Palin hits back at Barbara Bush
November 24th, 2010
02:02 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin hits back at Barbara Bush

(CNN) - The Barbara Bush-Sarah Palin verbal spat continued Wednesday with Palin's response to the former first lady, who on Monday said she should stay in Alaska.

"I don't think the majority of Americans want to put up with the blue-bloods," Palin said in a radio interview on the Laura Ingraham Show Wednesday. "With all due respect because I love the Bushes, the blue-bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition."

The former Alaska governor said she will not be suppressed by leaders of the Republican Party, who she said are ignoring "the will of the people." She also called their statements "inefficient," "unprofessional" and "immature."

Wednesday's interview coincides with the release of her new book, "America by Heart."

However, on conservative Sean Hannity's radio show Tuesday, Palin said if her 2012 candidacy were hurting the Republican Party she would step aside.

"If I get in the way of that cause, I don't need a title, I don't need a position," Palin said.

Palin has repeatedly left the door open to a presidential run in 2012, even telling ABC's Barbara Walters that she could beat Obama in the next election. In the meantime she is in the midst of a national book tour, which will include stops in Iowa and South Carolina, sites of early presidential primaries and caucuses.


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soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. Kevin

    John McCain should be exiled to Alaska for bringing this dolt into the limelight. ENOUGH ALREADY! Please, don't go away mad, just GO AWAY!

    November 24, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. stufthis

    This woman is an idiot! Can you imagine Sarah getting into one of her middle school hissy fits with a world leader. This divisive "he said- she said " mentality is doing a lot of damage to our country. Go home Sarah!

    November 24, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. stufthis

    This Alaska darling of the baggers is definitely a cretin.

    November 24, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. bayoujet

    I am certainly no fan of the Bush Family, daddty or son. But a certain degree of respect should be shown. To treat Mrs. Bush that way is appalling. Palin is a douche bag.

    November 24, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. DaveM

    A "title" or "position"? Is this how this raving idiot views the presidency. Good god, someone rein this spotlight hungry bimbo in...

    November 24, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  6. Tell them Sarah Palin

    The Washington big-wigs past and present think that it is their entitlement to rule Washington...keeping all other out....
    Its not a Tea-party that is happening in America but the "Grass-roots-People-movemnent" The majority is fed-up..!!

    .......................................................................2012 Run Sarah Palin run you are the peoples' candidate..............................!

    November 24, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  7. Dan

    Dear Sarah,

    We prefer "blue bloods" over money-grubbing quitters any day.

    Sincerely not yours,

    The American People

    November 24, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. once upon a horse

    If Sarah Palin thinks this is bad just wait until what happens if she does try to run in 2012. It won't be the left wing media that she is always whining about going after her, but members of her OWN party. Remember the spats between Clinton and Obama before that was all ironed out? It could get ugly because the other candidates, who will be REPUBLICANS and also want to be POTUS will be telling the country why Sarah Palin is NOT the best choice for their party. The Sarah lovefest will be somewhat over. It is going to be interesting to see what side Palin supporters like FoxNews and Rush Limbaugh will try to spin this. Ahhh GOPers going after other GOPers. Gonna be fun I betcha!

    November 24, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. MarkieBee

    A statement is "inefficient?" What, Mrs. Palin, it had too many words? Didn't suitably power the Speak and Spell you use for a brain? Don't you mean insufficient? I think Barbara Bush's statement was very efficient. It cut you down to the bone. Immature is what your daughter said on DWTS last night. Tell your daughter to keep her middle finger side by side with the rest of her phalanges. Phalanges...look it up Sarah.

    November 24, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  10. McCain-in-4

    I must admit Ms Palin is a very pretty piece of skullcandy with enough sugar to rot eyeteeth deep enough to require a first-ever intracranial root canal. Mrs Bush will have her for breakfast, and save the rest for leftovers as open-face sandwiches until next year. I dont think Sarah will spoil any worse than what she is.

    November 24, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Tom in Wisconsin

    The former Alaska governor said she will not be suppressed by leaders of the Republican Party, who she said are ignoring "the will of the people." She also called their statements "inefficient," "unprofessional" and "immature."

    Hey there, pot...come on over and meet the kettle! You two have a lot in common.

    November 24, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. beth

    I guess Sarah Palin has very little insight. If she did, she would realize that in the last year, she has become a blue-blood. So I guess most Americans don't want to put up with her either.

    November 24, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    I love the way Sarah Palin responds to challenges of all kinds quickly and with confidence. These are qualities that go well with her values and strong command of conservative philosophies. It is easy to see why she has such a large, dedicated and wide base of support across America. ( Besides the fact that the way liberal philosophies are playing out in practice, everything else looks so much better in comparison. )

    November 24, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  14. ed

    Careful. Do not play in the Bushes. They are more powerful than you can ever imagine with that pea brain of yours.

    November 24, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. Angela

    This is something that should not be happening. I thought both Barbara Bush and Sarah Palin are both Republicans. It's already bad enough that people are now going against Obama after his first year (almost 2 years) as it relates to his decisions. It's already bad enough that the Republicans have take over the house and senate and there is going to be politcal division at the White House. Bush and Palin does not need to spate between the two. Get over it.

    November 24, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. S. In California

    The former Alaska governor said she will not be suppressed by leaders of the Republican Party, who she said are ignoring "the will of the people." She also called their statements "inefficient," "unprofessional" and "immature."

    Sarah speaks:
    klldlkdjdkjdkjdkjskdjfoeiwueioufjoidsfoueoiduoifsufisoudfiosduiosudiufdisudiudfiusikdkoi3op3iuoiduoiudiouodiuodiuoid.

    Did you understand that? Neither did I. This is what she sounds like every time she (attempts) to speak.
    Nothing. Nada. She's genuine at one thing IGNORANCE. You have to give her credit for that.

    November 24, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "I don't think the majority of Americans want to put up with the blue-bloods,"
    -------------------------------------------------–
    Nor do the majority of Americans want to put up with the trailer-trash. White or otherwise.

    November 24, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  18. NVa Native

    Typical Palin – blurting when she would do best by thinking and not speaking – but apparently she can't do two things at once – unless one of them is winking. All of this exposes her for the dumb-ass she is.
    But in the end of course she will crawl in the mud and then play the "innocent female victim" so the fox followers & ditto-heads, along with the lame-stream media, will suck it up and tell her how great she is.

    We the people will not tolerate this trash any longer.

    November 24, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  19. mesamick

    Keep it up Sister Sarah, just keep dissin' every thing and everbody. Lemme see, this week Sister Sarah has used her brain flatulence to put down Obama of course along with JFK, St. Ronnie, Pastor Huck and now Bab's Bush. Keep it up girl, the only people you'll have left supportin' you by spring time will be those snaggle-toothed, slack-jawed trailer park trash livin' in Krackerville Alaska.

    November 24, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  20. Eric

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the ruthless politics bashings. Let's stop with the political bashing campaigns and lets start to focus on the USA, because we as the citizens of the USA, we are starving, out of jobs, and really need you kids on capitol hill to start paying attention to reality.

    November 24, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. rworthington

    CNN why do you continue to print every 2-3 articles here about Gov Palin...she's the one who has been "inefficient," "unprofessional" and "immature." Never one positive thing to say, every single comment is a negative one, most of time about President Obama or the first lady. The following statement is an example of her lack of respect for the office of the President of the United States, "I don't need a title, I don't need a position," Palin said. When this the most powerful office on the planet become just another position or a title? It should not matter if we're Dem or Rep, we're all americans....is there nothing that we can agreed on!

    November 24, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. John

    Than listen to Barbara Bush and stay in ALASKA, because that were 80% of AMERICAN PEOPLE want you to stay and they need to take your cell phone away to so we don't have too listen to you big mouth any more. Let me explain you something you can't win if run for President with 20% of the vote. By the way why are you at these book signing, Isn't that for the person that wrote the book and we all know it wasn't you. I don' understand why anyone would buy your so call book just so you can get rich, I didn't think they were that many dumb a$$ out there.

    November 24, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  23. ohio man

    "blue-bloods" .. huh .. is that a slick way of calling them a gang? .. She is too funny... And yet today she has not said or given 1 detailed idea of how to fix anything... Just slogan words... And no 1 that supports her can list any details she has said or given that would fix anything... And I do mean details not just slogan idea words... And if I’m wrong then please list for us the details/ policies to help fix what’s wrong... and no matter what u say about the Prez. i have more respect for any1 that is willing to at least try to fix the problems of America than some1 that does not help but yet yells at the person who is trying his hardest to do something .. Yea we knw he will not get it right and make mistakes but at least he is trying... What has she done...? And with all the money she has made how many people has she employed or business has she open up to help our economy...None I’m sure just straight to the bank and LOL at all that has given while she says see I gotcha'

    November 24, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. vet in tx

    Uh Oh, W is going to retaliate for this one, remember what he did to the last person. I do, we went to find him in the garden of eden where the Tigris and Euphrates meet! There may be some "shock & awe" coming to Wasilla via Crawford!

    November 24, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  25. Pasta Fazooli

    "I don't need a title, I don't need a position," Palin said.... I got a title for you.." Village Idiot",.. and a position for you,.. " Crawl",.. like crawl back to Alaska.

    November 24, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
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