Bristol Palin to run for office?
February 8th, 2011
11:58 AM ET
4 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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  1. rker321

    Why not, if her mother thinks that she can run, why not the daughter,after all her resume is rather impressive Runner up in Dancing with the Stars!

    February 8, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. paradoX187

    This family is dangerous to America, and it's disturbing that social status is making accessing real positions of power easier. The Palins try to appeal to all the wrong things in voters: their sentimentality, ignorance, arrogance, narcissism, nationalism, poor judgment and down right stupidity.

    February 8, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. Stop with Palin NEWS!

    CNN, please stop with the Pailn news! Your credibility as a news organization is a step above the National Enquirer.

    February 8, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. kissimeekid

    Ya know, at the moment I'm trying to find a little sympathy for the hubby, Dirk, or Darf, or whatever his name is, they all have such interesting names. Anyway, he seems to be trying to distance himslef from it and has a sort of befuddled look on his face like "I can't believe this shit either." As for the inanity of the whole discussion, I know, but its this or drink, and this is healthier, I think......

    February 8, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. Wow

    "...she "probably" will run for office some day if a pressing problem needs to be addressed."

    Oh no, what will we ever do without Palin in office. Our little ol' country just can't bear to stick together without her!
    PUH-LEAAAAAAAASE! This family of celebrities is so full of themselves, and Sarah gave Obama a hard time during the campaign by trying to paint him as a celebrity. The Palin's are public obsessed...CNN, raise up and have a Palin blackout period for the good of this nation.

    February 8, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  6. Marthalynne Webb

    Let's not insult Laurel and Hardy. Scary Palin and family are unique. The worst of the worst – clueless – ignorant.
    That being said, I spent 24 years in Alaska and love the place. Dumb butt Palin gives it a bad name. Please folks, not all Alaskans are like that. Actually when Mama Grizzlies come into town, we trank them and send them far, far away, north of the Brooks Range. Then we put their children in a zoo.
    Thank you all for "stepping up to the plate" and speaking your minds about the Palin mutation. Maybe we CAN change things.

    February 8, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. Poodlemom

    Now now people you know that Ms. Sarah is going to come out swinging like the mamma grizzly because of all of these posts and that she is going to cry out that by criticizing her daughter that we are taking away Bristol's freedom of speech because she knows the Constitution too. And in her next breath she will comdem the MSM for talking about her daughter because if you criticize her then you must criticize the Obama girls for golly sake. Just the fact that Bristol thinks her mom is "really smart" is really scary.

    February 8, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  8. padj

    This is hilarious.....I can't stop laughing....ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    February 8, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  9. Patriot

    Sure-I mean Why Not?-Her mother took 6 years ande three schools to get a communications degree and she's running-It's about time we had a GRE high schooler think she's got the stuff for political leadership. Hey-she'd get the 15% Tea Party Vote-why not-she's just like them.

    PS: Maybe she could get Christine (Bewtiched) O'Donell to run with her-Ah...I can hear Ronnie rolling over..........

    February 8, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  10. Ted

    The whole Palin clan is a bunch of delusional idiots. Isn't this the one that got pregnant even tho her mother was big on abstinence? Maybe she can run for dog catcher in Wasilla and live in the family double wide with the outhouse that faces Russia and she can keep an eye on Putin while she poops.

    February 8, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  11. jaysargos

    YAY!! Sarah for president and Bristol for V.P. in 2012!! ITS PERFECT!! Why didn't anyone think of this before???

    February 8, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. aatami

    Oh boy. Yet another good argument for the legality of abortion, not to mention mandating that prospective parents should have to take a test before being allowed to procreate.

    February 8, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  13. avd

    Hey Bristol,

    One great thing you have is the gorgeous hair on your head. I think it is of really great quality as it has a BIG job of covering everything beneath it.
    Focus on your hair honey. It is your life line.

    February 8, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  14. Frozone

    Does she even have a high school diploma?

    February 8, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  15. deb

    Bristol is as clueless as her mom! Give me a break! I mean, really, the whole thing is beyond laughable! Bristol states that her mother says 'Here's what we've gotta do and this is how we're gonna do it.' Okay, yeah, exactly WHAT does she say about how we're "gonna" do it! Sarah says NOTHING of substance. All she ever does is trash Obama and any other sane, left leaning politician. These people are an embarrassment to themselves and our country!

    February 8, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. TPF

    And we thought her mother was unqualified.

    February 8, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  17. Monster Zero

    I have to agree with EVERYONE on this one, perhaps Bristol should continue her education, provide a stable home for her child and accomplish something a little more than a tour of dancing with the stars. What on earth would give Bristol the idea that she knows $H!T form Shinola about anything regarding public service at this point in her life and does this article and headline misrepresent the youthful desires of her planning her future. I admire Sara and Bristol Palin's fortitude and steadfast strength evidenced against the relentless personal attacks generated from the left's smear machine but I also have to question Sara Palin's professional accomplishments and understanding of the complex issues with regard to leading our Nation. I hope that she decides to do the cheerleading and money raising for the truly capable conservative or moderate candidates that are tried and true work horses. I think this article is just more of the CNN pro left propaganda to fire up the masses with their poster child of dissent, Sara Palin. Remember to fix our Nations ills, we need the American people to realize their elected officials service should be limited, it is a patriotic duty and is NOT A CAREER opportunity of corruption!

    February 8, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    You have to read those quoets with a valley girl accent going on in your head...then they make sense, like, just, omg, totally....

    February 8, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  19. David Brinkley

    I'm a conservative Republican and even I am embarrased by this family. Here's a tip, Bristol – VOTE first, then decide to run. (bangs head on wall)

    February 8, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  20. Cuso

    Did she even graduate from High School or does she have a Good Enough Diploma

    February 8, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  21. Tuco Ramirez

    i know rocks that are smarter than this family.

    February 8, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  22. Mack

    Bristol Palin running for office .......... Office Depot or Office Max?
    They probably don't want her either!!

    February 8, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    It appears that the Palin family is like American political herpes...can't get rid of 'em, and when there's a flare up it looks disgusting and really really hurts. Someone pass the ointment....

    February 8, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  24. dave

    Bristol calling her mom smart is like the pot calling the kettle white.

    February 8, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  25. Mark

    I think the Palins are the best thing that had happened in politics in a while. They keep the far left and the right on their toes, and everytime she speaks, people listen and create conseversy over the things she say.

    February 8, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
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