June 9th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
5 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. Alltoeasy

    Sure...Call Palin. She has ALL the experience. LOL :)

    June 8, 2010 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  2. Linda

    President Obama is doing just about everything he can. This disaster maybe beyond our human ability to fix. It is interesting how so many Americans did not care and abused the environment and suddenly, they are the ones crying the loudest.....sorry, too little, too late. To Sarah Palin....you have nothing to offer us. You stepped down as an elected official to be part of society that gets paid big bucks to talk nonense. I don't intend to even offer you a penny for your thoughts. Stay home and let those you care about this country and our problems work.

    June 8, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  3. edward barnes

    Stupid woman.

    June 8, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  4. Annabell

    Well that's funny !!!! That happened 20 years ago , how old was she??? Most likely off at one of her colleges goofing off playing pagent queen. I would like to hear just what it was SHE did to help ! ! ! Smile, Wink and giggle.

    June 8, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  5. Ajay

    Does Sarah want to give the President a geography lesson on where Russia is?

    June 8, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  6. Gordon Evans

    Sarah Palin once again shows her ignorance. Her "experience" as a member of the Alaska Oil & Gas Commission (less than 2 years, much of which she spent feuding with a co-commissioner, Randy Reudrich, chair of the Alaska Republican Party, for doing party work on state time and equipment) and as governor (a little over 2 years, most of which she did not spend in Juneau, the capital city, choosing instead to live in her Wasilla home and work out of an office in Anchorage) hardly qualifies her to be an "expert" on oil spills. Further, she was less than one (1) year old when the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred - hardly old enough to have "lived and worked through the Exxon Valdez spill." Why should President Obama seek advice from an "airhead"?

    June 8, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  7. J. M. Capella

    Her reasoning makes sense. We should get advice from anyone who has been involved in similar crises. Then again, why wait? Why not just post her suggestions on Facebook? Plenty of people will see them and if they're good ones she'll have that much more support.
    Also, is it just me or did that last paragraph seem just a tad bitter?

    June 8, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  8. Viet-nam Vet

    I am sick of this women. What happened to "Drill baby drill"? You do not wnat big government, you do not want government monitoring private enterprise, you end up with what you have, explosions in coal mines, oil leaks a mile below the surface of the water, banks that almost brought the world economy down. You need big government to monitor big business, especially now that big business have destroyed any strength union had, there are no checks and balances and that is not good.

    June 8, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  9. Tony in Philly

    Yeah she can help. She was what , 23 when that happened. I do believe it took Exxon 20 years to pay the people in Alaska. No thanks.

    June 8, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  10. Bill

    Ms. Palin was nowhere near the Exxon spill and had nothing to do with the issue. She wants to keep her name in the news and generate speaking fees. That's it.

    June 8, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  11. Fed Up

    Obama knows everything. Why does he need to call anyone? After all, the media said he is the great Messiah. He should go to the bottom of the gulf and put his finger in the pipe. That should take care of everything.

    June 8, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  12. Kenneth

    So, President Obama doesn't have any executive experience because he is not personally talking to these executives? And he obviously doesn't have anyone in the entire United States government who has the knowledge and seniority to brief him on what's going on.
    Could Palin be any more of a tool?

    June 8, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  13. Dale

    The only call the President should make to you Sarah, is to tell you to take all your book money and reality show and shove it up your moose burger. Drill Baby Drill... Look what all you repub's got us into..

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

    Could this Woman shutup! No one cares what she has to say.. go back to Alaska and watch Russia from your house or go start on Going Rogue II: The Legend of Curly's Gold.

    June 8, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  15. sam

    Hey, Miss Nobody, why the h3ll would ANYONE in their right mind want to call you for advice? As John McCain well knows, you're as toxic as all get out, and as dumb as a doorknob.

    June 8, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  16. Gordon Evans

    Sarah Palin once again shows her ignorance. Her "experience" as a member of the Alaska Oil & Gas Commission (less than 2 years, much of which she spent feuding with a co-commissioner, Randy Reudrich, chair of the Alaska Republican Party, for doing party work on state time and equipment) and as governor (a little over 2 years, most of which she did not spend in Juneau, the capital city, choosing instead to live in her Wasilla home and work out of an office in Anchorage) hardly qualifies her to be an "expert" on oil spills. Further, she was less than one (1) year old when the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in 1964 - hardly old enough to have "lived and worked through the Exxon Valdez spill." Why should President Obama seek advice from an "airhead"?

    June 8, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  17. sportsguydave

    Don't wait by the phone, Sarah.

    What a joke.

    June 8, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    please make it go away.

    June 8, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  19. Tim

    Palin, your experience is that of a quitter. Why aren't you still governor of Alaska?

    June 8, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  20. noitall

    Sarah Palin,
    Standing firmly behind the president of the United States – and punching him in the kidneys.

    June 8, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Give it a rest Palin.

    June 8, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  22. Brian in South Carolina

    My fellow Americans. Let's remember that this request is coming from the lady who says she can see Russia from her backyard.

    No, the day Obama or any of us start taking council from someone who clearly lacks experience and has a household of her own that needs governing....we need to be very concerned.

    I'm aware she has already shown support for one of the GOP canidates for governor. I'm sure she'll want that canidate to consult her once they take office/ if not already.

    Palin can continue to play her political games. As an active voter...I'm not biting!

    June 8, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. Mark

    Oh, little under developed Sarah... let me use my kindergarten voice: "how many times do I have to say it's not about you?" Also, don't take credit for something you have no executive experience with... you were walking around with a tiara when the Exxon-Valdez fiasco occurred... and remember, it's not about you...

    June 8, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  24. akaej47

    She is kidding right?

    June 8, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    this woman must be in some kind of serious dream. managing the state of alaska which if you think of it, is not even as large as the city of houston in tx.with such a small population and budget, in my mind can not be seen as having executive experience. she need to check her self........ quiting in the middle of the most important job in alaska, is not considered executive experience. does she want obama to call her and get a first hand lecture on how to quit a job?

    June 8, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
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