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. applebottom

    Wish Palin would show up in person on CNN or MSNBC to address this issue she has on this oil spill.

    June 8, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Since Obama has at least 1000% more little grey cells (you know , Sarah , BRAIN cells! ) than Sarah has maybe she should just keep quiet and let him do his job. (even though she quit hers to cash in on her ill founded and ill informed celebrity).

    June 8, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  3. Tilly

    OH this tops all of her stupid remarks......she is so full of herself.......what a diva.......what a prima dona that she thinks she has enough experience or knowledge to give this President any advice......the Quitter from Alaska......couldn't even finish her job as Govenor......the going got to tuff for her so she just QUIT.......go home to your trailer park Palin......

    June 8, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  4. KD

    Umm, Sarah. You did not work through the Exxon Valdez spill. Why don't you actually get your facts straight.

    June 8, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  5. abel e

    This lady is officially a JOKE. No more time on the sidelines trying to decide that fact. From her foreign policy experience to her statement above on her expertise on Exxon Valdez. I bet she spent a lot of time pondering on this incident back in 1989 at the rightful age of 25. Once again, she puts herself in the middle of a story.
    Governor of the largest state--65% of which is owned by the Federal Govt....
    The president is better off calling Mark Sanford in SC to get a copy of a map of the Appalachian Trails....
    With all the prime time shows off season, I think I found my new nightly entertainment...

    June 8, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  6. William Jefferson

    She is becoming increasingly unhinged. She was amazingly stupidfrom day one, but she is apparently mistaking the handful of teabaggers who think she has something to say with her actually having something to say. unless President obama is looking for a good mosse recipe she has nothing to offer.

    June 8, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  7. Tony Sagona

    Community Organizer...law prof...senator...graduated from better schools than she did and is much better educated than her...When people criticize Obama's career path they always start at what is perceived to be the most trivial thing that he has done... Outside of governing (if we can call it that) Alaska, Palin has done far less. If Obama is the community organizer, Palin should be simply known as Todd's wife.

    June 8, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  8. Glen

    He has fallen even below his low expectations. I thought he was on top of things, yet he hasn't even spoken to the CEO of BP. This man obviously has no idea how to manage. a crisis. Talk about being above your pay grade, the Peter Principle in operation at the worst time in US history. Maybe Tony should have invited Obama to golf or shoot some hoops, he would have got to speak to him.

    June 8, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  9. Paul

    Obama should call Palin and ask her if Mandela is the president of Africa because according to Palintology, Africa is nothing but a country not a continent and Mandela is the president of Africa! (Palintology is defined as science of ignorance that is acceptable in America only).

    June 8, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  10. Texas Granny

    Oh puhleeze!! Why would anyone waste their time calling Sarah Ignorance? This woman talks a good story as long as she's in a situation where she just spews her scripted garbage and never has to actually answer any legitimate questions. Put her in front of a reporter (other than that joke called Fox News) and see how well she does. The woman is a total moron who is just taking advantage of all the willing lemmings who buy into her cr**. I am 60+ years old and am amazed at the number of people who follow this crazy woman. She is an embarrassment! But more importantly, she could get this country into some REAL trouble if she actually had any authority. Wake up people!

    June 8, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  11. mh

    All Palin wants is to look good and act like she can handle the situation. I got news for you. You can't handle the situation, I feel that Obama needs to step up and get more involved. Actions does speak louder than words, the government needs to intervene and get this under control.

    June 8, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  12. Sam

    This ladly never seases to amaze the world. I think George Bush would look like Gandi next to her. She has the posttential to start world war III.

    June 8, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  13. hendrik

    It made you ill? You make me ill you ditz

    June 8, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  14. Anita

    Will this woman ever go away? She certainly has an inflated view of herself!

    June 8, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  15. Marge

    Ha ha ha I know what I'd call her. But then Obama is a gentleman not like Palin who with the spewing and trashing is far from a lady.

    June 8, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  16. Edwin

    I suppose it can't hurt for Palin to hover over the oil spill, shooting at tar balls from a helicopter.

    June 8, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  17. Trouble all-around

    Call her what exactly? A quitter? Funny how she has all the answers now but there is still oil hitting the beaches where the Exxon disaster happened in AK..

    I guess her husband could always build a fence around the Deepwater site and Bristol could talk about doing one thing and then actually doing the opposite.

    Great idea.

    June 8, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  18. lighskin

    why call a loser, a loser who drop out of her own governor's job, loser who lies every time she opens her mouth, makes up things she knows nothing about. Go home and take of your children. The spotlight no longer wants you. It's over. President Obama is doing a great job. go crawl back in your hole.

    June 8, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  19. Mary Kay Claus

    This is from a woman who said "You can't trust BP" – but her hubby worked for them for 18 years. Gotta luv her. You betcha. What an idiot.

    June 8, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  20. Joyce

    And this comment comes from a lady that couldn't even finish a first term as Gov of her State.

    June 8, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  21. Bll

    President Obama should only call bonifide people who he really needs to talk to, not looney tune characters like Sarah Palin. She is so full of herself that it stinks here clear across the country from Alaska.

    June 8, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  22. The reality is...

    A little over half the country had to learn the hard way what this guy is up to. Oh well, the elections are just around the corner. Pray the country isn't too far gone to recover from this disaster.
    And while you're praying it would help if we all take a long hard look at our own sins and clean up our acts individually.

    June 8, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  23. Jackson

    if she got any dumber I would cry.

    June 8, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  24. Gambi

    And what should he call you?????Please don't make me go there.

    June 8, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  25. nikki

    Is she serious?

    June 8, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
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