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. Jason B.

    OK, first, what's she know about executive experience? She quit her mayor position and then her governor position. Second, doesn't the Alaskan government get a ton of cash from the oil execs? And what possible help could she be regarding oil spills?

    June 8, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  2. Keith

    This from a quitter ex-governor who can't talk to anyone outside of Faux News.
    The Snowbilly Grifter is also the Queen of *NO* Integrity.

    June 8, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  3. IS

    What makes Palin think Obama hasn't spoken to Exxon Valdez people. She has no idea what goes on behind closed doors of the Oval Office - for gosh sakes, she has no idea what went on behind her own family's closed doors. I wish she would just go away already.

    June 8, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  4. hendrik

    And you are an expert you say? You are an expert at being a complete unadulterated airhead. Start writing your own Facebook entries. We would then notice all the spelling mistakes.

    June 8, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  5. OMGWILLSHEGOAWAY

    Sarah, to try to use this disaster (Ms. Drill Baby Drill) to your advantage is unreal. Put on your Facebook page EXACTLY what you do if you were in PRESIDENT OBAMA'S situation to stop this leak, otherwise just SHUT UP!!!

    June 8, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  6. KJ

    CNN, Please stop being her PR machine. She has no executive experience. She was not involved with the Exxon experience. Every word out of her mouth is not worthy of being broadcast!

    June 8, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  7. truthhound

    Suggesting that the president call experts who lived through something similar...what does that do...if your argument is that he hasn't talked to BP's CEO...i'm sure he has talked to plenty of experts...what is talking to you gonna accomplish...

    She seems to be on a perpetual campaign trail...no useful input...just stupid suggestions...move on

    June 8, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. steph

    The idiot was a Gov for 1.5 years, the EXXON Valdez was in the 80's she did not live thru crap because she was in one of her 5 colleges getting a somewhat degree in Journalisim. The lack of experience is a joke; being what 24 at the time of the EXXON spill, seeing russia from her house, a Gov for a year and a half, and reading talking points from her hand while on TV DOES NOT MAKE HER QUALIFIED FOR A DOG CATCHER IN ARKANSAS LET ALONE ANYTHING ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL. If this woman looked like Janet Reno no one would pay attention to her because she gives true idiots a bad name. . BP was criminal Sarah P. is a natural disaster.

    June 8, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  9. Justin-Seattle

    As if Palin's executive experience amounts to a whole lot....please that woman is a complete...idiot!

    June 8, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  10. Independent_me

    The woman is shameless....

    and delusional!

    June 8, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  11. dmog55

    For God's sake will this woman ever shut her uneducated mourh. For Pete's sake enough is enough. Sure Ms. Sarah "golddigger" Palin "PRESIDENT" Obama is going to call you for advise. He'd call me first, and I'm only a union shop stewart at my job.

    June 8, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  12. docwand

    Anyone who does not know by now that Palin is a hopelessly purveyor of falsehoods who has absolutely no qualms about the lies she spews and spreads must have been living in a cave!

    June 8, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  13. Lee

    Mrs. Palin, the President is right. There's no point in speaking directly with the BP CEO. And actions do speak louder than words. Yours do.

    June 8, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. puzzledinMN

    So Obama says he doesn't trust the management of BP and Palin insults him and criticizes for... trusting the management of BP? Her unguarded comments still make zero sense. Ridiculous.

    June 8, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  15. Robert

    First, governing a populus that goes from 500 to 3000 (gross oversimplification, but you get the idea) in a frozen desert (again, gross oversimplification) and then quitting half way through (sadly, not a simplification) is great experience...

    But I do believe that Obama should be talking with the CEO. However, as he has kept in constant communication at ground zero of the spill, I'll give him a pass for that.

    June 8, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  16. John

    Silly Sarah wants the President of the United States to call her? Yeah right, why not just call Might Mouse or Wonder Woman.

    Silly Sarah is delusional with all of the glory her right wing nuts have heaped upon her and she just might think that her tiny brain has some coherent ideas – I highly doubt it based on her public comments for her entire career.

    June 8, 2010 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  17. Jeremy N

    I am sorry Sarah, I don't think you deserve a call from the President. You are the primary underdog, you bathe yourself in the worst crisis's that come out like you can do better, but in truth you have been using rhetoric and using peoples unhappiness with the the way things turn out to make yourself look like a better candidate.

    As far as I am concerned, you are embracing the depressed and using negative situations to sound off, when honestly there are plenty of other candidates out there that have something fruitful to say, rather than your boring tit for tat discussions. I'd rather see someone with a legacy of truly fighting for Republican opinions like Rush Limbaugh, even though I do not define myself to any particular party because your actions remind me of a greasy snake trying to use every bit of poison possible to make yourself look good.

    You are truly pretty and you also are intelligent, but the way you are attempting to gain power is really kind of disgusting.

    No offense to your tea-party goers, but you aren't really officially anything but a sounding trumpet that most people would rather mute.

    June 8, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  18. Jasmine

    Riiiiiiiiiiight and when he does call, in true Republican form, she'll end up turning around, bashing him for taking her advice to call and say he's trying to stalk her too.

    I wish she would just go away.

    June 8, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  19. hwy911

    Uh huh. Listen honey, you go have your little tea party and leave the grownups alone.

    June 8, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  20. g tex

    Sarah Palin wants President Obama to call her? If she has a solution to the Oil Spill, then she should call him, or better yet, go on national TV and tell the whole world from the palm of her hand how to stop the spill. This " Miss Wanna Be President" is an idiot. Thank You John McCain for her presence.

    June 8, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  21. E Sinkk

    Is anyone gullible enough to think Mrs Palin actually is capable of writing this??? Have you never her speak!!

    June 8, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  22. huh?

    Palin's advice would have been "quit while you still have years of your term left, and get rich ghost-writing books".

    June 8, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  23. Al

    When one really has some important, meaningful and helpful advise they don't wait to be called. They step up and initiate contact. Palin and her games......so childish

    June 8, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  24. jim

    i'm more interested in actions, too. I don't much care what the bp ceo says. i want to see what he DOES.

    i've seen what sarah palin does ... quits. and I've heard what she says ... fully half was rated "false" or "pants on fire" by politifact.

    June 8, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  25. Donovan

    Once again CNN you report the rambling of this worthless person. Why do you keep pandering to the fringe right. I guess anything that sells news. Pathetic!

    June 8, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
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