Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message
November 26th, 2010
09:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message

(CNN) - In a Thanksgiving message, Sarah Palin made fun of the president, herself and one of her favorite targets, the media.

Thursday's Facebook post came on the heels of a mistake she made on conservative Fox News anchor Glenn Beck's radio show earlier this week. She mistakenly referred to America's ally, North Korea instead of South Korea, a story many in the media covered quickly.

"It seems they couldn't resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline," Palin wrote. "The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us."

She said her gaffes receive more attention than those made by the president and vice president. In honor of the claimed-disparity she titled the post "A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States," a reference to a mistake President Obama made on the campaign trail in 2008.

The former Alaska governor dedicated the first paragraph of the post to almost a dozen slips of the tongue by Obama.

"I didn't have enough time to do one for Joe Biden," she wrote.

Palin also chastised the media for creating stories "out of thin air."

"Let's hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America's free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!"


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  1. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    I have a question for Granny Sarah Grizzly. If she were the current president, with a lame duck congress , half way through your term.....would now be the best time to quit?

    November 26, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  2. Mike

    Damn you Senator McCain for unleashing this ignorant harpy upon on us.

    November 26, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  3. Displaced Texan

    Why do you continue to cover this DFC? The only ones who care what she has to say is the army of cretins and inbreds who cream in their jeans everytime she farts out another inanity. Isn't there a dog show or somethings that's more important?

    November 26, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  4. zazu

    Unfortunately for her, It is difficult to think of conservatives and concern for the truth in the same sentence. Isn't she the mother of "the death panels". since when did she care about truth and consequences?

    November 26, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. zazu

    She needs to share her new found concern for accuracy to her republican buddies and closer to home, to Michele Bachman and the Fox news outfit which is a scourge on truth.

    November 26, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. Ade

    Republicans please make Palin you presidential candidate so that when can have months of good Saturday Night Laughs.Tina Fey is always available.

    November 26, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. Jimm

    I guess Mrs. palin has never used Google. As a quick Google search will reveal that there were hundreds of reports of Obama's "57 states" gaffe, and thousands of Biden's gaffes over the years.

    November 26, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. jerryfan

    Is she kidding? Does she realize how hypocritical she sounds complaining about people making an issue of her slip of the tongue and calling for "responsible and truthful reporting"...all the while being a veritable walking billboard for Fox "News"??? Come on.

    November 26, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Snow

    Thats nothing considering obama's visited 57 states and one more to visit plus many others he makes when he is not using his teleprompter.

    November 26, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  10. Disgusted "Real American"

    This woman has proved time and time again how she impacts the moral of this country "Extremely Negatively"....She's the most Juvenile, Petty, ignorant person that has come along in years.....

    This woman craves media attention, she got a taste of the yelling and screaming crouds (People who share her PATHETIC views) and now she has become addicted to it, I personally don't think she will ever leave the spotlight, her EGO has taken control of this disgusting person that we know as the Wasilla Hillbilly.....!

    November 26, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  11. Shayne from NH

    She reminds me of the rise of the 4th Reich. God help us all. And power to those that defy her and her minions. She does not speak for THIS patriotic American. Know this very well folks-should Sarah come into real power there will be war.

    November 26, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  12. Harry

    Please can somebody ask her whether Australia is country or continent or both?

    November 26, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  13. jpope

    Just three words needed to describe Palin, delusional childlike idiot.

    November 26, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  14. Charlotte

    If she can't take the heat – and that means accepting the consequences of her own errors – little Caribou Barbie really ought to get out of the kitchen. And she may well. Who wants to bet this bimmbo will quit in a snit if she gets asked any substantive questions during her supposed presidential nomination bid? What an idiot. She is everything that educated and intelligent women shudder about as the go-to stereotype to claim we are all inept and stupid.

    November 26, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  15. curtther

    And you want her to run the country. Just because she's media popular. She is an ego driven nut case. Go ahead Waste you vote.

    November 26, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  16. modeldon

    Excuse me. it's the medias fault.? it was YOUR words. And a slip of the tongue about a place that could involve peace or war. It is the medias job except Fox to hold you and all politicians to the truth. But then you just don't know anything but buzzwords and bullet points.

    November 26, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  17. GW

    That wasn't a slip of the tongue. This is the same lady who said Africa was a country and not a continent. She probably didn't know that because she can only see Russia from Alaska.

    November 26, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  18. Oldie in TampaBay

    Is it possible to have ONE DAY without Sarah? I agree with Barbara Bush! The only other thing Barbara should have said was to tell her to shut up for a change.
    The GOOD thing about her running her mouth all the time is that people are going to be so sick of hearing her that voting for her will be the LAST thing they will do.

    November 26, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  19. Anne

    "Let's hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America's free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!"

    Wow, this is actually scary. I knew she was nuts but the people who talk about controlling the press are dictators!!!

    November 26, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  20. Selva

    What a political joker this women is ... Shame.

    November 26, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  21. Nobody Special

    the spiraling may have started.

    Hopefully, in a few months, this dolt will be retired from our lives.

    November 26, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  22. Tracy in MN

    If Sarah Palin was really concerned with 'responsible and truthful reporting', she wouldn't be so cozy with FOX News.

    November 26, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  23. terence

    She has an unfair advantage. She writes reminders of "important stuff" on her to hand.

    November 26, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  24. Aq

    Again, shamless Palin diverts attention towards others just to continue ignore her flaws.

    November 26, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  25. EDSCORPION

    This is America. She has the right to speak freely but she also has the right to remain silent. A this point she should exercise the right to remain silent.

    November 26, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
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