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.


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soundoff (214 Responses)
  1. John

    Run Sarah Run.

    September 13, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  2. Sam

    Great! My 7 year old son would like to run against her. If not for the win, at least to be able to debate her. He finds her rather amusing! At least he knows that the TIME, NY Times, Seattle Times, BBC are good resources to know what is going on and does not say something stupid like , "ummm, I read everything that is in front of me!"

    September 13, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  3. roshev32

    Why does anybody care about what Sarah Palin has to say? I have no idea why such an ignorant person has so many followers.

    September 13, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. leapfrog

    Pleeeeeeeeaaaaze run! You are President Obama's best chance at re-election. PLEASE RUN!

    September 13, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. mark nyc

    i just spit up my breakfast from laughter and disgust.

    September 13, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  6. Kirk Cremer

    Sarah Palin running for President would be an absolute gift to Democrats.

    September 13, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  7. Ben Singleton

    Sarah needs to cut her hair and look like a grown-up lady if she wants to run for the presidency. She is attractive with all that young-womanish hair, but it would not become a president and is likely helping some folks to consider her too young and inexperienced for high office.

    September 13, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  8. John J, IN

    Please run. Please run. Please run. Please run.

    Maybe another lopsided loss will shut you up.

    September 13, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  9. cgt465

    Please, oh please, run for president Caribou Barbie. We miss your witty, down homey speak. You speak for the common man, that is if the common man could get ~$50,000 to talk for an hour about 'taking back the country'.
    And how progressives are the devil, I'm sorry, but without progress you are stagnant, and do not grow. I'm a proud progressive and willing to change with the new things I learn.
    RUN CARIBOU BARBIE! RUN!! And beck as the veep? Yes, please, pretty please, with a dead moose on top.

    September 13, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  10. LS930

    God Help Us!

    September 13, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  11. Sam says it right

    She is just awful! Wake up fellow republicans.

    September 13, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  12. Disbelief

    I hope she does run. There is a anti-Tea Party movement "brewing" that is going to shock these Republican/Tea Party, corporate-financed puppets, liars and flunkies.

    September 13, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  13. Micky

    I think this would be great for the country, Palin 2012!

    September 13, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  14. BillE

    Please, please run. Can you imagine all the snl skits. She'll make the GOP even more a party of fringe wackos.

    September 13, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  15. Doc

    Is she going to announce when she plans to quite being President if elected?

    September 13, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  16. Asklepios

    While yes I lean conservative, one of the worst things that could happen to this country is to have Palin run for and win the presidency. I had some respect for her before she left being governor before her term was done because it was "too hard" on the family, however now? What does she think that being president is a walk in the park? She has turned into another fame seeking politician.

    September 13, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  17. Mat

    Another 4 years for the democrats on the horizon!!! Great time to be an American!!!!

    September 13, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  18. Gary

    Please run, Sarah. She is such a tool.

    September 13, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  19. dont care what you Demoncrates say

    Please, just another wanna be, we need a person who works for the little guy, not one who Twits her stories and then goes on the circuit and makes money, we need one to bring back America, not one who sees it in her own eyes, we need a true leader not the wanna be politicians, we need someone that cares.

    September 13, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  20. Carla

    Sarah Palin in 2012

    Proof the Mayans were RIGHT!

    September 13, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  21. Steven A.

    "Wildly successful" rally? Successful at what? Drawing a crowd? My losing college football team can do that. Beyond a crowd, exactly did Beckapalooza actually accomplish?

    September 13, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  22. Marissa

    This woman makes me sick to my stomach. How can people be taken in by this fool

    September 13, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  23. fisk

    I was wondering if the GOP is dumb enough to nominate her twice for a high office, when I remembered they did it for W. :) So yeah, they probably would.... lol

    September 13, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  24. TIM

    The Democrats can only hope and pray-Four more years of Obama!!

    September 13, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  25. no more

    Just stop, CNN, I beg you. This is non-news. Just stop giving her any attention! PLEASE!

    September 13, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
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