September 13th, 2010
08:28 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin talks presidential announcement

 Sarah Palin discussed a potential 'big national announcement' at an event in Alaska on Saturday.
Sarah Palin discussed a potential 'big national announcement' at an event in Alaska on Saturday.

(CNN) – When Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck teamed up for a September 11 commemoration in Alaska over the weekend, the talk-radio host couldn't help but ask the former vice presidential nominee if she was going to run for president.

Palin deflected the question, according to the Anchorage Daily News, but did say where she would make her big announcement, that is, if there is a big announcement to make.

"If there is going to be some big national announcement I'm going to do it where it's most worthy. I'm going to do something big, even bigger than Glenn Beck. It's going to happen on the Bob and Mark show," she said, referencing Alaska's KWHL's talk radio show.

After the wildly successful rally on the National Mall, Palin and Beck teamed up again for the event in Alaska over the weekend – but this time for a cost.

In sharp contrast to the free event in Washington last month, tickets to this latest Palin-Beck affair ran as high as $225 – a price tag that some Democrats are making hay about given the somber timing of the event.

But a Beck spokesperson told CNN Palin did not receive an appearance fee, and Beck plans to donate his to charity.

"Glenn had always intended to donate the speaking fee from the event on Saturday, September 11th in Alaska to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Governor Palin is not and was never going to receive a fee for introducing Glenn at this event," a spokesperson for Glenn Beck told CNN.


Filed under: 2012 • Glenn Beck • Sarah Palin
soundoff (214 Responses)
  1. Michael

    Let me guess...Palin will take next Fourth of July to proclaim the Restoration of America and announce the return of the feudal system with herself as Queen of North and South America (aka Alaska & the Lower 48).

    September 13, 2010 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Run stupid, I mean run Sarah, run. You can win:-/

    Obama 2012

    September 13, 2010 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  3. mtrought

    I am am sure that the world is in a serious trouble when you see people like Palin and Beck, obviously mentally challenged siblings of satan, being given media and other attention, attention which should be rightly given to much more sensible issues

    September 13, 2010 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  4. maine liberal

    "In sharp contrast to the free event in Washington last month, tickets to this latest Palin-Beck affair ran as high as $225 "

    Honor the fallen pay the "price"

    September 13, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  5. New Age Independant

    Thankfully I have separated myself from the intense hatred of any thought or idea that isn't liberal. It didn't used to be that way, but I will not be a part of it again. The ridiculous constant attacking of anything that Palin or Beck is involved with is just one minor example of their lunacy.

    September 13, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  6. DM

    Please stop covering this insifiganct failed Vice-presidential candidate.
    I do wish she would crawl back under whatever rock McCain found her.

    September 13, 2010 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  7. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    So a local talk radio show is "bigger" than a bunch of wingnuts meeting in Washington....

    Oooooookay.

    This woman is an idiot.

    September 13, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  8. George

    I do wish the media would stop spending so much time on Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Neither individual is even close to being fit to run the country. Rational people in both parties realize this to be true.
    Palin governed a State with a very small population and very large oil industry which doesn't even come close to facing the issues that large urban States like NJ, NY or CA have to deal with on a regular basis! Glenn Beck is a glorified Radio Host, who found GOD to dig himself out of a hole ( good for him), and now thinks the country needs to Find GOD to save itself from damnation!!!!!!!! Please!!!!!!!!
    These two individuals and many others have done more to create unecessary angst in this country than should be tolerated. Freedom of speech gives them the right to say whatever they like, but a responsible media reporting relavent news stories doesn't have to give them a microphone!

    September 13, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  9. Melissa

    If this idiot wins, there will be a mass exodus or a civil war. She's too stupid to run the country.

    September 13, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  10. SA in OO

    Call me crazy, but I'm guessing they're not jumping up and down in the halls of the RNC headquarters over the thought that Palin will run for President.

    Why is she even considering running for an job that she has shown she has no interest in doing.

    I think Palin and Beck should found a new "Big Box" Mega-church. It is clear from the rally in DC their potential following would be much broader than just Mormons and moose hunters. There are millions of true believers out there that perfectly willing to let someone else work for them.

    September 13, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  11. W.G.

    As a democrat , I really hopes she does run !

    September 13, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  12. T'SAH from Virginia

    LIARS!!!

    And PALIN – you can't even interview with anyone else but FOX and your LOCAL news stations and YOU want to run for President????

    Oh, I would love to see you in a DEBATE!!!

    Running for President in 2012 – brought to you by "The PA'IN"!!! ROTFLMAO!!!

    BRING IT ON!!!

    September 13, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  13. Manny

    Palin 2012

    Embrace the crazy !

    September 13, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  14. Smokey

    Who keeps putting it in this imbecile's head that she could win a national election? Honestly, I can't wain until her 15minutes is up and she goes back to Alaska for good.

    September 13, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  15. save america, vote out republicans

    She might as well run. She is not very smart, and lacks a willingness to get along with a diverse population, but we elected "W" once in 2004, and he was dumb as a stick, but he was someone we all wanted to see at a party.

    September 13, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  16. Riley

    When Palin speaks we all hear about it. Must be nice to be such a newsmaker. Whether you like her views or not, she's a superstar.

    September 13, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  17. TM

    I'm surprised she won't be Tweeting it, along with all her other meaningless tripe.

    September 13, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  18. sara

    I can't wait!

    September 13, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  19. joel palmer

    Please let this woman run oh please

    September 13, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  20. Rob Johnson

    A Palin candidacy in 2012 would be the biggest gift Obama could ever ask for.

    Obama's approval ratings might not be great, but they are a whole heck of a lot better than Palin's, and it's almost impossible to imagine a scenario where she beats him.

    Give Obama another two years to gain experience and look Presidential, and give Palin another two years to continue to act like a marginally literate redneck, and this won't even be close.

    September 13, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  21. Anne

    She is a total whack job.

    September 13, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  22. A. Goodwin

    Oh please do run and secure our country with another 4 years of Obama!! We need Obama to continue to get us back on track after 8 years of FAILURE!!!

    September 13, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  23. bailoutsos

    Rev. Terry Jones/Sarah Palin 2012

    September 13, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  24. Confused

    If you don't believe that they are pocketing the money, then you are dumber than the individuals that they were targeting for this event. Run Palin, Run, PLEASE!

    September 13, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  25. K in Miami

    This is really good news.......

    It's good because this means that the people that created this monster, will have to destroy it themselves.....

    Believe me, when the time comes, the Republicans will seek and destroy this person during the Republican Presidential Primarys, I can't wait, I've been waiting for this moment for a long time......!

    Everything she's said and done has been recorded and taped, this is so sweet....

    September 13, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
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