August 9th, 2010
06:43 PM ET
8 years ago

TRENDING: Palin response to viral video raises brows

(CNN) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is responding to a YouTube video that shows her and her eldest daughter, Bristol, engaged in a spirited debate with a woman standing in front of a banner that reads: "Worst Governor Ever."

On her Facebook page, Palin reacts under a post titled "There You Go Again, LSM." She says the media (LSM is her abbreviation for the "lame stream media") is spinning the video of the encounter into something it is not. Palin lashes out at claims she rolled her eyes at the woman when she identified herself as a teacher.

"Yes, it's come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that's why Botox is all the rage – if you can't move your eyebrows, your 'eye rolling' can't be misinterpreted!)" Palin writes.

Filming part of her Alaska documentary in Homer, Alaska, Palin writes she "had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides."

In the video, the protester says to Palin, "You swore on your precious bible that you would uphold the interests of this state and then, when cash was waved in front of your face, you quit."

Palin immediately says, "Oh you want me to be your governor! Thank you."

"No," the woman responds, "I wanted you to honor your responsibilities."

As for the terse political discourse, Palin writes "It's what makes our politics so uniquely democratic: two people discussing the things they care about, even though they respectfully disagree about just about everything."

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soundoff (212 Responses)
  1. Tom-Vermillion, Ohio

    The woman protester with the sign would make a better President than Sarah Palin.

    August 9, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  2. Rick

    This woman just needs to go away. Your 15 minutes are up.

    August 9, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  3. Patrick

    Pathetic. Yet she has people that actually respect her and would like to see her in the White House. Incredible that these people can't see her for what she is....a big phoney.

    August 9, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  4. KAT

    Sounds like this protester hit the nail square on the head. Being a "celebrity" and making money was way more attractive to S.P. then honoring her responsibilities of being elected governor.. However, I'm guessing Alaska is better off without her.

    August 9, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  5. Jeff

    Worst. Governor. Ever.

    August 9, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. johnrj08

    Palin's shrill, high-pitched voice has to be the most grating noise I've ever heard. Sounds like high school cheerleader on speed. In terms of what she said in this video, her comments had the same generic content of every other public statement she's ever made. No details. Just strident claims to being for America. On top of that, she never provided a coherent answer to this person's question about why she tossed aside her oath as governor of Alaska.

    And who was that skin-head jerk who kept trying to block the camera.

    August 9, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. bob

    Sarah got owned by that teacher. OWNED.

    August 9, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  8. Observer

    Sports fans, here's the final score: Protester 1, Palin 0. Another shutout for Palin!

    August 9, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. johnrj08

    There is nothing edifying about a "terse" exchange. Nobody learns anything. Nobody comes away with any new understanding. All it causes is divisiveness, which is exactly what Palin has specialized in since August 2008.

    August 9, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  10. Steve, New York City

    Hello media – why don't we discuss important things, such as education, how to kick-start our economy or how we are (or are not) dealing with the deficit. ENOUGH about the musings of this tiresome idiot (Palin).

    August 9, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  11. christian

    does she actually think her 'comebacks' do her any favors? I dont think i have ever seen a more immature family. What a bunch of morons.

    It is fitting this is the best the GOP can produce. What a bunch of losers. What kind of stupid daughter has she raised there to think her mother represents the US with no election? Why did they go back and tear the sign down, even though it was on private property? Is that how she 'defends the constitutional rights of americans'?

    you can always see sarah's emotions and even her very thoughts sitting right on her face ... you can literally almost predict her next moves from her face. That is as perplexing as it is shallow.

    Field this person as your nominee GOP. I dare you. She wont last 5 minutes. She thinks the press has been hard on her? She doesn't answer any questions because it is obvious she is hiding her lack of knowledge and intelligence. She is no smarter than Bristol, that is why they share their bond there.

    Palin family, we are laughing at how stupid you are, when you so obviously think you are smart.

    August 9, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  12. NotAFan

    Anyone who defends this falsely hillarious ex politician turned celebutard is obciously tone deaf. And blind as well. What a shrew.

    August 9, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  13. Brian - PA

    WOW, Sarah Palin blames the media. This is huge! Stop the presses Sarah thinks the media hates her. Wow I just can't believe it....... Then again maybe the media shows Sarah her true self and that my friends she doesn't like.... hmmm.. When she admits it. Now that is news!

    August 9, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  14. Alex in Wisconsin

    I agree with Sarah Palin. maybe the media would be that much less lame if it would stop covering Sarah Palin.

    August 9, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  15. mswoman

    Get a taste of your own medicine. What goes around come around Sarah. I saw you roll your eyes. And that VIDEO is better than Fox News, they lie, but we could clearly see the truth in this video.

    Why don't you stay in Alaska? Not too many people want to see you, we are sick of you, I am sick of you. Go back to school and get a real education. I see no reason they keep putting you in the eye of others, you have nothing to offer and your daughter is following in your footsteps.


    August 9, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  16. vwrtb

    hey birthers! Show me proof idiots! Surely someone can! Then shut up! dems vote on policy... Independents vote on looks... Republicans vote for greed...

    August 9, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  17. Carol

    Sorry, Sarah, it's too late on this one. Even though you rolled your eyes toward Bristol and it was caught on camera, you will still deny it. That was a pathetic response on Palin's part as in "I'm out there fightin for the Constitution" in response to Mrs. Gustafson's statement that she had done nothing for Alaska and that she was a celebrity making lots of money in the meantime. Mrs. Gustafson is exactly right, but Palin simply cannot stand to be confronted head on, unrehearsed. She is too busy batin' hooks to catch halibut. Sarah did not address what the woman was trying to say, and/or, she just didn't get it, as usual. Bristol said "she belongs to America now!" God help us, and , as an American, I would never claim her!!!

    August 9, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  18. Don Beal

    How in the world can anyone take Sarah Palin seriously as a national leader? She served 31 months out of 48 as governor of her state, 65% of her term of office. She attended four different colleges in her seven semesters of college study, earning a degree in journalism. It seems like she often seeks greener pastures. In her term of office as mayor of Wasilla, she funded the 'city' through borrowing, preserving, I suppose, her claim that she cut taxes. It would be more accurate to say that she postponed taxes. She is a phenomenon. I can only shake my head.

    August 9, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  19. Terry B., Lexington, Ky

    Well the lady did say she was a teacher and Ms. Palin did roll her eyes so explain to me how that is "misinterpreted"?

    I guess anything that doesn't fit into the Palin's definition of anything is going to be a "misinterpretation" of everyone else...

    August 9, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  20. JMH

    Wow, she very clearly rolls her eyes when the lady says she was a teacher. The lady is cool calm and collect and Palin gets all frazzeled. Interesting...

    August 9, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  21. honestyinGov

    Uhhh... sorry Sarah. we saw the video. You did NOT ' respectively ' disagree. You and your Crew marched onto the private property of the man who let Kathleen hang the sign. The sign was 1 woman's opinion of how she felt. It was just her opinion and she expressed it. That's HER Right.... it's right there in the Constitution... the one you are always bragging about.
    YOU were offended by it.... and you didn't do it ' respectfully '. You and your daughter mocked her once she told you she was a teacher.

    When Kathleen and the property owner turned their backs and went about their business after that discussion...SOMEONE in your crew tore down the sign on PRIVATE PROPERTY. ( and cheered about it )
    Is THAT what you call " respect "..? Look up the definition... you obviously don't know what it means.

    August 9, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  22. Sean

    "Yes, it's come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that's why Botox is all the rage – if you can't move your eyebrows, your 'eye rolling' can't be misinterpreted!)" Palin writes.

    TRANSLATION: "I rolled my eyes at her and I got caught. After all this time in front of cameras, I'm still too stupid to realize those cameras actually see what I do. Now I'm utterly emabarrassed once again, so I'm going to lash out against the media- you know, my old stand-by excuse."

    August 9, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  23. Todd

    That was more than just "eyebrow movement," Sarah dear. You lingered with a snide look toward your daughter when the woman said she was a teacher. It's there for everyone to see. Your disdain for education is evident in your own ignorance, and your silent belittling of this woman, one of your former constituents, says it all.

    August 9, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  24. harleydavidson

    betwen the LSM and Palin, i'd give Palin more credibility.

    August 9, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. Jeepers

    Palin really said, ".......much else besides?" Wow! It's her constant butchering of the English language that continues to baffle most of us to why she has a serious following at all. That poor teacher must have thought she was addressing a two year old.

    August 9, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
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