For Palin's Dad safety is in the guns
March 7th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
3 years ago

For Palin's Dad safety is in the guns

(CNN) – Citing death threats to his family, Sarah Palin's father said he keeps his guns close at night.

"We sleep with the guns," Chuck Heath said in an interview with the BBC set to air Monday.

Palin's mother, Sally, added she has worried since her daughter, the former Alaska governor, was picked as Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, thrusting the family into the national spotlight.

"As a mother I do have concerns about her safety and that of the kids," Sally said. "She knows how I feel, that it's risky."

But Sarah Palin said her family "is pretty thick skinned."

"For the last 20 years in political office our family has put up with a lot of flak," Palin said. "We're still standing and we're doing well, so we're not worried too much about the pressure."

When asked about claims she is not intellectually ready for the White House, Palin pointed to the rumors that surround her, calling them "lies."

"Rumors like I didn't know Africa was a continent, that's still out there, that's a lie," Palin said. "Things like I censored books when I was a mayor up here in Alaska, that's a lie. It's not all you guys, but some of you are saying that Trig [her fifth child] is not mine – that's a sign of a screwed-up media."


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soundoff (85 Responses)
  1. Oy Vey Az

    For the last 20 years in political office? Apparently she can't add either: '92 to '96 she was in the city council. From '96 to '02 she was mayor of that little town one hundred miles from nowhere, and '06 to '09 she was the governor of Seward’s Folly. Check my math on this now, but those ads up to 13 years not 20.

    "We're still standing and we're doing well"? Meaning she has extorted plenty of money on her book sales and her stammering tours so far and can't wait to stack up a bunch more?

    You go girl ... straight to the devil.

    March 7, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. Nagababa

    Looks like I'm addicted to Palin news. I log onto CNN mainly to check if Palin's somewhere in the news... damn..

    March 7, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. BeverlyNC

    The whole Palin family is crazy. Her father probably has more to fear from his idiot daughter Sarah than any other person. She is known to be very vindicative and nasty to anyone who does not do what she wants or says anything she does not like. She is a complete lunatic who needs to stop being given so much publicity. She is a liar and a hate monger and had nothing to offer our nation other than typical Republican negativity and destruction.

    March 7, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. JEANNE

    Sarah anybody with half an ouce of common sense knows you are not intellecually ready to be president – You could not function well enough to be governor. I equte you with one of the ladies from Housewives – anyone!!!!!

    March 7, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Bob in PA

    Seems like the threats of harm always come from the looney left.

    March 7, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. JonDie

    What an idiot. It's easy to demonstrate that more often than not, a person who keeps loaded guns to protect himself usually kills or injures a friend or family member. Oh wait, this guy's a genius.

    March 7, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. Laverne

    It's his daughter who is the nutcase, she makes the average person want to choke some sense into her!

    March 7, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. JonDie

    What about Bristol, is she yours? She's an illiterate, unemployed high school drop-out and unwed teenage mother...unless you count being on a rigged dance show in Hollywood a "job."

    March 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  9. jen

    she is and will always be a moron...end of story!

    March 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. James Clay

    Citing death threats to his family, Sarah Palin's father said he keeps his guns close at night.

    "We sleep with the guns," Chuck Heath said in an interview with the BBC set to air Monday.

    The liberal bedwetters will come out of the woodwork after hearing this.

    March 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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