Bristol Palin to run for office?
February 8th, 2011
11:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Bristol Palin to run for office?

(CNN) – Forget about Sarah. The next Palin to hold elective office just might be Bristol Palin.

The famous daughter of the former vice presidential candidate told E! News she "probably" will run for office some day if a pressing problem needs to be addressed.

"If I saw something that needed to be changed, then I would step up to the plate and do something about it," the former dancing with the Stars contestant said.

As for the other politician in the family, the younger Palin is urging her mom to run for president.

"I think she would be a wonderful president, and I still think that she should run," Bristol said. "She's just so common-sense conservative….just, 'Here's what we've gotta do and this is how we're gonna do it,' and she brings a whole 'nother aspect to politics because she's a mom, because she runs a household, and I just think she's really smart."


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soundoff (227 Responses)
  1. SAY WHAT!!!

    Well there is a new country in Africa...she can try there...

    February 8, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. Greg in Arkansas

    And Levi Johnson as Speaker of the House????

    February 8, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. mike1987

    Bet she can see Mexico from her front porch....

    February 8, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Ken sanders

    COME ONnnnn !!! These people have no talent.

    February 8, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  5. Calm Dog

    "...a whole 'nother aspect..." Really? She used the word 'nother??? Yup. She's ready for Congress.

    February 8, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  6. JR

    I agree with Bristol......either her or Bristol's mother Sarah Palin would be wonderful Presidents. If not them then maybe Larry the Cable Guy.

    February 8, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  7. Peace

    The whole family is totally clueless of how it takes to run peoples office.
    Junior Palin – from failure dancer to Office
    Senior Palin – from quitting to the respectable highest Office on earth!
    Please refrain from playing with peoples mind.

    February 8, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. Alex Santana

    Unbelievable gall this big faced moron has...first she announces her "memoirs'...what a joke...what could she possibly have to say. This family just thinks that people care about them and what they think...I have never seen one family so full of losers in my life...they all need to go away and stop embarrassing themselves...yuck

    February 8, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. CaliforniaBC

    LOL!!! You have to first get that GED and get an education first sweets. Take a lesson from your mother's experience. GO TO SCHOOL and THEN decide if you want to run for office. Enough of this drive for inexperienced/uneducated rule.

    February 8, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. mike moderate

    Please................go back to Alaska.............the Palins have done as much damage to this country as the Taliban

    February 8, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. sue

    everytime a Palin opens her mouth I at least get a good laugh. Please when is Sarah going to wake up and see that most of the people thinks she is NUTS

    February 8, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. a little sad

    Gee, d'ya think you should finish high school first?

    February 8, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Come on guys; CNN please stop publishing this type of news. Who would even want to hear about yet another Palin running for office (what office). Let the kid finish her schooling.Don't you guys have any respect for public offices?

    February 8, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. cecilia

    you know – John McCain should be held accountable for turning this family loose on America.

    February 8, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  15. Robin Bray

    "A pressing problem." Yes! Can't get more generic than that. Most people have jobs that address pressing problem. For instance work at a food bank or soup kitchen. making foolish statements is not fixing pressing problems.

    February 8, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    So she moved to Arizona because she realizes that no one with the last name Palin is electable in Alaska anymore. Right? Let me guess, she will have her mom push for a change to the constitution so she can run for the House before she is 25. What Republican is willing to give up his or her seat for Bristol to run? The reason I ask is you know that she couldn't win against any of the Democratic incumbents in that state. Gee, Senator McCain – how about retiring early so Bristol can run for your seat?

    February 8, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  17. LoveSolidad

    She will run "if a pressing problem needs to be addressed."???????????? Well, if she can't see any problems in the world now -things in her mind must be just peachy. I think we have an Obama backer in the making.

    February 8, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  18. Marion

    This really hilarious. Thanks, CNN, for entertaining us every day with these "breaking news stories" on the Palins.
    Bristol said. "She's just so common-sense conservative….just, 'Here's what we've gotta do and this is how we're gonna do it,'
    Bristol, what planet are you on? When did your "smart mom" EVER say "Here's what we've gotta do", followed by "this is HOW we're gonna do it"? Somebody, PLEASE quote Sarah Palin telling us "how we're gonna do it"?

    February 8, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  19. Drew Williams

    John McCain, may you spend eternity with the writhing souls of the thrice-damned.

    February 8, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  20. whoa!

    Yes, Bristol, there is a "pressing problem" you can address... your trunk is bigger than a dump truck. Do get in the gym and stop the junk food that your mom endorses. Maybe, just maybe, then you can get your own exercise reality show, "Stop the Junk and Lose the Trunk". It'll be a huge hit, and you might even have something useful to say about regular exercise and eating better... you could even be..... oh, I don't know.... Inspiring?

    February 8, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  21. The Real Tom Paine

    Hey GOP, do ya think she speak English goodly? She's a real, common-sense, edjucanated person.

    Lord, what an embarrassment, to have people like this pass for the best we can offer at any stage of life.

    February 8, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  22. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Bristol running for office might just push all the leftist loons right over the edge. For that reason alone I hope she does run!

    February 8, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  23. Smart Human

    I know all the old people say it, but seriously! WHAT'S THIS WORLD COMING TO?

    Sheesh!

    February 8, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  24. Wally

    Hi Hoe Hi Hoe its off to Washington I go!

    February 8, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  25. Joe

    Hey guys stop dissing her. She is aiin't stupid–she got her GED.

    February 8, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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