Palin: Obama's 3 a.m. call went to answering machine
February 5th, 2011
08:29 PM ET
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Palin: Obama's 3 a.m. call went to answering machine

Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin, in her first comments on the uprising in Egypt, called the situation President Barack Obama's 3 a.m. phone call and said, "It seems the call went right to the answering machine."

Palin, the former GOP vice presidential candidate, spoke with Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody after her speech Friday night at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

In the interview, the potential Republican presidential candidate said, "We need to know what it is America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with. And we do not have all that information (from the administration) yet."

She told "The Brody File" she was "not real enthused about what it is that's being done on a national level and from (Washington) in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt."

Palin criticized the administration's public response, saying "nobody yet has explained to the American public yet what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us ... who will be taking the place of (Egyptian President Hosni) Mubarak."

"In these areas that are so volatile right now because obviously it's not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House," she said.

According to a transcript from CBN released Saturday evening, Palin said there were still unanswered questions on the protests that led to the upheaval.

"Remember President Reagan lived that mantra: Trust but verify," she said. "We want to be able to trust those who are screaming for democracy there in Egypt, that there is a true sincere desire for freedoms. And the challenge that we have, though, is how do we verify that what we are told, what it is that the American public are being fed via media, via protesters, via the government there in Egypt in order for us to have some sound information to make wise decisions on what our position is."

On the question of "who's going to fill the void" after Mubarak leaves office, Palin said "Is it going to be the Muslim Brotherhood? We should not stand for that, or with that, or by that."

She told the interviewer, "Any radical Islamists, no, that is not who we should be supporting or standing by. So we need to find out who was behind all the turmoil and the revolt and the protests so that good decisions can be made in terms of who we will stand by and support."


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soundoff (339 Responses)
  1. johnrj08

    "nobody yet has explained to the American public yet what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us ... who will be taking the place of Mubarak."

    Are there any 2nd graders available to translate this statement.

    February 6, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  2. Hinterlandg

    Wow, I am sure Sarah Palin is privy to all the information the President gets. No matter how smart and informed she thinks she is, she always come across as totally ignorant.

    February 6, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  3. kwasi Adusei

    oh please, can this woman even spot Egypt on a map?

    spare us the insults

    February 6, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  4. Peter s

    De really people of sound mind pay money to listen to this true Jezebel or what?

    February 6, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  5. scallywag

    If my memory serves me well, Regan is no longer President. In fact last I heard, he is dead. Reagan was an actor straight from Hollywood and played his role good.

    February 6, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  6. Dove

    If this woman gets ANYWHERE near the presidency of the United States, I swear, I will have to move to another country. If she gets in, with the half-brain that she has, we're all doomed.

    February 6, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  7. GG

    Is Palin seriously trying to find something to gripe about on this topic? For real...I'm pretty sure that a lot of Americans, although concerned, are not pressing to find out who the next Egyptian president will be, at least not on a level that would call for criticizing the white house over. I swear, she'll find anything to bark about. How about we send her to Egypt and have her try to mediate the situation since she doesn't like what's going on. Ugh, go back to Alaska...

    February 6, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  8. tyson

    You know what? Can we just get it over with and make her president? She's like a needle, not pleasant at first but over with before you know it. She just has this deep seeded hatred for black people..I mean obama, its uncanny, almost obsessive. Sarah Palin(tm) just can't stand that he beat her in the race. So I say, let's just make her potus, it'll be a circus, and she'll quit or get impreached within a year.

    February 6, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  9. ron

    Ms Palin, would you please point to where Egypt is? No, not there.....or there....oh for God's sake, lady! Take a seat.

    "Is it going to be the Muslim Brotherhood? We should not stand for that........." No? Then what would YOU do? Invade? FFS, could you just go back to beauty pagents where you seem to have your most expertise?

    February 6, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  10. pockets

    This woman is beyond brainless. She makes the Republican party and the Tea party look so inept at having someone like her speak for them. Its clear that this 'woman' is in charge. No one will challenge her. She looks like she is off to another fashion show before she begins work behind the cosmetic counter at Sears. The US is to be pitied for what John McCain has placed in front of them.

    February 6, 2011 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  11. Tom Robb

    Shut up Palin. It is not the Job of the US Predident to tell Egypt how to run its own country. All he can do is give advice and hope that they take it. It is also not his job to tell us everything that he does. That fact is if Obama brought about world peace Palin and the rest of the idiots who follow her every word would find fault in it.

    February 6, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  12. Dan in AZ

    After trying to weave through all the "thats", "whats, and "yets", I got a headache trying to understand what this Palin creature is trying to say. Her linguistic ability is a disaster and amplifies the fact that she is to be dismissed as a charlatan. Can you imagine her disgracing this country in the diplomatic arena! When she opens her mouth, there is an inevitable flood of verbal diarrhea. Thanx again, McCain, for foisting this nightmare on the nation. Sarah, I am not "real enthused about what it is yet that's in regard to understanding" why a faker like you thinks you have anything intelligent to say.

    February 6, 2011 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  13. Mary

    Does Sarah Palin even know where Egypt is located? I bet she didn't even know who Mubarak was until last week.

    February 6, 2011 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  14. SuburbanBob

    "we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House," she said. "

    Soooo, she's NOT running???

    February 6, 2011 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  15. david

    I can't believes that this moran really know what she is saying – personally I think Palin needs to find something else in life to do – oh yeah to all you tea party folks – don't let me catch you on social security or medical or medicaid or unemployment – you like the government spending the money that – well help us out -STOP TAKING IT

    February 6, 2011 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  16. FRANK FROM LAS VEGAS

    The Half Gov. Palin is an Idiot, plain and simple. Why oh why does the press continue to pay attention to this has been wannabe. There must be plenty of other stupid people they could interview if they are just looking for the stupid side of issues.

    February 6, 2011 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  17. leonard

    why does Cnn report what this private citizen(with no job) has to say every day? She is a nobody and politcal loser. She was not even a thosand miles from obama, so how could she "grill" him?

    February 6, 2011 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  18. laurence

    Spoken like the true idiot she is. She wants information?! She can't handle information or facts! I guess that's why she seldom bothers with it.

    February 6, 2011 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  19. Paul

    Wow, she has no idea what she's talking about, does she? "we need to be sure that what happens there, in the Egypts, with the uprising, and the democracy that we, and Reagan, have in the White House, to be standing up for freedom, and in the Middle East with the liberty and uprising and Obama is bad." Thanks for keeping your finger on the pulse, there, GOP darling.

    February 6, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  20. Marco

    Jeesh, even her scripted interviews to CBN are a jumbled pot of mash. ' "In these areas that are so volatile right now because obviously it's not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House," she said. ' Abslolutely falunatical.

    February 6, 2011 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  21. John

    Thanks Sarah for reminding us why we didn't elect you...Thank God Obama understands quiet diplomacy. Someone needs to explain to the half-governor from Alaska that in volatile times you don't go bad-mouthing the president. The differences end at the water's edge. Someone send this idiot to college...

    February 6, 2011 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  22. Michael Allen

    Sarah Palin the hypocrite. I love when I hear Palin and other conservatives talk about "freedom" and "democracy" but then they speak like Palin....in favor of a dictator in Hosni Mubarak. Plus, she shows her lack of knowledge of the geo-political situation Egypt. Egypt is a modern, and more educated society and democratic elections would probably result in secular majority controlling the government. But Palin has nothing better to do than quit her job as governor so that she can spend everyday lining up on the opposite end of every issue no matter with President Obama. She has proven over and over again that she a self-absorbed child.

    February 6, 2011 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  23. Nick

    As though anyone needs to explain to this idiot anything; She just wants to make off of spouting nonsense; She has a naive audience who is willing to pay for her nonsense.

    February 6, 2011 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  24. WTF

    Who the heck does this woman think she is?? So, because the almighty Sarah Palin hasn't been briefed on the situation, "we" can't make the right decisions? I'm sure the WH will call her as soon as they need her expertise. Geez, please just go away.

    February 6, 2011 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  25. Normeb

    Enough of her!
    Sarah is the largest evidence ever shown that blonds are not the dumbest females on the planet.
    The headline is a lie (that she grills Obama over Egypt.
    She is nothing by a loser, grasping at straws to try and stay in the limelight.

    February 6, 2011 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
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