woman! But I guess that shouldn't be a surprize to anyone, ignorant people are usually afraid of what they don't understand.

    April 9, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  13. chad

    this lady will never run for office again. why?
    two words, no accounatability.

    April 9, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  14. AZ grandpa

    And this nutcase thinks she can tell anyone about policy? Sheesh!

    April 9, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  15. lulu

    Please keep talking, Sarah!
    You make everybody else sound so...intelligent in comparison!

    April 9, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  16. CA Indie for Obama

    within the article itself...

    "She devoted much of her remarks to the topic of energy policy...", and then "...a pair of aides shuttled Palin into a waiting SUV..."

    guess that says it all for her energy policy...

    April 9, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  17. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    perhaps this non stop weekend of Palin coverage is a GOOD thing because the more she opens her mouth the more foolish she looks...that is except in the eyes of her fans which she could say no wrong. Her comments about the nuclear issue without even saying President Reagan is one of the former POTUS that began it was jaw dropping. Then her fans say that the left is "AFRAID" of her is even more jaw dropping. What is really scary is that so many take her seriously. Palin, Bachmann, and Beck leading the country down a road of dumb, dumber, and DUMBEST!!

    April 9, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  18. Danny Cali

    Dream on it Sarah. You even don't know about NAFTA mean so how you going to be our President? and you also can't fight with your Frm. Son inlaw Johnston how you going to fight with Obama?

    April 9, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  19. key

    Why should she need a political agenda when the GOP or tea party doesn't have one

    April 9, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
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