Palin delivers a gaffe-filled message
November 26th, 2010
09:47 AM ET
4 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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soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Bob

    The media that she is referring to are entertainers. As folks in the US have become so brainwashed by political parties, folks like Beck, Hanity, Oberman, and Maddow have taken advantage of the opportunities to make money. I cannot believe that folks actually believe all the stupid stuff all these folks come up with. The hope for our country rests on folks getting educated and thinking on their own. It is a money and ratings game and the rants are there to make money, niot to actually mean anything.

    November 26, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  2. Alan Graham

    To all Sarah Palin supporters. Haven't you noticed that all the negative remarks about Palin are coming from the right; Barbara Bush, Karl Rove, Megan McCain etc. I'm not talking about the liberal press here. I'm talking about liberal politicians. They aren't saying anything. They're just sitting back and watching the show. Run Sarah Run...................PLEASE. The establishment Republicans know she can't win, the independents won't vote for a quitter, no matter how cute she is. The Republican party has two problems that I have never seen before.........(PS. I'm no spring chicken)........1) The party is split, 2) they have no main spokesperson. They only have a crowded field of potential losers.

    November 26, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  3. cb3620

    why does she compare herself to the potus

    November 26, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. KateMae

    She behaves like a brat in the schoolyard. Can anyone really want a baby in the White House?

    November 26, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. Jones

    Dear Palin, Not sure if I understand, so it's the media's fault that you're not all that bright. It seems everyone knows that but you!

    November 26, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. Nick , California

    Who's the elitist now Palin!? Poor me.. poor.. poor.. me... The story was covered by the media because its a preview of how ignorant Palin would be if in some fantasy world she became president.

    November 26, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  7. Geoffrey

    If Sarah Palin were as forgiving of others mistakes as she demands they be of her, she might have a point. Palin is and always has been the mud slinger in chief. She can hold still when it comes back.

    November 26, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. JFK

    This woman doesnt know when to quit speaking. Its becoming a pathetic freak show.

    November 26, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  9. PerritoNoz

    1. Who cares what this person writes on her FB page? 2. If you must publish Palins' stuff, please put it under "Entertainment".

    November 26, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  10. patnamm

    There is no way America will vote for this woman to be president. It was bad enough when George Bush was in there. Will worl leaders take this woman seriously? Remember the uncouth George Bush during one of these world leader summits giving Angela Merkel a shoulder massage, or talking to Tony Blair with food in his mouth. Paling will be there looking like a deer caught in headlights, all conversations will be over her head. come to think of it, SHE IS NOT RUNNING.

    November 26, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  11. Concerned citizen

    She is so divissive. Balckout from the media is the best thing that can happen to her.

    November 26, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  12. kkong

    Please, please, please. How do we get rid of this numbskull? John MCCain, this is YOUR legasy!

    November 26, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. Zebulon Pi

    "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"

    I'm sorry to interrupt, Kettle, but I've got Pot on line 1...

    Honestly, at least TRY to not complain about things you yourself do all the time, otherwise you come across as petulant.

    Also, if you (shudder) actually were to become President of the United States, and called South Korea "North Korea", it WOULD be a major international incident. The people and nation of South Korea would take MAJOR offense, whether you'd like them to or not. If you want to be considered for the highest office in the land, get used to beig held under a microscope by the media, both national and international, AND by the opposing political party, just as your own party does, and try not to whine about it, please. It's demeaning.

    November 26, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  14. Tracie

    Sarah Palin, please stay in Alaska and stay away from Washington because you really need to learn more about American ally and enemy

    November 26, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  15. Walker

    Sarah Palin, village idiot...

    November 26, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  16. annette

    there you go again – blasting someone else for your dumb gaffes. but when biden makes his gaffes, at least he makes fun of himself along with the media unlike you who needs to blame it on someone else. you make more gaffes than biden does. if you had not been corrected in your ear you would have mentioned it over and over again. dumb is as dumb gets.

    November 26, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. witch56

    she was, is and always will be a twit!

    November 26, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. pyalie

    The reason, Sarah, is because the others at least of substance behind their gaffes. You on the other hand...

    November 26, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  19. rand

    My goodness. it is a wonder that she (palin) has time to make apologize for making verbal mistakes. She is so busy making them.

    November 26, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  20. pat2

    She left herself wide open with the snarky, “How's that hopey-changey thing workin' out for ya'."

    November 26, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. kcl

    Ms. Negative is chastizing the media? What? For doing the same thing she does?

    Honey, they can't keep up with your gaffes, you are a gift to the media and late night talk hosts!!!

    November 26, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  22. CTYank

    Ya think she's got more than a little Goebbels in her?

    Except for that, she's a joke, in so many ways.

    November 26, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  23. Jay

    Here is an example of a preschooler whose brain functions are interconnected with her rectal functions causing a severe condition called cranial rectosis. Her Palinglish gets worse and worse. BTW, someone gave me a copy of her book. It does NOT even make good toilet paper. Even that it's irritating. Her fellow morons think this specimen could be president? Oh, Here is a question: What would she do now that the Korea's are at the brink of war? Yell from her back yard (because she can see both from her back yard) to Hey- stop it, right now!!!I

    November 26, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  24. Tom Majewski

    Of course they won't show you the paragraph...just the title – why not print the paragraphy you're talking about ? You make Sarah's point for her...

    November 26, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  25. Lou from NH

    Hey Sarah Palin – when you make a mistake in public, it is NATURAL that will be reported by the mediua.

    Stop your whining.

    Don't go away mad, just go away...

    November 26, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
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