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. rs

    I hope she runs. It will ensure Democrats will hold the White House for a generation.

    September 13, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  2. Mark

    Yeah, that's all the republicans need. Sarah Palin, George W. in a dress. The next level of incompetence.

    September 13, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. She does not speak for me in Ohio

    Thank you John McCain for being so desparate to become POTUS that you brought this wacko out of the woodwork to spew her uniformed, fearmongering. You should be ashamed. The far far right of the Republican party that listens only to Beck and Hannity are representative of America. I hope the rest of the right wing which I believe is moderate will put these rabble rousers out of business in November.
    It took years to get us in this mess. No one can clean up the economy in 18 months especially when every vote is blocked by every Republican and no new ideas are coming from the right.
    Why can't we work together? Don't we all want a clean environment, a good education for our kids, good roads, clean energy, good health care? We are becoming as bad as the Israel and Palestine.
    The far far right is spewing hate, racism, and distrust of anyone who is different. Shame on you John McCain for giving them a voice.

    September 13, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Lexie

    Please Sarah go back to Alaska and stay there, save everyone the embarassment of having you run for president!!!!

    September 13, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. Damian

    Oh brother ! Lord save us all! If this dim wit even get's nominated there is seriously a problem in this country.

    September 13, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. Joe

    Maybe she'll announce that her mission here on earth is complete and she's going back to her home planet–the one she can see from her back porch.

    September 13, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  7. a little sad

    Please – announce now. Let all your followers dump their money into your campaign coffers.

    Less for the few viable candiates from the right.

    Works for me.

    September 13, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. Are you kidding me?

    Run for what??? Surely you are not talking about her running for POTUS! She quit as Govenor of Alaska, completely bungled the chance to become Vice-President, and launched a devisive, racist, hate filled, scheme that has severed only herself in that it made money for HER!!! I don't believe that even the washed up GOP would vote for her!!! I don't mean any harm, but nothing good can possibly come from so much WRONG!

    September 13, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  9. radioactive

    The only thing this simpleton "tea partyrrrrrrrr is skilled enough to apply for is a speed bump at your local shopping centre.
    What a joke....and a total embarrassment to anyone with a few brain cells.

    September 13, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  10. pat

    What a scary thought: Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck as a team.

    September 13, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. Totally Disgusting CNN

    With its usual totally disgusting approach, CNN misleads readers with this headline, insinuating that Gov. Palin is making an announcement to run for president.

    Sick and disgusting, CNN - but then we became accustomed to that during the primaries and election, didn't we?

    Still, one would think that at some point CNN would actually employ valid journalism. Guess that will NEVER happen!

    September 13, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  12. Purnell

    I want her to run for President in 2012 (and in 2016 and 2020 and 2024 and 2028 ...)

    September 13, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  13. Azgrandpa

    This loser is as dumb as a box of rocks. However, if it does run for President Mr Obama cant lose. Any idiot that would even consider voting for it is just as hateful and racist as it is. So, on the other hand all I can say is, Run sarah run.

    September 13, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  14. shawn

    I truly hope Sarah Palin is the Republican nominee. It would be hilarious and Obama would cruise to the biggest landslide since Reagan in 84.

    September 13, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
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