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. anita

    does that dimwit actually think that she's qualified to be president of the United States

    September 13, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  2. Tony in Maine

    Sarah and Glenn in 2012.

    Pleeeeeze.

    The result will be interesting – will Obama take it the way RayGun did in 86 or will the Republicans actually carry 3 states – Alaska, Idaho and SC?

    September 13, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  3. Refudiation

    Please run for President Sarah! Please, please, please. You would be the last nail in the Republican party coffin.

    September 13, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  4. johnRJ08

    Let us all cross our fingers and hope that Ms. Palin announces that she will run for president. Then we can all sit back and watch the Republican Party destroy itself over the next 2 years.

    September 13, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. Psychologist

    It is a scary idea to have somebody this dumb, greedy, prejudice, and uneducated even consider a presidential run. How can such quitter, who barely has a four-year degree, represent anybody with a graduate degree who is multilingual, such as myself and others?
    I hope America does not snooze past this one. Russia and the world will certainly shake their heads at us.

    September 13, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  6. HSNP

    Glen Beck & Sarah Palin...............Dumb & Dumbette

    September 13, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  7. JT

    No QUITTERS need apply.

    September 13, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. Whatever

    Please do!!! I'd love to watch those primaries... the Republicians are eating each other alive!! Where is the popcorn??!

    September 13, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  9. Cathy Code

    I recommend that Sarah Palin sit on a phone book then claim that she is President of the phone book. Really that would be an achievement for her. She isn't capable of doing anything else.

    September 13, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  10. j

    Tea Party MUST nominate Sarah Palin for President and Joe the Plummer for VP. -----– Then can we all go fishin` ???? -- You betcha !!!!

    September 13, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  11. Madison

    Lord, help us.

    September 13, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  12. sparky

    Another clown from the GOP who has seen Russia from her bathroom window..

    Having Palin run for president is akin to bringing a toothpick to a knife fight.

    She obviously feels a need to be needed.

    September 13, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. Tam

    God help America!

    September 13, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  14. Russ

    I soooooo hope she runs for the GOP nomination. It will be so much fun watching her opponents rip their little darling apart in their ads and debates. She is so wonderful now, but if she runs they have no choice but to voice their real oppinions of her. I can't freaking wait!!!!!

    September 13, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. hillcrester

    This is hilarious. Such an announcement, should it come, ought to be made by Tina Fey on SNL. I hope she (The Wicked Witch of the NW) makes that announcement before the upcoming election: it should galvanize independent voters into the Democrat camp. The woman is totally lacking in insight, or perhaps just a proficient con-woman.

    September 13, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  16. Palin and Beck for president!

    Yes Sarah please run for president so you can finally see no one believes in you and hopefully you will go away!

    September 13, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  17. kyle from ohio

    There is that phrase again "Wildly successful Rally". by what definition is successful being measured??? OMG please choose your words more accurate. 80-300 K for the amount of advertising that was put into the event, please!!!

    September 13, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  18. Tony

    "Wildly successful rally on the National Mall..." I'm sorry, I just can't stop laughing. What was successful about it? Maybe Palin's big announcement will be that she's "coming out of the closet."

    September 13, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. R.E.B.

    She should go back to being a dishwasher like she is qualified for.

    September 13, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  20. Pat

    Run, Sarah, Run!!!! And when you get to the border, keep going!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. EdR

    Run Shara Run.

    September 13, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. kyle from ohio

    Why do you as a new organization continue to quote or report the every more of the Quitting Governor Pallin, is she not working for your competition? Fox New? she is not a politician so why again are you reporting her every more again?

    September 13, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  23. Cori

    $arah Palin should stay in Alaska and raise her kids. She's no longer relevant. She's proven time and time again that she's all about money. Selfish wench.

    September 13, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  24. Jim

    Oh please run, Sarah. What will happen after 2 years of the same kind of press Obama has been getting? Will you quit just like you did in Alaska when your very real corruption was exposed? Probably.

    September 13, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  25. johnnyhouse

    Give us a break and stay out of this next election. The country can not stand another 4 years of the mess we are in.

    September 13, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
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