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. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    If you tell your stupid redneck jokes while using a teleprompter like in the picture....you just might be an idiot redneck...

    May 14, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  2. palin is a nitwit

    Is she saying everyone in the NRA are rednecks??? Those stupid redneck jokes don't help her cause. Very unintelligent woman!!!

    May 14, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  3. Really?

    It's just too easy, Sarah!

    It is amazing that ANYONE would actually think she could have been Vice President.

    Oh please Republicans, PLEASE, nominate her to carry your banner in 2012! It will be hilarious!

    May 14, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. guy187

    If this person is elected president im gonna kill myself.

    May 14, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  5. LouAnn

    She probably doesn't mind being called "stupid" either. She's not the brightest bulb folks. Someone get her a dictinary.

    May 14, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  6. cardog

    As you can clearly see, this woman plays to the groups that fully identify with her and visa versa. A red neck is the low man on the totum and it's becoming fashionable to return to the old southern roots, isn't it?
    God, I'm really trying to wake myself up from this crap going on in our country. Here's a woman who knows absolutely nothing about nothing, yet there is a crowd out there amoung us that thinks she is a leader and someone that should be listened to??? I just do not get it.
    Arizona passing laws on carrying guns openly and consealed, immigration law that permits profiling. Oh they are screaming to high heaven that that is not what the law permits but I can assure you it will happen.
    Black people in this country use to be stopped for just about anything a police officer could dream up just so they could hassle a man and/or his family. If you will recall, it was called then and in some areas still "Driving while Black". Now it's going to be "Driving while Mexican or the perception of being a Mexican.
    What has this to do with Sarah Palin, you ask? Well she and those like her are firm believers in the red neck status that no matter how uneducated I (a red neck) may be, I' still better the a Mexican or a "N" word.

    May 14, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  7. Susan in NC

    Silly Sarah WISHES she was a true redneck - in her dreams. She's an egotistical, selfish, hateful, spiteful American embarrassment.

    May 14, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. Ann

    She has redefined red neck. She sees red whenever she sees/smells green (bucks, that is)...

    May 14, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  9. Jon S.

    People are still paying attention to this walking advertisement for ignorance?

    May 14, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    Redneck is as redneck does (Gump said stupid is as stupid does – guess both of them fit failin palin, the shrill quitter).

    May 14, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  11. Rachael

    Nice teleprompter Palin.

    May 14, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  12. malabar

    we never tire of Palin. thnx

    May 14, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  13. sanitycheck

    She's proud of being ignorant, as are most Republicans.

    May 14, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  14. joy

    this is the woman who made 12 million dollars on 9months is saying wal-mart is expensive, sleeping in a truck! She is so fake is not even funny! Pls Sarah, u know your fans, but people with common sense will know that you are not a joe six pack anymore! 12 million dollars in 9months is no average joe!

    May 14, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  15. D.

    Red Necks or Red Ideologists, what is the issue?!
    Smart people, there are plenty, useful leaders there are not too many!
    We need pragmatic experience administration which we have been lacking with the current professorial one!

    May 14, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  16. Terry W. Brookman

    Your an idiot. She is the one who spent $150,000.00 in campaign money on clothes. Is there a high end Walmart in New York?

    May 14, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    And this redneck wants to lead our country?

    May 14, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  18. Desmond in Canada

    This individual is so boring... she is very tiring.

    May 14, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  19. Tam

    Does she even comprehend anything around her? Or is she in her own never-neverland?

    May 14, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  20. Workingstill

    Okay, you're a dumb redneck. John McCain should be ashamed of himself for bringing this redneck out from the woodshed.

    May 14, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  21. Tam

    What about all those comments from Levy about that she does not really hunt or do all those things she says she does - the image thing?

    May 14, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  22. dj

    Like we did not know that?!?!?!?

    May 14, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. cm

    Please stop offending rednecks by calling yourself one. The village called...they want their idiot back.

    May 14, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  24. saki2

    fine redneck! you are a disgrace. your daugther can;t keep her legs shut and You are a dumb ass!!!
    Do us a favor..., run for office again, so we can get a good laugh!!!Can you still see russia.

    May 14, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  25. Gpenn

    Living on the west coast of Florida. The only thing that comes to mind right now from Sarah Palin is her catch phrase. "Drill Baby Drill" That isn't working out so well for us on the coast. I haven't seen her take any time out from her Palin Money Making World Tour to stop here on the Gulf Coast and pitch in with any clean up or even encouragement. Beyond that I could care less what she is doing or saying.

    May 14, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
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