June 14th, 2010
09:16 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin responds to breast implant rumor

 Palin says reports she has had plastic surgery are untrue.
Palin says reports she has had plastic surgery are untrue.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin is putting her self-entitled "boobgate" to rest.

Despite the intense speculation on some blogs, the former Republican vice presidential candidate told Fox News she has not had breast implants and attributed such chatter to "bored, idle bloggers and reporters with nothing else to talk about."

"I think some of those folks too need to perhaps grab a shovel, go down to the gulf, volunteer to help, clean up and save a well or something," Palin added.

A photo of Palin at the Belmont Stakes last weekend prompted some to speculate the former Alaska governor was the beneficiary of surgical enhancement.  Palin's silence over the reports on her usual sounding boards of Facebook and Twitter only added to the speculation.

The reports came in an otherwise good political week for Palin, when several of the candidates she endorsed won primary contests across the country.  Still, the talk in the blogosphere surrounded reports of Palin's potential plastic surgery.

"No I have not had implants, I can't believe we are even talking about this," Palin told Fox New's Greta Van Susteren in an interview that aired Friday.

"A report like that is about as real and truthful as reports that [my husband] Todd and I are divorcing, or that I bought a place in the Hamptons, or that [my son] Trigg is not my own child," she added.

"To be judged on or to be talked about on appearance – say chest size – it makes me wear layers, it makes me have to waste time figuring out what am I going to wear so that nobody will look at an area that I don't need them to look at," Palin also said.

But Palin isn't the first politician to deal with speculation of visits to the plastic surgeon.  In 2004, then-presidential candidate John Kerry was accused of getting botox injections after the conservative Drudge Report posted before and after photos that appeared to show the Massachusetts senator's forehead with considerable less lines.  In 2008, the Drudge Report also posted photos leading some to suggest Vice President Joe Biden was the recipient of a face lift.  Both men denied those rumors.


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soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. JohnM

    "I think some of those folks too need to perhaps grab a shovel, go down to the gulf, volunteer to help, clean up and save a well or something," Palin added.

    What a stupid dummy this idiot is.

    June 14, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. mrlewish

    Does anybody believer her?

    June 14, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. Truth

    It's a T-shirt you bunch of morons. Everybody knows a t-shirt enhances the look of your breasts.

    June 14, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. tpetrullo

    Don't be stupid darling, she's always been a big boob.

    June 14, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. wildwohl

    I saw the photos. Either way is good with me.

    June 14, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. jp

    Perhaps they didn't say she had a boob job. More likely just made note of fact she IS a boob.

    June 14, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. Bob

    You know Palin is doing something right since the left and MSM can't stand her!

    June 14, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  8. Gerry from Cincinnati

    If Sarah wants to spend money on implants, that's her business. But, maybe she should start with the brain.

    June 14, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
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