April 23rd, 2010
08:38 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin heads to Oregon

(CNN) - Sarah Palin takes the stage Friday night in Eugene, Oregon.

It may sound strange since Eugene, home to the University of Oregon, is considered a liberal bastion, and the former Alaska governor is known as a darling among conservative voters.

But the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is in Eugene to give the keynote address at the Lane County Republican's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a major fundraising event for the organization.


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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. southerncousin

    Is it just that good ole liberal bias or did I miss any stories reporting how much fuel was wasted and pollution was caused, not to mention the human disruptions due to traffic and air space control when the Oboza went to NYC to blast & intimidate Wall Street and Biden went to appear on the View with Joy Behar?

    I bet if Bush had done it Behar would be blasting him, don't ya think? Ah, but the hypcrisy that is liberalism shines brighter.

    April 23, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  2. Stacie

    Don't worry Oregon, she'll be gone soon. If she won't stay to finish her job in her own state, she won't stay long in your state.

    April 23, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  3. Anonymous

    Maybe she is on the menu.

    April 23, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Why won't Ms. Palin come to downtown Newport News? I don't think she'll last 5 minutes. The cruel and vicious things she says needs to be kept in rural America because if she dares says the racial and violent rhetoric she spews in an urban environment, I'm afraid we'll never hear from poor Sarah again.

    April 23, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  5. tcaros

    Palin is a joke. We're not writing her off, she's too hilarious.

    April 23, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. Randall in Torrance, CA - Monk goes to the Circus, Ernest Goes to Jail and Sarah Goes to the Toilet

    This dumb GOP mouthpiece (notice I didn't say brainpiece) is so out of her safe haven in Oregon. Oregon doesn't tolerate uneducated whackos that say and do anything in the name of natural resources exploitation or with a "screw the poor and help the rich" phiosophy. CNN prints anything Her Dumbness does and says. What a waste of time, effort and resources covering stuff that means absolutely nothing about someone who knows absolutely nothing.

    April 23, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  7. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Given the number of Republicans in that county, everyone should have a good enought seat to see the notes on her palm! I hope she remembers to wipe the ink off before she shakes the hands of all 12 attendees.

    April 23, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  8. Julia in Eugene, Oregon

    Yes, indeed there are, we'll say reality-challenged, individuals here in Eugene who have shelled out big bucks to see this "conservative" talk about the dangers of big government. And those same people will miraculously ignore the fact that this, we'll say, factually-challenged, individual is arriving in Eugene in her own private jet. Interesting how it's OK to spend money on some things, isn't it?

    At the same time, Thanks,CNN for the reminder to avoid downtown tonight on any off chance that I'll see this media-created celebrity who pretends to know things about how to run our country.

    April 23, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. Jimbo (The real one)

    Just keep pocketing that wing nut money Sarah. The less they will have to support their legitimate candidates in November...

    April 23, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  10. Midwest Mom

    I just have 3 words for Sarah Palin, "Spill baby spill!"

    April 23, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  11. anagram_kid

    "...the former Alaska governor is known as a darling among conservative voters."
    Let's be clear on this, she is really known as a quitter. She is only considered the 'darling' of those who interpret the fact that she is on TV and makes a lot of money as a sign that they themselves are not mediocre. She makes underachievers feel good about themselves. That ‘s it. Once they realize that she is NEVER going to run for any office ever again they will find a professional athlete or NASCAR driver to take her place as their ‘hero’.

    April 23, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  12. ross berg

    The Dems get nervous every time there's an announcement that Palin is scheduled for a public appearance as they're keeping their fingers and toes crossed that somehow she manages to avoid another Katie Couric disaster and gets onto the 2012 Rep. ticket.

    As long as Palin limits herself to these Republican party type events and only gives a canned speech without any q&a or press there she ought to be ok!!

    April 23, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  13. Cosmo

    Imagine what Lincoln would say if he had to sit through Ms. Palin's keynote address?
    No more need be said.

    April 23, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  14. TCM

    let the idiots in the "liberal bastion," start forking out their cash, up to and including forfeiting their retirement funds for this lackluster administration and the liberal loons will quickly wise up and develop some conservative ways....they should all keep their mouths shut and listen to Palin. I like Palin, but not as a president, but she speaks the truth about the Obama agenda. Anyone not believing that is in for a rude awakening.

    April 23, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  15. anagram_kid

    I will bet a week’s pay that she uses notes for the speech – you know the amateur version of a teleprompter. She has boxed herself into this position by criticizing President Obama for using one so now she can never use one and will always look like a junior high school kid giving a speech. In her contracts she asks for the podium to include a lip so that the audience cannot see she has notes, and also asks for the lighting system for the podium to have a backup system since she knows she cannot give a speech without notes. Before you make an excuse for this, remember that if she is being paid $100,000.00 for an hour speech that is over $1,600.00 per minute. For that much cash you would think she could memorize the speech.

    April 23, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  16. Joseph

    How can anyone possibly care where this ignorant woman (is, was, is going to)? This person cannot even perform the function of being a mother. It is time for the news media (especially CNN ) to stop giving her any credibility.

    April 23, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  17. J.Crobuzon

    "the Lane County Republican's annual Lincoln Day Dinner" Did you mean "Republicans' " or is there only one of them in Eugene? Is Palin going to bring her whole family on a Learjet this time?

    April 23, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  18. Annie, Atlanta

    CNN, why do you keep promoting Sarah Palin? Have you not noticed the civil unrest that started with her hate rallies during the 2008 campaign? This woman is toxic, yet you can't get enough of her. Why?

    April 23, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  19. Indy

    Too bad she was run out of Alaska, and now the disgraced Former Governor has set her sights on spewing her rhetoric acroos the nation. Thanks again John McCain for not having the gonads to tell your party "thanks but no thanks" for the skirt with no brain. Too bad John was not maverick enough to stand up to the gimmick of having Sarah as cerimonial VP pick.

    April 23, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  20. joe

    She heads off to Oregon.... to pick more $$ up off the street.....Sarah ur on a roll......

    April 23, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  21. Ken in NC

    hmmmmmmm, former "Half Gov. Palin" heads to The University of Oregon. That will be college number 6 and I bet she will leave there without even an Honorary Degree hehehehe.

    April 23, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  22. Pam, Eugene, OR

    We do not want her here. She needs to go back to Alaska and take care of her chidren.
    Go home Sarah! This is Obama country.

    April 23, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  23. wil

    Sarah, thanks for the laughts you and Rush, know how to do that, and make money while doing it, that's good ,but that all you are just jokters, you or Rust will never see the white house, OH! yes there's Fox News.. but keep making that money.. no blane there.... you are funny...

    April 23, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  24. jack ruby

    Keep going west

    April 23, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  25. Chut Pata

    Liberal does not mean left winger, just like conservative does not mean right winger. Liberalism means tolerance of different views and ideas, and that is why all innovation happens in the blue states. In red states people can get rich only by screwing mother earth thru oil, or screwing middle class thru banks, insurance companies, and Wall Street.

    April 23, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
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