Palin talks 2012, mocks Michelle Obama
February 17th, 2011
02:55 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin talks 2012, mocks Michelle Obama

Woodbury, New York (CNN) - Sarah Palin addressed a variety of issues Thursday at a gathering of business officials in Long Island, New York including her 2012 plans, first lady Michelle Obama, President Obama's proposed budget, the crisis in Egypt, and her feelings on the media.

Here's a snapshot of what she had to say:

On her 2012 ambitions:
"I am still thinking of leading this country. I am still thinking about it. I haven't made up my mind. We hired a chief of staff because Todd is getting tired of doing it for me."

When asked who else she might envision at the top of the GOP ticket Palin responded, "No one is more qualified to multi-tasking and doing all the things you need to do as a President than a woman."

She then began reciting from her resume, listing her experience as a mayor and running for Vice President.

"What I would look for in terms of character is someone who's been on the front lines, who understands how to administer, how to lead a team, how to run a business."

On Michelle Obama:
"No wonder Michelle Obama is telling people to breast feed their babies, because the price of milk is rising so high."

She then warned the dozens of reporters at her question and answer event, "That better not be the takeaway here."

On the threat from the Muslim Brotherhood:
"We have to be sure a group like the Muslim Brotherhood isn't invited in to take over," she said. "The Muslim Brotherhood believes in sharia law."

"If they're radical enough to have already spoken against liberties and freedom is this good for Egypt and their freedoms?" she also said.

Palin also criticized the Obama Administration for appearing to flip-flop on Egypt.

"There was so much confusion about where our administration was," Palin said. "I won't condemn them for adding to the confusion, but the American public does deserve to know whose side we're on."

On the media:
Asked her about a recent Gallup Poll indicating more than 50 percent of those surveyed have a negative opinion of her, Palin responded, "In a lot of those polls I get my butt kicked."

"The poll you're referring to was taken after the Tucson tragedy. I don't think I ever went through more negative press than after Tucson," she said.

"How else does the public know you except through the press? When the press reports things that have really misrepresented my record as a council member, mayor… and what you stand for and who your family is," Palin continued, pointing to her reliance on Twitter and Facebook for public communications.

"I can't rely on a liberal-leaning press to do that for you. That's why social media will be so important."

On the president's budget proposal:
President Obama's budget plan will take the country "on the road to ruin," Palin said.

"What the people of America are saying is, 'enough is enough no more status quo we don't want to continue deficit spending.'"

"Tone deaf politicians they're going to be fired and they're going to be replaced in the next election cycle if they don't pay attention," said Palin.


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soundoff (290 Responses)
  1. sallysuelee

    No I can't see Egypt from my house.. but I did get a telescope so I can keep my eye on them..

    February 17, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. JMVJY

    Gosh, I hope she does run for Pres. It would be entertaining to see her get her backside kicked to the curb.

    February 17, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  3. Republican Lover

    I looked up the definition of "moron" in Webster's dictionary and saw a picture of Sarah Palin

    February 17, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. Frank R

    Still all class Sarah.. without the CL. Still blaming the"liberal elite media" for all your shortcomings. People can't stomach you for who you are, what you believe in, and the stupid things you say. Please go away!

    February 17, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Joe

    Can you say cerebral flatulence? Every time this idiot opens her mouth she assures President Obama another four years. Keep talking Sarah!

    February 17, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. Jerry

    Mark your ignorance hurts. She rarely speaks the truth. the truth has to be accurate, fool.

    February 17, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Hank Kelly

    Typical Palin garbage. The woman is classless. She can't go a day without throwing a barb at someone. A 16 year old high school girl has more maturity. Palin is completely delusional to think that she is qualified to be President. It take a diplomat not a nasty momma grizzly flame thrower.

    February 17, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. willie thomas

    A real pig would not want to be a sarah, lipstick or not.

    February 17, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  9. money

    Palin I am part of the people of America, please don't speak for me. Take your stupidity and jealousy back to Alaska. Why don't the media cover governors that are in office now and not a governor that quit her job? Thanks to OUR First Lady for being so classy. Palin is a whining b***h when somebody talk about her family.

    February 17, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  10. Video Guy

    She is the face of the GOP Brotherhood. Be afraid, be so afraid.

    February 17, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  11. GaryB

    Palin says "No one is more qualified to multi-tasking and doing all the things you need to do as a President than a woman."
    Funny, she couldn't seem to handle being Governor and writing a book at the same time.

    February 17, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  12. Real Patriots Do MORE than Salute the flag, They educate themselves

    1st Lady Obama has more class and smarts than Palin and Bachmann put together.
    Race is on to try to see which Repug bimbo can out-crazy the other. Dumb and Dumber - the Repug Female version. smh

    February 17, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  13. Tom California

    She actually thinks she is qualified? That's hilarious. Half of her campaign for vice president was claiming that Obama wasn't qualified to be president yet she couldn't even finish one term as Governor of the least populated state in the country.

    February 17, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  14. theyung1ne

    oh wow it hurts to read this.. she is so dumb. putting it lightly. haha

    February 17, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  15. Concerned

    We are supposed to put faith in some who quit her elected position, and accept her as qualified for higher elective offices. i think not, another uninformed and biased talking head is not needed.

    February 17, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  16. GSMITH

    President Obama's Resume.

    Destroyed America and it only took me two years.

    February 17, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  17. Switters

    She's so 'over', isn't she.....?

    February 17, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  18. Cedar Rapids

    "No wonder Michelle Obama is telling people to breast feed their babies, because the price of milk is rising so high."
    ............... "That better not be the takeaway here."
    Then don't say it if you don't want it to be the takeaway.

    "We have to be sure a group like the Muslim Brotherhood isn't invited in to take over," she said
    And how do you propose to do that then Sarah? Impose on Egypt's democratic process? Threaten to invade?

    'I can't rely on a liberal-leaning press to do that for you. That's why social media will be so important."
    Except what they report on is usually what you put up on social media so make your mind up.

    February 17, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  19. kayray

    This woman never got past the high school mean girl mentality.

    February 17, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Mary

    Just goes to show you it is a free country. Even trailer trash can declare their candidacy for president. Bring it on, Sarah! We're waiting!

    February 17, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  21. LW

    How sad that 'dumbness' is so glamorized in our country. Have you noticed that most articles about Palin have headings like 'Palin Bashes___' or 'Palin Blasts ____' or 'Palin Mocks____'? Is there anything positive or constructive coming from this woman?

    February 17, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. Keith

    Let's see... The nation pretty much solidly likes Michelle regardless of whether any given person likes or dislikes the President's policies. Can anyone be any more politically incompetent than to go out of their way to invent an attack upon the First Lady? I'm not sure I've ever heard Michelle say one single thing about Sarah. I know Michelle has never said anything negative about Sarah. I certainly know that it's Michelle who demonstrates solid American values of consideration and respect, while Sarah takes every opportunity to demonstrate she has no understanding of either.

    February 17, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. NancyRose

    Palin is so grotesquely ugly... on the inside and on the outside...

    February 17, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  24. Observer

    As usual, Palin was wrong. She's nearly perfect at that.

    February 17, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  25. Mike

    She would be great for the centerfold of "Farm and Tractor". LOL

    February 17, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
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