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. bill

    come on sarah baby.run oh please run.show THE WORLD WHAT A LOOSER YOU REALLY ARE.RUN BABY RUN

    September 13, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  2. jim

    Right. Donate to charity, after subtracting all "costs".... like Hannity's gigs, where only a fraction of the proceeds went to the cause.

    September 13, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  3. Ed L

    A fool with delusions of grandeur... sort of reminds me of Bush.

    Too bad this moron doesn't know the difference Between THEN and THAN.... FOOL

    September 13, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. gino

    "Wildly successful rally.."? There's that stupid phrase again. 85,000 people tops. 20, 000 less than showed up at an any one of five football games this weekend. And Palin is going to announce ( an "Anunciation" ) at a "worthy place." And where would that "worthy place be"? The Wasilla dump?

    September 13, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  5. Terry

    When will the stupid media learn about these nut cases? If this is newsworthy I'm a monkeys uncle.

    September 13, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  6. Chas in Iowa

    "I'm going to do something big, even bigger then Glenn Beck."

    She must be refering to Rush

    September 13, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  7. Independent

    If Beck is giving this money to a charity, WHY don't we hear from the charity that they have received such money....just curious...

    With her poll numbers so low, why would she even consider running for Pres....she is a quitter, WHY would anyone think she could do this????? NOT getting my vote....

    September 13, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  8. Enoughalready

    Please let Sarah run for president! She will be ran over like a steam roller! Maybe then she will realise she is definitely in over her head.

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

    this wacko won't get my vote and hopefully other people feel the same way. you put this woman in the white house it's all over.

    September 13, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  10. ED FL

    Pitiful Palin couldn't make President of a local Toilet Cleaning Group much less an organization that had to deal with real people and problems.

    September 13, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  11. volcomgrip

    Ha...Are you sure she deflected the question or could it perhaps be that she couldn't understand the question or was to stupid to be able to answer the question. She reminds me of that South Carolina pagent contestant when she opens her mouth.......

    September 13, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  12. Papasan in AZ

    Fascism has come to America wrapped in the U.S. flag and carrying a cross...
    What the Fascists fear most of all is intelligence.
    Stay stupid America, the GOP & Fox News loves you that way.

    P.S. latftp.com has the proof that right wing loonies are retards in patriotic clothing…

    The Tea Party is with run with foreign money, Un-American Ideals, and the use of the least educated Americans as it's base.

    P.S. I'd like to know where all this fiscally conservative Americans were when Bush/Cheney spent the USA into a full blown depression?

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

    That's it! You go Sarah. I think you should run with Glen Beck as your VP nominee! You should maybe start your own party–yeah–the boy aren't we a joke party! You both mouth off about the sanctity of 9/11 yet you don't fail to advance your own careers (Sarah's political and Beck's journalisism???) on that day. Typical. And CNN is reporting on this why?

    September 13, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  14. Jilli

    She won't run – for two reasons – the paycheck isn't big enough, and palin would actually have to educate herself on the details of policy and the world stage, she doesn't have the intellectual heft or initiative to do the heavy lifting involved with being president. This isn't a high school class presidential race like she's been treating it, this is the big show. She's not qualified or capable of doing it.

    September 13, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  15. David

    God help us. A governor of a state who quits mid-term and who has the intelligence level lower than the average 5th grader as well as a dysfunctional family is seriously considered by many for the presidency. Maybe the question should be: where is their brain?

    September 13, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  16. sensible Cape Coral FL

    If she is the best we can do as a country then God help us.

    September 13, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  17. Anonymous

    "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.

    September 13, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  18. Anonymous

    please run Sarah ... i need the comic relief for the entire election cycle!

    September 13, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  19. Buster Bloodvessel

    As a Democrat, I've got to say that I fully endorse this dumb moose as she runs for President, and I think Rev. Terry Jones would be a great VP pick.

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

    Palin will not run for President. I love the way Democrats fear her and wet themselves every time her name is mentioned. Democrats see women as inferior. Look how they have treated Hillary. They fear strong women and the Democrats old boy network seek to destroy them. What can you expect from a party with so many elite bigots in it.

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

    using 9/11 to rake in the cash. this woman has no shame.

    September 13, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  22. Jo Ann

    Heaven help us all!

    September 13, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  23. dave l

    I don't understand why you keep calling Beck's ego trip rally "wildly successful". With all the free media publicity, getting one or two hundred thousand wingnuts to the National Mall was unremarkable. The only "wild success" was getting media outlets like yours to swallow the Fox/Republican/Reactionary bait and abandon any sense of reality or judgment.

    September 13, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  24. sally

    I think Palin and Beck are
    Sick individuals with low class personalites.

    September 13, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  25. Robrob

    Run Sarah, run! You are the best bet for a Democratic victory in 2012.

    September 13, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
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