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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soundoff (289 Responses)
  1. lstro

    Thank you God for not putting this woman anywhere near the White House.

    May 14, 2010 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  2. TexInVA

    Yep. She's a dumb redneck alright. Probably in-bred, that's why she has nothing between her ears but air. What a joke. I hope the Republicans run her for president, she's dumber than Bush!

    May 14, 2010 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  3. Gil

    Just keep talking Sarah Pathetic and the teabuggers. You will drive out all the moderates and liberals in the Party of No, making it redundent!

    May 14, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  4. Kathryn

    "violent or racist or rednecks."

    Oh we do call you that Sarah, we do!!!!

    May 14, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  5. Oregon

    you compliment yourself Sarah...

    May 14, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  6. Constance Gaines

    OMG, Palin's a redneck. Other shocking news, grass is green!!!!

    May 14, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  7. lineman

    Sarah Palin has always thought she was funny. She also thinks it is funny to lie to people who believe in her and make fools of them.
    She really finds it hilarious when she cashes their checks. She is not going to run for president in 2012, she is going to retire with a pile of money.

    May 14, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  8. Kathy

    Ya think!!!!!! What an idiot...

    May 14, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  9. Oregon

    Stock tip: Palin and her fellow knuckle draggers are buying up band-aids en masse....

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

    All I have to say is......HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Wait. This woman was ALMOST Vice President of the US!

    Now I'm depressed.

    May 14, 2010 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  11. Dex in Tex

    Palin is so out of touch that she has no idea the negative connotation linked to the word “redneck!”
    Palin is a dummy....

    May 14, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  12. Danny

    How many rednecks have their own tanning beds?

    May 14, 2010 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  13. Rod from Indy

    The first time I have ever agreed with Sarah. She is an ignorant, worthless, anti-American redneck.

    May 14, 2010 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  14. Mikey

    What? Sarah Palin is a redneck?? No...Couldn't be...

    May 14, 2010 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    That isn't funny, it is scary. To think that this lack of intellect was a Vice-Presidential candidate is truly terrifying.

    May 14, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  16. Bessie

    This woman will pander to anybody just to make money. If I were a redneck I would be embarrassed to think that she was comparing herself to me. This woman lies so much she no longer knows what the truth is.

    May 14, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  17. jon

    This isn't one of the dumbest things I've ever seen on the internet but it's one of the top two!

    (Thee dumbest is George "I'm the decider" Bush standing on an aircraft carrier 7 years or so ago claiming that "major combat efforts in Iraq have concluded!")

    May 14, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  18. carlwillis

    Of course she's a redneck.

    A knuckle-dragging, Bible-beating, bone-swinging neolithic redneck who represents the very worst element of unsocialized rural America. She's the main attraction for a circus of witless trailer-park freaks bruiting and snorting about wanting "their America" back–all because a successful black academic got elected president.

    May 14, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  19. John N Florida

    Tick, tick, tick.......Isn't 15 minutes up YET?!

    May 14, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  20. marie

    CNN, since you feel the need to post every stupid thing this dingbats says, I will like to add. She's an idiot and a moron!!!

    May 14, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  21. Mike

    Sarah, you're not a redneck, just an opportunist.

    May 14, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  22. Don

    I could care less if you're a Redneck, Sarah. There's nothing wrong with Rednecks. Now stupid, stupid I can't deal with.

    May 14, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  23. crispy crist

    if we read between the lines, as we in the liberal non-real-american left often must do with corrupt self-absorbed megalomaniacal farm hands, what she is not saying is that the 'violent' and 'racist' parts were not funny, as ugly truths often are not, hence a bout of knee jerk denial, then anger, then acceptance on the beat of an exhale followed lastly by a strong inhale of gumption and the uppity decision to make lemonade, as farm hands oft are wont, from life's lemons: a joke about at least one of these qualifiers. we are doomed if this person becomes president, you have been warned.

    May 14, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  24. bill

    Sarah:

    The problem is that people consider you a violent, racist redneck, not just a redneck. Please go away now.

    Bill

    May 14, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  25. Ben

    well at least she knows it too...hell at least she knows at least one true thing

    May 14, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
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