'I'm through,' Palin says
March 24th, 2011
08:58 AM ET
3 years ago

'I'm through,' Palin says

(CNN) - Sarah Palin says she's done.

Done with whining about the media, that is.

In an appearance on Fox News, where she serves as a contributor, Palin shrugged off a recent sexual slur directed her way from comedian Bill Maher, saying, "I'm through whining about a liberal press that holds particularly conservative women to a different standard, because it doesn't do any good to whine about it."

"Nobody ever promised life was going to be fair," Palin continued in what appeared to be a departure from her usual pattern of forcefully responding to critics, especially those in the media. "And politics really isn't fair, the scrutiny, the double standards, and all that. I'm dealing with it I guess in a different way than others who want to bring more light to it and demand that Bill Maher apologize."

The comments come a day after the traditionally-liberal National Organization for Women issued a statement condemning Maher for directing the slur toward Palin, saying, "Cut the crap! Stop degrading women with whom you disagree and/or don't like by using female body terms or other gender-associated slurs."

But Palin made clear she is none too welcome of newfound support from NOW, an organization that has long been critical of Palin and her stances on issues like abortion.

"I need NOW's defense like a fish needs a bicycle," the former Alaska governor said.

But she also vowed to be an advocate for other conservative women who come under attack.

"When it comes to other women, when it comes to my daughters…when somebody says something that's not true, I am not going to retreat on that. I'll reload and tell them what I think about them," she said.

Meanwhile, Palin says the door remains open to a possible presidential run in 2012, though quickly tempered those comments by saying, "You don't need a title, you don't need an office to make a difference." Still, the Alaska Republican says she's tempted:

"I am tempted to because I am still wondering who is going to be out there with a servant's heart, willing to serve the American people for the right reason. Not for ego, not for special interests…I am waiting to see, who else is out there willing to do this."

The former vice presidential candidate also directed fire toward President Obama's recent dealings with the crisis in Libya, suggesting the president has not made his mission there clear.

"We better be in it to win it. 'Win it' means Qadhafi goes and America gets to get on out of there," she said.

"It's not America's role not to be out and about nation building and telling other countries how to live," Palin added.

The interview with FOX follows a two country trip abroad, during which she visited India and Israel.


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  1. Sevinthseal

    American politics needs Sarah Palin like a fish needs a bicycle.

    March 24, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. Iowa Chris

    She's through alright and we will just leave it at that

    March 24, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  3. MikeForbid

    This headline is such a tease.

    March 24, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  4. jeff

    she needs to be through with politics. get her OUT! what an idiot!!!

    March 24, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. MsJan

    Gosh darn! I only read this because I was hoping she was through making a fool out of herself in the political arena...not!

    March 24, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. GI Joe

    "........when somebody says something that's not true, I am not going to retreat on that. I'll reload and tell them what I think about them," she said. "

    ----------------–
    The queen of lies, deceit, hate, fear, all of a sudden thinks SHE is the truthful one? ha ha ha ha ha ha

    I just find it hard to believe there are so many uneducated people in this country that they continue to send her $$$$. $i$ter $arah love$ only $$$$$$$$$$.

    March 24, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Christopher

    When is Palin going to go away? She is our current Anita Bryant. I shake my head everytime I see her in the news. Which means I'm fed up. If she is a big draw for The Republican Party, that say's a lot for them. It's sincerely time to move forward and let these people go. "Keeping Them Honest": Start a Blog, and outline all their lies with corrections.

    March 24, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. Russ

    'Win it' means Qadhafi goes? Or would she mean Gadhafi? Besides that, if you can't stand the heat get the hell out of the kitchen. We have no need for thin skinned leaders in this country. And I use that term verty loosely. "Leader" I like how CNN tried to grab everyone's attention with a BS headline like Palin says she's through. How infintile and how misleading.

    March 24, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  9. Paul1st

    Entertainment as politics – America's new "reality" show!

    March 24, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  10. Shawn's MOM

    Here she goes again..."When it comes to other women, when it comes to my daughters...when somebody says something that's not true, I am going to retreat on that. I'LL RELOAD AND TELL THEM WHAT I THINK ABOUT THEM!" Does anyone besides my family see what's going on here? It's amazing that she says she is going to tell them what she thinks now because for the last 2 1/2 years we have been trying to find out from her why she had a 5 seek sexting affair with our son who was a minor at the time! Sarah, again, we ask you to end this thing.

    March 24, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  11. Bruce

    Can you imagine this lady as CiC? Really...Woe unto us all if it were ever to be...

    March 24, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    We've been THROUGH with you. Look how well THAT'S worked out for us. You are STILL here. Like the bad penny....Jeez.

    March 24, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  13. What a moron

    She says she isn't going to whine about the media in the same sentence that she complains about the media. Not only that, when a liberal leaning organization condemns the attacks she gets upset and then says she will condemn similar attacks against other conservative females. Does she think before she speaks?

    March 24, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  14. USA401

    "It's not America's role not to be out and about nation building and telling other countries how to live," Palin added.

    –Tell that to the idiots who decided to invade Iraq.

    March 24, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  15. Alaskan Sourdough

    My heart skipped a beat with the I'm through headline, I thought maybe she'd go to something she's qualified to do, picking dead fish from a net. I'll be so happy to never hear from her ever again.

    March 24, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  16. David

    Dang, I thought she meant she was through with politics and was going to go back to Alaska and sit on her porch looking at Russia and shooting wildlife...

    March 24, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  17. George

    Her "not going to whine" comment was a whine in itself. Stay tuned. More whines to follow.

    March 24, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  18. Nancy5545

    When Palin speaks, it's similar to someone who is still in High School. Unbelievable – a servants heart? Really? She quit midterm as Governor of Alaska. Talking about passive-aggressive behavior.

    March 24, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. Obamacare = Romneycare v1.01

    I wish she would just stop whining period and start acting like she has got some sort of leadership abilities.

    Of course with her whining, Sarah Palin has got zero entertainment value.

    March 24, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  20. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    If that's the key to her brain that she's got around that chain hanging from her neck, can someone PLEASE tell her to use it?

    March 24, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  21. jane

    I saw the headline that Palin was through and said to myself Thank God – now go home and shut up but that short lived joy was
    but for a fleeting moment when I read all the item on the website. Oh well, keep hoping she goes away but like a bad dream she keeps coming back...

    March 24, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  22. allamr18

    can we make a rule that states if a former politician or current politican hasnt provided any substantive remark or critique that adds to the value of a discussion or topic that we wont call it news? I mean honestly to post on here that Palin is commenting without providing any unique insight or substantive critique is getting old.

    March 24, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  23. Rick Browne

    DAMN, you had me with that title. My little heart went pitty-pat and I got all queasy with excitment. thougt she was really DONE, that the nightmare of Ms. Palin was finally over. Too bad it's just her giving up on whining – well we'll see about that. Don't bet on it Bubba.

    March 24, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  24. Jonboy

    "It's not America's role not to be out and about nation building and telling other countries how to live," – Sarah Palin, Mar 24,2011

    "NATO and our allies should look at establishing a no-fly zone so Libyan air forces cannot continue slaughtering the Libyan people." – Sarah Palin, Feb 24, 2011

    March 24, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  25. MASS4CHANGE

    You have set women back 100 years just by existing!

    March 24, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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