Palin denies report she's close to a decision
June 17th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
7 years ago

Palin denies report she's close to a decision

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sharply rebuffed a report in the American Spectator Friday that predicted she will decide within a week whether to run for president.

"Really? Hmm, guess they forgot to inform me what I'm "expected to do" next wk," Palin tweeted with a link to the story.

The conservative magazine reported that vendors of campaign services were told the former governor "will decide soon one way or another on mounting a 2012 campaign."

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has stoked intense speculation over her presidential ambitions by increasing her public appearances of late. She recently wrapped up her five-day "One Nation" bus tour to significant American historical sights in the northeast and she is the subject of a favorable feature length documentary that will release nationwide this summer.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
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  1. GI Joe

    Fascism will walk in our front door draped in a flag and carrying a cross.

    It's here, folks. Look at ALL the republicans, from candidates, speakers, etc., to current governors in Wisc, NJ, Mich, Ohio, Penn, Fla, etc.

    God cannot help you – pray all you want. vote republican and we will be a fascist country.

    June 17, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. hq211acr

    Now this is NEWS!!!!!!!! Sarah Palin has not decided whether or not she will run. Whats next? News on what she is going to have for supper? Quit obsessing on this woman, and start reporting things like, oh, I dont know, actual news maybe?

    June 17, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Only thing she's deciding is who to scam next week...

    June 17, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. Howard

    Palin is going to be close to being close to being close to being close!!! Great for her cash flow!!!!!!!1

    June 17, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The only thing Palin is running is running from those debates. Palin uses the media to learn instead of books/studying because if you noticed everything she talks about is something the media has says and then she gives her rebuttal and finally ending with the media is so bias. It doesn't take a genius to figure Palin out because she comes with nothing new or intellectual, just something limited and stupid.

    June 17, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. Madtown

    "Palin denies report she's close to a decision"
    Well, here it is. We haven't had a Palin sighting in a little while, so let's just replay a story we've already read. She isn't running. It will be no surprise at all, to most, when she soon declares as such. This is just more stoking the fire, trying to keep this buzz alive, and she's trying to hold on to her quickly fading notoriety. I will miss the comedy she provides, but the established Republican candidates look like they will certainly hold their own in this capacity.

    June 17, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. thomas

    Not her again !

    Palin/Perry 2012

    June 17, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. S. In California - Obama 2012

    I QUIT reading CNN for a month because I am so sick of Palin stories. I'm back this week and STILL more non news. I REALLY don't care what this woman does. Let me repeat. I don't care what she does. Please quit giving us updates on this trash. Please.

    June 17, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. mgc florida

    She is making fools out of everyone who thinks she's serious. All she cares about is media attention and money, the only thing she is running for is idiot of the year!

    June 17, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  10. D.Wilson

    Just keep it in the barn there missy.. keep it in the barn. You don't wanna go through what you will hear to run again.. you are still in "You Betcha" land and spouting proven false statements as true.. the dynamic changes just ahead of you and you will never outrun your own misguided ramblings.

    June 17, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  11. Aaron

    Why do reporters even bother dealing with this nasty, inconsequential woman? She's not intelligent in the least and gets her panties in a wad over every little thing just to get the publicity she claims to hate so much.

    June 17, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. Ben in LA

    She decided long ago. Be a "potential presidential candidate" for as long as possible...and cash in.

    She'll pass in 2012, dangle 2016 in front of her supporters, and then take their money.

    June 17, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. FactCheck

    Run, don't run.. it really doesn't matter. Every Democrat in the country is going to write you in as the Republican candidate in the primaries.

    June 17, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. Desi

    Whether she runs or not, her antics are going to be a negative distraction for the Republican candidates. Which is funny.

    June 17, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  15. Albert

    Another waste of news space. She needs to go back under her rock and stay there.

    June 17, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  16. Pam

    Unfortunately Sarah Palin just doesn't have the intelligence to know what she might be doing next week or even tomorrow!

    June 17, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  17. MB Seattle

    Sara Palin is not running. She is Donald Trump in a skirt. The Republican party can thank therel ucky stars

    June 17, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. ddb880

    If Palin says it is not true then you can bet it is true, she can,t help but lie she is pathological.

    June 17, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  19. Eye of Newt

    There's lipstick on that pig.

    June 17, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  20. rtbrno65

    It's probably true.

    June 17, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  21. Laverne

    Don't know if Palin will run or not, but her daughter Piper has one BIG head on her shoulders, wow that is one big headed kid!

    June 17, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  22. Martha in CF

    Poor Sarah. She don't know if she is coming or going......I hope it is going--back to Alaska, that is............

    June 17, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  23. _ian_

    no surprise here... her modus operandi for 2.5 years had been stringing her followers along while milking McCain's senile moment for all its worth.

    That said, I'd love to see her jumping in the race. Republican primaries would be so much more fun with her running, but it's not going to happen unfortunately. Unless... there is one scenario: she would declare her candidacy but refuse to participate in any debates/interviews with 'lame-stream' media, and run solely on her name recognition and celebrity. She could realistically win the nomination that way (and only that way). Run Sarah, run!

    June 17, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  24. mike

    so...she WANTS to be seen as indecisive???? Sarah...twitter is not your friend.

    June 17, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  25. Slowgun

    She is not going to give an answer any time soon...why?
    Because she has no intension of running.
    She has it too good now. Always in the lime light, making millions with books, appearances, and on Fox News without having to be accountable for anything.
    Same reason she quite on the people of Alaska.
    She won't make an announcement soon because (with Todd not working) she needs to milk this attention for as long as she can, before saying she isn't going to run.

    June 17, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
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