October 23rd, 2010
04:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Who's giving Palin underwear?

(CNN) A last-minute trip to Arizona for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ended with an unlikely gift from controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

According to Arpaio's Twitter account, the tough on crime, anti-illegal immigration lightning rod gifted Palin a pair of pink underwear similar to those that inmates at his notorious Phoenix jail are supposedly required to wear.

"I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear," Arpaio tweeted Friday.

Palin arrived in Phoenix on Friday after kicking off a 15-day Tea Party Express tour on Monday to rally Tea Partiers in a final push before the midterm elections. It wraps up in New Hampshire on November 1.

CNN calls to the Arapio and Palin camps went unreturned Saturday.


Filed under: Joe Arpaio • Sarah Palin
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Ben A.

    Hey Sarah! What's your record in politics? Apart from fault-finding and hate-spewing, what has been your contribution to America?

    October 23, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  2. Randy

    If Palin is the best the Republicans got, they're in trouble.

    October 23, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. diridi

    this idiot is a total idiot in the nation, look, GOP thug sold this nation already to Saudi Arabia, and China....o.k, now these nasty idiots are talking....I do not give a hoot to these GOP, Republican bastards...o.k....just vote for any Democrats...o.k...These brainless GOP thugs want to repeal Health Care reform and cut on Minimum wage....sack education money....what a shame......read what we need in recent time magazine...by Fareed zakaria....o.k....what we need is retraining, R & D program, education, health care, energy-efficiency., etc, it is what Obama is doing....for the nation's need, dire need....go and vote for Democrats....not GOP bastards.....Tim Palintine does not have any brain....idiot...

    October 23, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. Clwyd

    Give her some Duct tape for her mouth and brain. both seem to be falling out and forget the underwear! What an absolute fool. For those of you who don't agree, you are fools too!

    October 23, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  5. Jackalope

    Oh those madcap teabaggers! Aren't they zany?

    October 23, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. johnRJ08

    A little vomit came up in my throat as I read this article.

    October 23, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  7. Ruthy

    Republican family values at their best–a law enforcement officer giving underwear to a pseudo-politician. And in public no less. These folks probably think it's funny. They have no shame.

    October 23, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. Wiz1

    Could be it 's Jessica Yellin. It seems that she has an obsession with replaying Sarah Palin's quotes and speeches over and over on CNN. Please let FOX air Palin's hateful and annoying speeches.

    October 23, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  9. Hannah

    She has that poor child sitting on her hip while she yells out to the tea baggers. What a way to raise a child and this one has special needs. I bet she only sees the kid when she wants to use him as a prop.

    October 23, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  10. Astroturf Tea Party!

    The GOP got their wussie pants on! Sarah Palin told you to get in line with the Tea Party or the GOP is finish. WTF? Why would real men want to join a party that have to follow an idiot. Pres. Reagan would of thrown Palin overboard longtime ago. So, GOP man up!

    October 23, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  11. Ken in NC

    I bet he wanted her to try them on to make sure they fit. He should be ashamed of himself. When you look at the age difference between them it is embarassing. He is as old as dirt and she is still an undeveloped baby with multiple babies.

    October 23, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    I hope they are full of bedbugs! This woman is incredible.
    NOW she brings out the special needs prop child. He has not been seen for months but she is now pretending to be the good caring mother that she isn't. Sorry, pond scum, but it doesn't work for me as a woman. I know what you are deep down inside and you are a menace to society and a hypocrite.
    Was the National Anthem being played or are you protecting your brand new girls. What's up with the streaking hair?

    October 23, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  13. scott

    Well if that underwear was to support breast cancer,i dont think grizzlies have a pair to begin with then again i could be wrong anyway,i guess she is returning to the state where the man had unleashed the abomination upon the american public in the first place,it's just that sheer rememberance of that shrill melon headed voice should be enough for the people to remember that we as a people have been through enough,by having the republicans in controll,so come november tha choice is clear"YOU BETCHA"

    October 23, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  14. bbrooker

    Arapio's gun tie clip proves what a classless jerk he is– to give Palin prison underwear, what could possibly be the point of that? He's the one who should be behind bars and Palin should be falling off a rocky cliff somewhere.

    October 23, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  15. A Patriot

    This is such an appropriate headline for Sarah. She is such a mental midget that it`s only the titalation that she provides to older Republican Tea Party men that keeps you guys in the media talking about her.

    Sarah show a little class please ... don`t be a trailer tart.

    October 23, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  16. duke

    I wonder just how outraged the loons would have been had al franken given their favorite real american a pair of draws?
    Those of you who will vote for these people are Crazy(capital C)and you don't like yourself very much!

    October 23, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. Sarah, Northern Colorado

    That's just creepy, Sheriff Arpaio. It can actually be counted as harassment. That said, Ms. Palin will probably not even consider calling a "gift" from one of her supporters creepy or harassment.

    October 23, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  18. George of the jungle

    a couple of real classy people . Gee underware. Joe and Palin think way to much of themselves. Vote the repos out in November. YOu really don't want these nut jobs influencing this great nation do you?

    October 23, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  19. paddyboy

    we are in a crisis with illegal immigration,jobs and our national debt with no leadership in washington.You total interest is try to tear down Arpaio,palin etc unbelievable.

    October 23, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  20. LouAz

    She is a "private citizen" and is free to roam about the country. He, Arapio, is the elected Maricopa County Sheriff. Why wasn't he at work, instead of running about Phoenix giving away Maricopa County Property ? Oh, I forgot . . . TPers have different standards and work rules that regular citizens and County employees.

    October 23, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  21. beevee

    This guy is shame for the police force in the country. I think this guy is looking for his 25 sec fame by touting tough on immingrantion and is hiping that the republican leaders in DC will pull him up to be a force in the party. I think he is a fool.

    October 23, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  22. Rob Rice

    He needs to be criminally indicted and removed from his office, not for the underwear, which was obviously in bad taste, but for his extensive abuses of power, the man is a disgrace!

    October 23, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  23. bcnu_too

    Underwear is political news? Come on CNN – with all that is going on in this country and in this world you can surely find something more substantial and relevant to write about. We are all so sick of this empty headed imbecile half term governor – enough is enough.

    October 23, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  24. Liberal4Obama

    Well you know what they say... it takes a crook to know a crook

    October 23, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  25. Bud

    What is very scary about this nazis presidential bid is the fact that there are people in this country that would actually vote for him.Here come the jack boots folks!

    October 23, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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