May 15th, 2010
07:52 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin does a bit of stand up


(CNN) – She's a politician, an author, cable news contributor and sought-after speaker. But perhaps former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is interested in a new title: comedienne.

In what can only be described as a bit of a schtick, Palin had some fun Friday with the notion that she and her family might be rednecks.

Speaking at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Palin claimed that some in the media have tried to portray members of the Tea Party movement as "violent or racist or rednecks."

"And I don't really have a problem with the redneck part of it, to tell you the truth. I don't," the former vice presidential candidate told the crowd. "That's fine with me."

Palin told the gun rights supporters how she recently searched online for the best redneck jokes to prepare for an appearance in Alabama where she was introduced by a radio personality named "Bubba."

"But, I'm reading them [thinking] these aren't funny, these are me," Palin said to laughter. "They really are."


Holding what looked like a BlackBerry, Palin told some of the jokes to the NRA crowd.

"'You're a redneck if directions to your house include turn off the paved road.'" "Yep," Palin said rhetorically, "Go to Wasilla, turn off the paved road. That's where we are."

"'You may be a redneck if you're ever involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.'" "Todd and I? No. But, we have friends – yep, truly – a custody fight over their hunting dog."

" – 'If you yell at your husband, come move this transmission so I can take a bath.'" "I thought that one was funny," Palin told the crowd.

"-'If you use your fishing license as a form of i.d.'" "Well, I do that all the time in Dillingham," Palin said. "That's how you cash your checks."

Palin also told jokes about having steel toes in your "best shoes," going hunting on your honeymoon, getting the septic tank pumped as an anniversary present, having Thanksgiving dinner served on a ping-pong table, thinking Wal-Mart is expensive, and spending the night in the bed of your truck rather than paying for a hotel room.


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  1. get real

    Hey Sarah, Nice TELEPROMPTER.

    May 14, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  2. JonDie

    Sarah Palin = dumber than dirt

    May 14, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  3. Katie B in NC

    John McCain must be so proud.... NOT!!!

    May 14, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  4. CR

    She delights in her ignorance. White trash.

    May 14, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  5. FactCheck

    Let's see: You might be a red-neck if you charge the RNC for $50,000 in clothes, charge the Tea Party a $100,000 speaking fee, and insist on a multi-million advance on a book that's gonna be ghost written for you?

    Nah!

    May 14, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  6. ib

    Way to go Palin; now watch the far left looney tune people come after you. You know why; they are afraid of you that's why. You are getting people up to vote them out in Nov. Go Palin.

    May 14, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  7. Dave from Wy

    Sarah, most of us real "rednecks" don't buy your stinkin roadshow. That's all you are, a quiter with no real solutions; a bag of hot air. Please shut the heck up, go home and take care of your kids. We all know you're driven by the might $$ only.

    May 14, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  8. karl larson

    at the rate she's going, pretty soon even the REAL rednecks won't have anything to do with her

    May 14, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. Gunnar

    At least your playing to your intelligence level w/this crowd. Glad you're using jokes since that's about all you're good for.

    May 14, 2010 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  10. Brandon

    Can't believe she's still getting airtime. lol.

    May 14, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  11. michael

    Interesting choice of words given the connotation of "red neck" however not surprised since she is first and foremost an idiot!.

    May 14, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  12. LizinStLouis

    Ha Ha Ha....I am so tickled...

    May 14, 2010 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  13. Dave, Illinois

    I think that the editors at CNN are really sexually obsessed with Palin. It's kinda like S&M. They like to abuse her in front of the Libtard hoards that are the audience. It's really kinda weird....

    May 14, 2010 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  14. 88Pink

    A VERY DUMB REDNECK. Anyone who follows and believes in her is just as stupid as she is. Just goes to show you the "American Idol" mentality of this country now - it's going to the dogs.

    May 14, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  15. She drives u crazy

    After 2 years of non stop media and lefty attacks.Just the fact Palin sells 2.8 million books,(has people waiting in the freezing cold 48 hours before she arrives to sign books),has 1.5 million FB fans,sells out her speaking events,(sometimes within hours)drives people nuts.She is still,(after having everything including the kitchen sink and its plumbing tossed at her),in the top 4(within the margine of error) of potential GOP contenders.Can she beat the good ol boys and be the nominee?If in aug 2007 you asked Americans a simular question about Obama,(CBS poll)only 29% said yes, he is qualified to be POTUS.In America anything is possible.So just keep on bashing her lefties,keep saying shes stupid and unqualified.Just remember you elected a junior senator who never even ran a lemonaid stand POTUS.

    May 14, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  16. Independent One

    This lady is by far the dumbest politician I have ever heard

    May 14, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  17. Colin

    She used to be mayor, then was governor, and now she's a redneck. I can tell you what she's never going to become, that is, President.

    Colin

    May 14, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  18. dale

    If she is okay with "Redneck" will she be okay with Moron also?

    May 14, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  19. D.J.

    No, She DIDN'T say this.......................................

    May 14, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Looks like those are TELEPROMPTERS.

    May 14, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  21. Dezz

    Hmmm...what are those 2 things on her left and right? Teleprompter?

    May 14, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  22. hitobito

    Sarah Palin is more aptly described as a redneck quitter. Rednecks don't quit their jobs when the going get tough!

    May 14, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  23. Why Does God Hate Red States and Red Neck Who Live in Them

    A Day Without Palin is Like A Day Without Hemorrhoids.

    May 14, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  24. Bassman

    During the campaign she joked, "someone once called me a redneck... I said why thank you." Another very funny comment she made.

    May 14, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  25. Four and The Door

    Another thing I like about Sarah Palin and what she would bring to an Administration is that she is not the kind of person that would point fingers at the last administration when things got tough. She would take responsibility for things as they are and deal with them...manage them as they should be managed. Actually, that's what the job is all about. Politics should take a back seat when the campaign is over.

    May 14, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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