Redford: Palin benefits from 'how limited she is'
April 14th, 2011
09:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Redford: Palin benefits from 'how limited she is'

(CNN) – Actor, director and environmentalist Robert Redford is offering his view on Sarah Palin's quick rise to political stardom, saying the former Alaska governor benefits by "how limited she is."

Speaking to the AOL blog PopEater, the legendary actor says the country's electorate is largely divided into three separate groups: "traditionalists, cultural creative people and the moderns."

Traditionalists, the group Redford says are drawn to Palin, "are the people who don't want change, they're afraid of change therefore they have anger - the fear card is a very big powerful card and when you have people afraid of change; they'll do anything to prevent it."

"They're doing it because they're limited, frightened of people who are not as limited. I think Sarah Palin, part of her strength is how limited she is," Redford concluded.

Redford is currently promoting "The Conspirator" – the new movie he directed about the aftermath of the Assassination of President Lincoln.


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  1. hq211acr

    Sarah Palin limited? When did this happen? It isnt that she is limited, it is that she is a far right looney, and some people have drank her brand of kool ade, more and more people are spitting it back out. There is nothing to see here, move along.

    April 14, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. king

    Redford hits it on the money, these traditional people still thinks america is a cloth economic and if we give rich folks more money it will some how trikle down on us. but as we see reality that rich folks are making more money than they ever made in history and their taxes are the lowest in history but jobs are not showing that. when will these people see that we are in a global market now, and that trikle down stuff is not going to our economy no more but over seas to china india and any country that make goods less than the american laborer. the rich uses the repugs to spread propoganda to the gullible americans, but as they saw last election the result in ohio, wisconsin and all those other states that are screaming bloody hell, that the repugs are not what they claim to be, but power is influence, and these gudible americans will always get taken down through there by the repugs because they back the rich and the rich will do anything to keep their status,

    April 14, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. gt

    robert go to your 10,000 acre ranch and read poetry....stay out of politics...being a left wind zealot may hurt your films...

    April 14, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  4. NashJeff

    and we ALL know how limited Palin is!!!

    April 14, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. james Miller

    True. ----Fear and uncertainty have spawned the rise of the Tea Party.

    April 14, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  6. TTBALA

    Good for you Mr. Redford, nobody could have discribed that Bimbo better, I am so happy that she is of of the news for the time being, don't bring her back, she is going to lash out on you like a big spoiled brat, you know that don't you.

    April 14, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. BeverlyNC

    Beautifully said and oh so true! Palin makes money on being stupid, ignorant of the world, and extreme on issues she does not really understand. Bachmann is her twin sister in uneducated, embarrassing babble.

    April 14, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
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