To a tax rally Palin goes
April 14th, 2011
04:51 PM ET
3 years ago

To a tax rally Palin goes

Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin is joining the ranks of potential 2012 candidates attending Tea Party sponsored Tax Day rallies.

The former Alaska governor will attend a rally in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday sponsored by the Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity, a spokesman for her political action committee confirmed to CNN.

Rebecca Mansour, a Palin adviser also verified the appearance via Twitter Thursday: "Yes, @SarahPalinUSA will be at the rally in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday."

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and real estate mogul Donald Trump will also attend rallies in honor of Tax Day.

– CNN's Peter Hamby and Steve Brusk contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin • Tea Party
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  1. once upon a horse

    uh oh with all the millions that she has raked in Sarah Palin now falls into that upper 2% that President Obama wants to increase taxes on. I'm quite sure we will hear her whine about it as she comes to a Tea Party tax party. Nevermind the fact that Palin and the rest of the Tea Party folks had a tax CUT under Obama and paid less, but you won't hear about that I'm sure.

    April 14, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. terdy, va

    These were the same fools shouting "Freedom Ain't Free" back when the Iraq occupation took place. Now they want that freedom to be free all the while taxes are at their lowest since the 1950s. Tea potty = fools.

    April 14, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  3. Idesign

    This should get you libs all wee weed up....LOL

    April 14, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Video Guy

    hey Wisconsin remember this lady does not like Highway Patrolman. As a GOPer is is anti teacher and anti public workers.
    Make her feel welcomed.

    April 14, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. Len

    Hey Wisconsin, are you glad some of you decided not to vote in 2010!

    April 14, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  6. Jon

    Halloween comes early this year to WI.

    April 14, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    All of the OTHER runners mentioned will be "somewhere" else – no where near Palin – at least that's what the article suggest! I guess it's the RIGHT's way of "spreading the Tea!"

    April 14, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  8. iheardthisbefore

    Sarah Palin is the same low information person that she was when she "ran" for US Vice President. She can run around the
    country and speak where ever she might want to go, but you just can't "outrun" or "overcome" her lack of horsepower
    between her ears...perhaps this is what endears her to so many of her admirers...they think "gosh, a woman that IS JUST
    LIKE ME"...

    April 14, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. Marissa

    Frankly who cares. She has no solutions just her nastiness

    April 14, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  10. Mark Phelp

    I am not a Palin or Obama supporter, but it is really odd to read on the Ticker "all the time" almost daily! negative articles against Palin! Well, I used to like CNN a lot, but can't be more annoyed by the fact this column and CNN in general acting like the PR for the Whilte House and Obama, while doing at the same time the dirty work to trash Palin. C'mon! Give me a break!

    April 14, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. Shari from Madison WI

    Yes, even Palin is covered by the first amendment. I pray that the state is not paying for any security for her and that either she's paying her own way, or Walker is paying for her out of his own pocket. Palin is a meglomaniac. She and Scott Walker are a perfect example of the blind leading the blind.

    April 14, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  12. Republican Robber Baron

    REAL Patriots pay taxes and don't complain about it. Traitors expect the government to do everything for free and act as if paying taxes is optional. Maybe if the wealthy and Big $ corporate elitists paid their fair share, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Some millionaires and extremely profitable corporations don't pay ANY tax because they manipulate the tax code with an army of lobbyists.

    April 14, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "These were the same fools shouting "Freedom Ain't Free" back when the Iraq occupation took place. Now they want that freedom to be free all the while taxes are at their lowest since the 1950s.'

    Here, let me reconcile that for you: They still believe that "Freedom Ain't Free"...the problem lies with their beliefs about who is supposed to pay for it.

    April 14, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  14. Susan in Arkansas

    OK, CNN, since you failed to post my earlier comment regarding the tax cuts for the rich, I'm going to try again. Would someone PLEASE explain to me why anyone thinks that giving tax cuts to the rich will increase the number of new jobs???? The Bush tax cuts affected PERSONAL INCOME. How many rich folks do you know who use their PERSONAL INCOME to create jobs...besides the occasional nanny or gardener???? When Donald Trump receives his weekly paycheck, do you think he says, "WOW...so much money...I think I'll take 10% of it and create some jobs in private industry!" Heck, no. Why not try this....eliminate the tax cuts for the rich, remove the salary ceiling from social security payments and reinstate the federal luxury tax. Look, if I can afford to buy a half-million dollar yacht, I can afford to pay a luxury tax. This isn't class warfare...it is just plain fairness.

    April 14, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  15. Northdakatax

    Thank you Mark Phelp.... WELL SAID!!

    April 14, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  16. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    The country is polarising on a number of axes, but one of them is the Makers versus the Takers. For too long, the Takers–the losers who pay no taxes but keep on electing slimy politicians who buy their votes with ever more "entitlements" paid for by honest Americans–have robbed the Makers of the fruits of their efforts.

    It's time for that to stop, soon, before there's nothing left for the Takers to take and the economy collapses completely.

    April 14, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  17. CD

    Wisconsin?? They picked Wisconsin, Madison at that!! WTH are they thinking? Those folks are fored up ready to go. This may not be pretty

    April 14, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  18. Marie MD

    First of all does this bimbo even know what a tax is when she didn't pay taxes on her second home in AK? Second, does she realize that the people of Wisconsin are not too happy with their rethug/party of hell no governor? Third, does she realize that teachers/policemen(women) and firefighters in Wisconsin are 100 times better people than she is?
    This from a woman who knows not a single tiny little thing about being educated! Why is she even talking as if she was a politician. She is a narcisistic imbecilic airhead!
    Does she really want to be heckled like the number #2 bimbo.

    April 14, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  19. Fred In LA

    Keep up the good fight Sarah. These liberal anti- feminist racists can't handle your celebrity. They'd rather rally behind the likes of Robert Redford or Sean Penn. The Tea Party has awakened US citizens to the lefts socialist agenda. Many good hard working Americans voted for Obama to change Washington, not the United States itself. He's done in 2, I needn't say anymore.

    April 14, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  20. Indy

    She is the "Rally Queen" and that is all she will be. I wonder how it feels to make a living from lies and hate ?

    April 14, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  21. kakaraka

    These wacos don't have any clue. Taxes are indeed down under President Obama than any other president. So where is the tax problem? The United States' tax revenues decrease significantly during the Obama presidency. Wake up people. Get a fact before talking. Only these tea baggers can be fooled by palin et co.

    April 14, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  22. MAC

    The only thing that America needs to raise taxes for is to pay off the deficit and to cut spending and when that is done go to a fair tax so all Americans pay their fair share including the poor!

    April 14, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  23. Palin: Like Coulter ... Minus the Manparts

    Sorry, Sarah, you don't pass the I.Q. quota for entering our state.

    April 14, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    GOP budgetary policy: NIMW....Not In My Wallet (i.e., IN YOURS).

    April 14, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  25. ThinkAgain

    Kind of off-topic, but I saw a clip of Palin from January 2009 where she was saying that folks shouldn't believe everything they read and hear and that they should do a little research instead of just spreading rumors. She was referring to rumors about herself; interesting to hear her say this and contrast it to her support of The Donald and the birther rumors.

    Anyway, I couldn't help but notice how much different she looked back in January 2009; she's really had a lot of work done!

    April 14, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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