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. NVa Native

    She's an ignorant simple minded red-neck with a screechy whinney voice making lots of money off of the fears and ignorance of other simple minded red-necks.
    So this news?

    May 14, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  2. sbkilb

    I don't care what you want to be called...I just want someone to call you back home and for you to stay there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. Shirley in California

    You are also extremely ignorant. Its just a matter of time before your light goes out.

    May 14, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  4. Carolyn Jones

    Redneck, Racist, Radical, Ridiculos, 'Repulsive....What the Hell!!! Wear evert title that fits!!!!

    May 14, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  5. AJ

    There's actually a difference between a redneck and trash and Palin and her family are just worthless trash.

    May 14, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  6. Obvious

    She is not funny.

    May 14, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  7. Discernment

    Sarah a redneck? Naw, , , you don't say. :-)

    May 14, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. Steve (the real one)

    GentleCritic May 14th, 2010 5:26 pm ET
    Hey "Steve ( the real one)" ...........

    Do you even have a brain or do you always just spew stoopid stuff ? NOLA was devastated by Katrina. There were hundreds of people running around using guns to loot homes and businesses and rob people of their possessions. NOLA became a police state and was placed under guard watch with curfews which were frequently disobeyed by those more interested in killing for a slice of bread. Is there any better reason to try to get guns out of the hands of the idiots?
    -----------
    Angry liberal, eh? You just made my point. Lawful gun owners had their guns taken by the leadership of New Orleans. Bush had nothing to do with that, it was your boy Nagin and his police! You are right the criminal element had their guns yet the folks who obtained theirs LEGALLY had them removed. Exactly how were these people to defend themselves? Now use your brain and explain that! P.S. the word is stupid and not stoopid!

    May 14, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  9. Adalbert

    She is an ignorant redneck and she knows it.

    May 14, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  10. KR

    A politician is someone who is serious to give solutions to problems instead of constantly bashing the President of the US and call that campaigning for a serious position and not just a half term governor. CNN you probably will not publish this but I have not seen any serious politics from this woman and no solutions. I feel that if you have to have a collaborator for your books to tour the country with empty not true policies and she has never had a debate with any challenging news station and continues to call the media lame there is something wrong with this picture. We seriously do not know what this woman's intellectual basis is for a high office' she has her base and they do not care; research her polls even in Alaska are low. To believe that you have the majority of the electoral votes without serious study and work; now that is lame.

    May 14, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  11. Charlotte, NC

    Palin flew in on her broom and flew out quickly. The majority of us that live here are ashamed that we have the circus in our city this weekend.
    But the economy has been slow and we need the sales tax and hotels filled, not to mention restaurant business. The NRA crowd that is so against the Federal Government used our Light Rail System that we got some federal funding from. Her speech was moved to a large arena and it was only half full. I think a lot of people that work uptown took the day off. Those of us that live in the suburbs wouldn't dare go uptown with the likes of Palin, Beck and others spewing their hate.

    May 14, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  12. larry

    cnn needs to use spell check on their stories...what the hell is comedienne? and Sarah Palin is a joke.

    May 14, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  13. Lisa

    Yep, she's a redneck!!

    May 14, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. Dixie-for-ever

    Redneck?....Sarah is stupid. She just wants to be anything that gets her "I'm simple" votes... Sorry Sarah, Rednecks aint simple...we think for ourselves... you just go on dumbin' yourself down- but you aint takin' us with you!

    May 14, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. Liberal4Obama

    Sarah Palin is just mentally challenged

    May 14, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. Mike, Albany

    The problem is not that Sarah Palin is a redneck (which she is) but that she's something far worse: a parasite. She has no real job (she quit that) but is simply siphoning off huge amounts of money for speaking engagements to her like-minded audiences and for a book that she didn't write. What tangible contribution to society is she making? Is she providing a good home for her brood of children? Not likely given her travel schedule. Is she out there working on a cure for cancer or researching alternate energy technologies? No, because she's not educated enough to do this. What she is doing is stirring up hatred and discord and firing up a dangerous fringe element of society. Bottom line: Sarah Palin is a disease; she needs to be sent home once and for all. Let her concentrate on her family and leave the real work to those who are qualified.

    May 14, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  17. Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    You may be a redneck if you think the only real Americans are people who agree with you.

    May 14, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  18. ronvan

    Anything this money grubing thing says is an insult. If if were a "redneck" I would be raising cain. This insult to women is only concerned about keeping her name in the headlines and how much $$$ she can put in her pocket.

    May 14, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  19. BKrause

    Wasn't aware she could read (beyond the crib notes on her hand).

    May 14, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  20. Victim of GOP Taliban

    I'm a red neck too. who cares, does that make you cool Sarah?

    May 14, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  21. Steve

    I can finally agree with this... "creature" on something....

    May 14, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. Discernment

    Sarah has admitted to being a "lipstick wearing pitbull, and now she is admitting to being an uncultured "redneck". . That is okay if it turns her on.

    But what Sarah Palin does not get, is that no "wise and intelligent, true GOD fearing Christian" can consciously vote for an airhead to be POTUS. Sarah is way to short on "reasoning, wisdom, and discernment" to be considered President, which is something she desperately wants.

    May 14, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. Randy, San Francisco

    Sad...but true. Nothing more need be added to her admission.

    May 14, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  24. Donnatella

    The first truthful thing that has ever came out of her mouth!!!!

    May 14, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. Linda

    Why am I not surprised?

    May 14, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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