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. Robert

    Bravo to the teacher. Its about time people stand up to populist, stupid rhetoric spouted by this ignorant celebrity climber. I may not agree with the ideas of Romney or Gingrich but at least they have ideas.

    August 9, 2010 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  2. jost

    She always attacks the media, when it's really the general population slamming her.
    How dumb can she be thinking that is the "media" ?

    August 9, 2010 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  3. phaeon martin

    the truth hurts doesnt it sarah.

    August 9, 2010 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  4. A keen observer

    I guess the quitter doesn't like to be called a quitter. At least that is better than some other names that come to mind.

    August 9, 2010 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    so now its the media's fault

    August 9, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  6. Laurie

    Rude, uncalled for behavior by both the mother and gum snappin daughter. Kudos to the lady who had the guts to stand her ground. Shrill stupidity as usual from the TLC star(celebrity) and outwitted as usual by an intelligent person with a legitimate concern. Not enough ink on your hand to come up with anything other than those usual folksy talkin points creepo???? I guess that goes to show you cannot control everyone with your fakey charm.

    August 9, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  7. Paul

    I just can't wait to see Sarah as the Nominee for the Republican Party. This is going to be interesting, We will get to see the real Palin and the real Obama. I am so anxious to see the debates. Face to face, the truth will come out.

    August 9, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  8. trashcup

    Palin gets $100,000 for speeches and demands a private jet and a bunch of other stuff, then she wants us to believe some documdrama that her husband is a fisherman....hardly believe that.

    Do her kids ever leave her side? Here there are in the video and putting in their two cents.

    August 9, 2010 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  9. Hendrix

    wow, just saw the video... I really can't believe she is even still around.... She is just a joke... and she did have a reaction to the lady stating she was a teacher...

    August 9, 2010 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  10. deb

    Palin is just too much. Just in case the repubs haven't caught on yet, she hates the media when she is portrayed as herself, caught in her own actions/comments. Never is it about Palin knowing she needs to control herself.

    August 9, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  11. Seth in Canada

    One can only imagine what else Sarah has in store for us in the future. The lady is way in over her head, shooting from the lip and running as fast as she can before she catches up to herself. Stay tuned for more senseless blather from Sarah.

    August 9, 2010 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  12. SteveR

    Sounds like caribou barbie had no real answers to this woman's perfectly reasonable questions Wonder Why

    August 9, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  13. Brian

    I'm still trying to figure out where Sarah the Quitter thought there was a discussion going on. She was ridiculed by one of her public, and she responded as any small minded individual would.

    August 9, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  14. michael

    Did they tell you her people tore the womans sign down that was posted on private property! What does she say about that?

    August 9, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  15. babs

    Excuse me, Mrs. Palin but you rolled you're eyes and gave Bristol a look that certainly read "Well, what do you expect". You clearly didn't know how to respond off the cuff. It makes you look bad.

    August 9, 2010 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  16. Wake Up

    Saw the video......What about the sign "worst governor ever" Sarah? Looks like you can't take criticism and address exactly what that is.

    August 9, 2010 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  17. Paul H

    The Women was clearly upset that Palin didn't finish her term as Governor. It was probably not a good idea to leave with unfinished business, but I think in the long run it will help other conservatives as she still draws a crowd, and she still has an agenda that's bigger than Alaska.
    Still quitting will be brought up over, and over again as anyone that opposes her will fall short in other areas.

    August 9, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  18. jim macdonald

    One thing that can't be misinterpreted is Sarah's crib notes written on her hands. Oh, I suppose she could say she got sloppy with her eye liner that morning or it was really just soot from the camp fire she made breakfast on that morning. Don't get me wrong Sarah is entertaining I just do not think she's got what this world needs in a world leader.

    August 9, 2010 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  19. Roger

    she clearly rolled here eyes!!

    August 9, 2010 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  20. scott

    Funny how Palin talks about American Freedoms as her Goons try to block and interfere with the camara man in the background. Ahhh..shades of the Soviet Union or China's tactics when Freedom means they enjoy it and the rest of us won't.
    Thanks Sarah for revealing quite blatently how your version of our "Freedoms" would work in your administration. Censorship and hired thugs to control the media.
    And you thought censorship under Bush was bad......think of Palins Nazi tactics, this was just a preview.

    August 9, 2010 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  21. LMC

    Well, that looked like "put-down" body language to me!

    August 9, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  22. jake

    Palin is a Moron. Not only does she not have the balls to be president, she doesn't have as brains either. She got stomped by a local and now shes defending got the real sarah...and its ugly.

    August 9, 2010 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  23. Unbelievable

    Well, she did quit midstream after being elected (I believe).
    I still don't believe she gave an adequate answer.
    She did exhibit a look of disdain when the woman told her she was a teacher – as if there is something wrong with being a teacher. That look was very clear.
    She did seem to change up her attitude when the camera was there. I wonder why?

    August 9, 2010 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  24. SkiDoc

    Give 'em hell, Sarah! The LSM is so desperate that one of your eyebrows is worth a 1,000 of the low brows who can't stand to see your message succeeding. November can't come soon enough!!!!!!

    August 9, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  25. Wendy

    Sarah is an embarassment to all.

    August 9, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
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