June 9th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin wants Obama to call her

 Palin says Obama should consider calling her for advice.
Palin says Obama should consider calling her for advice.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin says its time for President Barack Obama to pick up the phone and make some calls – maybe even to her.

In her latest post on Facebook, the former Alaska governor takes aim at the president for not speaking directly with BP CEO Tony Hayward during the ongoing Gulf Coast crisis. Obama told NBC Tuesday that he has not spoken with Hayward because "when you talk to a guy like a BP CEO, he's gonna say all the right things to me - I'm not interested in words, I'm interested in actions."

Palin wrote that Obama's comments amount to "further proof that it bodes well to have some sort of executive experience before occupying the Oval Office," and added that the president should call experts who lived through the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Alaska – including herself.

"We've all lived and worked through the Exxon-Valdez spill," she wrote. "They can help you. Give them a call. Or, what the heck, give me a call."

"Based on my experience working with oil execs as an oil regulator and then as a Governor, you must verify what the oil companies claim – because their perception of circumstances and situations dealing with public resources and public trust is not necessarily shared by those who own America's public resources and trust," Palin added.

In the lengthy Facebook post, the former vice presidential nominee also revives battles of the 2008 presidential campaign while targeting Obama's lack of executive experience.

"My experience (though, granted, I got the message loud and clear during the campaign that my executive experience managing the fastest growing community in the state, and then running the largest state in the union, was nothing compared to the experiences of a community organizer) showed me how government officials and oil execs could scratch each others' backs to the detriment of the public, and it made me ill," she said.


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  1. KC

    Sarah Palin PLEASE do our Country a favor and GO AWAY...

    June 8, 2010 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  2. Penelope

    Who the blank is Sarah Palin to want the President of the U.S. to call her? Has she truly overestimated her level of importance that she would throw up the thumb and pinky gesture mouthing "call me". Hilarious. Who honestly wants this woman in a leadrship position. She certainly seems to have a twisted view of herself. "Call me" LMAO. Yeah...her husband worked for BP for 18 years. "Call me" Maybe she can discuss why she quite being governor of Alaska. "Call me" OMG...the jokes in this one are hilarious!

    June 8, 2010 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  3. America Shrugged

    Huh? Socialist Palin who wrangled private oil profits for her state? haha.. Yes, she ran Wasilla so well, they had to hire a City Manager to do her job. Yes, she ran Alaska so well, she quit rather than take responsibility for her short comings. Blaming the media scruitiny was easier than telling the people who voted her in that the buck stopped on her desk. Go away.

    June 8, 2010 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  4. carol

    Hey loser. Go back to Alaska and be quiet. Why does anyone even give this bimbo face time?
    She is a quitter,a failure,a loser and most of all a big mouth that the media loves to show constantly.

    June 8, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  5. Thoroughbred

    "Palin wants Obama to call her."

    Call her what? Idiot?

    June 8, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  6. Alex

    Who annointed her Queen ?: delusional idiot

    June 8, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  7. Felonious Monk

    "because their perception of circumstances and situations dealing with public resources and public trust is not necessarily shared by those who own America's public resources and trust"-Palin.

    Is she admitting that the big oil company execs "lie" to the public? She is on their bankroll, she gets paid by the oil companies for simply being an Alaskan citizen. Why else would she want more drilling.
    Spill, baby spill. Kill, baby kill, all the wildlife fit to cover in oil.

    June 8, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  8. meb

    LOL. She is funny. She sure knows how to exagerate her experience.

    June 8, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  9. cel

    the woman can't even complete her years of service to the state of Alaska and she wants to tell the president how to do his job ??
    She just needs to sit down and put both hands over her big mouth.
    Sarah, PLEEZE, go away. You lost, L-O-S-T, the election.

    June 8, 2010 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  10. John from VA

    So the lady too afraid to talk to the press is talking about the president...
    Plus last time I checked she was governor for only 18 months then she couldn't take the heat so quit and abandoned her constituents in order to make some money...
    She truly is the right person to be speaking about this.

    June 8, 2010 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  11. Mike

    Please make her go away. Calling Palin would be the equivalent of calling a Urologist when you have a brain tumor.

    June 8, 2010 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  12. harley

    isnt palins 15 minutes up....NO ONE likes you chick....NEXT

    June 8, 2010 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  13. marie

    And we are interested in what this bimbo has to say? Seriously CNN, I'm beginning to believe you pander to that idiot, because you are racist news network who is competing with another racist news network (FOX).

    June 8, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  14. Willow

    ...wants Obama to call her....

    Here, I will call you, the "Dumbest Woman in America"...
    Got that Sarah!

    June 8, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  15. ApprxAm

    I'll start you off, Mr. President. Hey, Sarah. How can one stay stupid and still be relevant?

    June 8, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  16. Lisa Mitchell

    Well isn't that special! If Barbie McPain has so much experience, how come she ain't down in the gulf doing her public duty?

    June 8, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  17. josephine

    So much money for Palin, but still a nobody. Pitiful woman.

    June 8, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  18. cardog

    I'm at a loss for words???? She's got to be kidding..Right???

    June 8, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  19. Mike

    I think the djs from Montreal who called her a few days before the election should call her again.

    June 8, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  20. Bob

    If she was such a good executive, why did she quit?

    June 8, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  21. El Perrazo

    Get serious Sarah. You can hardly put a complete sentence together much less advise anyone on anything more than how to hustle dollars. Let real leaders do the heavy lifting.

    June 8, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  22. joann

    Are you still preaching :"drill baby drill"?

    June 8, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  23. Proud American

    Either she wants to borrow money or another baby....lol

    June 8, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  24. Democrats are a virus that needs to be extinguished

    maybe he should, then at least he and his admin. can get a clue as to what the fed. gov. can do to help out, instead of saying "there's nothing more we can do".

    Maybe if they'd take some of that pork they put in the stimulus, and send it to the gulf states instead, at least the money would be doing somthing other than trying to get some rhino re elected.

    June 8, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  25. Barbara

    Sarah Palin certainly has a grandiose attitude. The nerve of her even putting herself on the President's level. What can she do having lived through the valdez spill? She has to give the president credit for doing a fantastic job.

    June 8, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
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