April 24th, 2010
10:31 AM ET
5 years ago

In Eugene, Palin says she eats granola too

Palin addressed a Republican fundraiser in Eugene, Oregon Friday.
Palin addressed a Republican fundraiser in Eugene, Oregon Friday.

(CNN) – Making light of the fact she was in one of America’s liberal bastions Friday night, Sarah Palin told attendees at an event in Eugene, Oregon she eats granola and organic food just like residents there do.

Speaking at the Lane County Republican's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a major fundraising event for the organization, Palin told the crowd she’s more like people in Eugene than one might think.

“I eat granola. I eat a lot of organic food. I have to shoot and catch a lot of my organic food before I eat it,” the former Republican vice presidential nominee joked, according to the Oregonian.

Palin’s remarks also included the red meat jabs at Democrats that have become characteristic of her speeches this year, telling the crowd its OK for Republicans to be the “Party of No.”

"When the other party's wrong, we stiffen our spines," She told a crowd numbering 900, according to the Oregonian. "Why not be the party of not just no, but hell no.”


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soundoff (189 Responses)
  1. Terry from West Texas

    Sarah Palin is not very smart. Sarah Palin is a pathological liar (death panels). Sarah Palin is a loose cannon, an unstable personality that should not be trusted by the public with any responsibility. Let her be a Conservative media personality and fund raiser, but not an office holder.

    April 24, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. Gil

    "Palin the Pathetic" should eat crow! She's upset about the hacker, but she is guilty of the same thing when she used government computer websites for her personal gain. In the end she didn't gain much when she and John lost the election by almost 10 million votes. Wow, sarah, a real slap in the face. I wish it could have been in the mouth!

    April 24, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  3. Jimbo (The real one)

    Keep feeding her bank account wing nuts. The America she is trying to sell you (where conservative whites made all the decisions and minorities knew their place) just doesn't exist anymore. She knows it but won't admit it while your hard earned money is flowing into her coffers.

    April 24, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  4. Niki

    Bravo Sarah!!! You are beautiful, brilliant and brave. Keep doing what you're doing because it sure makes liberals shake in their boots. When Sarah speaks, liberals listen. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You go girl!

    April 24, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. Gil

    The "Party of No" or the "Party of sore Losers?" Either way they are nut case right wing losers!

    April 24, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. LouAz

    Which one of you told her that Oregon was a State ? See what happens ? Organic moose. What a gal !

    April 24, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. anotherview

    Like her or not, Palin is a woman for conviction and internal strength that few have. Palin has the attention of America, and I suspect the world, and because of that has America engaged on a level of political discourse that is unprecedented.

    I suppose another view would be the 'silent majority' is silent no more, and is fully engaged in deciding what the what the identity of America will be. Personally, I am tired of the left using the Constitutional freedoms to bring down America. Now we have illegals in Arizona on the streets protesting that they should be immune to law. And we let them. Try that in Mexico and see how far you get.

    April 24, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  8. KLJTb

    The more I listen to the Lady, the more I like what she has to say; the attacks on her make her stronger by the day. All this from someone who voted for Obama in 2008 – but never again.

    April 24, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    So what does eating granola have to do with anything? CNN why do you continue to post anything this classless hillbilly says?

    April 24, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  10. Anonymous

    This woman should have her own show on the Comedy Network. She is always good for a laugh or two.

    April 24, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. Floyd Knight

    Palin shoots and hunts organic food. Does she use a tree stand? Does she track down wheat and oats before she shoots them? Does she stalk corn? Where does she hunt and shoot organic food? Do you need a guide when hunting organic food. Where does she come up with this stuff?

    April 24, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. carlos

    yeah, she also EATS other goodies................anotherview...I REALLY doubt that you have been to Mexico and Niki...you are just as clueless as the alaska hag, no, we liberals cannot lower our standards to the ones with IQs below plant level...hehehehe

    April 24, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. Nancy G

    Niki, nice try with shaking in our boots quip.....more like shaking with laughter.

    April 24, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. Linda

    What have you republicans been smoking? Sarah Palin brilliant? My cat is smarter.

    April 24, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  15. carlos

    does she have anything to offer other than the same repulsive rhetoric day in day out??????? and to think that there are people without IQs that pay to hear the sickening voice...boy, really brainless........and now we will read from one blogger using different names in disguise how wonderful she is and having the men salivating and drooling all over their big bellies and their totally clueless wives saying W T F are we doing here...........???

    April 24, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  16. Debbie from Arizona

    This needs her own show on the Comedy Network. She is always good for a laugh or two.

    April 24, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  17. Susie

    Sarah Palin is laughing all the way to the bank. She is making millions on her time in the spotlight.

    April 24, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  18. Mike, FL

    It is scary that Palian is supposedly the smartest one of the teabagers!!

    April 24, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  19. Siara Delyn

    I don't care what Sarah Palin eats. I don't care what she puts into her mouth. I only care about the bizarre incendiary things that come out of her mouth. If the media wants to do America a service they will shift their attention back to Paris Hilton. The two women are really very similar intellectually and Paris isn't inciting political violence.

    April 24, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  20. Terry from West Texas

    anotherview wrote: "... the 'silent majority' is silent no more"

    The old "silent majority" thing was invented by Barry Goldwater to explain how he was going to win the presidency in 1964. He said there are voters out there who never vote because they never have a Conservative candidate to vote for. Conservatives like to imagine that most people are like them. Liberals like me wish more people were Liberal.

    The truth is that most Americans are in the wishy-washy middle. They are against the presence of illegal aliens in our society, but they want to keep their cheap maid and cheap yard man. They don't want to pay more for produce so that farmers could hire Americans to pick crops. They don't want to pay more for houses so that contractors could pay Americans to build them. They don't want to carry an ID card. They don't want their neighbor's grandma to be deported. They don't want a tax increase so we can hire 500,000 extra Border Patrolmen to arrest and deport 15 million people. But, they are against illegal immigration.

    April 24, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  21. emma

    Sarah Palin a factor in shaping the identity of the US??? She is a lot of things America is not! What an inane remark about eating granola too.
    Does she not have a more articulate way to influence Oregonians? CNN, it is too bad you compete with other news sources for broadcasting Palin news. It is getting old and rancid.

    April 24, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  22. Dave in Albuquerque

    A crowd of ... 900? By any standard, that's much not of a crowd for a supposed political superstar.

    April 24, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  23. joe blow

    hey, sarah, remember the election last year - looks like a lot of people said "hell no" mainly because of you. how's that drill baby drill thing going in the gulf of mexico. glad bp is soooo "greeeeen". maybe you can eat some of the dead birds - oil soaked meat is sooo organic.

    April 24, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  24. Dave

    The "Party of No" – Yeah, right. No brains, no class, no solutions, no shame, and no integrity. That about sums it up...

    April 24, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  25. Annie, Atlanta

    KLJTb, you like what Sarah has to say, even though she's just saying the same things she was saying in 2008, yet you voted for Obama? Ok. And I'm a Republican.

    April 24, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
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